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Speaker: Dr Johnson Q Cui, Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Moderator: Dr Yuan Lin, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: 9th May 2023 (Tuesday)
Mode: Mixed (both face-to-face and online). Seats for on-site participants are limited. A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have successfully registered.
Cells can sense mechanical stimuli and convert them to biochemical signals for various specific cellular responses, such as stem cells differentiation, initiation of transcriptional programs, and cell migration. Cell mechanics focuses on the mechanical properties and behaviours of living cells and how cell mechanics relates to various cell functions. Currently, traditional cell mechanics measurement methods are cumbersome, low-throughput, and expensive to deploy. By exploiting microfluidic technology, Dr Johnson Cui is investigating the cancer cell mechanics and developing an accurate, easy-to-use cell mechanics measurement platform for cell mechanics research and also for cancer diagnosis and therapeutics in the future.