2005

Wipff, P.-J., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)Mechanical stress induces immediate TGF-β1 activation in myofibroblast culture. Journée de la recherche, Nov. 11, Lausanne, Switzerland

Majd, H, Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2005)Development and characterization of a novel highly extendable membrane for cell culture. BIOSURF VI (Tissue-Surface-Interaction), September 21-23, Lausanne, Switzerland

Peters, T, A. Sindrilaru, Hinz, B., E.A.D. Al-Azzeh, A. Menke, R. Hinrichs, T. Oreshkova, D. Kess, H. Wang, K. Holzwarth, B. Renkl, A., Wlaschek, M., Sunderkötter, T. Krieg, and K. Scharffetter-Kochanek (2005)Wound-healing defect of CD18-/- mice due to a decrease in TGF-b1 and myofibroblast differentiation. Joint Meeting of EWMA, ETRS and DGfW, Sept. 15-17, Stuttgart, Germany (Young investigator's award to T. Peters)

Wipff, P.-J., Braunecker, J., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)Mechanical stress induces immediate TGF-β activation in myofibroblast culture. 2nd Swiss-Japan Symposium 'New Trends in Biomechanics: from Biomolecules to Tissue', September 12-16, Kyoto, Japan

Pittet, P., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)Myofibroblast cell-cell junctions are mechano-resistant. 2nd Swiss-Japan Symposium 'New Trends in Biomechanics: from Biomolecules to Tissue', September 12-16, Kyoto, Japan

Wipff, P.-J, Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)Mechanical stress induces immediate TGF-β1 activation in myofibroblast culture. Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering, September 1-2, EPFL, September 1-2, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pittet, P., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)The adhesion strength between fibroblasts and myofibroblasts. Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering Meeting, September 1-2:, Lausanne, Switzerland

Majd, H., Hinz, B., and Quinn, T. M. (2005)Cell culture on highly extendable surfaces: a method of phenotype preservation for tissue engineering? Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering Meeting, September 1-2:, Lausanne, Switzerland

Follonier, L., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)Coordination of myofibroblast contraction by intercellular calcium communication. FEBS Special Meeting on Integrated Approaches in Cytoskeleton Research (20th ECF Meeting), August 27-31, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg

Pittet, P., Meister, J.-J., Hinz, B. (2005)Myofibroblasts are characterized by mechano-resistant cell-cell junctions. FEBS Special Meeting on Integrated Approaches in Cytoskeleton Research (20th ECF Meeting), Aug. 27-31, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg

Wipff, P.-J., Braunecker, J., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2005)Mechanical stress induces immediate TGFβ activation in myofibroblast culture (selected for oral presentation). FEBS Special Meeting on Integrated Approaches in Cytoskeleton Research (20th ECF Meeting), August 27-31, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg (oral presentation Wipff)

Majd, H; Hinz, B; Quinn, TM (2005)Emerging technologies for high performance cell culture on extendable surfaces. The 2nd USNCB Frontiers in Biomechanics Symposium: Forging a New Biomechanics in the Era of Modern Biology, June 20-21, Vail, CO, USA

Majd, H., Hinz, B., and Quinn, T.M. (2005)Cell culture on highly extendable surfaces: a method of phenotype preservation for tissue engineering? EORS 15th Annual Meeting of the European Orthopaedic Research Society, June 2-4, Lisbon, Portugal

Leyman, S., Hinz, B., D. Dewitte, J. Vandekerckhove, C. Ampe, M. Van Troys, (2005)Cofilin overexpression leads to altered spreading on different substrates: implication of PIP2-regulation. Adhesion Meeting - podosomes, invadopodia, focal adhesions, April 28-30, Munich, Germany

Goffin, J., Csucs, G., Lussi, J, Meister, J.-J., Hinz, B. (2005)Matrix stress controls myofibroblast differentiation by dictating focal adhesion size. Adhesion Meeting - podosomes, invadopodia, focal adhesions, April 28-30, Munich, Germany

 

2004

Ng, P.C., Hinz, B., and Swartz, M. (2004)Contribution ofinterstitial flow to fibroblast alignment and differentiation. ETRS Focus Meeting 'Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast', November 18-20, Nyon, Switzerland

Wipff, P.-J., J. Braunecker, Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2004)Mechanical stress induces TGFβ activation in myofibroblast culture. ETRS Focus Meeting 'Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast', November 18-20, Nyon, Switzerland

Goffin, G., Csucs, G., Lussi, J., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2004)Masters and servants of the force: Focal adhesion size controls recruitment of α‑smooth muscle actin to stress fibers. ETRS Focus Meeting 'Tissue Repair', November 18-20, Nyon, Switzerland

