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International Symposium on Mechanobiology

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The Second Announcement
International Symposium on Mechanobiology
(The Fifth Shanghai International Conference on Biophysics and Molecular biology)
Date: November 4-8, 2011
Place: Shanghai-Hangzhou, China

General Introduction
The Shanghai Society of Biophysics has previously organized a series of international conferences on Biophysics. Arising from the rapid advancement in the field of mechanobiology, and the increasing number of researchers from around the world working in this area, the Shanghai Society of Biophysics would like to organize an International Symposium on Mechanobiology. We sincerely invite researchers and scientists to attend this meeting and also to enjoy the cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou again.
Sponsors, Organizers and supporters
Main Sponsor and Organizer: Shanghai Society of Biophysics
Shanghai Association for Science and Technology
Shanghai Society of Cell Biology
Nagoya University
Department of Cell Biology and Electron Microscopes, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
Department of Mechanics and Engineering, Fudan University
Department of Physics, East China Normal University
Life Science School, East China Normal University
Life Science and Technology School, Shanghai Jiaotong Uinversity
Molecular Biology Center, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan Uinversity
Shanghai Institute of Hypertension
Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
General Chair
Prof. Masahiro Sokabe (Japan)
Prof. Shu Chien (USA)
Prof. Jimmy K. Hsia (USA)
Prof. Chwee Teck Lim (Singapore)
Prof. Mian Long China锛
Prof. Xiaohui Zhang (China)
Shanghai Local Committees
Secretary-General: Prof. Yong-de Shi
(info@ssbiophysics.com.cn  or  ydshi@ssbiophysics.com.cn)
Co-Secretary-General: Prof. Ji-wu Chen (program)
Co-Secretary-General: Prof. Shi-xiong Xu (Academic)
How contact us:
E-mail to Conference General Secretary: Prof. Yong-de, by info@ssbiophysics.com.cn
or by mail to: Prof. Yong-de Shi, Secretary General, Shanghai Society of Biophysics, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College, 200032, China
Tel & Fax: 0086-21-64275720
Mobile Phone: 13701622730
International Advisory Committee
General Chair
Masahiro Sokabe (Japan)
Shu Chien (USA)
Lin-hong Deng (China)
Jimmy K. Hsia (USA)
Chwee Teck Lim (Singapore)
Xiaohui Zhang (China)
Taiji Adachi (Japan)
Corinne Albiges-Rizo (France)
Joji Ando (Japan)
Makoto Asashima (Japan)
Rommel G. Bacabac (Phlippine)
Stuart Brierley (Australia)
George G. Chen (Hongkong, China)
Shi-yi Chen (China)
Shu Chien (USA)
Lin-hong Deng (China)
Jian-dong Ding (China)
Denis Discher (USA)
Wojciech Dzwolak (Poland)
Adam J Engler (USA)
Benny Geiger (Israel)
Martin Goepfert (Germany)
Andre Goffinet (Belgium)
Xiaobo Gong (China)
Jimmy K. Hsia (USA)
Ales Iglic (Slovenia)
Satoru Kidoaki (Japan)
Benoit Ladoux (France)
Hongbin Li (Canada)
Pan T. X. Li (USA)
Yuezhou Li (China)
Chwee Teck Lim (Singapore)
Wei Liu (China)
Mian Long China锛
Boris Martinac (Australia)
Takeo Matsumoto (Japan)
Onno G. Meijer (The Netherlands)
Jean-Louis Mergny (France)
Koichi Nakayama (Japan)
Keiji Naruse (Japan)
Masaki Noda (Japan)
Toshio Ohashi (Japan)
Yasunobu Okada (Japan)
Luan-feng Pan (China)
Lilian Plotkin (USA)
Yixian Qin (USA)
Aurelien Roux (Switzerland)
Masaaki Sato (Japan)
Michael Sheetz (Singapore)
Yong-de Shi锛圕hina锛
Masahiro Sokabe (Japan)
Joachim Spatz (Germany)
Bing Sun (China)
Wladyslaw W. Szymanski (Austria)
Kazuo Tanishita (Japan)
Jay X Tang (USA)
Hiroshi Ujiie (Japan)
Viola Vogel (Switzerland)
Yunpeng Wu (China)
Zezhi Wu (China)
Shi-xiong Xu (China)
Toshio Yanagida (Japan)
Xiaoqiang Yao (Hongkong, China)
Adam Qingsong Ye (Australia)
Xiaohui Zhang (China)
Yongli Zhang (USA)
Cheng Zhu (USA)
Important dates and deadlines:
September 1, 2011: Paper or abstract submission
June 1, 2011: Proposals for symposium and special session (in which information about the organizers, topics, and estimated numbers of speakers should be described)
Beginning June 1, 2011: Preliminary registration
