CM 2 - MEƎT Seminar series (1 ECTS/year): Student reports and "MEƎT the expert"
The seminars take place every two weeks and run throughout the year. They deal with current developments in mechanobiological research within MEƎT and put it in perspective with respect to worldwide advances. Doctoral researcher's progress reports (2 at each meeting) will therefore alternate with invited lectures by visiting guest scientists. The seminars are transmitted via Skype to our partners in Erlangen and are made available through a moodle-based repository.
Progress reports: Doctoral researchers take turns in giving presentations (30 min each with subsequent in-depth discussion).
Invited lectures ("MEƎT the expert"): Invitations are organized by assigned RTG students supported by the coordinator. Lectures are 45 min with subsequent discussion. The prominent international guests are available for additional discussions before or after the lecture. The following individuals have agreed to participate (in alphabetical order; list is not exhaustive):
Binshtok, A. (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem): Genetically encoded Na+ and Ca++ sensors for measuring Ca++ sparks in neurons and epithelial cells
Cabello, C. (Universidad de Valladolid): Hydrogels made of elastin-like recombinamers
Dittrich, P. (ETH Zürich): Microfluidic methods to study cells and lipid membranes under flow
Forget, A. (University of South Australia): Hydrogels and polymers for investigating mechanobiology in 3D tissue constructs
Geiger, B. (Weizmann Institute Rehovot): The mechanobiology of invasive migration of metastatic cancer cells
Jalink, K. (NKI Amsterdam): The challenges of optical screens in living cells
Köster, S. (Universität Göttingen): Nanoscale imaging of cellular Dynamics
Kouwer, P. (Radboud University): Synthetic strain stiffening Hydrogels
Lammerding, J. (Cornell University): Nuclear mechanics during cell Migration
Lee, G. (Johns Hopkins University): Differentiation of peripheral neurons
Lutolf, M. (École Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne): Biomimetic PEG hydrogels: the importance of visco-elastic behavior
Magin, T. (Universität Leipzig): Cytoskeleton-determined epidermal tissue functions
Moroni, L. (Maastricht University): How can biofabrication technologies facilitate mechanobiology studies in 3D cell cultures?
Radtke, C. (MH Hannover): Spider web as a scaffold for the direction of peripheral nerve growth
Serwane, F. (MPI Stuttgart): In vivo quantification of spatially varying mechanical properties in developing tissues
Schultz, M. (Amsterdam): Mechanical strain, stress and inflammation in the ventilated Patient
Wahl, W. (TUM): An engineer's model of the lung