Recent research has shown that living cells react in a very refined manner to mechanical forces exchanged with their surroundings. This makes it relevant to ask: how do cells react to variations in the microstructural geometry of their environment?
This project shall devise tools to clarify this question through experimental and mathematical modeling. To this end, we will combine and develop approaches from Mechanobiology, Materials Science, Stereology and Stochastic Geometry:
Our project shall eventually enable insight into the microstructural cues cells react to, and provide guidelines for the fabrication of biomaterials.
Our project is supported by a Villum Synergy grant from the Velux Foundations (Villum Fonden) 2022.