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  • CMBE2013 Minisymposium on Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Hong Kong, 16-18/12/2013

    You are invited to submit an abstract to the mini symposium "Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology" (MS14) at the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Biomedical Engineering (CMBE2013), 16-18 December 2013, Hong Kong (http://www.compbiomed.net/2013/).

    This mini symposium will provide a forum for mathematical and computational modelling of cell mechanics and mechanobiology in physiology and pathophysiology for the understanding, prevention and treatment of diseases.

    Mechanobiology focuses on the ways in which physical forces and changes in the mechanical environment of tissues or cells contribute to the various aspects of development, physiology, and disease. A primary focus is the mechanistic understanding of mechanotransduction, i.e. the molecular mechanisms by which cells sense and respond to mechanical signals. This field has enormous potential (1) to bring on critical new insights in physiological function and aetiology of diseases and (2) to lead to innovations in biomedicine and biotechnology.

    Abstracts are invited on fundamental and applied mathematical and computational modelling in cell mechanics and mechanobiology, including multi-physics and multi-scale approaches, in the context of biological tissues, biomaterials, regenerative therapies and chronic diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

    Contributions on advanced experimental methods imperative for development and validation of mathematical and computational models are also encouraged.

    Extended abstracts of max. 4 pages need to be submitted as pdf document through the online submission system
    (http://www.compbiomed.net/2013/abstr...(general).htm) before or on 31 July 2013. Please assign your abstract to mini symposium MS14 during the submission process. Standard congress deadlines apply for abstract review and notification of acceptance.

    For inquiries, please contact Thomas Franz at thomas.franz@uct.ac.za.
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