2015

van Putten, S. M., Koehler, A., Boo, S., Griggs, D. W., Ruminski, P., Bank, R. A., and Hinz, B. (2015): Blocking αv-Integrins that Mediate Mechanical Activation of TGF-β Attenuates Fibrotic Encapsulation of Implanted Biomaterials, 2nd Meeting of Matrix Biology Ireland, December 2-4, Dublin, Ireland (oral presentation van Putten)

Lodyga, M., Cambridge E., Pakshir, P., Boo, S., Glogauer, M., Ask, K., and Hinz, B. (2015): Direct adhesion of macrophages promotes myofibroblast differentiation by establishing a niche of active TGF-β1. 25th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), October 20-22, Copenhagen, Denmark (selected for poster podium talk, best conference poster award)

Pakshir, P., Cambridge, E., Lodyga, M., Glogauer, M., and Hinz, B. (2015): Measuring macrophage-to-myofibroblast adhesion in vitro. Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 7-12, New London, NH, USA (travel award to Pardis Pakshir)

van Putten, S. M., Koehler, A., Griggs, D. W., Ruminski, P., Bank, R. A., and Hinz, B. (2015): Inhibition of integrin-mediated TGFβ activation attenuates fibrotic encapsulation of implanted biomaterials. Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 7-12, New London, NH, USA

Shafieyan, Y., Hume, S., and Hinz, B. (2015): Development of a novel device compatible with high-throughput imaging systems for automated analysis of cell contraction. Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 7-12, New London, NH, USA

Pakshir, P., Cambridge, E., Lodyga, M., Glogauer, M., and Hinz, B. (2015): Measuring macrophage-to-myofibroblast adhesion in vitro. Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 28-30, Quebec city, Canada (travel award to Pardis Pakshir)

Ciarmela, P., Islam, M.S., Protic, O., Toti, P., Occhini, R., Giannubilo, S.R., Catherino, W.H., Janjusevic, M., Lamanna, P., Hinz, B., Petraglia, F., Ciavattini, A., Castellucci, M. (2015): Understanding the uterine fibroids pathogenesis, SEUD Congress 2015, Endometriosis and women’s reproductive life, May 7-9, 2015, Paris, France (oral presentation Ciarmela)

Pakshir, P., Cambridge, E., Lodyga, M., Glogauer, M., and Hinz, B. (2015): Measuring macrophage-to-myofibroblast adhesion in vitro. Institute of biomaterial and biomedical engineering (IBBME) scientific day, May 8, Toronto, Canada.

MacLean, J., Green, A., Shnier, S., and Hinz, B. (2015): Extracellular matrix mechanics control fibroblast phagocytosis. University of Toronto Dentistry Research Day, February 10, Toronto, ON, Canada

Shafieyan, Y., Hume S., Hinz, B. (2015): Developing an assay for drug high-throughput screening and automated analysis of cardiomyocyte contraction. University of Toronto Dentistry Research Day, February 10, Toronto, ON, Canada (1st poster prize in the Post-Doc category)

Pakshir, P., Cambridge, E., Lodyga, M., Glogauer, M., and Hinz, B. (2015): Measuring macrophage-to-myofibroblast adhesion in vitro. University of Toronto Dentistry Research Day, February 10, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

2014 

Lodyga, M., Cambridge E., Boo, S., Glogauer, M., Ask, K., and Hinz, B. (2014): Cadherin-mediated macrophage adhesion promotes myofibroblast persistence. The 18th International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis (ICLAF), Mont Tremblant, Canada (oral presentation Lodyga)

Ambrose, E.C., Rattan, S.G., Hinz, B., Simari, R.D., Dixon, I.M.C, (2014) Molecular comparison of porcine valvular interstitial cells to cardiac fibroblasts. European Society of Cardiology Meeting, August 30 - September 03, Barcelona, Spain

Müller, A.L., Li, Y., Hinz, B., Freed, D.H., (2014) The effect of extracellular matrix stiffness on human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2014 Scientific Sessions, July 14-17, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Cambridge E., Lodyga, M., Ask, K., and Hinz, B. (2014): Macrophage adhesion through cadherin-11 promotes myofibroblast persistence. 20th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, London, Canada.

Koehler, A., Kwon, Y., Boo, S., and Hinz, B. (2014): Mechanical stress regulates the binding of integrin β3 to latency-associated peptide (LAP) in fibroblasts. 20th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, London, Canada.

Gribi S.,Hinz, B. (2014): Cellular speed-dating: controlling cell-cell junction formation with a novel microfabricated platform. 20th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference: Biomechanics Mechanobiology and Biomaterials, June 8-10, London, ON, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J., and Hinz, B., (2014): Expression of α-SMA governs the stemness and fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stromal cells. 20th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, London, Canada.

Zimina, E, Hume, S., Clement, S., Kapus, A., Bruckner-Tuderman, L, Has, C., Hinz, B. (2014): Kindlin-2 is a Mechanosensitive Regulator of the Fibroblast to Myofibroblast Differentiation in Cardiac Repair, Canadian Connective Tissue Conference. June 8-10, London Ontario, Canada.

