Group Leader: Academy Research Fellow Teemu Ihalainen
Mechanical forces and physical properties of the extracellular environment co-regulate fundamental cellular processes like proliferation, cell migration, tissue development and differentiation. Cellular Biophysics group focuses especially on force transduction and force sensing in different cells and how these phenomena influence cell behaviour.
The main research interests and questions of the group are the following:
How is mechanical tension transduced from the cell surface to the intracellular structures, especially to the cell nucleus?
What are the effects of intracellular mechanical forces to nuclear lamina and chromatin organization?
How do the biophysical properties of the extracellular environment control these processes?
The group conducts basics research and develops new methodology regarding these research questions.
BioMediTech institute serves as a platform for innovations, technology transfer and industrial collaboration in area of health and life sciences in Tampere University. The institute constitutes several top level research facilities and has brought together technological and bioscientific research in an innovative way.
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