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BME Seminars - Clayton Adam


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This Friday (06/02), we will have the pleasure of hosting a seminar by Clayton ADAM, Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and currently, invited, Professor at the LBM/Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak. The conference will take place between 1:30 pm and 3 pm at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (151 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris) and will be held in the lecture theatre Fournel. The seminar topic will be “Mechanobiology of the Growing Spine”.

Engineering analysis of biological structures is challenging due to their complexity, nonlinearity, and the fact that biological structures change themselves during growth and in response to altered loading. These challenges are also part of the fascination of biological structures and materials. One of the most complex biological structures is the human spine, which must provide both flexibility and the ability to withstand high forces from birth through to adulthood. Paediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis are an example of ‘growth gone wrong’, and valuable insights into the progression and treatment of spinal deformities can be gained by studying them from the perspective of biomechanics and mechanobiology. This presentation will introduce some general considerations for modelling and simulation of biological structures, before focussing on the challenges of analysing mechanics and growth in the scoliotic human spine.


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