The series of symposia "Nanoengineering for Mechanobiology" was founded in 2016 by Aldo Ferrari and Massimo Vassalli and is now heading towards the 7th edition (you can read the full story here). Every edition has been organised in collaboration with different guest organisers, taking a slightly different scientific angle. This year N4M is addressing mechanobiology from a multiscale point of view, steered by Daniel Müller in collaboration with Costanza Giampietro, Aldo Ferrari and Massimo Vassalli.
Daniel is Professor of Biophysics and the current Head of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich. His research group develops bionanotechnological methods that allow quantifying inter- and intra-molecular interactions of biological processes.
Costanza ig group leader at the cellular biomechanics laboratory of Empa. The laboratory of cellular biomechanics is a modern research infrastructure, combining a broad range of biological, biochemical and mechanical approaches ground on long-standing expertise.
Aldo is Chief Scientific Officer of Hylomorph, a Medtech Startup company, spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, specialised in cutting-edge combination of micro-engineering and biotechnology into innovative biomaterials for healthcare products.
Massimo is professor of bioengineering at the University of Glasgow and head of the Cellular Mechanobiology lab where they adopt advanced force spectroscopy techniques to study single cell mechanotransduction in physiology and pathology.