606Mechanics in and for Cell Migration


23 October 2019 – 25 October 2019


Paris, France




Rachele Allena
Institut de Biomécanique Humaine George Charpak
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers Paris
155 Boulevard de l'hôpital
75013 Paris


Phone: +33(0)144246118
Fax: +33(0)144246366
Email: rachele.allena@ensam.eu


José Manuel Garcia Aznar
M2BE - Multiscale in Mechanical and Biological Engineering
Universidad de Zaragoza

Cell migration is the cornerstone of many biological phenomena such as cancer metastasis, immune response or organogenesis. Therefore, understanding the regulation mechanisms that define directional cell migration will allow elucidating the fundamental processes involved in normal and pathological conditions. More specifically, the main objective of this conference is to discuss fundamental mechanical aspects of single and collective cell migration including among others the transmission of forces between cells and their environment, the role of the mechanical properties of cells and of the adhesion forces, the large strains undergone by the cell and the nucleus during confined migration and migration over microstructured pillars.