Biosystems and Micromechanics

SMART BioSyM-MBI Joint Workshop

 Jan 10 & 11, 2011
Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244

The Joint Workshop between SMART BioSyM (Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology - BioSystems and Micromechanics) Inter-Disciplinary Research Group and Mechanobiology Institute Singapore (MBI) aims to provide a platform for exploring collaborations among the researchers of the two organizations. The topics covered in this workshop include (but not limited to), nanofabrication, stem cells, mechanotransduction, mechanobiology, microfluidics, drug screening, cytometry, tissue engineering, DNA biophysics, bio-imaging, bio-informatics, systems biology, RNA folding. There will informal discussion sessions on both the days of the workshop.

The workshop is open to collaborators, post-docs and students of BioSyM and MBI. For program agenda, click here

Following Principal Investigators will describe their research during the workshop

  • Alexander Bershadsky (MBI  and  Weizmann Institute)
  • Benoit Ladoux (MBI and  Universite Paris Diderot and CNRS)
  • Bruce Tidor (BioSyM and  Biological Engineering and Computer Science, MIT)
  • Chwee Teck Lim (MBI and  Bioengineering NUS)
  • George Barbastathis (BioSyM and Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
  • Harry Asada (BioSyM and Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
  • Jerry Chan (KKH and Duke-NUS)
  • Jie Yan (MBI and Physics NUS)
  • Jongyoon Han (BioSyM, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Biological Engineering, MIT)
  • Krystyn Van Vliet (BioSyM, Materials Science & Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT)
  • Linda Griffith (BioSyM, Biological and Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
  • Michael Sheetz (MBI and Columbia University)
  • Pascal Hersen (MBI and CNRS)
  • Patrice Koehl (DBS NUS, UC Davis and MBI)
  • Patrick Doyle (BioSyM and Chemical Engineering, MIT)
  • Peter So (BioSyM and Mechanical and Biological Engineering, MIT)
  • Roger Kamm (BioSyM and Mechanical and Biological Engineering, MIT)
  • Shivashankar G V (MBI and DBS NUS)
  • Virgile Viasnoff (MBI and ESPCI, France)
  • Evelyn Yim(MBI and Bioengineering, NUS)

Please RSVP to by 3rd Jan 2011

For any information on the workshop, please contact
1. Evelyn Yim, MBI, email:
2. Balasubramanian, BioSyM, email: