Mechanics is playing an important role on cell behavior and fate. It is true for as different processes as embryonic development, blood clotting or tumor expansion in cancer. It is thus now a central aim in the biophysics field to get a proper rheological description of tissue in order to understand all these behaviors and disentangle mechanics versus genetics cues. One idea is to introduce inside living tissues well controlled soft probes whose deformations will give us access to the local mechanical fields. Tailored polymeric probes will be developed thanks to a new collaboration started in the beginning of year 2015 between ILM, Laurent David at IMP (Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, UCBL) Yves Jorand at (MATEIS, INSA de Lyon) within the project SPIMOGEL supported by the iMUST Labex.

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