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Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) Workshop
 Tel Aviv University

Developmental Mechanics: forcing cells into shape in health and disease

Important Update: the workshop is postponed
(we hope to reschedule to spring of 2025)

Developmental mechanics

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Description of the ISF workshop


Developmental biology has undergone a revolution over the last two decades, largely as a result of work in different model organisms that placed biophysical methods, quantitative imaging, and mathematical modeling approaches at the forefront of the study of tissue morphogenesis. In particular, the establishment of tools to measure and manipulate mechanical forces in living organisms has demonstrated that mechanical cues profoundly shape animal development, while their miss-regulation leads to congenital defects. In this workshop, we will discuss the latest results demonstrating the interplay between physical forces, cellular and molecular dynamics and tissue morphogenesis, both during normal development and in disease.

Single and collective cell migration
Cytoskeletal dynamics in embryogenesis
Mechanobiology of disease and wound repair
Cell adhesion dynamics in tissue morphogenesis
Mechanosensing: from theory to development
Mechanochemical patterning





Co organizers

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Ronen Zaidel-Bar

Tel Aviv University

University of Toronto

Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Haguy Wolfenson

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Hava Gil-Henn

Bar Ilan University


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