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Mechano-Biology: New Paradigms for the 21st Century

Dec. 10 to 12, 2014

The symposium will bring to Chile top-notch scientists that have pioneered the new science of Mechano-Biology. Four Columbia Scientists will participate in this gathering, including Julio Fernández, Michael Sheetz, Brent Stockwell and Andrés Rivas.

Among the scientific community, over the past decade, has become apparent that the response of proteins to an applied mechanical force is central to a multitude of biological processes. That is why this workshop hosted at Fundación Ciencia y Vida aims to explore the possibility of capitalizing on the new science of Mechano-Biology to develop a new perspective in Pharmacology.

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An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers, featuring comments from Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and the directors of the global centers.