Beginning June 1, 2011: invitation letter for visa mailing to preliminary registered participants
Before October 1, 2011: Advanced registration
Before October 1, 2011: Hotel room reservation
Propose sessions and covered subjects
Part A: Basic Mechanobiology
I  Biophysics and Molecular Biology of force sensing and generation
   1) Mechanosensing molecules:  Channel type and non-channel type mechanosensitive proteins
   2) Force generating molecules: Biophysics of force generation in actomyosin system, flagella, cilia
   3) Biophysics and mechanics of organelle:  Membrane, cytoskeleton, nucleus, membrane fusion
   4) Biophysics and Biomechanics of protein folding
         5) Experimental methods in Mechanobiology: Mechanical manipulation of single molecules (laser tweezers, AFM), visualization of stress and strain in molecules, lab on chip, nano- & micro-fluidics
   6) Theoretical and model approaches: Molecular Mechanics, mesoscopic model, finite element model
   7) Dynamics of bio-macro-molecular configuration under force action
   8) Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of mechanosensing and mechanoenzymatic functionality
II  Cell Biology of shape, migration, proliferation and differentiation
   1) Cell shape and migration: Mechanical regulation of shape and migration
   2) Cell volume regulation: Regulated volume increase and decrease (RVI & RVD)
   3) Cell adhesion and migration: integrins, selectins, immunoglobulin superfamily and chemokine
4) Proliferation: Role of cell-cell and cell-substrate contacts
   5) Differentiation: Mechanical regulation of cell differentiation in stem cells
   6) Signaling: Mechano-specific cell signaling (Ca2+, kinase, phophatase, etc.)
   7) Transcription and expression: Mechanical regulation of gene expression, role of mechanical stress in neuclei
III  Physiology of specialized mechanoreceptors
   1) Inner ear: Mechanotransduction in hair cells
   2) Skin: Tactile sensation at skin receptors
   3) Muscle: Muscle spindles and tendon organs,
   4) Stretch receptors: carotid sinus baroreceptors, intestine, bladder
   5) Pain, nociceptor, and mechanotransduction
Part B: Applied Mechanobiology
IV  Mechanobiology in medical physiology:
   1) Mechanical regulation of cardiac function: Mechano-electic feedback, Straling鈥檚 law
2) Mechanical regulation of vascular functions: Stretch and shear stress sensing and signaling in endothelial cells
3) Mechanical regulation of pulmonary functions: Responses of alveolar epithelium and airway smooth muscle to mechanical stress
4) Mechanical regulation of bone metabolism: Osteoblasts and osteoclasts
5) Biorheology of blood flow and erythrocytes
V  Mechanobiology of diseases
   1) Cardiac hypertrophy, Atrial fibrillation
   2) Hypertension and Atheroscrelosis
   3) Coagulation and Thrombosis
   4) Muscle atrophy and dystrophy
   5) Osteoporosis
   6) Mechanobiology of inflammation
   7) Mechanobiology of cancer
銆 8) Mechanobiology of aging
VI  Mechanobiology of medical treatments
   1) Mechanobiology of wound repair of skin tissue
   2) Mechanobiology of tissue regeneration including bone repair
   3) Mechanobiology of arterial stent, artificial heart and vessel
   4) Mechanobiology of orthodontic tooth and distraction osteogenesis
   5) Mechanobiology of artificial joint
   6) Mechanobiology of physical therapy
 VII  Special topics
   1) Gravity sensing in animals and plants
   2) Mechanobiology in plants and protozoa
   3) Mechano-induced ATP release as an extracellular mechanosignaling
   4) Mechanobiology in Sports medicine
   5) MicroRobotics and mechanobiology
   6) Tribology and mechanobiology
   7) Mechanobiology and Medicine in astronautics
VIII  Other topics in biophysics锛宮echanobiology and biomechanics
Plenary lectures
Shu Chien (USA): Mechanotransduction in Endothelial Cells: Feedback Control of Intracellular Mechanics
Jimmy K. Hsia (USA): Measuring Cell Mass and Growth Using Micro-Nanotechnology
Chwee Teck Lim (Singapore): Mechanopathology of an infectious disease
Mian Long (China): Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanochemistry of Selectin-Ligand Binding
Masahiro Sokabe (Japan): How do forces activate mechanosensitive channels in bacteria and eukaryotic cells?
Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang, PhD (China): Probing the biomechanical properties of single protein molecules
Minisymposia to be organized
(1) Mechanics of low back pain (organized by Prof. Onno G. Meijer. The Netherland)
(2) Mechanosensitive channels and proteins (organized by Prof. Boris Martinac, Australia锛汸rof銆 Yuezhou Li, China)
(3)Shear stress-regulated endothelial cell function"(organized by Prof. Toshio Ohhashi, Japan;
(4) Planar cell polarity and ciliogenesis (Organized by Andre Goffinet, Belgium):  invited speakers Prof. A. Gashev, USA; Prof. J.Ando, Japan; and Prof. Y. Kawai, Japan)
(5) Hydrodynamic forces vs. protein structure" 锛坥rganized by Prof. Wojciech Dzwolak, Poland, wdzwolak@chem. uw.edu.pl锛: preliminary invited speakers锛歅rof. Marek Cieplak - mc@ifpan.edu.pl title: Theoretical models of protein dynamics in hydrodynamic flows锛汸rof. Robert Tycko - tycko@helix.nih.gov  title: Alzheimer amyloid studies, effect of flow on fibrils polymorphism锛汥r. Piotr Szymczak - pszymczak@gmail.com  Title: Theoretical models of protein dynamics in hydrodynamic flows锛 Dr. Ewan Blanch - e.blanch@manchester.ac.uk   Title: Biophysical studies of protein fibrils in external flows锛 Dr. Ilia Baskakov -  baskakov@umbi.umd.edu  Title: Prion diseases, effect of vortex forces on emergence of new prion strains.
(6) From cytoskeletal systems to the extracellular matrix 锛坥rganized by Prof. Rommel G. Bacabac, PhD, Philippines锛.
(7) Cell proliferation, growth and death (Organized by Prof. George G. Chen, Hong Kong, China)
(8) Mechanosensition and Ca2+ signaling 锛坥rganized by Prof. Xiaoqing Yao, Hong Kong, China锛
(9) Respiratory and cardiovascular therapies and diagnostics (organized by Prof. Ahmed Al-Jumaily, New Zealand)
(10) Extracellular matrix mechanics and cell fait (organized by Prof. Viola Vogel, Switzerland)
(11) Methodologies of molecular mechanobiology and their applications 锛坥rganized by Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang, China锛
(12) Mechanobiology of actin cytoskeletons (organized by Prof Hitoshi Tatsumi, et al., Japan)
(13) Roles of TRP channels in mechanotransduction (organized by Prof. Keiji Naruse: Prof. Masahiro Sokabe, Japan)
(14) Mechanobiology of nuclear, (is asking to organized by prof. Shivashankar, Singapore)
(15) Force generation in actomyosin system锛坥rganized by Rene Marc M猫ge, France锛
(16) Cell dynamics鈥攆rom structural basis to disease mechanisms (Organized by Prof. Linhong Deng, China)
(17) Regulation of mechanic signals to osteoblast: functions and mechanism锛圤rganized by Prof. Liling Tang, China锛
(18) Alternative splicing of genes in mechanocytes responsding to mechanical signals  (Organized by Prof. Liling Tang, China)
(19) Mechano-sensing (Organized by Prof. Jay X. Tang, USA)
(20) Mechanism and Pathwayoplosis of Skeletal Adaptation (Organized by Yi-xian Qin, USA)
(21) Mechanosensation and biomechanics of the gastrointestinal tract (organized by Jing-bo Zhao, Denmark).
