Toward the realization of regenerative medicine, engineering technologies for constructing biological functional tissues in vitro have become important. In particular, the importance of "mechanical stimulation" is re-recognized in "formation of matured tissues" required for advanced medical treatment and personalized drug testing. This international symposium aims to invite researchers with diverse backgrounds relating the topics from the world, to provide a forum for active discussions and to disseminate the latest research results to the world. The topic of the symposium is not limited to mechanobiology and regenerative medicine: it includes a wide variety of scientific topics and technologies based on medicine, mechanical engineering, materials science, biophysics, optical imaging technology. We also aim to find an opportunity for the future international collaborations by forming networking between researchers and students. Topics
- Regenerative medicie, Stem cell differentiation, 3D tissue engineering
- Mechano-biology, Cell/tissue biophysics
- Bioinpired surface, Biomaterials
- Ultrasonic cell/tissue manipulation, 3D printing technology, Microfluidics/MEMS
- Cell/tissue imaging, Computational models


  • James Friend, University of California, San Diego
  • Jun Fujita, Keio University
  • Michinao Hashimoto, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Noriko Hiroi, Sanyo-onoda Citiy University
  • Kazuya Kobayama, Osaka University
  • Hyung-suk Lee, Yonsei University
  • John Lock, University of New South Wales
  • Thomas Zwaka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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    - Hiroaki Onoe, Shogo Miyata, Kenjiro Takemura (Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)
    - Yuta Kurashina (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    - Keiichi Fukuda, Jun Fujita, Shugo Tohyama (School of Medicine, Keio University)