Search Results for author: Roeland M. H. Merks

Found 2 papers, 1 papers with code

Cell Shape and Durotaxis Follow from Mechanical Cell-Substrate Reciprocity and Focal Adhesion Dynamics: A Unifying Mathematical Model

no code implementations21 Jun 2019 Elisabeth G. Rens, Roeland M. H. Merks

Many animal cells change their shape depending on the stiffness of the substrate on which they are cultured: they assume small, rounded shapes in soft ECMs, they elongate within stiffer ECMs, and flatten out on hard substrates.

Mechanical interplay between cell shape and actin cytoskeleton organization

1 code implementation23 May 2019 Koen Schakenraad, Jeremy Ernst, Wim Pomp, Erik H. J. Danen, Roeland M. H. Merks, Thomas Schmidt, Luca Giomi

We investigate the mechanical interplay between the spatial organization of the actin cytoskeleton and the shape of animal cells adhering on micropillar arrays.

Biological Physics Soft Condensed Matter Cell Behavior

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