Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Mechanobiology of cancer and wounds


Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
3200003 Haifa

Phone: +972-4-8293118



Daphne Weihs
Phone: +972-4-8294134

Involved in

  • WG1 - Biophysics of cell and tissue structure
  • WG3 - New methodologies to study mechanobiology of cells and tissues
  • WG4 - Mechanobiological principles of rare and common diseases

General description research focus

We develop and apply cell mechanobiology approaches for cancer diagnosis and prognosis and for wound prevention and healing. Our main focus is on cancer research, understanding metastasis and developing patient-specific mechanobiology approaches to predict the likelihood for metastasis formation. We are currently working with cell lines and tumors from patients. In parallel, in the context of wounds, we are developing mechanobiology based tools and approaches to prevent wound formation and accelerate wound healing.

Imaging technologies available

  • Live cell imaging
  • Rheometry
  • traction force microscopy
  • intracellular particle tracking

Equipment available

Olympus IX81 Epiflourescence microscope with LIS incubator and gas mixer, TA Instruments AR-G2 rheometer

Expertise support provided to users

Sample preparation, image analysis, algorithm development, rheometry and data analysis

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