Hume S., Hinz, B. (2014): Development of a novel cell contraction test for high-throughput screening applications. Canadian Connective Tissue Conference, June 8-14, London, ON, Canada

Gribi S.,Hinz, B. (2014): Cellular speed-dating: controlling cell-cell junction formation with a novel microfabricated platform. Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering International Congress: Cell Mechanics and Nanomechanics, June 1-4, Toronto, ON, Canada (oral presentation Gribi)

Zimina, E, Hume, S., Clement, S., Kapus, A., Bruckner-Tuderman, L, Has, C., Hinz, B. (2014): Kindlin-2 is a Mechanosensitive Regulator of the Fibroblast to Myofibroblast Differentiation in Cardiac Repair, CSME International Congress . June 1-4, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (oral presentation Hume)

Green, A.,Hinz, B. (2014): Substrate stiffness controls collagen phagocytosis in fibroblasts. Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering International Congress: Cell Mechanics and Nanomechanics, June 1-4, Toronto, ON, Canada (oral presentation Green)

Klingberg F., Chow M., Koehler A., Buscemi L., Hinz, B. (2014): Loading the fibrotic spring: Pre-stress in the ECM enhances activation of latent TGF-β1 by myofibroblast contraction. IBBME Scientific day, May 8th, Toronto, ON, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J., and Hinz, B., (2014): Expression of α-SMA governs the stemness and fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stromal cells. Engineering Cell Fate and Function (Z3) joint with the meeting on Stem Cells and Reprogramming (Z4) (Keystone Symposium), April 6-11, Olympic Valley, USA.

Klingberg, F., Chow, M., Koehler, A., Buscemi, L., Alman, B., Hinz B., (2014): Organized is More Efficient: Pre-stress in the ECM enhances activation of latent TGF-β1 by myofibroblast contraction. Keystone Symposium on Fibrosis: From Bench to Bedside. March 23-28, Keystone, Colorado, USA (Klingberg selected for oral presentation and recipient of a Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship)

Zimina, E, Hume, S., Clement, S., Kapus, A., Bruckner-Tuderman, L, Has, C., Hinz, B. (2014): Kindlin-2 is a Mechanosensitive Regulator of the Fibroblast to Myofibroblast Differentiation in Cardiac Repair. Dentistry Research Day. Feb 11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J., and Hinz, B., (2014): Expression of α-SMA governs the stemness and fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stromal cells. Faculty of Dentistry’s Research Day, February 14, Toronto, Canada.

Klingberg F., Chow M., Chau G., Koehler A., White E. S., Hinz, B. (2014): ED-A domain in fibronectin: Binding site for interaction with the latent TGF-β1 binding protein. University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 11th, Toronto, ON, Canada

S., Hinz, B. (2014): Cellular speed-dating: controlling cell-cell junction formation with a novel microfabricated platform. Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, University of Toronto, February 11, Toronto, ON, Canada

Hume S., Hinz, B. (2014): Development of a novel cell contraction test for high-throughput screening applications. University of Toronto Dentistry Research Day, February 11, Toronto, ON, Canada

Klingberg F., Chow M., Koehler A., Buscemi L., Hinz, B. (2014):  Myofibroblasts pre-stress fibrils of latent TGF-β1 protein to enhance TGF-β1 activation from the ECM. Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 11th, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

 

2013 

Li, C., and Hinz, B., (2013): Epigenetic imprinting effects of the mechanical environment on the fibrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells, World Conference on Regenerative Medicine, October 23-25, Leipzig, Germany (supported by competitive SGS Conference Travel Grant)

Wong, A., Zimina, E., Kwon, Y., Koehler, A., Hinz, B., (2013): The role of mechanical stress in regulating integrin binding to latent TGFβ1. Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare, November 17, Kingston, Canada 

Guo, S., Klingberg, F., Hinz, B., (2013): Tissue origin determines the susceptibility of fibroblasts to mechanically induced fibrogenesis. Hinman Student Research Symposium, October 25-27, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN, USA (selected for oral presentation)

Tsai, M., Koch, S., Balestrini, J., Hinz, B., (2013): Dual-Stiffness Silicone Culture Substrate Models Changes in Mechanical Properties of Cellular Microenvironments. Hinman Student Research Symposium, October 25-27, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN, USA

Cambridge E., Hinz, B. (2013): Macrophage adhesion through cadherin-11 promotes myofibroblast persistence. Gordon Research Conference: Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 16-21, New London, NH, USA

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2013): Extracellular matrix stiffness reversibly governs the stemness and fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stromal cells in a pro-fibrotic microenvironment, Tissue Repair and Regeneration - Gordon Research Conference/Seminar, June 16-21, New London, NH, USA (selected for oral presentation) (Talele: recipient of the Anita Roberts Award from the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health)

Klingberg, F., Chow, M., Koehler, A., Buscemi, L., Alman, B., Hinz B., (2013): Organized is More Efficient: TGF-β1 Activation from the Extracellular Matrix, Tissue Repair and Regeneration - Gordon Research Conference, June 16-21, New London, NH, USA

Zimina, E., Clement, S., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., Has, C., Hinz, B., (2013): Kindlin-2 is a mechanosensitive regulator of the fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation in cardiac repair. Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 18-21, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, USA

Li, C., and Hinz, B., (2013): Epigenetic Imprinting Effects of the Mechanical Environment on the Fibrogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, 19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 1, Toronto, Canada (selected for oral presentation) (best oral presentation on ‘Stem Cells’)

Klingberg, F., Chow, M., Chau, G., Koehler, A., White, E., Hinz, B., (2013): The ED-A domain in cellular fibronectin provides a binding site for the latent  TGF-β1 binding protein, 19th Annual Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 2, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (best poster presentation)

