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Prof. Shamik Sen
IIT Bombay

 

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Mechanobiology is an upcoming interdisciplinary field of science where concepts of mechanics, biology and engineering are combined to understand the basics of different cellular processes ranging from cell division to cell differentiation and death.
 


Modules

Topics

1

 Need to study Mechanobiology

2

Cell as a tent

3

Extracellular Matrix (ECM)

4

Focal Adhesions

5

Cytoskeleton

6

Introduction to cell migration

7

Collective cell migration

8

Mechanical-chemical transduction in neurons and nerve tissues

9

Modes of cancer invasion-1

10

Introduction to LINC complex

11

Hydrogels and their applications

12

Traction Force Microscopy

B.E/B.Tech,M.E/M.Teach,B.Sc,M.Sc,PhD,

The course will rely a lot on research papers. The following books can be used as reference:
[1] Introduction to Cell mechanics and Mechanobiology, Christopher. R. Jacobs (Garland Science)
[2] Cellular and biomolecular mechanics and mechanobiology, Editors: Gefen, Amit (Springer)

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