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Cellular Microenvironment

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CeMi Seminar Series 2021-2022

  • CeMi Seminar Series 2021-2022

    Seminars take place on Tuesdays, 10am.


    7th Sept

    Speaker: Simona Salati, IGEA
    Talk title: Adenosine receptors as a biological pathway for the anti-inflammatory and beneficial effects of low frequency low energy pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs)

    14th Sept

    Speaker: Alvaro Sanchez-Rubio
    Talk title: 3D Bioprinting of compartmentalized bone in vitro models

    21st Sept

    Speaker: Dr Hannah Donnelly
    Talk title: Bioengineering the bone marrow niche in vitro.

    28th Sept

    Speaker: Dr Alberto Elosegui-Artola, Kings College London
    Talk title: Understanding the role of the extracellular matrix: from elasticity to viscoelasticity.

    5th Oct

    Speaker: Mariana Gonzalez Oliva
    Talk title: Investigating the role of Piezo1 in transducing viscoelastic cues

    Speaker: Dr Ioannis Christoforos Vardakis
    Talk title: Simulation-driven MEMS design for the calibration of cantilever-based force sensors

    19th Oct

    Speaker: Dr Hussain Jaffery
    Talk title: Adventures in Mesenchyme, Inflammation and Osteogenesis.

    26th Oct

    Speaker: Lydia S. Marinou
    Talk title: Advanced coatings to improve the bio-integration of vascular grafts.

    Speaker: Alexandre Trubert
    Talk title: Exploiting the self-assembly system of peptide hydrogels for the self-functionalisation of fibronectin as a versatile platform for cell differentiation.

    2nd Nov

    Speaker: Prof Gail McConnell, University of Strathclyde
    Talk title: Optical mesoscopy with the Mesolens.

    16th Nov

    Speaker: Prof. Róisín M. Owens, University of Cambridge
    Talk title:
    In vitro bioelectronic models of the gut-brain axis.

    23rd Nov

    Speaker: Dr Jiajun Luo
    Talk title: What is the role of viscoelasticity in cell spreading & adhesion in hydrogels of different stiffness?

    Speaker: Giuseppe Ciccone
    Talk title: Part 1: Photoelastic Gel Microscopy: towards direct imaging of cellular traction forces. Part 2: Mechanics of soft biological materials.

    30th Nov

    Speaker: Dr Alex Rodrigo-Navarro
    Talk title: Optogenetic tools for gene regulation in L. lactis.

    11th Jan

    Speaker: Ana San Felix
    Talk title: Bridging the gap between the mechanical and metabolic activity in mesenchymal stem cell differentiation.

    18th Jan

    Speaker: Yinbo Xiao
    Talk title: Bioengineering the bone marrow niche for the ex vivo study of its biological characteristics.

    25th Jan

    Speaker: Prof Sirio Dupont, University of Padua
    Mechanobiology Laboratory | dmm (
    Talk title:
    Mechano-metabolic control of redox homeostasis and metastasis chemotherapy resistance

    1st Feb

    Speaker: Dr Rosalia Cuahtecontzi Delint
    Talk title: TBA

    8th Feb

    Speaker: Sara Bartlome
    Talk title: TBA

    22nd Feb

    No seminar

    1st Feb

    Speaker: Lou Schofield
    Talk title: TBA

    Speaker: Seb Doherty-Boyd
    Talk title: TBA

    8th Mar

    Speaker: Dr Vineetha Jayawarna
    Talk title:

    15th Mar


    22nd Mar

    Speaker: Sabah Sardar
    Talk title: TBA

    Speaker: Xinyu Li
    Talk title: TBA

    29th Mar

    Speaker: Dr Mark Sprott
    Talk title: TBA

    19th Apr


    26th Apr

    Speaker: Camilla Romagnoli
    Talk title: TBA

    3rd May

    Speaker: Matthew Walker
    Talk title: TBA

    10th May


    17th May

    Speaker: Marta Cubero Sarabia
    Talk title: TBA

    24th May

    Speaker: Dr Udesh Dhawan
    Talk title: TBA

    31st May


    7th Jun

    Speaker: Anna Maria Kapetanaki
    Talk title: TBA

    14th Jun

    Speaker: Eva Barcelona-Estaje
    Talk title: TBA

    21st Jun