Koehler, A., Sarrazy, V., Zimina, E., Chow, M., Li, C., Hinz, B. (2013): Latent TGF-β1 activation by human cardiac fibroblast contraction requires αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrins. 19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 1, Montreal, Canada

Hume, S, and Hinz, B., (2013): Development of a Novel Cell Contraction Assay for High-Throughput Screening Applications, 19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 1, Montreal, Canada

Klingberg, F., Chow, M., Koehler, A., Buscemi, L., Alman, B., Hinz, B., (2013): Organized is More Efficient: TGF-β1 Activation from the Extracellular Matrix, 19th Annual Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 2, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (selected for oral presentation)

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2013): Extracellular matrix stiffness reversibly governs the stemness and fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stromal cells in a pro-fibrotic microenvironment, 19thCanadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 1, Montreal, Canada (selected for oral presentation)

Cambridge E., and Hinz, B. (2013): Macrophage adhesion through cadherin-11 promotes myofibroblast persistence. 19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29-June 1, Montreal, Canada

Zimina, E., Clement, S., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., Has, C., Hinz, B., (2013): Kindlin-2 is a mechanosensitive regulator of the fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation in cardiac repair. 19th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 29–June 1, Montreal, Canada (selected for oral presentation) (best oral presentation on ‘Mechanobiology’)

Klingberg, F., Chow, M., Koehler, A., Buscemi, L., Alman, B., Hinz, B., (2013): Organized is More Efficient: TGF-β1 Activation from the Extracellular Matrix, IBBME Scientific Day, May 3, Toronto, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2013): Extracellular matrix stiffness reversibly governs the stemness and fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stromal cells in a pro-fibrotic microenvironment, IBBME Scientific Day, May 3, Toronto, Canada (selected for oral presentation)

Li, C., and Hinz, B., (2013): Epigenetic Imprinting Effects of the Mechanical Environment on the Fibrogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, IBBME Research Day, May 3, Toronto, Canada

Cambridge E., and Hinz, B. (2013): Macrophage adhesion through cadherin-11 promotes myofibroblast persistence. Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Scientific Day, May 3, Toronto, Canada

Hume, S, Hinz, B., (2013): Development of a Novel Cell Contraction Assay for High-Throughput Screening Applications, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Research Day, May 3, Toronto, Canada

Tsai, M., Koch, S., Balestrini, J., Hinz, B., (2013): Modeling Fibrotic Microenvironments in the Extracellular Matrix Using Two-Component Polydimethylsiloxane Cell Culture Substrates. 2013 Pacific Dental Conference, March 7-9, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Zimina, E., Clement, S., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., Has, C., Hinz, B., (2013): Kindlin-2 regulates mechanical activation of cardiac myofibroblasts. Faculty of Dentistry Research Day 2013, February 12, Toronto, Canada (First poster prize in postdoc category)

Klingberg, F., Chow, M., Koehler, A., Buscemi, L., Hinz, B., (2013): Organized is More Efficient: TGF-β1 Activation from the Extracellular Matrix, Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 12, Toronto, Canada

Li, C., and Hinz, B., (2013): Epigenetic Imprinting Effects of the Mechanical Environment on the Fibrogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 12, Toronto, Canada (Poster presentation award)

Hume, S, Hinz, B., (2013): Development of a Novel Cell Contraction Assay for High-Throughput Screening Applications, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 12, Toronto, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2013): Culture On Soft Substrates Suppresses The Fibrotic Fate Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells,  Research Day, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 12, Toronto, Canada (Invited for oral presentation)

Koehler, A., Sarrazy, V., Zimina, E., Chow, M., Li, C., Hinz, B. (2013): TGF-ß1 is activated by integrin-mediated contraction of human cardiac fibroblasts. Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 12, Toronto, Canada

Cambridge, E., Glogauer, M., Hinz, B. (2013): Interaction between lung macrophages and myofibroblasts at different levels of activation. Faculty of Dentistry Research Day, February 12, Toronto, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2013): Culture On Soft Substrates Suppresses The Fibrotic Fate Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, SRG/Alumni travel awards competition, January 31, Toronto, Canada (Selected for oral presentation, 1st prize best presenter)

Tsai, M., Koch, S., Balestrini, J., Hinz, B., (2013): Modeling Fibrotic Microenvironments in the Extracellular Matrix Using Two-Component Polydimethylsiloxane Cell Culture Substrates. 6th Annual UBC Dentistry Research Day, January 22, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

 

 

2012

Zimina, E., Clement, S., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., Has, C., Hinz, B. (2012): Kindlin-2 is a mechanosensitive regulator of the cardiac fibroblast differentiation. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), November 11-14, San Diego, CA, USA (Skills Development Travel Award CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health)

Hume, S, Zimina, E., Hinz, B., (2012): The Mechanosensitive Role of Kindlin-2 in Cardiac Fibroblasts, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES), October 24-27, Atlanta, USA(OKU Tau Tau Chapter Travel Award)

Klingberg F., Chow, M., Koehler, A., Buscemi, L., Hinz, B., (2012): Influence of cell stress and extracellular matrix stiffness on the bio-availability of transforming growth factor-β1, 3rd T3NET Annual Symposium on cell invasion and matrix remodelling, October 15th-17th , AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UnitedKingdom (Oral Presentation)

