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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 the 6th to the 9th of November 2022.

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!


Plenary speakers

Columbia University,
New York, USA

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

Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore,

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

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

Abstract submission/registration deadlines and fees

Abstract submission deadline

30th of June 2022

Early registration deadline

A$ 600/400*

30th of June 2022

Registration deadline:

A$ 700/450*

31st of July 2022

* Student discount

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


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


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

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


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

Conference committee

Boris Martinac,

Sara Baratchi,

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

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