Materials, Mimics, and Microfluidics:
Engineering Tools for Mechanobiology (MBI 3M)
Hybrid Scientific Meeting
21-23 July, 2021
National University of Singapore
Principal theme and objectives
The principal goal of MBI 3M 2021 is to explore ways in which engineering approaches are taken to control cell/tissue/organ/organism behavior. Broadly defined, this could include:
- microfluidic strategies that directly manipulate cells
- advances in biomaterials aimed at recapitulating native ECM,
- new bioelectromechanical systems for studying and/or stimulating cells.
This semi-broad approach will allow for speakers from wide-ranging fields, including cancer biology, stem cell biology, immunology, neuroscience and more.
A focus on engineering tools also presents an opportunity for tech talks/hands-on tutorials by researchers or industry.
MBI 3M 2021 is a hybrid meeting (#3M2021) aimed at Asia-Pacific scientists in the bioengineering and mechanobiology community. There will be a core online meeting with talks and discussion, supplemented by local ‘satellite’ meetings across the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite centres will be hosting the talks in a venue which will enable participants to be physically present at the venue (depending on local COVID restrictions at the satellite centre). This will provide for more meaningful interactions/discussions among the conference participants.