Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

The cell can be thought of as an organized collection of molecular machines. As such, many biomolecules can have moving parts, generate, bear and leverage forces, and convert chemical energy to mechanical work and vice versa. In this talk I will use several examples to illustrate how mechanics can regulate biology at the molecular scale.

 

Date

November 24, 2014 - 1:00pm

Location

CULC Room 144

The cell can be thought of as an organized collection of molecular machines. As such, many biomolecules can have moving parts, generate, bear and leverage forces, and convert chemical energy to mechanical work and vice versa. In this talk I will use several examples to illustrate how mechanics can regulate biology at the molecular scale.