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Prof Martin Knight does Primary Cilia Mexican Wave!

21 March 2016

Professor Knight is a professor of mechanobiology in the Institute of Bioengineering and the School of Engineering and Materials Science where he is the Director of Research and actively involved in the Medical Engineering degree programme.

As part of the University's 'Meet our Professors' Inaugural lectures, Martin delivered a lecture focusing on his research, and in particular, the primary cilium. Click here to see the full lecture with embedded slides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zH6e_knG1U
Interestingly, Martin managed to get (almost!) the entire crowd taking part in a primary cilium-Mexican Wave!

More about the primary cilium:
Our health depends on the way the living cells and tissues in our bodies respond to mechanical forces. Understanding this topic, known as ‘mechanobiology’, may lead to new treatments for diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer. This lecture will take you on a personal journey from engineering to biology. In particular, Professor Knight will describe his work on a hitherto ignored cellular structure, the primary cilium, and its role in mechanobiology and disease.
Contact:Prof Martin Knight
Email:m.m.knight@qmul.ac.uk

Updated by: David Lockwood