Friday, 12 November 2021 12:00


The Role of Biomechanics in Tissue Growth and Homeostasis


In biology, homeostasis is the state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions maintained by living systems. Mechanical forces are a major player in regulating the development, homeostasis, and remodelling of the biological tissues that compose an organism. In-vitro and ex-vivo approaches are essential to investigate the effects of specific mechanical cues in activating specific biological responses that can ultimately control homeostasis. This talk focuses on the methods that the Biomaterials Cluster at Bernal has developed to investigate the role of mechanical cues in the context of vascular biology and the Cluster’s move to the tumor mechanics space.


After graduation in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering, Marco completed his PhD programme between Italy and the UK. His major research interest is the biomechanics of soft biological tissues. He is involved in developing tools to enable the multiscale approach to study vascular mechanics and tumor mechanics.

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