Cellular Biomechanics

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Urology and Nephrology


Broadly defined, the research area of cellular biomechanics deals with the conversion of cellular energy into mechanical force and vice versa, i.e. the conversion of mechanical stimuli into a biological response. These processes are fundamental and critical for life as we know it, and are intimately involved in the development of major diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, and cancer. A tissue at the centre of our efforts is the vascular wall, which is subjected to considerable mechanical forces (blood pressure, shear stress etc). These mechanical forces are likely to play key roles in the development of atherosclerosis.

Recent research outputs

Martina M De Santis, Hani N Alsafadi, Sinem Tas, Deniz A Bölükbas, Sujeethkumar Prithiviraj, Iran A Da Silva, Margareta Mittendorfer, Chiharu Ota, John Stegmayr, Fatima Daoud, Melanie Königshoff, Karl Swärd, Jeffery A Wood, Manlio Tassieri, Paul E Bourgine, Sandra Lindstedt, Sofie Mohlin & Darcy E Wagner, 2021, In: Advanced Materials. 33, 3, 2005476.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Karl Swärd, Sebastian Albinsson & Catarina Rippe, 2021, Vascular Mechanobiology in Physiology and Disease. Springer Science + Business Media, p. 69-96 28 p. (Cardiac and Vascular Biology; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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