Special Issue "mechanobiology"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tae-Jin Kim
Guest Editor
Department of Biological Sciences, Pusan National Univeristy, Pusan, South Korea
Interests: mechanobiology; cell–cell communication; cell–ECM interaction; FRET imaging
Dr. Youhua Tan
Guest Editor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Interests: mechanobiology; mechano-oncology; tumor metastasis; cell mechanics; cancer stem cell

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few decades, mechanobiology has emerged at the interface of biology, medicine, biophysics, and bioengineering. Mechanobiology refers to the study of how biological components such as cells, tissues, and organs can sense and respond to mechanical cues to regulate numerous biological processes, including development, differentiation, physiology, and diseases.

This Special Issue invites authors to contribute original scientific reports, research articles, communications, and reviews that cover the recent advances in all aspects of mechanobiology.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanobiology in stem cells;
  • Mechanobiology in cancer;
  • Mechanobiology in physiology;
  • Mechanobiology in nucleus (e.g., nuclear mechanics, gene/geneome regulation);
  • Mechanobiology in tissue development and homeostasis;
  • Mechanobiology in health and disease;
  • Cellular mechanosensing, mechanotransduction, and mechanoresponse;
  • Biomechanics;
  • Innovative approaches for mechanobiology research.
Dr. Kim Tae-Jin
Dr. Youhua Tan
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Mechanotransduction
  • Mechanical cues
  • Biomechanics
  • Tissue engineering
  • Mechanosensitive channels
  • Mechanical signals
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Stem cells
  • Biomaterials
  • Diseases

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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