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

Second Modelathon
Register for MultiSim's Modelathon 2017 an EPSRC funded symposium followed by a three-day modelling competition on combining experimental and computational research to reduce in vivo testing in a pre-clinical setting Date Monday - Thursday, 11-14 September 2017, Diamond Building, University of Sheffield Audience Researchers in biomechanics, computational modelling or image ba...
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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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Neck muscle weakness due to motor neurone disease

Snood Study
 A MultiSim researcher  has been a part of a preliminary study on patients affected by neck muscle weakness due to motor neurone disease. Below is a summary of research by Silvia Pancani who is one of the authors of a paper on cervical orthoses published in Clinical Biomechanics. Background An orthosis is an externally applied device that is designed and fitted to the body...
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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...
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Current Vacancies: Postdoctoral Research Associate on MutiSim project

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell Mechanotransduction Modelling Job Reference Number: UOS013997 Full-Time Fixed term for 2 years Department: Academic Unit of Bone Biology, Department of Human Metabolism Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Location: Medical School Salary: Grade 7 £29,847 to £37,768 per annum Closing Date: 5 July 2016 Summary MultiSim is a...
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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...
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Citizen scientists needed to map 3D scans to solve puzzle of bird bill evolution

Citizen scientists from across the globe are needed to help a team of University of Sheffield researchers map 3D scans of the bills of every living species of bird in the world. Dr Gavin Thomas, of the University’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, and his research group have embarked on the task of scanning the bills of 10,000 species to build the most compre...
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