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2012): Culture On Soft Substrates Suppresses The Fibrotic Fate Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, 3rd T3NET Annual Symposium on cell invasion and matrix remodelling, October 15-17, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UnitedKingdom (Oral Presentation)

Tobalem, M., Modarressi, A., Balague N, Mario, A., Pietramaggiori, G., Hinz, B., Pittet, B. (2012): Ageing alone does not impair wound healing. 21st Biennial Congress of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), September 4-8, Geneva, Switzerland

Zimina E., Clement S., Bruckner-Tuderman L., Has C., Hinz, B., (2012): Kindlin-2 regulates cardiac fibroblast activation and mechanotransduction. IMHA CIHR Young Investigators forum, June 11-12, King City, Canada

Cambridge, E., Glogauer, M, Hinz, B. (2012): Interaction between lung macrophages and fibroblasts at different levels of myofibroblast activation, 18th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, Toronto, Canada (U of T travel award)

Chaudhry S, Majd H, Pietramaggiori G, Alman B, Quinn T, and Hinz B. (2012): A continuously expanding silicone culture surface provides high yields of non-fibrotic primary human dermal fibroblasts for grafting applications, 18th CCTC, June 8-10, Toronto, Canada (U of T travel award)

Sarrazy , Koehler, A., Hinz, B., (2012): TGFβ1 is activated by integrin-mediated contraction of human cardiac fibroblasts, 18th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, Toronto, Canada(award for the 3rd best oral presentation in the post-graduate category Sarrazy)

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., and Hinz, B. (2012): The Fibrotic Fate of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells, 18th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, Toronto, Canada (award for the best oral presentation in the graduate student category Talele)

Klingberg F., Koehler A., Buscemi L., and Hinz, B. (2012): Myofibroblasts organize the latent TGFβ1 binding protein into pre-stressed fibrillar structures: a potential mechanism for efficient TGFβ1 release, 18th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, Toronto, Canada

Kwon, Y., Klingberg, F., Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B., (2012): Mechanical stress modulates integrin-mediated adhesion of myofibroblasts to the latent TGFβ1 associated peptide, 18th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, Toronto, Canada

Zimina, E., Clement, S., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., Has, C., Hinz, B. (2012): Kindlin-2 is a mechanosensitive regulator of cardiac fibroblast differentiation. 18th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), June 8-10, Toronto, Canada

Quinn, T.M., Hinz, B., Matmati, M., and Rosenzweig, D.H., (2012): Expansion of chondrocyte populations on high extension culture surfaces for improved retention of phenotype. 10th World Congress of the Internation Cartilage Repair Society, May 12-15, Montreal, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., Hinz, B., (2012): Culture On Soft Substrates Suppresses The Fibrotic Fate Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, IBBME Scientific Research Day 2012, May 7, Toronto, Canada(Selected for oral presentation)

Pera, T., Zuyderduyn, S., Schrumpf, J., Wipff, P.-J., Hinz, B., Rabe, K.F., and Hiemstra, P.S., (2012): Muscarinic receptor stimulation synergistically enhances TGF-β1-induced airway smooth muscle cell contractility. (2012) April 12-13, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hume, S., Zimina, E., and Hinz, B. (2012): Kindlin-2 is a mechanosensitive adhesion protein in cardiacfibroblasts. Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada (Best poster, undergraduate category Hume)

Zimina, E., Has, C., Bruckner-Tuderman, L., and Hinz, B. (2012): Kindlin-2 is instrumental in cardiac fibroblast activation and mechanotransduction. Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada

Klingberg F., Koehler A., Buscemi L., and Hinz, B. (2012): Myofibroblasts Remodel the TGFβ1 Storage Complex in the Extracellular Matrix, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada

Chaudhry S, Majd H, Pietramaggiori G, Alman B, Quinn T, and Hinz B. (2012): A continuously expanding silicone culture surface generates high yields of non-fibrotic dermal fibroblasts for grafting applications. Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada (Best poster, graduate category Chaudhry)

Kwon, Y., Klingberg, F., Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B., (2012): Adhesion of myofibroblasts to printed micro-arrays of latent TGFβ1. Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J.E., and Hinz, B. (2012):Culture On Soft Substrates Suppresses The Fibrotic Fate Of Mesenchymal Stem Cell, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada

Godbout, C., Follonier Castella, L., Garonna, A., Meister, J.J., and Hinz, B. (2012): The mechanical environment modulates myofibroblast contractile activity, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 14, Toronto, Canada.

 

2011

Klingberg, F., Koehler, A., Buscemi, and Hinz, B., (2011): Myofibroblasts organize the latent transforming growth factor-β1 binding protein into fibrillar structures. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Balestrini, J., and Hinz, B., (2011): The role of matrix stiffness in sustained fibrotic behaviour of myofibroblasts. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada (award for the best oral presentation Balestrini)

Sarrazy, V., Koehler, A. and Hinz, B. (2011): TGF-β1 is activated by integrin pulling in human cardiac fibroblasts. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Kwon, Y., Klingberg, F., Buscemi, and Hinz, B., (2011): Myofibroblast adhesion to micro-arrays of latent TGFβ1-binding protein (LTBP-1). 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Zimina, E., Has, C., E. Bruckner-Tuderman, E., and Hinz, B., (2011): The role of kindlin-2 in cardiac fibroblast activation and mechanotransduction. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J., and Hinz, B., (2011): Culture on soft substrates suppresses a fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stem cells. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Godbout, C., Follonier-Castella, L., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2011): The mechanical environment modulates myofibroblast contractile activity. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Chau, G., Koehler, A., White, E.S, and Hinz, B., (2011): ED-A fibronectin and the latent TGFβ1 binding protein: partners in crime during myofibroblast differentiation? 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada

