Present and future of mechanics of cells and tissues in health and disease
The mechanical properties of biological samples may provide insights into many physiological and pathological processes. Examples are the mechanical properties of cancer cells or changes of mechanical properties during cell invasion. Defining standardized procedures for nanomechanical measurements and providing, in the longer-term, a data bank of mechanical fingerprints of diseases, can lead to the development of effective early-diagnostic tools.
Phys2BioMed is an ITN (Innovative Training Network) that has the purpose of providing scientific and technological outcomes on biomechanics and mechanical determinants of diseases. The key advantage is merging diverse competences at the European level, from different fields like nanoscience and nanotechnology, physics, biology, and medicine. Thanks to the participation of hospitals and companies, ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) are exposed also to the non-academic sector.
The scientific community is invited to participate in person or online in this symposium.
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