Welcome to the webpage of EMBRG

Epithelial Mechano-Biology Research Group (EMBRG)

We are a team of multidisciplinary researchers interested in understanding biological systems using tools from applied cell-biology, bioengineering and soft matter physics. Primarily, we study mechanics and biology of epithelial tissues in the context of cancer.

What we do

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Working at the interface of biology and physics

We use experimental techniques such as gene editing, high resolution live cell imaging, traction force microscopy and reflection interference contrast microscopy, in tandem with concepts from soft matter physics to obtain a Bio-physical understanding of various epithelial functions. To make sense of our experiments, we complement them with computational tools such as automated cell segmentation and cell tracking.

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Part of the Bio-Systems Science and Engineering center at IISc