Biomechanics in health and disease:
advanced physical tools for innovative early diagnosis
H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 n. 812772


Kanazawa University

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Principal Investigator : Dr. Clemens M. Franz

Clemens Franz

Clemens M. Franz is Associate Professor at WPI Nano Live Science Institute at Kanazawa University since 2019. He studied Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin and later received a PhD in Cancer Cell Biology from University College London. After postdoctoral research at TU Dresden and Max-Planck-Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics, he became a Young Investigator Group Leader at the DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In his research he applies a combination of optical and atomic force microscopy to investigate dynamic interactions between cells and their tissue environment. These studies include quantitating cellular adhesion forces by AFM-based single-cell force spectroscopy (SCFS), cell elasticity measurements and studying matrix remodeling by live-cell AFM imaging. Currently, he is developing nanoprobe techniques for exploring intracellular environments.





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