锛22锛塀iomechanics and Tissue Engineering 锛坥rganized by Wei Liu and Luan-feng Pan, China锛
锛23锛 Multiscale modeling of cellular Mechanobiology & Cell Mechanics锛坥rganized by Xiaobo Gong, China, and Chwee Teck Lim, Singapore锛
How to prepare and submit detailed abstracts
(1)     The detailed abstracts should include the following sections: 1) Introduction; 2) Methods, materials and techniques; 3) Results; 4) Discussion and conclusions; 5) References.
(2)     The detailed abstracts should not be longer than one A4 page. Each registered participant is not allowed to send more than 3 abstracts.
(3)     The detailed abstracts should be typed in Word format, single spaced, so that it can be easily edited for printing into the conference book.
(4)     Prepare your manuscript in English according to the following structured format: Title, Author(s), Authors鈥 affiliations, content text. The title should be typed in bold face letters (size 14, Times New Roman font). The institute and mailing address for every author should be noted clearly. At least one of the authors鈥 e-mail address should be noted clearly for us to contact them easily. The authors鈥 names, institutes and mailing addresses and main text should be typed with Times New Roman font (size 10.5), a 2.5 cm margin should be imposed on both by the top and bottom, and 3 cm margin be imposed on both by the right and left.
(5)     For the detailed abstract, no image, table, diagram and graph should be included and no more than 5 references should be listed.
(6)     Category code and main topic (such as Part A, III, 1) etc.), should be noted on the right hand top corner of your abstract page, and here you may also indicate for your preference of presenting this paper either as an oral or poster presentation.
(7)     All the abstracts should be e-mail to Info@ssbiophysics.com.cn
Once we receive your abstract, we shall send you a prompt acknowledgement by e-mail. If you do not hear from us, it means that we have not received it. In this case, please do contact us again for confirmation.
Alternatively, in the conference website (http://www.ssbiophysics.com.cn/2011SICBM) there is menu item for 鈥渟ubmitting abstract online window鈥, please click on it to submit your abstract.
(8) All abstract(s) should be submitted before September 1, 2011. Otherwise, any late abstract will not included in the conference book.
Tentative Schedule:
November 4 (All day): registration at Huashia Hotel.
November 5 and 6: Opening ceremony, plenary lectures, session lectures, poster show etc
November 7 and 8: a sightseeing tour to Hangzhou city (south of Shanghai 200 km ), conference buses will take our registered guests to Hangzhou, and enjoy the city, staying for one night in Hangzhou, and in the evening of November 8, our guests will come back to Shanghai by conference buses.
November 9, free.
Social activities:
November 4 evening: Reception dinner
November 6 evening: Farewell banquet,
November 7-8: Hangzhou tour
Registration, hotel room reservation and venue
Registration fees
The registration fees is US$520 for regular participants before the deadline (October 1, 2011), or US$570 after the deadline.
The registration fee for students is US$320 before the deadline (October 1, 2011), or US$370 after the deadline. A photocopy of the student ID card should be presented for the registration.
Any accompanied family member should pay US$240 before the deadline (October 1, 2011), or US$300 after the deadline.
Note: The conference will provide all registered participants and accompanier a copy of the abstract book, a gift, conference reception and farewell banquet, daily meals as well as a ticket for the Hangzhou tour without any extra charge.
Conference place: Shanghai Huashia Hotel (3 star),
Address: 38 Tsao Bao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200235, China
Tel: 0086-21-64360100
Fax: 0086-21-64333724
Shanghai Huashia Hotel (3 star)
Address: 38 Tsao Bao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200235, China
Tel: 0086-21-64360100
Fax: 0086-21-64333724
Room price锛坕nclud breakfast锛
Standard room, two beds (width 1.2 m), US$80 per night
Big Bed Standard room, one bed (width 2 m), US$90 per night
Suite Room锛宱ne bed (width 2 m), US$110 per night
Shanghai Ever-bright International Hotel (4 star)
Address: 66 Tsao Bao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200235, China
Tel: 0086-21-64842500
Fax: 0086-21-6485595
web: http://www.ebhotel.com
Room price锛坕ncluding breakfast锛
Standard room, two beds (width 1.1 m), US$90 per night
Standard room, one bed (width 1.8 m), US$90 per night
Business room, two beds (width 1.1 m), US$100 per night
Business room, one bed (width 1.8 m), US$100 per night
Suite room, one bed (width 1.8 m), US$150 per night
During the Hangzhou tour
Golden Nugget Hotel, 73 Mo Gan Shan Road, Hangzhou 310005, Zhejiang Province, China
Tel: 0086-571-88389898
Room price锛坕ncluding breakfast锛
Standard room, two beds (width 1.1 m), US$80 per night
Methods of payment
All payment including registration fees and hotel room fees should pay to:
Shanghai Society of Biophysics, 2011SICBM by the following means:
(1) Bank Transfer:
Account Number: 1001221009008935253
Account Name: Shanghai Society of Biophysics
Bank: The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai Branch, Xu-hui District Sub-branch, International Department,
022210-Huai-Hai Zhonglu Division, Shanghai, China
Attn: Prof. Shi Yong-de, Secretary General, Shanghai Society of Biophysics, 2011SICBM payment.
Note: When you transfer your payment to the conference bank, you must type the payee as 鈥淪hanghai Society of Biophysics, 2011SICBM鈥 on your sheet, and e-mail the information to Prof. Shi Yong-de by info@ssbiophysics.com.cn  We shall inform you as soon as possible after receiving your payment. If you do not get any prompt response from us, please contact us again via e-mail.
 (2) Pay cash or using credit card at the conference registration desk located in the lobby of the hotel during registration time, on November 4-7, 2011, but registration fees must be paid by cash.
How to get to hotel from airports
Shanghai has two international airports, Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Please take note on which airport you will arrive in.
From Pudong Airport: (1) Take taxi, the cost is about 200 yuan RMB (about US$30) , it will take you about 45 minutes to arrive to the hotel.
(2) Take bus airport-line 3, to Xujiahui stop, the price is 20 yuan RMB (about US$4), then take a taxi to the hotel (price is 12 yuan RMB about US$1.5).
From Hongqiao Airport: Take a taxi, the cost is about 30 yuan RMB (about US$6), it will take you about 20 minutes to arrive at the hotel.
International Symposium on Mechanobiology
(The Fifth Shanghai International Conference on Biophysics and Molecular biology)
Date: November 4-8, 2010
Place: Shanghai-Hangzhou, China
Preliminary registration form
Prof.  Dr.  Mr.  Mrs.
Given name
Passport Number
Air mail address and the postal code
We send you an invitation letter for visa application by this address, please type it clearly:
Fax number
E-mail address
Abstract Title
Selection of Hotel and room
During your staying in Shanghai,
1st time, Which day to check in
Which hotel you will select
Which room type and price you will select
2nd time, Which day to check in
Which hotel you will select
Which room type and price you will select
During your staying in Hangzhou
Which day to check in
Which hotel you will select
Which room type and price you will select
Total hotel fees (US$):
Accompanying person鈥檚 name
Accompanying person鈥檚 Passport Number
Would you be interested in officially publishing your article in the book entitled 鈥淩ecent Advances in Mechanobiology鈥
How contact us:
E-mail to Conference General Secretary: Prof. Yong-de, by info@ssbiophysics.com.cn
or by mail to: Prof. Yong-de Shi, Secretary General, Shanghai Society of Biophysics, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College, 200032, China
Tel & Fax: 0086-21-64275720
Mobile Phone: 13701622730
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