Mechanics in Biology

Workshop @ GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

May, 6~9,  2014

L’Aquila,  Italy


The aim of our workshop, hosted at GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute, is to present some selected topics in mechanobiology. The meeting will bring together scholars from various backgrounds and experience, pursuing the mechanical frameworks of biological phenomena; it will feature two tutorial courses and a number of seminars by selected speakers.

Tutorial Courses

G. Saccomandi, A Crash Course in Nonlinear Elasticity

L. Teresi, Active Soft Matter


There are no participation fees; to register, send an e-mail to

Fundings are available to support accommodation expenses for a limited number of participants. If you want to apply for financial support, please mention it explicitly in your email.

Scientific Committee

D. Ambrosi, Politecnico Milano

A. De Simone, SISSA, Trieste & GSSI, L’Aquila

P. Marcati, GSSI & Università dell’Aquila

  1. A.Marzocchi, Università Cattolica, Sede Brescia

L. Preziosi, Politecnico di Torino

G. Saccomandi, Università di Perugia

L. Teresi, Università Roma Tre

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