Chaudhry, S., Majd, H., Pietramaggiori, G., Alman, B.A., Quinn, T., and Hinz, B., (2011): A novel culture system provides high yields of non-fibrogenic primary dermal fibroblasts for grafting applications. 17th Canadian Connective Tissue Conference (CCTC), May 27-29, Montreal, Canada (selected for oral presentation Chaudhry)

Klingberg, F., Koehler, A., Buscemi, and Hinz, B., (2011): Myofibroblasts organize the latent transforming growth factor-β1 binding protein into fibrillar structures. Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada

Balestrini, J., and Hinz, B., (2011): The role of matrix stiffness in sustained fibrotic behaviour of myofibroblasts. Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada (selected for oral presentation Balestrini)

Sarrazy, V., Koehler, A. and Hinz, B. (2011): TGF-β1 is activated by integrin pulling in human cardiac fibroblasts. Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J., and Hinz, B., (2011): Culture on soft substrates suppresses a fibrotic fate of mesenchymal stem cells. Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada

Chaudhry, S., Majd, H., Pietramaggiori, G., Alman, B.A., Quinn, T., and Hinz, B., (2011): A novel culture system provides high yields of non-fibrogenic primary dermal fibroblasts for grafting applications. Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada (Best poster prize Chaudhry)

Kwon, Y., Klingberg, F., Buscemi, and Hinz, B., (2011): Myofibroblast adhesion to micro-arrays of latent TGFβ1-binding protein (LTBP-1). Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada

Chau, G., Koehler, A., White, E.S, and Hinz, B., (2011): ED-A fibronectin and the latent TGFβ1 binding protein: partners in crime during myofibroblast differentiation? Scientific Day Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, May 19, Toronto, Canada

Zuyderduyn, S., Wipff , P.-J., Smith, J., Hiemstra, P.S., and Hinz, B.: (2011)TGF-b1 increases the contractile activity of airway smooth muscle cells on novel deformable silicone elastomers, International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, May, 13-18, Denver, CO, U.S.A.

Klingberg, F., Koehler, A., Buscemi, and Hinz, B., (2011)Myofibroblasts organize the latent transforming growth factor-β1 binding protein into fibrillar structures, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 15, Toronto, Canada

Kwon, Y., Klingberg, F., Buscemi, and Hinz, B., (2011)Adhesion of myofibroblasts to micro-arrays of latent TGFβ1-binding protein (LTBP-1), Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 15, Toronto, Canada

Talele, N., Fradette, J., Davies, J., and Hinz, B., (2011)The fibrogenic potentials of mesenchymal stem cells, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 15, Toronto, Canada

Chau, G., Koehler, A., White, E.S, and Hinz, B., (2011)Interaction between ED-A fibronectin and the latent TGFβ1 binding protein is regulated by the stiffness of the myofibroblast matrix, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 15, Toronto, Canada

Chaudhry, S., Majd, H., Pietramaggiori, G., Alman, B.A., Quinn, T., and Hinz, B.(2011)A novel culture system provides high yields of non-fibrogenic primary dermal fibroblasts for grafting applications, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 15, Toronto, Canada (2nd best poster prize graduate category Chaudhry)

 

2010

Koehler, A. and Hinz, B. (2010): Integrin-mediated activation of TGFβ1 by cardiac myofibroblasts. 20th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 15-18, 2010, Gent, Belgium

Geissbuehler, M., Spielmann, T., Märki, I., Formey, A. Gautier, A., Hinz, B., Johnsson, K., Van De Ville, D. and Lasser, T. (2010)Imaging of oxygen consumption during the contraction of a single smooth muscle cell (A7r5). Conference of the international society on oxygen transport to tissue, July 18-23, Ascona, Switzerland (oral presentation Geissbuehler)

Chau, G. and Hinz, B. (2010)Fibrosis-stiff extracellular matrix stimulates expression of fibrogenic ED-A fibronectin. Connective Tissues in Health and Disease, June 3-5, 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Koehler, A. and Hinz, B. (2010)Integrin-mediated activation of TGFβ1 by cardiac myofibroblasts. Connective Tissues in Health and Disease, June 3-5, 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Balestrini, J. and Hinz, B. (2010)Substrate stiffness and adherence junctions regulate myofibroblast persistence. Connective Tissues in Health and Disease, June 3-5, 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Modarressi, A., Pietramaggiori, G., Alizadeh N. E., Hinz, B., and Pittet-Cuenod, B., (2010) Myofibroblasts play a key role in delayed wound healing in ischemia. 21st Annual EURAPS Meeting, May 27-29, 2010 Manchester, UK.

