About MBInfo2018-05-09T16:15:20+00:00

MBInfo is produced by the Science Communications Unit at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore.

MBinfo provides review-style descriptions of the mechanics underlying various cellular processes. In addition to describing the basic concepts in Mechanobiology, the resource also provides up-to-date information by including the latest findings coming out of the MBI. The descriptions on MBInfo are supplemented with high-quality illustrations and animations that are produced in-house.

MBInfo production team

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Prof. Michael P. Sheetz

Editor in Chief

Michael Sheetz is the founding director of the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore and is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, USA. His work is focused on understanding the detailed molecular mechanisms involved in cell spreading, motility, force generation and rigidity sensing.

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Steven WolfProduction Editor and Writer
Steven obtained a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Sydney and has pursued a career in science communications since 2011.
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Andrew WongManaging Editor and Writer
Prior to joining the MBI Science Communications Unit, Andrew was a post-doctoral research fellow in Neuroscience at King’s College London.
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Sruthi JagannathanWriter and Data Curator
Sruthi has a Masters in Biotechnology and has worked with the MBI Science Communications Unit since 2011, as both Database Curator and Science Writer.
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Diego Pitta de AraujoIllustrations and Animations
Diego has a PhD from NUS. In his research, he applied 3D computer graphics to virtualize anatomical data of insects. He is interested in using 3D computer graphics and other creative techniques to produce interactive tools for visualization and communication of scientific data
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Melanie Lee Wei TingIllustrations and Animation
Melanie was a post-doctoral research associate in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London before joining the MBI Science Communications Unit.
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Kyaw TunWeb Applications Development
Kyaw holds PhD (Biomedical Sciences) from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He is interested in high performance web applications and contributes to open source projects.

Past Contributors

  • Lakshmi Ramachandran – Science Writer (2018)
  • Wong Chunxi  – Illustrator (2017)
  • Zhang Bo, Cindy – Illustrator (2015)
  • Loh Pui Yee  – Science Writer (2015)
  • Larisa Bulavina – Illustrator / Science Writer (2014)
  • Andrew Gregory – Animator (2014)
  • Soumya Gupta – Science Writer (2014)
  • Ayshwarya Ravichandran – Science Writer (2013)
  • Professor Christopher Hogue – Founding Production Editor (2013)
  • Luxmi Fatimathas – Managing Editor (2012)
  • Leslie Gapter – Founding Managing Editor and Science Writer (2010)
  • Pham Thi Phuong Thao –  Illustration Manager (2010)

Reusing our material

Unless stated otherwise, all images and animations on MBInfo are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Material can be used for theses, lectures, and any other educational purpose so long as MBInfo is attributed as the source of the material.

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