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  • BIOLOGY and BIOMECHANICS - BRIDGING THE GAP, June 17th 08,Cardiff College of Medicine

    Final call for Oral presentations and Posters


    17th June 2008 at The Cardiff Medicentre, Heath Park, Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF14 4UJ

    Hosted by Meditech, ARUP and CITER

    Please register at:

    Co-chaired by Dr. Bronwen Evans, School of Medicine
    and Dr. Sam Evans. Medical Engineering Cardiff University

    Preliminary Programme and Speakers:

    9.30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

    Opening Address - Prof. John Middleton, Meditech/Arup

    1:Bringing together biology and biomechanics * an example of successful collaboration.
    Dr. Bronwen Evans, School of Medicine and Dr. Sam Evans, School of Engineering, Cardiff

    2:Tendon tissue micromechanics - relating matrix structure to mechanical function.
    Dr. Hazel Screen. Biomedical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London.

    3:Structural hierarchies from molecules to functional tissues.
    Prof. Tim Wess, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University.

    4:Measurements and input for biomechanical simulation.
    Dr. Brian Walker, Arup Consutling, Solihull, Birmingham.

    5:Cultivation of stem cells: basic simulation parameters of a flow microbioreactor .
    Prof. Daniel Aeschlimann and Dr. Alex Zhurov, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University and Moscow
    Academy of Sciences.

    6:Investigating mechanorespones in the skeleton.
    Dr. Debbie Mason, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University.

    7:The changing mechanical environment of intervertebral disc cells .
    Dr. Jin Luo and Dr. Mike Adams, Dept of Anatomy, University of Bristol

    8:Novel ex vivo models for mineralised Tissue Regeneration.
    Alastair J Sloan, Cardiff University,UK

    Poster Presentations:
    1erivation of the mechanical properties at peri-implant site from a biological model: Application
    to an oral implant.
    Nadia Amor,K.U.Leuven, Belgium

    2:Numerical Investigation of Bone's Internal Architecture using Structural Optimisation.
    H A Kim,University of Bath,UK

    This meeting will include invited speakers and other oral and poster presentations from
    the area of biology, biosciences and biomechanics which explore and demonstrate new developments
    and tools which are now available in bridging the biological and biomechanics disciplines are welcome.
    Here for instance mechanotransduction, tissue engineering and nano/micro/macro models of
    biological structures are some the new areas were collaboration between the biosciences, engineering and
    computer technologies are proving to be particularly fruitful. It is therefore the aim of this
    meeting to focus on ‘bridging the gap’ between biologists and bioengineers through providing
    examples of successful applications and also to provide explanations of how the various scientific
    tools now being developed can be successfully applied in practice.

    As well as the invited speakers we would be pleased to consider contributed presentations( we have
    4 slots left for oral contributions), posters or displays. The costs of the meeting will be £30.00 and will include coffee breaks, lunch and
    conference packs. Numbers are restricted to 40 people and will be allocated on a first come first
    served basis. If you wish to contribute a paper or provide a poster or display please contact
    Rumana at or see

    Please note that exhibition space for companies, publishers and software houses is free of charge
    however the meeting fee for each person attending will apply.
    __________________________________________________ ____________________

    Prof. John Middleton
    Director of Biomaterials/Biomechanics Research Centre
    Wales College of Medicine
    Cardiff Medicentre
    Heath Park
    Cardiff CF14 4UJ Wales, UK

    Tel/Fax. +44 (0)29 20682161