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Professor Alexandre J Kabla


Alexandre J Kabla

Professor of Mechanobiology

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Biomechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 7 66208


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Research interests

During embryo development and certain diseased states such as cancer metastasis and would healing, tissues are actively changing shape through patterns of cell migration and cell rearrangements. Concepts from Physics and Mechanics are important in order to understand how subcellular processes can lead to macroscopically coordinated behaviours. My research combines experimental design, data analysis and modelling to characterise the role of mechanical forces and physical constraints in the dynamics of large cell populations.

Strategic themes


Mechanobiology of embryo development, modelling of collective migration and cancer metastasis, multiscale mechanics of epithelial tissues, rheology.