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Dear Colleagues,

It is with pleasure that we invite you to attend the Mechanobiology of Disease thematic meeting, which will be held in Singapore on September 27-30, 2016.

This meeting will focus on the mechanical properties of cells, and in particular, how the dysfunction of these mechanical behaviors leads to the onset or development of disease. Topics to be covered include host-pathogen interactions, chromatin and genome regulation, cell migration and cancer metastasis, tissue architecture and pathology, and the application of basic cell mechanics research to clinical diagnostics or treatments.

Mechanobiology is inherently interdisciplinary, existing at the interface of cell biology, physics, bioengineering, and computational biology. This meeting will therefore bring together researchers with a wide range of expertise and interests. Many engaging discussions are guaranteed, and these, together with the keynote and poster presentations, will provide all attendees with new perspectives with which to approach traditional physiological or pathological questions.

This meeting is being organized jointly by the Biophysical Society (BPS) and the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (MBI). Visit the website for the program overview and list of speakers.  Please share this information with colleagues who may be interested in attending.

The deadline to
submit an abstract is June 6, 2016, and the deadline to register at the discounted early registration rate is July 5, 2016. Abstract submission is free.

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore.

Dino Di Carlo,University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jochen Guck, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Linda Kenney, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
Chwee Teck Lim, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
Michael Sheetz, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
G.V. Shivashankar, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore

Meeting Co-Organizers

Biophysical Society
11400 Rockville Pike
Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 290-5600 Phone
(240) 290-5555 Fax