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Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the registration for the conference until the 30th of June.
The next update on the conference will be available end of May.
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We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 4th International Symposium on Mechanobiology (ISMB) organized by the Australian Society for Mechanobiology (AuSMB). The conference will take place at the Garvan Institute and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, Australia, from 1st to 4th November 2020.

This conference started in 2011 with the founding of the Society in Shanghai, China, and has occurred every three years also visiting Okayama (2014) and more recently Singapore (2017). This is the first time this conference is being held in Australia.

The primary purpose of the 4th International Symposium on Mechanobiology (ISMB) is to act as a forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of mechanobiology. It will bring together 200+ delegates from both the Australian and International communities (students, scientists, clinicians, engineers and stakeholders from academia, industry and other organisations) working in the broader field of mechanobiology to discuss new and exciting advances in the field.

The conference will focus on topics that include:

|| Force Sensing Proteins ||
|| Mechanisms of Cellular Mechanotransduction- Ion Channels ||
  || Mechanisms of Cellular Mechanotransduction- The Cytoskeleton || 
|| Tissue Mechanics ||
|| The Mechanobiology of Human Disease ||
|| Cardiovascular Mechanobiology ||
|| Mechanosensing in Plants ||
|| Bioengineering: Making Tools for Mechanobiology Research ||
|| Single-molecule Biophysics ||

We look forward to your attendance and participation at this world-leading conference!

Speakers


Plenary speakers

Columbia University,
New York, USA

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics,
Dresden, Germany

Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore,
Singapore 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,
Texas, USA 

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

Registration/abstract submission deadlines and fees

Early registration deadline:

A$ 600/400*

30th June 2020

Late registration and abstract submission deadline:

A$ 700/450*

15th September 2020

* Student discount

* Only plenary, keynote and invited speakers should register as "Speaker"!

** Please register first! Abstract submissions of unregistered individuals will not be considered!

Venue


Main sessions will be run at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, an Australian biomedical research institute located in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

Address:

Garvan Institute of Medical Research
384 Victoria Street,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010,
Australia

Parallel sessions will be held at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, only one minute walking distance away from the main venue.

Address:

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Lowy Packer Building,
405 Liverpool Street,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 
Australia

Conference committee

Boris Martinac,
Chair

Sara Baratchi,
Co-Chair

Kate Poole,
Scientific program chair

Maté Biro,
Scientific program co-chair

Hala Zreiqat
Scientific program co-chair

Matthew Baker

Andrew Battle

Yu Suk Choi

Charles Cox

Lining Ju

Daryan Kempe

Khashayar Khoshmanesh

Jan Lauko

Sue McGlashan

Alan Rowan

Qian Su

Xiaowei Wang

Alpha Yap

Mechanobiology 2020

2020/11/01