CISM Course on Bone Cell & Tissue Mechanics

CISM Course on Bone Cell & Tissue Mechanics

Insigneo member Professor Tim Skerry will be one of the lecturers at the CISM course on “Bone Cell and Tissue Mechanics” due to be held in Italy in July.

The goal of the course is to:

  • Provide state-of-the-art information
  • Review the entire area of bone cell and tissue mechanics at all three commonly distinguished levels of structural organization of bone: the bone organ level, the bone tissue level and the bone cell level
  • Be of a multi-disciplinary nature and include topics like bone biology, imaging and computational modeling.

Besides being informative, it is hoped that the course will function as a forum for the exchange of data, philosophy, and ideas across disciplinary divides and so provide further stimulus for a comprehensive approach to the problems of bone mechanics. The target audience are graduate students, PhD candidates and young faculty members. We expect an audience as diverse in background as the lecturers, that is to say spanning across the professional spectrum from biomedical and structural engineers, to biologists, veterinarians and orthopaedic and dental surgeons.

Topics include:

  • Bone strength and remodeling
  • Bone biology and bone cell mechanosensitivity
  • Bone tissue formation and repair
  • Bone imaging and structure
  • Bone mineralization and fracture resistance
  • Skeletal formation and adaptation

Lecturers include:

  • Bert van Rietbergen – Eindhoven University of Technology,The Netherlands
  • Jenneke Klein Nulend – ACTA-VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Georg Duda – Julius Wolff Institute, Charité, Berlin, Germany
  • Ralph Müller – ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Peter Fratzl – Max Planck Institute, Potsdam, Germany
  • Tim Skerry – The University of Sheffield, UK

More information about the program and registration can be found on the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences website.