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09:00 AM - 09:10 AM: Introductory talk, welcome.
09:10 AM - 09:50 AM: Prof Cheng Zhu: Mechanical Regulation of T cell Biology
09:50 AM - 10:20 AM: Dr Charles Cox: Piezo channels: tension, tethers and transduction
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM: Dr Lucas Dent: Function of Pix/Git mechanosensors in epithelial morphogenesis
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM: Coffee.
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM: Dr Nicolas Plachta: Imaging how cells decide their fate, shape and position in the living mouse embryo.
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM: Prof. Oliver Friedrich: The IsoStretcher: a new engineered biomechatronics system for isotropic mechanotransduction research
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM: Peter Newman: 3D printing heterogeneous cellular environments
12:40 PM - 02:00 PM: Lunch break
02:00 PM - 02:40 PM: A/Prof Geraldine O’Neill: Feel the force: mechanobiology in glioblastoma brain tumours.
02:40 PM - 03:10 PM: Dr Annemiek Beverdam: Epidermal YAP activity drives ROCK signaling and dermal fibrosis to promote β-catenin transcriptional activity and keratinocyte proliferation in the mouse skin in vivo
03:10 PM - 03:30 PM: Dr Samuel Manning: Imaging the subcellular dynamics of the Hippo pathway transcriptional coactivator Yorkie in growing organs
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM: Coffee.
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM: Prof David Sampson: Imaging mechanical properties and exploiting mechanical contrast with optical coherence tomography.
05:00 PM - : Poster session + discussion.