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Pr T Baskin Lecturer  (photo)
  • Pr T. Baskin, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA more info
          Session: Biophysics of Growth 

          Title of the lecture :  Anisotropic expansion of higher plants.    read abstract

 Pr Arezki Boudaoud , ENS Lyon
  • Pr A. BoudaoudENS Lyon, Lab. RDP, Lyon, France more info
             Sessions: Biophysics of Morphogenesis and Pattern Formation / Integrative Biomechanical modelling -

           Title of the lecture: The physical basis of morphogenesis. From the shoot apex to leaves.

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  • Pr I. Burgert, Wood Materials Science, ETH Zurich & Empa, Switzerland  more info 
Session: Cell Wall, Cell and Tissue Micromechanics (soft and stiff tissues) - 

Title of the lecture:    Plant micromechanics

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 Dr Hervé Cochard
  • Dr H Cochard, DR, UMR-PIAF, INRA-Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France more info
Session: Plant-Fluids Mechanical Interactions  II internal fluids - 

Title of the lecture: Xylem hydraulics and mechanics: where are the trade-offs?

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  • Dr Y Forterre, CR, CNRS IUSTI, Polytech, Marseille, France more info 
Session: Plant Motions and Plant Tribology - 

Title of the lecture: Moving fast without muscle: Lessons from the Venus flytrap

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 Th Fourcaud, AMAP CIRAD
  • Dr T Fourcaud, Tree biomechanics, AMAP, Cirad, Montpellier, France more info
Session: Trees and Wood Biomechanics / Integrative Biomechanical modelling- 

Title of the lecture :   Is mechanics an important component of tree architecture ?

 Pr P Fratzl
  • Pr Dr Dr H.c.P Fratzl, Dept. of Biomaterials, Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Institute, Posdam, Germany more info
Session: Plant Biomechanics and Biomimetics-- 

Title of the lecture: Plant cells as inspiration for adaptive composites and actuators

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 L J Gibson, MIT
  • Pr L J Gibson,  Cellular Solids Group, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachussets Intitute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA more info
Sessions: Applied Plant Biomechanics for Materials Sciences and Engineering-
                    Integrative Biomechanical Modelling                 

Title of the lecture: The hierarchical structure and mechanics of plants     

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 Pr Liz Haswell WashU Lecturer
  • Pr E Haswell, Dept. of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Mo , USA more info
Session: Mechano- and gravi- sensing and transduction-- 

Title of the lecture: A Feeling for the Organism: Mechanosensitive Channels in Plants


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 Pr K Niklas
  • Pr K Niklas, Dept. of Plant Biology, Cornell Univ., NY, USA more info
Session: Ecological and Evolutionnary Biomechanics-- 

Title of the lecture: Cancelled due to a last-minute academic unforeseen commitment

 
  • Dr S Puijalon, C R, CNRS, Lab. Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes Naturels et Anthropisés, Lyon, France more info
Sessions:  Ecological and Evolutionnary Biomechanics-
                    Plant - Fluids Mechanical Interactions  I- external flows- ; 
                    

              Title of the lecture :  Responses of aquatic plants to mechanical stress and disturbance:  
                                                    phenotypic plasticity and plant strategies   read abstract

 Dr R Whalley
  • Dr R Whalley, Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems Department, Rothamsted Research, UK  more info
Session: Plant-Soil Mechanical Interactions -- 

Title of the lecture: How do roots penetrate strong soils ?

 

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Writing: B Moulia
Creation date: 20 November 2011
Update: 25 May 2012
Contact: plantbiomechanics2012@clermont.inra.fr