11
Sep
2017

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to our four-day EPSRC ‘MultiSim Modelathon’ event that brings together the very best of theory and practice in the area of multi-scale modelling. Our focus this year is combining experimental and computational research to reduce in vivo testing in a pre-clinical setting.
 

Monday-Thursday, 11-14 September 2017, Diamond Building, University of Sheffield

Event Programme

Day 1 Free for all participants. This symposium can be attended as a standalone event. To help us coordinate our group discussion, on registration, please let us know of any topics you would like covered.  Day 2-4 Modelathon competition. The fee for external participants is £108 and covers materials, refreshments, all meals and accommodation on 11, 12, 13 September and half day 14 September 17.

This is an ideal opportunity to: 

  • gain practical experience of working with professionals in a multi-scale research modelling team of clinicians and modellers;
  • enhance your computer simulation skills by using technical software on challenges based on the subject of multi-scale biomechanics in front of industry and academic experts;
  • have access to state-of-the-art techniques and software (including Abaqus, Ansys, Simpleware, Mimics, Matlab and OpenSim) as your team works through this multi-scale challenge;
  • network and make friends in your research area;
  • win Amazon gift vouchers of £100 as a member of the winning team! 

This year the challenges will be based around producing a murine in silico model to look at the effects of loading and angiogenesis on the healing process in bones. The starting point for these challenges are CT and MRI images of a mouse. Participants will gain a deeper insight into building musculoskeletal models, finite element and cardiovascular models from personalised clinical data. The computational methods discussed at our event may be applied to human trials as well.

Register at our online store by 20 August 2017 to book your place.  We look forward to seeing you soon!  Professor Damien Lacroix Director of MultiSim and Chair in Biomedical Engineering, INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine, The University of Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK

Email events@insigneo.org for any queries.