Pittet, P., Meister, J.-J., Hinz, B. (2004)About the level of stress betweenmyofibroblasts. ETRS Focus Meeting 'Tissue Repair', November 18-20, Nyon, Switzerland

Ng, P.C., Hinz, B., and M. Swartz (2004)Myofibroblast differentiation and collagen alignment in response to interstitial flow 2nd National Meeting of the American Society for Matrix Biology, November 10-13, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Goffin, J., Csucs, G., J.W. Lussi, Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2004)Focal adhesion size influences myofibroblast differentiation by regulating intracellular tension. FEBS Special Meeting on 'Cytoskeletal dynamics: from cell biology to development and disease (19th ECF Meeting), June 12-16, Helsinki, Finland

Hinz, B., Pittet, P., J. Smith-Clerc, Chaponnier, C., and Meister, J.-J. (2004)The social life of myofibroblasts: adherens junctions play a role in myofibroblast contraction. FEBS Special Meeting on 'Cytoskeletal dynamics: from cell biology to development and disease (19th ECF Meeting), June 12-16, Helsinki, Finland

Goffin, J., Csucs, G., J.W. Lussi, Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2004)Modulating and visualizing the contractile activity of myofibroblasts: masters and servants of the force. Life Cell Imaging Workshop II, March 2-3, Lausanne, Switzerland (Poster-Prize Goffin)

 

2003

Clement, S., Hinz, B., Dugina, V., Gabbiani, G., and Chaponnier, C. (2003)Investigation of the N‑terminal peptide Ac‑EEED effect on alpha-smooth muscle actin-GFP. EMBO/FEBS Workshop on Frontiers in Cytoskeleton Research (18th ECF Meeting), Sept.13-18, Gosau, Salzburg, Austria

Hinz, B. and Meister, J.-J. (2003)Myofibroblasts form specific cell-cell adherens junctions. EMBO/FEBS Workshop on Frontiers in Cytoskeleton Research (18th ECF Meeting), September 13-18, Gosau, Salzburg, Austria (travel award Hinz)

Hinz, B., Dugina, V., Ballestrem, C., Wehrle-Haller, B. and Chaponnier, C. (2003)Alpha-smooth muscle actin mediated contractile activity leads to focal adhesion supermaturation of myofibroblasts. Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 1-6, Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy

Hinrichs, R., T. Peters, Hinz, B., D. Keß, Gabbiani, G., K. Scharffetter-Kochanek, (2003): Impaired Wound Healing and Contraction is due to a TGF-ß1 - deficiency with subsequent delayed appearance of α-SMA positive myofibroblasts in CD18 Deficient Mice. Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 1-6, Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy

Hinrichs, R., Hinz, B., T. Peters, D. Keß, Gabbiani, G., K. Scharffetter-Kochanek, (2003): Impaired Wound Healing and Contraction is due to a TGF-ß1 - deficiency with subsequent delayed appearance of α-SMA positive myofibroblasts in CD18 Deficient Mice. Joint Annual Meeting of the German and Swiss Connective Tissue Society, March 27-29, Ulm, Germany

 

2002

Hinz, B., Dugina, V., Ballestrem, C., Wehrle-Haller, B., Chaponnier, C., and Gabbiani, G. (2002)Alpha-smooth muscle actin is crucial for myofibroblast focal adhesion formation. 17th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, August 31-September 4, Nyon, Switzerland

Baouz, S., Hinz, B., P. Ropraz, G. Celletta, W. Canonica, B. Azzarone, and Gabbiani, G. (2002)Long-lasting beta2-agonist Salmeterol inhibits alpha-smooth muscle actin synthesis and isotonic contraction both in human smooth muscle cells and bronchial myofibroblasts. 17th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, August 31-September 4, Nyon, Switzerland

Dugina, V., Hinz, B., G. Celletta, Gabbiani, G., and Chaponnier, C. (2002)Tensile force production by myofibroblast stress fibers: role of the NH2-terminus of alpha-smooth muscle actin. 17th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, Aug.31-Sept.4, Nyon, Switzerland

 

2001

Borm, B., Hinz, B., V. Herzog, and G. Kirfel. (2001)Structural and compositional characterization of membrane ruffles in human keratinocytes. 41st Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, December 8-12, Washington, U.S.A.

Hinz, B., D. Mastrangelo, C.E. Iselin, Chaponnier, C., and Gabbiani, G. (2001)Mechanical tension promotes in vivo myofibroblast differentiation and granulation tissue contraction. Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 17-22, New London, NH, U.S.A.

