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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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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Our participation at the International & European Society of Biomechanics

We are pleased to announce our participation at the prestigious Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)  the largest gathering of experts in the field of biomechanics. It presents a wonderful opportunity for our researchers to receive feedback and have engaging discussions in niche research areas and an opportunity to kick-start potential collaborations....
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Andre Castro

Andre Castro is a Biomedical Engineer (MEng), who graduated from the University of Minho (Portugal, 2009). In 2011, he obtained a Post-Graduate course in Management of Health Institutions from CESPU College of Health Sciences (Portugal).  In 2013 he obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (University of Minho), his thesis was on the Development of a Biomimetic Finite Element M...
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Erica Montefiori

Erica obtained her masters in Biomedical Engineering from Universita' di Pisa, Pisa, Italy. The thesis title for her masters was “Repeatability of operator dependent input in a patient-specific musculoskeletal model of the ankle joint”. This thesis focused on testing the repeatability of a previously reported modelling pipeline for the creation of patient-specific musculoskelet...
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Fun, inspiring and free events at Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering in March

Sheffield’s Festival of Science & Engineering Over 50 fun, inspiring and free events taking place during March 2017. Everyone welcome. Our Festival is celebrating world-class research in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), is back. This diverse programme will fascinate, entertain and engage children, young people and adults alike – with events, talks and ...
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Research on Digital volume correlation (DVC)

Strain uncertainties from two digital volume correlation approaches in prophylactically augmented vertebrae A newly developed technique called digital volume correlation (DVC) can be used to access the internal deformation of heterogeneous materials and structures. DVC has been exploited over the past decade to measure complex deformation fields within biological tissues, suc...
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Experimental validation of DXA-based finite element models for prediction of femoral strength

Osteoporotic fractures are a major clinical problem and current diagnostic tools have an accuracy of only 50%. The standard clinical assessment of Osteoporosis is based on an exam called dual energy X-rays absorptiometry (DXA) with which the local areal bone mineral density is measured at the hip. However, this investigation has been found to be, in some cases, a poor predictor...
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Uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis of cardiac cell models using Gaussian process emulators

by Professor Richard Clayton Summary: Cardiac cells are electrically excitable, and the biophysical mechanisms underlying electrical activation and recovery can be represented by systems of couple, stiff and nonlinear ordinary differential equations. These models have become valuable tools, which are used to study normal and abnormal electrical activation in cardiac tissue as ...
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Numerical extrapolation techniques and Neural Networks apply to Musculoskeletal Systems simulations

by Professor María-Angeles Pérez Ansón Summary: Nowadays, new generation of predictive models are being developed to perform high level musculoskeletal systems simulations. One of the main disadvantages of computational models is their high computational cost. Different techniques have been proposed to reduce the simulation time. On the one hand, a numerical extrapolation te...
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