Chau, G., Koehler, A., and Hinz, B. (2010): The role of ED-A FN in storing TGFβ1 in the matrix of myofibroblasts. Research Day of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), May 19, 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B. (2010)Activation of TGFβ1 by mechanical stress. 3rd International NanoBio Conference, August 24-27, 2010, Zurich, Switzerland

Zuyderduyn, S., Wipff, P.-J, Hiemstra, P.S., Rabe, K. F., and Hinz, B. (2010)Assessing the contractile activity of airway smooth muscle cells using novel silicone culture substrates. European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress, September 18-22, Barcelona, Spain

Follonier, L., Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B. (2010)Regulation of myofibroblast contractions, Research Day Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, February 23, Toronto, Canada

Tobalem M, Vigato E, Pietramaggiori G, Majd, H., A. Modarressi, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2010)Extracorporeal shockwave therapy stimulates myofibroblast differentiation and function. 20th conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), May 26-28, Geneva, Switzerland

Tobalem M, Vigato E, Pietramaggiori G, Majd, H., A. Modarressi, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2010)Shockwave therapy promotes contraction of non-acute wounds. 95th annual congress of the Swiss Society for Surgery, 26-28 May, Interlaken, Switzerland

 

2009

Follonier, L., Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B. (2009): Regulation of myofibroblast contractions. Joint Hamilton/Toronto Symposium "Cellular Basis of Fibrosis and its Contribution to Human Disease", October 6, Oakville, Canada (oral presentation Follonier)

Shieh, A. C. Hinz, B., Swartz, M.A. (2009)Interstitial flow stimulates fibroblast-dependent tumor cell invasion by establishing a gradient of active TGFβ1. October 7-10, BMES Annual Fall Scientific Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Vigato E, Pietramaggiori G, Modarressi A, Meister J, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2009)Reversibility of the negative effect of hypoxia on skin myofibroblasts differentiation: in vitro-in vivo correlations. Annual Meeting of Swiss Society of Plastic, Esthetical, and Reconstructive Surgery, October 2-3, Interlaken, Switzerland. (oral presentation Vigato)

Pietramaggiori, G., Scherer, S., Vigato, E., Modarressi, A., Hinz, B., Orgill, D.P., Pittet-Cuenod, B., (2009) The secret about platelet efficacy in wound healing, Proceeding of Swiss Society of Plastic Surgery 2009, Interlaken 2009 Annual Meeting of Swiss Society of Plastic, Esthetical, and Reconstructive Surgery, October 2-3, Interlaken, Switzerland (oral presentation Pietramaggiori)

Vigato E, Pietramaggiori G, Harder Y, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod B, Bassetto F. (2009)Le Onde d'urto nella modulazione della guarigione delle ferite. Congresso Nazionale della Societa' Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva e Estetica, September 28-October 1t, San Remo, Italy (oral presentation Vigato)

Vigato E, Pietramaggiori G, Tobalem M, Harder Y, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2009)The effects of shockwaves on cells and tissues. European Council of Scientists in Plastic Surgery (ECSAPS), September 18-19, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (oral presentation Vigato)

Majd, H, Wipff, P.-J., Buscemi, L., Buenoc, M., Vonwil, D. ,Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2009)Cell Culture Expansion Approach for Preserving Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Phenotype, 22 European Conference on Biomaterials (ESB), September 7-11, Lausanne, Switzerland (oral presentation Majd)

Majd, H., Pietramaggiorri, G., Pittet-Cuenod, B., Quinn, T. M., Hinz, B. (2009)Culture on highly expandable and compliant surfaces accelerates the expansion of non-fibrogenic fibroblasts for cell therapy, 8th European Burns Association Conference (EBA), September 2-5, Lausanne, Switzerland (oral presentation; medal for outstanding abstract Majd)

Pietramaggiori, G., Vigato, E., Modarressi, A., Scherer, S., Meister, J.-J., Hinz, B., Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2009)Mechanical versus pharmacological modulation of myofibroblast functiona new perspective to improve wound healing" 8th European Burns Association Conference (EBA), September 2-5, Lausanne, Switzerland (medal for outstanding abstract Pietramaggiori)

Vigato E, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer S, Modarressi A, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2009)The crosstalk of quiescent platelets and fibroblasts triggers angiogenesis and wound repair. 8th European Burns Association Conference (EBA), September 2-5, Lausanne, Switzerland

Vigato, E., Pietramaggiori, G., Bassetto, F., Hinz, B., and Pittet-Cuenod, B., (2009)The effect of shockwaves on differentiation of myofibroblasts, 5th Joint Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) and the Wound Healing Society (WHS), August 25-29, Limoges, France (best poster prize Vigato)

Modarressi, A., Pietramaggiori, G., Vigato, E., Pittet-Cuenod, B., and Hinz, B(2009)Hypoxia impairs skin myofibroblast differentiation and function , 5th Joint Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) and the Wound Healing Society (WHS), August 25-29, Limoges, France (oral presentation Vigato)

Follonier, L., Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B. (2009)Ca2+-dependent microcontractile events in myofibroblasts: Evidence for a lock-step-mechanism of matrix remodeling. Gordon Research Conference of Collagens, July, 19-24, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (oral presentation Follonier)

Buscemi, L., Follonier, L., and Hinz, B. (2009)Combined fluorescence and atomic force microscopy correlate cytoplasmic Ca2+ oscillations with nano-contractile events in myofibroblasts. Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June, 14-19, 2009, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (oral presentation Buscemi)

Broiles, J.L., Hinz, B., Wipff, P.-J., Howard, E.W., Haaksma, C.J. and Tomasek, J.J., (2009)Mechano-regulated expression of smooth muscle a-actin in myofibroblasts is mediated by actin dynamics and localization of myocardin related transcription factor A, Experimental Biology Meeting 2009, April 18-22, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A

