Keep up with what's happening in the lab! Here we highlight any significant events that have been going on from conferences, to publications, to new staff!
January - March 2019
New Publication:Pakshir, P., Alizadehgiashi, M., Wong, B., Coelho, N.M., Chen, X., Gong, Z., Shenoy, V.B., McCulloch, C., and Hinz, B. (2019): Dynamic fibroblast contractions attract remote macrophages in fibrillar collagen matrix. Nature Communications
New Publication: Lodyga, M.*, Cambridge, E.* (*co-first author), Karvonen, H., Pakshir, P., Wu, B., Boo, S., Kiebalo, M., Kaarteenaho, R., Glogauer, M., Kapoor, M., Ask, K., and Hinz, B. (2019): Cadherin-11–mediated adhesion of macrophages to myofibroblasts establishes a profibrotic niche of active TGF-β. Science Signalling. Check the cover page and cover story by clicking here.
New Publication: Hinz, B., McCulloch, C.A., and Coelho, N.M. (2019): Mechanical regulation of myofibroblast phenoconversion and collagen contraction. Experimental Cell Research (e-pub ahead of print)
New Publication: Schleip, R., Gabbiani, G., Wilke, J., Naylor, I., Hinz B., Lehmann-Horn, F., Zorn, A, Jäger, H., Schreiner, S., and Klingler, W., (2019): Fascia is able to actively contract and thereby influence musculoskeletal dynamics: a histochemical and mechanographic investigation. Frontiers in Physiology - Clinical and Translational Physiology (e-pub ahead of print)
Welcome to Gilbert Pecoraro from the University of Reutlingen! Gilbert will perform a Bachelor project for a period of 5 months.
Boris finally found a solution to handle the traffic (see picture); get a number! Thanks, guys - best Christmas present ever!
Congratulations to Kyu Kim and Trong Shen for successfully defending their Master theses!
Congratulations to Pardis Pakshir and Ronen Schuster! The Hinz lab has been awarded with two post-doctoral fellowships through the Mitacs Accelerate program, amounting to a total of $165,000. Pardis will work on a 1-year project with Interface Biologics Inc., and Ronen who will be performing a 2-year project with Phenomic AI. See also the Dentistry Newsflash and click here.
We bid farewell to Mariëlle Walraven, who returning to the Netherlands in February, wishing her all the very best as she settles back, we will miss you greatly!
CAMiLoD is opening its doors to welcome microscopists from all over town. CAMiLoD are the Collaborative Advanced Microscopy Laboratories of Dentistry directed by Boris. CAMiLoD houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including high-speed high-resolution confocal microscopy, TIRF, life science atomic force microscopy, and more. Interested to use our services? Click here.
Congratulations to the first successful participants in the 1st AFM workshop organized by CAMiLoD. Enjoy poking cells and tissues at the nano-level.
Welcome to Joao Pedro Bronze de Firmino! Joao comes from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and joins the Hinz lab as Post-Doc. Joao is imaging analysis specialist and will support the CAMiLoD endeavor!