 

1995 to 2000

Hinz, B., G. Celetta, Chaponnier, C., and Gabbiani, G. (2000)Intracellular delivery of the N-terminal peptide of alpha-smooth muscle actin inhibits myofibroblast contraction. 40th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, December 9-13, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Hinz, B., D. Mastrangelo, C.E. Iselin, and Gabbiani, G. (2000)Mechanical tension promotes in vivo myofibroblast differentiation and granulation tissue contraction. 11th International Vascular Biology Meeting, September 5-9, Geneva, Switzerland

Ballestrem, C., Hinz, B., B.A. Imhof, and Wehrle-Haller, B.. (2000)Actin dependent lamellipodia formation and microtubule-dependent retraction control cell migration. 15th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, Aug. 26-29, Blankenberge, Belgium (travel award Hinz)

Kirfel, G., J. Hoffmann, Hinz, B., M. Buervenich, Alt, W., Kaiser, H.W., and V. Herzog. (2000)SACED, a new computer-assisted cell motility assay: sAPP as a novel motogen of keratinocytes. 24th Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie, Mar. 26-30, Karlsruhe, Germany

Hinz, B., G. Celetta, Tomasek, J.J., Gabbiani, G., and Chaponnier, C. (1999)The level of alpha-smooth muscle expression correlates with the contractility of fibroblastic cells. 14th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, Oeiras, Portugal (travel award Hinz)

Becker, K., C. Johnen, Hinz, B., and Kaiser, H.W. (1999)Actin-associated adhesion molecules and tyrosine phosphorylation in normal and E6/E7 transfected keratinocytes. 26th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, February 14-17, Bonn, Germany (Poster-Prize Becker)

Johnen, C., Hinz, B., K. Becker, E. O´Keefe, and Kaiser, H.W. (1998)Actin-associated adhesion molecules and tyrosine phosphorylation in normal and E6/E7 transfected keratinocytes. 38th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, Dec. 12-16, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Hinz, B., Kaiser, H.W., and Alt, W. (1998)Cell-matrix adhesion effects the lamellar activity of human keratinocytes as revealed by a new analysis-method.38th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, Dec.12-16, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Becker, K., C. Johnen, Hinz, B., and Kaiser, H.W. (1998)Tyrosine phosphorylation of actin-associated adhesion molecules in normal and E6/E7-transfected keratinocytes. 13th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, August 22-26, Strasbourg, France (travel award Hinz)

Hinz, B., Kaiser, H.W., and Alt, W. (1998)Transforming protrusion, retraction and adhesion into migration: Computer-analysis of keratinocyte dynamics. 13th Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, August 22-26, Strasbourg, France

Becker, K., C. Johnen, Hinz, B., T. Magin, and Kaiser, H.W. (1998)Tyrosine kinase inhibition restores the ability of E6/E7 transfected keratinocytes to concentrate ankyrin at sites of cell-cell contacts. 25th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, February 19-21, Duesseldorf, Germany

Johnen, C., Hinz, B., and Kaiser, H.W. (1998)Adducin: an actin-associated protein is tyrosine phosphorylated and plays a role in regulated cell-cell contact formation. 25th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, February 19-21, Duesseldorf, Germany

Hinz, B., C. Johnen, Alt, W., and Kaiser, H.W. (1998)When two keratinocytes meet: Distinct patterns in lamellar dynamics at the initial contact area. 25th Annual Meeting of The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, Feb.19-21, Duesseldorf, Germany

Hinz, B., C. Johnen, Kaiser, H.W., and Alt, W. (1997)Attaching human keratinocytes show distinct periodic patterns in lamella protrusion and retraction at the initial contact area. 37th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, December 13-17, Washington, U.S.A.

Johnen, C., Hinz, B., E. O´Keefe, M. Skopinska, H.W. Kreysel, and Kaiser, H.W. (1996)Tyrosine kinase inhibitor Genistein enhances cell-cell contact formation in E6/E7 transfected keratinocytes: a possible role of adducin in tyrosine-kinase regulation of cell junctions. 36th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, December 7-11, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Hinz, B., C. Johnen, Kaiser, H.W., and Alt, W. (1996)Inhibition of tyrosine phosphorylation reduces the motility of human keratinocytes: Quantification with new computer-assisted methods. 36th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology, Dec. 7-11, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Hinz, B., O. Brosteanu, C. Johnen, Kaiser, H.W., and Alt, W. (1996)New computer assisted methods for keratinocyte shape and motility analysis: In vitro tools for cancer research. 25th Anniversary Meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research, September 28-October 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Johnen, C., Hinz, B., E. O´Keefe, M. Skopinska, H.W. Kreysel, and H. Kaiser. (1996)Differential localization of the cell-cell contact protein adducin in keratinocytes (HEK) compared to HEK transfected with E6/E7. 23th Annual Meeting of The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologische Forschung, January 26-28, Muenster, Germany