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Institute of Bioengineering



Chemo-mechanical regulation of receptor-mediated cell adhesion, with Dr E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research & Heidelberg University

Image: Dr E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam
Dr E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam

Date: 11 December 2019   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Cells live in a complex environment, which comprises mechanical and chemical cues and regulates cell adhesion-mediated responses such as migration, proliferation and differentiation. Different strategies for the delivery of adhesive ligands and growth factors on material surfaces, with the aim of enhancing cell adhesion forces and signalling, will be presented. The use of such materials in combination with biophysical methods to measure and perturb cell and molecular forces will be also discussed to illustrate the role of cell receptor clustering in generating cellular force during adhesion.

Location:  PP1 Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, Mile End Campus