Summer School in Biomechanics, Graz University, Austria: 3rd to 7th September, 2018

Summer School in Biomechanics, Graz University, Austria: 3rd to 7th September, 2018

Professor Ray Ogden is involved in organizing and lecturing on week-long intensive summer schools in biomechanics at Graz University of Technology in Austria every two years, with different lecturers covering different, but interconnected, topics.  The next one will be run from the 3rd to the 7th  September, 2018.  For further details see the Summer School website.

Training Day for PhD Students and RAs: 12th December

Training Day for PhD Students and RAs: 12th December

SofTMech Training Day 

SofTMech held a training day on the 12th December 2017.  The day commenced with a series of five talks presenting the essential methodological concepts relevant to SoftMech.

The speakers and talk titles were:

Robert Insall: Cell migration in response to self-generated cues: hypotheses, mathematical modelling, and experimental verification.

Ray Ogden: Structure-based finite strain modelling of soft tissues.

Dirk Husmeier: Statistical inference in complex models of coordinated cell movement and soft-tissue mechanics.

Huabing Yin: Cell mechanics and cellular microenvironments: devices for diagnostics, analysis, and engineering.

Godfrey Smith: Optical techniques for measuring electrical activities in the heart.

Students attended from both Glasgow and Sheffield and integration, through working in small groups comprising of students from both areas, was a major success of the workshop.  This also encouraged discussion on potential future collaborations.

A  computing session on version control and Github was given by Timothy Storey.

The day ended with a  poster session providing more opportunity for discussion.  

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