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CATCAT Mechanobiology Morning

Monday, February 19 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm

Cell and Tissue Research in Catalonia (CATCAT) brings together research groups from different institutes, focusing on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms driving fundamental biological processes.

This new session will be focused on Mechanobiology.


9:15 – 9:30 Welcome9:30 – 10:10 Kevin Chalut (Altos Labs) “Extracellular matrix drives tissue regeneration”

10.10 – 10:25 Lucas Cunha (UPF) “Mechanics and cell behaviours underlying the epithelialization of the otic placode.”

10:25 – 10:40 Waleed Mirza (EMBL Barcelona) “Modelling the active self organisation of stress fibres in spread cells”

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:50 María García-Parajo (ICFO) “Insights on the organization and differential activation of integrins inside adhesions”

11:50 – 12:05 Fabio Pezzano (CRG) “Regulation of cell fitness under mechanical stress by nuclear ATP”

12:05 – 12:20 Marija Matejcic (IBEC) “Mechanics of cell extrusion in open-lumen intestinal organoids”

12:20 – 13:00 Ewa Paluch (Cambridge University) “The biomechanics of cell shape control”


Monday, February 19
9:00 am–1:00 pm
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Auditori Antoni Caparrós, PCB
Tower D, c/Baldiri Reixac 4-8
Barcelona, Spain
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