Professional development for researchers

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 ...

Modelathon 2017-Combining experimental and computational research to reduce in vivo testing in a pre-clinical setting

Second Modelathon
Day 1 Instructions for all participants Symposium on combining experimental and computation research to reduce in vivo testing in a pre-clinical setting  A dialogue between clinicians, engineers and modellers. Workshop organiser Professor Damien Lacroix, Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Insigneo Institute, University of Sheffield.  Our symposium on day-one explores how mult...

Insigneo in partnership with three leading Scottish universities : SofTMech, a centre for multiscale soft tissue mechanics

SofTMech is a Centre for multiscale soft tissue mechanics funded by EPSRC under its Mathematical Sciences in healthcare programme. The centre is led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with University of St Andrews, Heriot Watt University and The University of Sheffield. SoftMech will accelerate the development of multiscale soft-tissue modelling by constructing a ge...

An overview of our research in biomechanics and mechanobiology by MultiSim’s Director Professor Lacroix

Professor Damien Lacroix, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the MultiSim project, talks about his research into biomechanics and mechanobiology. His research through the MultiSim project, focuses on understanding the effects of mechanical stimuli on cells and tissues within the body. The vision of this project is to develop and research a modelling framewo...


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 involving academics from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare. MultiSim's vision is to develop a modelling fram...

Focus of our Research

The two central ideas that the Frontier Engineering multi-scale project focus on are: a)      The development of a novel multi-scale model of the musculoskeletal system that describes the mechanobiological processes from the whole body (neuromuscular control and body dynamics) down to the cellular level (bone remodelling and mechanosensing); b)      The creation of a mult...