Cellular Mechanobiology Lab

The Cellular Mechanobiology Lab focuses on the role played by mechanical forces and physical cues in cell function. We aim at understanding the mechanisms by which physical forces are transduced into biologically relevant signals, and their role in the homoeostasis of key physiological processes whose alteration eventually leads to pathology or degeneration, such as in cancer or ageing. Moreover, we are interested in developing enabling microscopy and spectroscopy tools to measure mechanical properties, image and manipulate biological objects at the level of cells and molecules.

We are integrated in the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment of the University of Glasgow, in a vibrant context of bioengineers and cell engineers, interested in understanding the interactions between materials, proteins and cells to gain fundamental insight into engineering cell behaviour and translating technologies to provide better healthcare.

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Cell and Matrix Biomechanics in Physiology and Pathology
Cell and Matrix Biomechanics in Physiology and Pathology

This Special Issue aims to better investigate the roles, activities, and effects of forces in living cells and in their environment. We invite scientists to contribute with original research articles and literature reviews that provide insights into the complex intracellular and extracellular activities at the mechanical and morphological levels that characterize the physiological and pathological conditions. MORE INFO

EJP RD - European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases
EJP RD - European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases

The networking initiative European Forum on Visceral Myopathy (EFVM 2022) has been funded by EJP RD to create a multidisciplinary taskforce between clinicians, researchers and Patient Advocacy Organizations addressing the major research and clinical needs associated to VM.

JoVE Methods Collections
JoVE Methods Collections

Methods for unveiling mechanics in mechanobiology curated by Massimo Vassalli, Mariana Azevedo Gonzalez Oliva and Giuseppe Ciccone.