Mechanobiology and Mechanotechnology

Researcher in the nanotechnology cleanroom looking at a slide with gloves on

Improving health and tackling diseases through research

Our research themes

Mechanobiology and Mechanotechnology

Mechanobiology and Mechanotechnology at Leeds

We aim to understand and exploit biology and technology in mechanical force detection and response by working as multidisciplinary teams to benefit humans and their connection with the environment.

What is our research about?

Mechanical forces influence many functional features of biological life. The impact of mechanical force on cellular and tissue function in many biological systems is a fundamental feature of health and disease.

Mechanobiology research is a multidisciplinary field combining biology, physical sciences, engineering and health sciences. It focuses on how multi-scale mechanics influence biological behaviour.

Our work also extends to mechanotechnology, in which physical approaches to mechanical force are used to benefit human health.

Research themes and investigators

  • Our research themes

    Read about the key themes of our research in mechanobiology and mechanotechnology.

    Mechanically-activated ion channel, Piezo1
  • Our investigators

    Get in touch with the researchers involved in mechanobiology and mechanotechnology at Leeds.

    Computer model of a mechanically-activated ion channel called Piezo1.

Contact us

We want to partner with external academics, businesses, postgraduate researchers and postdoctoral researchers. 

If you are interested in working with us, please email mechanobiology@leeds.ac.uk.