Using Multi-scale Modelling for new treatments of osteoarthritic joints


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1st EPSRC MultiSim Interdisciplinary Workshop on Multiscale Modelling


29th March 2019, ICOSS, University of Sheffield

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Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine


The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine has been created to achieve the scientific ambition behind the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), producing a transformational impact on healthcare.  Find out more


An introduction to our research


Focused on the human musculoskeletal system but designed as a generic platform to address other engineering challenges that involve multi-scale modelling, unobservable states and variables and uncertainty. Find out more


Background

MultiSim is a £6.7 million EPSRC Frontier Engineering Award project based  at the University of Sheffield's Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. This five year multidisciplinary project started on 1st September 2013, and extended until 1st September 2021 with Progression Grant funding, involving academics from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare. M...

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Publications: find out more about our research

Heterogeneity in the mechanical properties of integrins determines mechanotransduction dynamics in bone osteoblasts

Heterogeneity in the mechanical properties of integrins determines mechanotransduction dynamics in bone osteoblasts

Aban Shuaib, Daniyal Motan, Pinaki Bhattacharya, Alex Mcnabb, Timothy M. Skerry & Damien Lacroix We know that the effect on the skeleton of brief periods of exercise persists for over 24 hours – effect...
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The longitudinal effects of ovariectomy on the morphometric, densitometric and mechanical properties in the murine tibia: A comparison between two mouse strains

The longitudinal effects of ovariectomy on the morphometric, densitometric and mechanical properties in the murine tibia: A comparison between two mouse strains

A thorough assessment of any prospective animal model of human disease is necessary before the substantial investment of resources into a preclinical study of potential therapies. Oestrogen-deficiency and rela...
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Finite Element Modelling of the Developing Infant Femur Using Paired CT and MRI Scans

Finite Element Modelling of the Developing Infant Femur Using Paired CT and MRI Scans

Finite Element models of infant femur (left– 4 months; right– 7 months) Through the MultiSim project in Sheffield, we have pioneered modelling technologies to investigate very young children’s bone using ...
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Our goals and aspirations

Dr Enrico Dall'Ara, MultiSim Work Package Leader
“The goal of Multisim is to combine experimental, imaging and computational approaches to improve current preclinical and clinical assessment of musculoskeletal diseases and to optimise treatments for patients”
Professor Claudia Mazzà , Director of MultiSim
“MultiSim wants to bring the most advanced engineering techniques to the service of the patient by working on clinically-ready solutions for the personalisation of healthcare.”