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9:00 – 9:40 Keynote Speaker 1 Keynote Speaker3 Keynote Speaker 5
9:45 – 10:25 3 short talks 3 short talks 3 short talks
10:30 – 11:10 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:15 – 11:55 3 short talks 3 short talks 3 short talks
12:00 – 12:45 Keynote Speaker 2 Keynote Speaker 4 Keynote Speaker 6
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Free time Video shooting 2h trip + free time
17:00 – 18:30 ARRIVALS Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 4
18:30 – 20:00 ARRIVALS Barbecue Workshop 3 Workshop 5
20:00 – 21:00 ARRIVALS Cremat Free time Free time
21:00 – 22:00 Dinner Sky watching Dinner Dinner


All MECHANO·CONTROL consortium members will be attending the summer school and will be giving some of the whorkshops:

  • Aránzazu del Campo (Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien, INM)
  • Sergi Garcia-Manyes (King’s College London, KCL)
  • Pere Roca-Cusachs and Xavier Trepat (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC)
  • Patrick Derksen and Johan de Rooij (University Medical Center Utrecht, UMCU)
  • Marino Arroyo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC)
  • and the companies NovioCell and Mind the Byte.


The MECHANO·CONTROL project is focused on the
mechanical control of biological function. Mechanical forces transmitted through specific molecular bonds drive biological function, and their understanding and control hold an uncharted potential in oncology,
regenerative medicine and biomaterial design.

MECHANO·CONTROL proposes to address this challenge by building an interdisciplinary research community with the aim of understanding and controlling cellular mechanics from the molecular to the organism scale.

At all stages and scales of the project, it will integrate experimental data with multi-scale computational modelling to establish the rules driving biological response to mechanics and adhesion. With this approach, it aims to explore novel therapeutic approaches beyond the current paradigm in breast cancer treatment. If the partners can understand cancer biomechanics from the single molecule to the whole organ scale, they’ll be able to control mechanical forces to restore healthy cell behaviour and inhibit tumor progression.

Beyond breast cancer, the general principles targeted by this technology will have high applicability in oncology, regenerative medicine, biomaterials and many other biological processes and diseases.

MECHANO·CONTROL is a project funded by the European Commission, within the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) proactive program.