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IBP Network Webinar: MicroCT imaging techniques and mechanobiology of cartilage and joint

Please see information below on the upcoming IBP Network Webinar:

IBP Network Webinar: MicroCT imaging techniques and mechanobiology of cartilage and joint
Measurement of mechanobiological control directly affects our capacity to innovate functional solutions in biomedical engineering and the biosciences. Musculoskeletal joints are constantly re-modelling under day-to-day loads, and suffer from natural ageing and degeneration, injury, or breakdown, therefore an approach for elucidating global responses to specific stimulation is warranted. In this webinar, Dr Kathryn Stok will present new multiscale approaches for exploring cartilage and joint health using image-guided mechanics.

Speaker: Dr Kathryn Stok, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne
When: 10:00 to 11:00 (GMT), 21:00 to 22:00 (AEDT) on 8 December 2021
Where: Zoom – Register on Eventbrite

6th TERMIS 2021 World Congress – Registration

The 6th Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERMIS) World Congress (WC) will be held online during the week commencing 15 – 19 November 2021. The general theme of the congress is “Biologically inspired technology driven regenerative medicine”, which is fully reflected in the 9 parallel thematic sessions. The congress program also consists of a number of special sessions, including national societies sessions, SYIS sessions, industrial sessions, clinical sessions, European Project sessions, lunch workshops, and our usual business plan competition. Further details and links through to registration for the conference can be found on the TERMIS-WC2021 website.

If you have had an abstract accepted for poster or oral presentation, the change of the congress to a digital format does not change your acceptance of your abstract and symposium in the program. If you are experiencing difficulties with the registration link on the above website, you can also register through this link.  The local organising committee encourages you to register as soon as possible to ensure you have the opportunity to present your research to the wider community.

Help us to decide which are the most important questions about musculoskeletal disorders research.

Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group Versus Arthritis

PART 2 Research Priority Setting in Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020/2021

Ethics Approval Reference: R71769/RE003 (Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee, University of Oxford)

The Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group Versus Arthritis* is carrying out an online research prioritisation exercise. In this second part of the exercise, we’re seeking opinions on the top priorities for musculoskeletal disorders research.

We want to hear from you if you are, or care for, a person living with a musculoskeletal condition, a researcher, a healthcare professional, an industry representative, a research funder, a healthcare provider or government policy maker.

Part 1 of our research prioritisation exercise was completed between November 2020 – January 2021. From peoples’ responses to our first survey, we produced a list of research areas into musculoskeletal conditions. By deciding what are the most important areas for you will help us to identify, shape and champion the areas of research to better understand and manage musculoskeletal conditions. This is a critical part of planned work by the Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group Versus Arthritis throughout 2020 and 2021.

The survey is now live and will remain open until 5pm on 28 September 2021 and should take no more than 40 minutes to complete. Take part here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0TYU8K/

Please use the Twitter post below to share this with people you know who may be interested. That may include your professional networks.

Help Versus Arthritis highlight the most important research into understanding and managing musculoskeletal conditions. Take our second survey. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0TYU8K/

*The Musculoskeletal Disorders Group includes the following disorders: osteoarthritis, crystal diseases such as gout, primary and secondary causes of musculoskeletal pain including regional and widespread pain (such as back pain, shoulder pain and tendinopathy, other regional pain syndromes and fibromyalgia), hypermobility, metabolic bone disorders (such as osteoporosis and rare diseases) and musculoskeletal injuries caused by acute traumatic events.

TCES VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 ! Submission deadline 14th May

Dear all, 

Following my email last week I am pleased to let you know the abstract submission deadline for TCES has been extended to 14th May 2021.

Please submit your abstract via this link: 

https://tces2021.eng.ed.ac.uk/

Keep an eye out on the site for further details about the meeting, keynotes and schedule which will be available soon. 

Best wishes,

Anthony Callanan

TCES conference organiser 2021

TCES March seminar – Thursday 11th March 10-11am

Dear TCES members,

Please join us for the next talk in the TCES Virtual Seminar Series, which will be on Thursday 11th March from 10:00-11:00hrs GMT. Our seminar will feature Dr Luca Urbani & Lola Ajayi of the Institute of Hepatology, Foundation for Liver Research, speaking on “The extracellular matrix in liver disease, liver cancer and bioengineering for disease modelling”

For pre-registration and to receive an automated reminder please visit Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tces-virtual-seminar-series-march-2021-tickets-136621644015

Alternatively you can join on the day via Zoom using the link here: https://ukri.zoom.us/j/93984033480

The seminar will be interactive so you will be able to ask questions at the end of the talk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Hadi Mirmalek-Sani and the TCES committee.

TCES seminar – Thursday 11th February 1-2pm

Dr Gavin Jeffries, Chief Scientific Officer for Fluicell

Patterning tissues for cell microenvironment engineering using the Biopixlar single-cell resolution bioprinter

The progress of bioprinting technologies and applications has accelerated tremendously in recent years. However, reproducing the complexity of tissue biology, especially mimicking the architecture of cellular microenvironment on an individual cell level remains a challenge.

In this presentation we will demonstrate how Fluicell employs hydrodynamically confined devices to build biological tissues from individual cells. Furthermore, we will demonstrate the advantages of patterning tissues and controlling the microenvironment using an open-volume microfluidic approach.

Who should attend: scientists in the fields of cell biology, cancer, regenerative medicine and associated research areas, who are looking to generate in-vitro models using multiple cell types, with exquisite control over cell positioning.

Please register via the following link,  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1516075256174/WN_Bn8H0C9KRkWNTHekK5IBwA.

TCES Seminar, December 10th

We would like to invite you to the second talk in our winter virtual seminar series, which will be this Thursday 10th December from 10:00-11:00hrs.

Our seminar will feature Dr Luca Urbani & Lola Ajayi of the Institute of Hepatology, Foundation for Liver Research, speaking on “The extracellular matrix in liver disease, liver cancer and bioengineering for disease modelling” The link to join on the day is https://ukri.zoom.us/j/99047140403