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New technologies in cancer mechanobiology

Scientific meeting


Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ


Satellite meeting organised by Dr Chris Bakal and Dr Julia Sero

Melanoma cell spreading on collagen matrix. Credit: Chris Bakal and Oliver Inge

The development of new technologies has long been a driving force in the study of mechanobiology. This workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of early to senior level researchers to discuss cutting-edge in vivo, in vitro, and in silico techniques and how these methods can be applied to cancer research, diagnostics, and therapeutics.

Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available shortly. 

Call for posters - deadline extended 14 May 2018

There will be a poster session on Wednesday 20 June 2018. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in the third person), author list, name of proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team. Please include the text 'Poster abstract submission: cancer mechanobiology' in the email subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organiser's discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending the event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential (request an invitation above)
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquires: Contact the Scientific Programmes team.

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

20 June


Session 1

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09:05-10:30 Panel discussion

Dr Otger Campas, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Dr Joe Swift, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, UK
Dr Sergey Plotnikov, University of Toronto, Canada
Professor Guillaume Charras, University College London, UK
Dr Umber Cheema, University College London, UK

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10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Panel discussion

Dr Fernando Calvo, Institute of Biomedicine & Biotechnology of Cantabria, Spain
Dr Gert-Jan Bakker, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, The Netherlands
Dr Shu Jia, Stony Brook University, the State University of New York (SUNY), USA
Professor Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
Dr Claire Robertson, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
Dr Chris Dunsby, Imperial College London, UK

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Session 2

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13:30-15:00 Panel discussion

Dr Mike Murrell, Yale University, USA
Professor Daphne Weihs, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Dr Susan Cox, King's College London, UK
Dr Je H Lee, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Dr Matthias Eibauer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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15:00-16:00 Tea break

16:00-17:00 Breakout session I

17:00-18:00 Poster session

21 June


Session 3

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09:00-10:30 Breakout session II

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Breakout session II continued




Session 4

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13:30-14:30 Presentations

14:30-15:00 Discussions

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