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5th Annual Mechanobiology Symposium

April 4, 2023 - April 5, 2023

This two-day symposium is organized by the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) with support from the National Science Foundation. The theme will be MechanoImmunology and Epigenetics.

The CEMB is a Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation; our research focus is to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals. The theme of this 5th symposium will be the role of forces on immunology and epigenetics. We are inviting leaders in these fields to join a relatively small group environment where new state-of-the-art research can be presented and discussed.

This meeting will be in-person at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. While we encourage in-person attendance, this meeting will also be streamed for registrants that cannot attend in person.


Please register by March 1, 2023 to gain access to the meeting.

We are currently accepting poster abstracts for our poster session. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please submit a title and abstract (1500 character limit) HERE by March 1, 2023.

Invited speakers:

  • Adelin Barbacci, French National Centre for Scientific Research, National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment
  • Marco Fritzsche, Rosalind Franklin Institute, Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology, University of Oxford
  • Claire Hivrov, Institut Curie
  • Lance Kam, Columbia University
  • Matthew Lang, Vanderbilt University
  • Song Li, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Yekaterina Miorshnikova, National Institutes of Health
  • Maeli Melotto, University of California, Davis
  • Guilherme Nader, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Verena Ruprecht, Centre for Genomic Regulation


For inquiries, please contact:

Symposium logistics: Annie Jeong, CEMB Managing Director (annjeong@seas.upenn.edu)

Scientific content: Vivek Shenoy, CEMB Director (vshenoy@seas.upenn.edu)

CEMB event website: https://cemb.upenn.edu/research/mechanobiology-annual-symposium/

5th Annual Mechanobiology Symposium

Theme: MechanoImmunology and Epigenetics


April 4, 2023
April 5, 2023
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Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB)
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Smilow Center Auditorium
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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