Mechbio Symposium: Putting together the Cell Mechanome
Finding the pieces, building the puzzle
Center for Memory and Recording Research (CMRR) Conference Room, UC San Diego
4th and 5th August, 2016

We thank all the participants, speakers, organizers, and sponsors for making the first edition of the Mechbio Symposium a great success!

We would also like to congratulate Joshua Francois and Michael Getz for winning the poster presentation event!

Click here to view the proceedings of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Daniel Fletcher

Daniel Fletcher
UC Berkeley
Krishna Garikipati
Krishna Garikipati
University of Michigan
Terence Hwa
Terence Hwa
UC San Diego
Andrew McCulloch
Andrew McCulloch
UC San Diego
 Suzanne Scarlata
Suzanne Scarlata
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Madan Rao
National Center for Biological Sciences

How are mechanical signals read, generated and transmitted by biological systems? This question is central to the emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of mechanobiology. Answers to this question are being sought from the single cell scale to the tissue/organ/organism scale and approaches range from isolating the key pathways to integrating multiple pathways into a mechanomic framework. The methods used to address this question are diverse, both experimentally and theoretically.

In this symposium, we will bring together researchers who work with biological systems at different length and time scales and use different methods to study mechanical signal transduction. The symposium will focus on bringing together researchers from different fields (physics, biology, chemistry, math, medicine, and engineering) to encourage collaboration. The program will include keynote speakers, talks from early career scientists, and poster sessions. 

The University of California, San Diego is a leader in biomechanics and biophysics and will provide a stimulating environment for this symposium. Given the increasing acknowledgment of the importance of mechanics in biology, we believe that this symposium is timely and will foster creativity and collaboration in the community. Please join us at UCSD to share your work. 


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

   National Science Foundation


The generous financial support from the Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation through the US National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is greatly appreciated.