Track 02

Mechanobiology and Biomechanics

From protective equipment to ventilators to testing, the responses of the biomechanics community have been central to public safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during times of shortage. Collaboration across borders may have contributed to preparedness for patient care worldwide. In addition to providing a platform for discussion of cutting edge results in the fields of biomechanics and mechanobiology in general, this track will feature discussions of successes and challenges faced by the mechanics community in the COVID-19 crisis, and will provide a platform for discussing opportunities for the community going forward in global preparedness for future crises.

The topics are:

  • Personal protective equipment, improvised medical devices, and medicine for resource-limited environments;
  • Fluid flow in health, disease, and biotransport;
  • Cell mechanics, nuclear mechanics, and mechanobiology;
  • Injury biomechanics;
  • Musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, ocular, and reproductive biomechanics;
  • Image-based modeling and mechanics-guided surgery;
  • Tissue mechanics and characterization;
  • Development and remodeling;
  • Tissue engineered systems for mechanobiology and biomechanics.

~ Speakers’ list forthcoming ~

Track Chairs

Guy Genin
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Chwee Teck Lim
National University of Singapore, Singapore

M Taher A. Saif
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Baohua Ji
Zhejiang University, China

Correspondence

Guy Genin
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Email: genin@wustl.edu