Researchers successfully tackle a multiscale Osteoarthritis challenge – Modelathon 2018

Researchers successfully tackle a multiscale Osteoarthritis challenge – Modelathon 2018

The MultiSim, OATech+ Modelathon 2018 took place 17 – 20 September 2017 at the Diamond Building, Sheffield and aimed to provide an opportunity to discuss, network, and practise multi-scale research modelling skills through a hackathon competition with industry software and hands-on support from modelling experts. Modelathon 2018 was attended by 15 multi-scale researchers from a number of leading research-intensive universities. This year MultiSim partnered with OATech+ to deliver a Osteoarthritis-based challenge: Can we predict the best approach to fix an osteoarthritic hip joint?

Dr Enrico Dall’Ara, MultiSim, Work Package Leader and Modelathon Leader commented:

“I was delighted to see the passion and hard work that the participants put into the Modelathon this year. The solutions proposed by the teams to solve the complex multi-scale computational challenge were of high quality. It is amazing what they achieved in so little time. I am very pleased, especially considering that these PhD students and PostDocs will be the next generation leaders in computational musculoskeletal research. Looking forward to Modelathon 2019!”

Visit the MultiSim website for a selection of comments from this year’s participants.