Preparation of the Progress Report.
Definition of standardised procedures for the preparation of tissues for testing their mechanical properties.
Definition of standardised cell culture conditions for mechanical testing.
Definition of standardised procedures for the characterisation of tissue mechanics.
Definition of standardised procedures for the immobilisation of tissues for testing their mechanical properties.
Development of standardised procedures for performing cell mechanics experiments.
Organisation of Workshops, planned for Months 6,18,30,42.
Organisation of secondments of ESRs (from Month 2 to Month 48).
Determine the accuracy of mechanical tests, and identify the best measurement conditions.
Project meetings are planned at months 2,6,12,18,24,30,36,42,48.
Management of online resources: wiki, webpage, social networks.
Contribution of ESRs to workshops, schools, and international conferences. Planned roughly 6-monthly, starting from Month 6.
Recruitment of ESRs and registration into the PhD programme.
Definition of the Supervisory Board of the network.
Identification of specific mechanical markers of selected diseases.
Identification of general links between biomechanics and disease.
Organisation of Schools, planned at Months 12, 24, 36.
All secondments plans must be prepared within this date.
Development of characterisation strategies of viscoelasticity of cells by microfluidic tools (beyond AFM).
Development of standardised procedures for cells and tissues transport and shipping.
Nano-biomechanics communicated to schoolchildren (roughly annual).
Definition of a common universal file format for saving and sharing mechanical data in different laboratories.
Social networking: creation and maintenance of Twitter, LinkedIn, ORCID and ResearchID accounts.
Searching for OpenAIRE data...
Author(s): Matteo Chighizola, Tania Dini, Cristina Lenardi, Paolo Milani, Alessandro Podestà, Carsten Schulte
Published in: Biophysical Reviews, Issue 11/5, 2019, Page(s) 701-720, ISSN 1867-2450