MBI Conference & Event Archive

MBI maintains a dynamic schedule of conferences, seminars, workshops, and talks for the benefit of our researchers and the greater scientific community. Following are summaries of selected events hosted by the institute.

International Conference on Genomes and AI: From Packing to Regulation

This conference brought together leading international experts, early-career scientists and students at the intersection of genome biology and machine learning to spur new collaborations across disciplinary boundaries, critical for uncovering the mechanogenomic codes that link genome architecture, regulation and function, and ultimately for the development of new biomarkers and therapeutic interventions. The International Conference on Genomes and AI: From Packing to Regulation covered the following three major themes: Single-cell 1D and 3D genomics: Experiments and modeling, Networks: From expression to regulatory modules, and Genome architecture: Regulation and biomarkers. More information

CONFERENCE
October 2-4, 2019
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore

Singapore Fish Meeting 2019

The Singapore Fish Meeting aims to bring together researchers using fish models like zebrafish and medaka to address key scientific questions. This meeting is part of the continuous efforts to support and strengthen the local fish community and promote future collaborations in Singapore. More information

SYMPOSIUM
September 30, 2019
Exploration Theatrette, Matrix, 30 Biopolis St, Singapore

The 6th International Symposium on Bioimaging / The 28th Annual Meeting of the Bioimaging Society

On 21-23 September, 2019, the 6th International Symposium on Bioimaging was held at the Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan. This international symposium was organized by the Bioimaging Society of Japan with co-organizers Teikyo University and the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. More information

SYMPOSIUM
September 21-23, 2019
Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan

2nd Joint Symposium between MBI and Universal Biology Institute, Japan

A Joint Symposium with the Universal Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan, was hosted at the Universal Biology Institute, Japan, on 20-21 September, 2019. The organizers of this symposium were Prof. Hideo Higuchi from UBI, Tokyo, and Prof. G.V. Shivashankar from MBI. More information

SYMPOSIUM
September 19-20, 2019
Universal Biology Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan

One Day Symposium: Frontiers in Mechanobiology

On July 15th, 2019, MBI hosted the one day symposium, Frontiers in Mechanobiology. The symposium featured nine speakers and a full schedule of talks of interest to those on the frontier of mechanobiology. The event was free and open to all interested. More information

SYMPOSIUM
15 July 2019
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Workshop on quantitative single molecule imaging with world experts

The Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, hosted a three day workshop on quantitative single molecule imaging on March 26 through 28th, 2019. The workshop focused on single molecule-based super-resolution microscopy, single molecule localization and image reconstruction cluster analysis, and fluorescence correlation spectrocopy.  More information

WORKSHOP
26-28 March 2019
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Mechanobiology International Graduate Student Congress (MBIGSC) 2018

The Mechanobiology International Graduate Student Congress (MBIGSC) 2018 was an inaugural event by MBI’s graduate students, with support from the Mechanobiology Institute and the National University of Singapore. The two-day congress followed the MBI 10th Anniversary conference, and took place from 11-12 November 2018 at the T-Lab building, NUS. With the theme of “Mechanomedicine: MEDiating the Force,” MBIGSC 2018 aimed to provide a forum for graduate students to exchange their latest research findings, learn about the future of mechanobiology, and how this multi-disciplinary science can be applied to biomedicine. The congress also provided opportunities for young scientists to explore potential careers in industry, scientific policy, and other related fields. More information

CONGRESS
11-12 November 2018
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

MBI 10th Anniversary Conference: Mechanobiology after 10 Years: The Promise of Mechanomedicine

The field of mechanobiology has grown significantly in the last ten years and mechanosensing and mechanotransduction are now common elements in the analysis of most cellular functions. MBI invited researchers, clinicians and students interested in understanding how targeted mechanical stimuli can alter biochemical processes, to come together to define areas where the understanding of mechanobiology can dramatically alter our approaches to fundamental biological problems in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and the problems associated with aging. Organised by the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (MBI), in partnership with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Italy, The National Centre for Biological Sciences, India, and The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. More information

CONFERENCE
7-11 November 2018
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Mechanobiology after 10 Years: The Promise of Mechanomedicine Satellite Meeting: Women in Science, An Afternoon of Inspiration

Leading women scientists in the field of mechanobiology convened for a discussion of practical strategies to combat gender bias in the sciences. Speakers ranged from senior professors to starting assistant professors, and a variety of experience from different milestones along the career path was explored. Topics of discussion included: challenges for women in science, implicit bias in academia, life/work balance, and the #metoo movements as they pertain to a career in the sciences. The event was organised by the MBI Women in Science Initiative and the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (MBI). More information

SATELLITE MEETING
6 November 2018
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

2018 Singapore Fish Meeting

The Singapore Fish Meeting 2018 gathered laboratories in Singapore using fish models (zebrafish, medaka, killifish, etc.) to address key scientific questions. Scientists presented their latest findings in development, disease, and regeneration. Additionally, some presenters showed how ingenious use of fish models can help to answer important questions concerning behavioral science, fluid mechanics, human bacterial pathogenesis, and tumorigenesis. The organizers hoped the meeting fostered a closer network of fish scientists, created a platform to promote the use of fish models for scientific discoveries and served as a catalyst for cross-disciplinary collaborations. More information

CONFERENCE
2 October 2018
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

EMBO Workshop on Nuclear Mechano-Genomics

Packing of our genomes within the cell nucleus or within prokaryotic cells poses major mechanical constraints. In addition, recent evidences are beginning to reveal that the cytoskeletal organization and how cells interact with the local mechano-chemical micro environment within tissues, regulate genomic programs and the maintenance of genomic integrity. Growth in this area is largely driven by a highly interdisciplinary approach, with state-of-the art bioimaging, engineering and computational methods, to analyze the mechano-chemical basis of gene regulatory programs. The principle theme of the conference was to bring together leading international experts, early career scientists, postdoctoral and graduate scholars under one umbrella to discuss the latest developments in the emerging area of Nuclear Mechano-Genomics and Diseases. More information

Read the EMBO Workshop on Nuclear Mechano-Genomics post-event report

CONFERENCE
17-20 April 2018
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Joint Symposium between Universal Biology Institute, Tokyo, and MBI

A Joint Symposium with the Universal Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan, was hosted at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, on 14-15 April, 2018. The organizers of this symposium were Prof. Masaki Sano from UBI, Tokyo, and Prof. G.V. Shivashankar from MBI. More information

SYMPOSIUM
14-15 April 2018
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

Joint NUS-HU Workshop on Patterning and Timing in Development and Evolution

Recently, there has been increasing interest in the importance of temporal regulation during development. How such temporal regulation emerged and how it is controlled at a molecular level are still poorly understood. The Joint NUS-HU Workshop brought together a broad range of research interests – from evolution to timing to cell biology – to build potential collaborations to tackle this intriguing problem. More information

WORKSHOP
26-28 Februar