Special Issue "Selected Papers the Mechanobiology in Biomimetics 2018 Annual Symposium"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: hydrogels; microfluidics; organ on chip; biomimetic microenvironment; 3D cell culture; microfabrication
LaNSBioDyT National Laboratory for the development of biomimetic solutions for diagnostics and therapy was founded in 2015 to organize the efforts of several scientific laboratories in physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and other disciplines that use microtechnology, materials science, and biomedical research. It is organizing its 2nd Symposium from November 12th to 16th of November 2018 at the School of Science, UNAM, Mexico. On this occasion, we are expecting plenary presentations of international experts in several fields related to the design and construction of biomimetic platforms aimed at fabricating cellular culture microenvironments similar to what cells and tissues experience in vivo.
Topics will range from construction materials (especially hydrogels) for stiffness and topology control, characterization, and measurements tools, as well as physico-mathematical models, to better understanding cell-to-substrate and cell-to-cell adhesions, construction, the use of complex biomimetic platforms to preserve phenotype in vitro, 3D biomimetic geometries, microfluidica, and more. Scientists and researchers from Mexico and the surrounding region are invited to share the latest developments in this growing field of bioinspired materials and 3D platforms.
This Special Issue is cooperating with our Symposium (https://sites.google.com/ciencias.unam.mx/lansbiodyt/comunicación/), and all speakers and registered participants at this conference are invited to submit a manuscript for publication.
Dr. Mathieu Hautefeuille
Dr. Genaro Vázquez-Victorio
Manuscript Submission Information
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