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Symposium “Quantitative Mechanobiology” on the occasion of the PhD defense of Lisanne Rens

Symposium “Quantitative Mechanobiology” on the occasion of the PhD defense of Lisanne Rens
Tuesday 26th June, 13:15-17:30
Mathematical Institute, Leiden University
Snellius Building, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden
Room 408

13:15 Walk-in and welcome
13:30 Theo Smit (AMC, Amsterdam) Mechanobiology of spine development
14:00 Margriet Palm (LACDR, Leiden University) A 3D cell-based model of ECM invasion facilitated by filopodia, ECM degradation, and cell deformation
14:30 Jeroen Bakkers (Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht)  Mechanotransduction of left-right asymmetry during embryo development
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Erik Danen (LACDR, Leiden University) - TBA
16:00 Ulrich Schwarz (Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg) - Modelling optogenetic activation of cell contractility
16:30 Ewa Snaar-Jagalska (Institute for BIology, Leiden), Mechanotransduction mediated by (Integrin-ILK dependent) actin dynamics drives stem-plasticity leading experimental metastatic colonization of prostate cancer
17:00 Lisanne Rens (CWI, Amsterdam and Mathematical Institute, Leiden), Mechanical cell-matrix interactions during morphogenesis

17:30 Closing/Drinks