Materials, Mimics, and Microfluidics:
Engineering Tools for Mechanobiology (MBI 3M)

(#3M2021)

Hybrid Scientific Meeting

21-23 July, 2021
National University of Singapore

Materials, Mimics, and Microfluidics: Engineering Tools for Mechanobiology is open to academics, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the topic of the conference. There is no registration fee for the conference.

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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.

Hybrid meeting

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.

MBI 3M 2021 Provisional themes

  • Microfluidic tools
  • Bio-inspired and biomimetic tools
  • Bioelectric and MEMS-based tools
  • Nanoscale tools
  • Cellular confinement tools
  • Advanced imaging assays and tools
  • Mechanobiology tools for morphogenesis and regeneration
  • Soft biomaterials
  • Active cellular deformation
  • Single molecule tools

MBI 3M is open to academics, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students interested in bioengineering and mechanobiology.

Live talks

Please do note that the live talks will occur between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Singapore time.

  • India: 7:30 AM-1:30 PM
  • China, Taiwan, Western Australia: 10 AM-4 PM
  • Japan, Korea: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Eastern Australia: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • New Zealand: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM

Materials, Mimics, and Microfluidics

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