Vigato, E, Pietramaggiori ,G, Hinz B, Pittet-Cuenod, B, Bassetto, F, (2009)The effect of shockwaves on myofibroblast differentiation and function.International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISWTS), April 2-4, Sorrento, Italy (oral presentation Vigato)

Geissbuehler, M., Spielmann, T., Märki, I., Formey, A. Gautier, A., Hinz, B., Johnsson, K., Van De Ville, D. and Lasser, T. (2009)Triplet State Imaging. BiOS 2009, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XVI, January 24-29, San Jose, CA, U.S.A. (oral presentation Geissbuehler) 

2008

Geissbuehler, M., Spielmann, T., Märki, I., Formey, A. Gautier, A., Hinz, B., Johnsson, K., Van De Ville, D. and Lasser, T. (2008)Triplet Imaging by Modulated Excitation. 14th International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences, September 17-19, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany

Pietramaggiori, G., Scherer, S.S., Lancerotto, L., Modaressi, A., Orgill, D.P., Hinz, B., and Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2008)Controlled mechanical stimulation of skin cell proliferation in vivo, 18th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 10-12, St. Georges Bay, Malta (Young Investigator's Award to G. Pietramaggiori for best oral presentation)

Buscemi, L., Follonier, L., Hoffmann, A., and Hinz, B. (2008)Combined fluorescence and atomic force microscopy correlate calcium oscillations with nano-contractile events in fibroblasts, 23rd Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum (FEBS Workshop), June 22-26, Potsdam, Germany (oral presentation Buscemi)

Follonier, L., Buscemi, L., and Hinz, B. (2008)Simultaneous bead tracking and Ca2+ imaging reveal Ca2+-dependent microcontractile events in myofibroblasts, 23rd Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum (FEBS Workshop), June 22-26, Potsdam, Germany (travel award Follonier)

Modarressi, A., Alizadeh, N., Pepper, M.S., Hinz, B., and Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2008)Myofibroblasts play a key role in delayed wound healing in ischemia, EURAPS 19th Annual Meeting, May 29-31, Funchal, Madeira

Broiles, J.L., Hinz, B., Wipff, P.-J., Howard, E.W., Haaksma, C.J. and Tomasek, J.J., (2008)Critical substrate stiffness initiates smooth muscle α-actin promoter activity in myofibroblasts, Experimental Biology Meeting 2008, April 5-9, San Diego, CA, U.S.A

Buscemi, L., Follonier, L., Hoffmann, A., and Hinz, B. (2008)Combined fluorescence and atomic force microscopy correlate calcium oscillations with nano-contractile events in fibroblasts, CCMX Research Day, April 9th, Bern, Switzerland

Majd, H., Friedrich, M., Goffin, J.M., and Hinz, B., (2008)Micro-deposition of proteins onto highly compliant surfaces, CCMX Research Day, April 9th, Bern, Switzerland

Follonier, L., Schaub, S., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Intercellular mechanical coupling coordinates myofibroblast contraction, Annual Conference of the Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB), February 6-7, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pittet, P., Lee, K., Kulik, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Fibrogenic fibroblasts increase intercellular adhesion strength by reinforcing individual OB-cadherin bonds, Annual Conference of the Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB), February 6-7, Lausanne, Switzerland

Modarressi, A., Pietramaggiori, G., Pittet-Cuenod, B., and Hinz, B. (2008): Myofibroblast development is suppressed by hypoxia - a cause for chronic wounds? , Annual Conference of the Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB), February 6-7, Lausanne, Switzerland

Wipff, P.-J., Rifkin, D., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Myofibroblast contraction activates TGFβ1 from the extracellular matrix, Annual Conference of the Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB), February 6-7, Lausanne, Switzerland

Buscemi, L., Hoffmann, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Combining AFM and calcium imaging to correlate micro-contractile events with calcium flashes, Annual Conference of the Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB), February 6-7, Lausanne, Switzerland

Majd, H, Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2008)A Novel Culture Device Expands Mesenchymal Stem Cell Cultures By Preserving The Proliferative Naïve Stem Cell Phenotype, Annual Conference of the Union of Swiss Societies of Experimental Biology (USGEB), February 6-7, Lausanne, Switzerland (oral presentation Majd)

Geissbuehler, M., Spielmann, T., Vulliamy, R., Leutenegger, M., Märki, I., Sandén, T., Persson, G., Hinz, B., Widengren, J., and Lasser, T. (2008)Triplet imaging contrast by modulated excitation. BIOS 2009 - Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XV, January 19-24, 2008, San Jose, CA, U.S.A. (oral presentation Geissbuehler)

Follonier, L., Schaub, S., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008): Coordination of myofibroblast contraction by intercellular mechanical coupling. 17th Cytomeet, January, 22nd, Bern, Switzerland (oral presentation Follonier)

Majd, H, Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2008)Stretching but not stressing: a novel expansion device for mesenchymal stem cell culture. 17th Cytomeet, January, 22nd, Bern, Switzerland (oral presentation Majd)

