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Multiscale Force Sensing and Transduction in Biology


29th June 2020 - University of Warwick

The Warwick-Wellcome Quantitative Biomedicine Programme is pleased to be hosting its 6th annual symposium. This year, the theme is Multiscale Force Sensing and Transduction in Biology, which will explore the role of mechanical forces in development acting on multiple scales from molecules up to organisms. The symposium is a free one-day event that will bring together renowned scientists working on a broad range of topics at the interface of biology, physics, mathematics and bio-chemistry.

The themes of the symposium will focus on cross-disciplinary work to address fundamental questions in developmental biology.

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Iva Tolic

Ruđer Bošković Institute, HR


Alexis Lomakin

Children’s Cancer Research Institute, AUT


Franziska Lautenschlaeger

University of Saarland, GER


Kristian Franze

University of Cambridge, UK

celeste nelson

Celeste Nelson

Princeton University, US


Benoit Ladoux

Institut Jacques-Monod, FR

Jerome Solon

Jerome Solon

Centre for Genomic Regulation, ES

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Maja Matis

University of Munster, GER


Guillaume Salbreux

Francis Crick Institute, UK

Ed Munro

Ed Munro

University of Chicago, US


Michel Labouesse

Institut de Biology Paris Seine, FR

Yanlan Mao

Yanlan Mao

University College London, UK


The symposium will take place at Scarman House, part of Warwick Conferences.

The conference centre is located on the main campus of the University of Warwick, a short distance from Coventry train station and Birmingham International Airport.

Directions to Scarman House can be found here.


The central location of the University of Warwick means that a day-trip is possible from many major cities including London, Oxford, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham.

For those who wish to stay overnight, and those coming from further afield, accommodation can be booked at the conference venue itself, Scarman House.

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