Computational Modelling Group

Seminar  4th June 2014 2 p.m.  7/3031

High Biomechanics of the neuromusculoskeletal system

Prof. Marco Viceconti
University of Sheffield

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Ansys, Biomathematics, Biomechanics, Biomedical, Biomolecular Organisation, Biomolecular simulations, Cellular automata, Developmental Biology, Distributed computing, Elasticity, Finite elements, Finite volume, fluid structure interaction, HPC, IfLS, Level set, Materials, Medical Imaging, Meshless methods, Molecular Dynamics, Molecular Mechanics, Monte Carlo, Multi-core, Multi-physics, Multi-scale, Neuroscience, Optimisation, Quantitative Biology, Scientific Computing, Software Engineering, statistical analysis, Structural biology, Surface imaging, Tissue Engineering, Tribology, Visualisation, Voxel imaging
Georges Limbert

Prof. Marco Viceconti, Insigneo Institute of in silico medicine, Sheffield

ABSTRACT The neuromusculoskeletal system primary function is mechanical in nature. It is thus possible to use the methods of biomechanics to effectively investigate the function of this organ system in both physiological and pathological conditions. We present a series of methods we developed over the years to investigate the biomechanics of the neuromusculoskeletal system across different space-time scales, using a combination of experimental, imaging, and modelling technologies. We will also provide some examples of research and clinical applications of these multiscale approach.

BIOGRAPHY Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Professor Associate at the Department of Human Metabolism. He is currently serving as Scientific Director of the Insigneo Institute of in silico medicine, a joint initiative between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His main research interests are related to the development and validation of medical technology, especially that involving simulation, and primarily in relation to neuromusculoskeletal diseases. He has published over 200 papers, mostly indexed in Medline, and serves as reviewer for many international funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals. Marco Viceconti is one of the key figures in the emerging Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) community. Co-author of the first white paper on VPH, scientific co-ordinator of the seminal VPH research roadmap, "VPH ambassador" for the VPH Network of Excellence, Co-ordinator of the VPHOP integrated project, he is also currently chairing the Board of Directors of the VPH Institute.

This seminar is part of the joint research group initiative and researchers from ALL three groups (Bio, Materials and nCATS) should attend.