The Mechanics of Cancer | Timo Betz | TEDxMünster

http://youtu.be/JktLhD2sf7k Timo Betz researches at the interface of physics and biology. His approach is asking simple questions, like for example how cancer cells move around in the body yet delivering groundbreaking insight in this rather new field of research. Timo Betz is a physicist who has always been fascinated by living cells. In the last 15 years he has focused on understanding the physical principles used by living cells to perform their function. Working at the interface between physics and biology, he tries to understand how nature manages to build and coordinate all the tiny machines and processes that eventually allow us humans to read and write this text. In his spare time he plays with his kids, and enjoys a good barbeque with his family. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx