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It's Time for Translation!

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Over the past few decades, it became evident that not only molecular but also mechanical signals are pivotal in controlling biological functions. These include highly relevant processes for human health, such as development, cancer, or neurodegenerative diseases.
Mechanobiology is the field that studies the biological role of mechanics with the interdisciplinary contribution of engineers, chemists, physicists, and biologists. Given the recent developments in nanoengineering, more opportunities to develop mechanotherapies and mechanodiagnostics are waving on the horizon.
However, translation from theoretical knowledge and experimental research to the actual clinical application is still challenging.
During the sixth edition of the Nanoengineering for Mechanobiology conference, we will devote a special session to early-career scientists to present their ideas for translation. The researcher or the team with the strongest and most promising idea will receive an earmarked financial contribution to kick-start a project, laying the foundation to form a bench-to-bedside application.
The recent pandemic and the prompt vaccine development have underlined the importance of supporting the translation of fundamental research into biomedical application. Therefore, with the motto “from society for society”, we need the contribution of everyone to support the development of fresh innovative ideas.
The fundraiser is organized in cooperation with the no-profit organization “Semi di Scienza ”. More information about the initiative can be found on our webpage.

Fundraising team: Team di raccolta fondi (6)

Jacopo Di Russo
Pisa, Province of Pisa
Yuri Galletti
Anna Sternberg
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Jana Schieren
Team member
Aleksandra Kozyrina
Team member
Pauline Eichstedt
Team member

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