We are a multidisciplinary research group that combines cellular and molecular biology tools with biophysical, bioengineering and nanotechnology approaches to investigate how mechanical stimuli regulate the behaviour of cells and molecules.

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Awards and Research Highlights:


Recent work by the CMBL features on the cover of EMBO reports with two back to back research articles and a News & Views review

You can find our articles here and here

The CMBL group edited the issue Cellular Mechanobiology in Emerging Topics in Life Sciences. Check the issue here and the cover here.

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CMBL identifies a new mechanotransduction pathway that involves a tumor suppressor protein and talin. This mechanism regulates cellular processes downstream RhoA. More information in this link: https://youtu.be/SAdEJkeQJws

Advances in Engineering's recent highlight of our single molecule work on talin:

Oxford – Antonios won the gold fellowship award from the 2016 European Institute of Innovation and Technology student competition to develop ExoSonic – a joint project with Tyler Lieberthal aimed at the fabrication of a microfluidic device for early detection of pancreatic cancer. More information here

 Alain Vella was awarded a PhD studentship from the Maltese Government to join CMBL. Congratulations


Alistair Rice was awarded the Imperial College PhD scholarship

Antonios shares his thoughts on the Institute of Global Health Innovation's Student Challenge Competition. Antonios and Tyler won the Audience Choice award in the 2015/16 competition. Further details can be found here.

 Our MREs student Daniel Pink won the best student award in the MRes in Bioengineering 2015/2016. We will celebrate this during the next graduation ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall the 3rd May 2017.

Tyler Lieberthal joined CMBL on the prestigious Whitaker International scholarship and Dyson Foundation PhD studentship