20.10.2016 To 21.10.2016

New Advances in Probing Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions

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International Conference

The congress covers the topics: Mechanobiology, Cell-extracellular matrix interactions and methods for cell-extracellular matrix visualisation

The International Conference on New Advances in Probing Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions (CellMatrix) will be held in Berlin, Germany from 20th to 21st October 2016.

Recent progress in cell mechanotransduction research has been facilitated by advances of experimental tools. Microtechnology has enabled the design and fabrication of controlled physical microenvironments for the study and measurement of cell-ECM interactions. Advances in engineered biomaterials have allowed researchers to develop synthetic ECMs that mimic tissue microenvironments and investigate the impact of altered physicochemical properties on various cellular processes. Finally, advanced imaging and spectroscopy techniques have facilitated the visualization of the complex interaction between cells and ECM in vitro and in living tissues. This meeting will highlight the application of recent innovations in these technologies toprobing cell-ECM interactions.We believe the unique collection of scientists and topics at this meeting will inspire innovative ideas to further elucidate the secrets of ECM-mediated cell control.

Organizational and administrative matters

Event organizer:

Sapun Parekh: Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, DE
Ovijit Chaudhuri: Stanford University, US
Allen Liu: University of Michigan, US


Thursday, 20.10.2016 - Friday, 21.10.2016


Hotel NH Berlin Alexanderplatz
Landsberger Allee 26-32
10249 Berlin



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