Follonier, L., Schaub, S., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Intercellular mechanical coupling coordinates myofibroblast contraction, CHUV Research Day 'Regenerative Medicine', January 17th, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pittet, P., Lee, K., Kulik, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Fibrogenic fibroblasts increase intercellular adhesion strength by reinforcing individual OB-cadherin bonds, CHUV Research Day 'Regenerative Medicine', January 17th, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pietramaggiori, G., Modarressi, A., Pittet-Cuenod, B., and Hinz, B. (2008)Myofibroblast development is suppressed by hypoxia - a cause for chronic wounds?, CHUV Research Day 'Regenerative Medicine', January 17th, Lausanne, Switzerland

Wipff, P.-J., Rifkin, D., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Myofibroblast contraction activates TGFβ1 from the extracellular matrix, CHUV Research Day 'Regenerative Medicine', January 17th, Lausanne, Switzerland

Buscemi, L., Hoffmann, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2008)Combining AFM and calcium imaging to correlate micro-contractile events with calcium flashes, CHUV Research Day 'Regenerative Medicine', January 17th, Lausanne, Switzerland

Majd, H, Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2008)A Novel Culture Device Expands Mesenchymal Stem Cell Cultures By Preserving The Proliferative Naïve Stem Cell Phenotype, CHUV Research Day 'Regenerative Medicine', January 17th, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

2007

Modarressi, A., Pittet-Cuenod, B., and Hinz, B. (2007)Myofibroblasts: Too many and too few are too bad for wound healing. 43rd Congress of the Swiss Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, October 5-6, Montreux, Switzerland (oral presentation Modarressi)

Wipff, P.-J., Rifkin, D., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2007)Myofibroblast contraction activates TGFβ1 from the extracellular matrix in a stress-controlled autocrine loop. 17th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 26-29, Southampton, U.K. (Young Investigator's Award to P.-J. Wipff for oral presentation)

Follonier, L., Schaub, S., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2007)Myofibroblast contraction is coordinated by intercellular mechanical coupling. 17th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 26-29, Southampton, U.K. (oral presentation Follonier)

Pittet, P., Lee, K., Kulik, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2007)OB-cadherin establishes mechano-resistant junctions between myofibroblasts. 17th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 26-29, Southampton, U.K. (oral presentation Pittet)

Modarressi, A., Alizadeh, N., Pittet-Cuenod, B., and Hinz, B. (2007)Myofibroblast function is impaired by hypoxia: A possible cause for chronic wounds? 17th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 26-29, Southampton, U.K. (oral presentation Modarressi)

Majd, H, Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2007)Stretching but not stressing: a novel cell culture expansion approach for tissue engineering. 17th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 26-29, Southampton, U.K. (oral presentation Majd)

Garonna, A., Pittet, P., Smith-Clerc, J., Kulik, A., Meister, J.J., and Hinz, B. (2007)Novel silicone culture substrates correlate cell-generated forces with protein localization: a new wrinkle in an old face. 17th Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), September 26-29, Southampton, U.K.

Majd, H, M. Friedrich, J. Goffin, and Hinz, B. (2007)Micro-deposition of proteins onto highly compliant surfaces. ESF-EMBO Symposium Biological Surfaces and Interfaces, July 1-6, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Modarressi, A., Pittet, B., and Hinz, B. (2007)Chronic hypoxia modulates myofibroblast differentiation and function. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, June 20-23, Stanford, California, U.S.A. (oral presentation Modarressi)

Wipff, P.-J., Rifkin, D., and Hinz, B. (2007)Myofibroblast contraction activates TGFβ1 from the ECM and establishes a stress-controlled autocrine loop. Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Repair and Regeneration, June 17-22, New London, NH, U.S.A.

 

2006

Follonier, L., Schaub, S., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2006)Coordination of myofibroblast contraction by intercellular mechanical coupling. 21st Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, October 31-November 4, Biopolis, Singapore (travel fellowship award Follonier)

Majd, H, Quinn, T.M., and Hinz, B. (2006)Stretching but not stressing: a novel culture device allows mesenchymal cell expansion by preserving a non-fibrotic phenotype. 21st Meeting of The European Cytoskeletal Forum, October 31-November 4, Biopolis, Singapore (travel award Majd)

Wipff, P.-J., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2006)Mechanical activation of TGF-β1. Symposium on 'Molecular mechanisms of tissue fibrosis', October 26, Turku, Finland

Pittet, P., Lee, K., Kulik, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2006)How fibroblasts attach to each other. 16th Cytomeet, October 18, Bern, Switzerland (oral presentation Pittet)

Wipff, P.-J., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2006)Mechanical activation of TGF-β1. 16th Cytomeet, October 18, Bern, Switzerland (oral presentation Wipff)

Pittet, P., Lee, K., Kulik, A., Meister, J.-J., and Hinz, B. (2006)How fibroblasts attach to each other. 5th International Workshop 'Scanning Probe Microscopy in Life Sciences', October 12, 2006, Berlin, Germany

Modarressi, A., Hinz, B. and Pittet-Cuenod, B. (2006)Chronic hypoxia modulates myofibroblast differentiation and function. 42nd Conference of the Société Suisse de Chirurgie Plastique, Reconstructive et Esthétique (SSCPRE), September 29-30, Interlaken, Switzerland (oral presentation Modarressi)

Modarressi, A., Pittet-Cuenod, B., and Hinz, B. (2006)Myofibroblast differentiation and function is altered by different levels of hypoxia. The 10th European Conference of Scientists and Plastic Surgeons (ECSAPS), September 22-23, London, U.K. (2nd prize for best oral presentation Modarressi)

 

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