Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Cellular Signalling



+44 (0)20 7594 3233v.braga




Office no. 105Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus




Guest Lectures

“Physics and Biology confront cell-cell adhesion”, Biophysics Society,, Aussois, France, 2019

“Pioneers in Cell Dynamics and Imaging”, Cells in Motion Clusters of Excellence, University of Muenster, Germany, 2019

3rd World Congress on Cancer Biology and Immunology-2019”, Milan, Italy KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 2019

UK Membrane Trafficking. University College London, London, UK, 2018

Mechanobiology Institute. 10th anniversary Conference., Singapore, 2018

Oncobiology Symposium,, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2017

Regulation and Function of Small GTPases, FASEB Conference, Miami, USA, 2017

Symposium “Epithelial intercellular junctions as dynamic hubs to integrate forces, signals and cell behaviour”., Aachen University – Germany. KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 2017

Mechanical Forces in Biology, EMBL Symposia, Heidelberg, Germany, 2017

Mechanobiology of Disease, Biophysical Society, Singapore, 2016

6th French Cell Adhesion Club, Montpellier, France, 2016

5th Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2015),, Dalian, China KEYNOTE LECTURE, 2015

Growth Factor and Adhesion Signalling, Irish Association for Cancer Research, Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, 2015

International Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ), Cologne – Germany, 2015

3rd International Meeting on Actin Dynamics, German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ), Regensburg, Germany, 2015

Systems-level view of cytoskeletal function. EMBO Workshop, EMBO meetings, Stockholm - Sweden., 2014

When development meets cell biology, French Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology joint meeting, Montpellier, France, 2012

Antitumoral targets upstream and downstream of Ras GTPases, Ras symposium, Santander, Spain, 2012

Gordon Conference on Cell Adhesion, Mount Snow resort, Vermont, USA, 2011

5th Mechanobiology Conference, Singapore, 2011

Synergy Meeting, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Edinburgh, 2010

Membrane Trafficking, University College London, London, 2009

Epithelial Morphogenesis and Diseases, BSCB Autumn Meeting, London, 2008

Cell Migration: from molecules to organisms, 6th Abercrombie Meeting, Oxford, UK, 2007

European Small GTPase Meeting, Umea, Sweden, 2007

Cell Contact and Adhesion, Gordon Conference, Ciocco, Italy, 2007

Ultrasound traps and indices of cell adhesion, UCL Institute of Hepatology, London, 2006

International Meeting on Cytoskeletal Dynamics, Montréal, Canada, 2006

9th International Dahlem Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 2005

Regulation and Biological Function of Small GTPases, FASEB Summer Research Conferences, Snowmass, USA, 2004

Epithelial Polarity: Basic biology and clinical implications, Third Annual Timberline Symposium, Oregon, USA, 2004

Signalling Networks in Cell Shape and Motility, Novartis Foundation Symposium no 261, Singapore, 2004

German Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Muenster, Germany, 2004

Cell Migration in Development and Disease, 2nd International DGF Symposium, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004

Receptor Mechanisms & Signal Transduction, INSERM U441, Bordeaux, France., 2003

Symposium Infection of Endothelium, DGF Workshop, Dresden, Germany, 2003

Signalling and cell-cell interactions, Keystone Meeting, Colorado, U.S.A., 2003

Gordon Conference on Small GTPases, Oxford, 2002

Cell Adhesion, Joint meeting of Belgium and Dutch Societies for Cell Biology, Ghent – Belgium., 2002

Molecular Control Mechanisms of Cell Migration, DGF Workshop, Berlin - Germany, 2002

Research Staff

Susann Bruche,

Research Student Supervision

Andrea Gubas,, Autophagy regulation

Anna Cock,AC, NHLI Foundation

Fernanda Costal Oliveira,, Cellular Mechanisms of snake venom action

Kyasha Sri Ranjan,, BHF Centre for Research Excellence

Noor Mohd-Naim,NM, Studentship Brunei Government 2010

Susann Bruche,SB, BHF Centre for Research Excellence