Developing a system for precise tension and compression of developing biological tissues

We are currently interested in how biological tissues develop as embryos grow. Using our model system, we are interested in understanding whether mechanical inputs change growth patterns or vice versa. To be able to understand this, we need to develop a system that can provide very precise tension and compression to tissues whilst under a microscope. This project will design and develop this system.

Supervisor name: 
Michael Crichton
Supervisor and Deputy email addresses:;
Deputy name: 
Laura Charlton