Professor Lacroix’s plenary keynote on multiscale modelling of the musculoskeletal system

Plenary keynote at the International Conference on Computational Bioengineering: Multiscale modelling of the musculoskeletal system Damien Lacroix is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering University of Sheffield's Department of Mechanical Engineering and is the Director of Research at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. Damien will be presenting at  the Internatio...
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell and Tissue Multiscale Modelling

Job Reference Number: UOS017097 Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell and Tissue Multiscale Modelling Contract Type: Fixed-term from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018 Working Pattern: Full-Time Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Department: Department of Oncology & Metabolism Salary: Grade 7 £30,688 to £38,833 per annum Closing date...
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Programme set to help more under-represented teenagers reach their potential

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. Sofia, a PhD student on the MultiSim project at the University of Sheffield’s Insigneo Institute participat...
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MultiSim’s collaboration with NC3Rs to reduce animal testing

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University of Sheffield's researchers are trying to find ways to reduce animal testing in preclinical trials by using computer models and medical imaging. One application of this technology, also known as in silico methods, is to study the effect of skeletal diseases such as osteoporosis and its treatments. Using in silico methods, researchers conducted a longitudinal study ...
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Aban Shuaib

Aban’s multi-disciplinary research is at the interface between medicine, engineering and computational modelling. He is a part of the MultiSim project work-package 5, which focuses on modelling molecular and cellular events triggered when a cell is exposed to mechanical stimulation. Cell biology is his main field of interest with intracellular signalling and communication as...
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Journal of Biomechanics: Accuracy of synchrotron based digital volume correlation for bone tissue

MultiSim's Dr Enrico Dall'Ara  talks about his paper on the accuracy of synchrotron-based digital volume correlation for bone tissue. His research was featured on the homepage of the Journal of Biomechanics edition published in July 2017. Understanding bone mechanics at different hierarchical levels is fundamental to improve preclinical and clinical assessments of bone stren...
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Research Associate in Experimental Biomechanics

Closing date 30.09.2017 An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate in Experimental Biomechanics within the integrated musculoskeletal biomechanics (IMSB) group of the INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine and contributing to the activities of the newly established Sheffield NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for Translational Neurosciences. Visit ...
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Find out how to progress your career as a multiscale PDRA

Training PDRAs at MultiSim
MultiSim has 12 post-doctoral researchers/research assistants (PDRAs). We interviewed this group to explore how they felt MultiSim has contributed to their professional development so far. The paragraphs below provide an overview of their feedback on the training opportunities we offer. Our interviews found that PDRAs actively seek new training opportunities and are self-aware ...
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Sheffield: Alternatives to Research Requiring Rodents

The Sheffield event was attended by Dr Kasia Makowska, NC3Rs Press and Communications Officer: The event took place in a microbrewery, getting some curious looks from the beer-tasting tours. Dr Enrico Dall’Arra a researcher on the MultiSim project spoke about using a computer model, or a ‘digital mouse’, to better understand the mechanisms behind bone-related diseases. H...
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