Welcome to MMVMB II!

The second USACM Thematic Conference on Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology will be held in Berkeley, California on February 13-14, 2014. The title of the conference is Biomechanics and Mechanobiology. The organizers are Ellen Kuhl, Krishna Garikipati, Kranthi Kiran Mandadapu, Panos Papadopoulos, Padmini Rangamani and Tarek I. Zohdi.


Biomechanics involves the study of the interactions of physical forces with biological systems at all scales, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and species levels. The emerging field of Mechanobiology focuses on how cells produce and respond to mechanical forces, bridging the science of mechanics with the disciplines of biophysics and molecular biology. The theme of this conference is the linking of disparate spatial and temporal scales using experimentation, image analysis, visualization, and computing to investigate  problems in biological and medicine science and technology. Discussions will relate to state-of-the-art research in computational sciences which  investigate phenomena in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology.  Emphasis will be placed on novel techniques in computing, experimentation, visualization, and multidisciplinary research approaches that demonstrate successful synergies; computational reconstruction of experimental findings; and experimental and visualization techniques that support verification and validation of computational models.
Note: The workshop will have no parallel sessions.


Mechanobiology at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organ levels

Mechanics of biological macromolecules in health and disease

Biofluid mechanics and mass transport

Bechanics of biological membranes and films and filaments

Mechanics of adhesion

Biomolecular motors and force generation

Mechanics of bionanoporous materials

Coupled multiphysics problems in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology