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ANZSB & ANZORS Presidents meet

Meeting of presidents at the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) conference dinner in the Vienna Town Hall, Professor Peter Pivonka, current President of the Australian New Zealand Society of Biomechanics (ANZSB) meets Dr Egon Perilli, current President of the Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS). Egon and team…

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The Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials, Germany

Prof Peter Pivonka met with Prof Aldo Boccaccini, Head of The Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials from the University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany (July 2019). Peter and Aldo have previously collaborated as part of a UA-DAAD grant on assessment of permeability of bone scaffolds for repair of segmental bone defects.

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European Society of Biomechanics, Vienna

L to R: Prof Werner Schmoelz (Department of  Trauma Surgery, University of Innsbruck), Prof Peter Pivonka (QUT), Prof Ralph Mueller (ETH Zurich) Prof Pivonka connected with biomechanics colleagues at the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) meeting in Vienna (July 2019). Congratulations to Prof Ralph Mueller (ETH Zurich) for receiving…

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Syn Schmitt appointed as Adjunct Professor

Research collaborator and Professor of Computational Biophysics and Biorobotics at the University of Stuttgart, Syn Schmitt has been appointed as Adjunct Professor within the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT. The longstanding collaboration between BSRG and the Computational Biophysics and Biorobotics group aims at development of…

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Visiting Fellowship at the University of Paris-Est

 L to R: Madge Martin, Peter Pivonka, Thibault Lemaire, Vittorio Sansalone In June 2019, Prof Peter Pivonka received a prestigious UPE Visiting Fellowship to present a seminar series on “Disease Systems Analysis – Application to Osteoporosis” at the University Paris Est (UPE). As part of this visit Peter was able to continue his…

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Les Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, France

Prof Peter Pivonka met Prof Wafa Skalli at Les Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, France in June 2019. Peter presented his work “Coupling high resolution bone imaging with micro finite element analysis to assess local bone adaptation – insights from the mouse tibia loading model”. BSRG has had longstanding collaborations with Prof Skalli’s…

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Mary McConnel Grant awarded

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Caroline Grant was recently awarded a Mary McConnel Grant as part of the Career Boost Program for Women in Paediatric Research. The project title is “3D Scanning for monitoring and observation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis” and her co-investigators include Dr Geoff Askin, Dr Rob Labrom and Dr Simon…

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CCHR Seed Funding Grant

For some paediatric patients who need to undergo lengthy and complex surgeries, their health condition and body shape may mean that lying down for extended periods of time increases their risk of intra-operative complications. To reduce this risk, Dr Little has developed novel technologies to design and manufacture patient-customised…

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Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Award inaugural recipient

Laura is the first recipient of the BSRG’s inaugural ‘Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Award’ PhD Scholarship. During her candidature she will develop an EMG-informed musculoskeletal multibody model of the spine. Using this model she aims to quantify intervertebral disc pressure, intervertebral joint moments and spinal muscle recruitment…

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Lionel Rayward – Confirmation of Candidature

On June 5, Lionel Rayward presented his PhD Confirmation of Candidature, entitled  ‘Application of 3D modelling Techniques for Pressure Injury Prediction’. He detailed his progress in developing a 3D finite element model (FEM) to predict deep tissue stresses in subjects when lying down. Once he has validated this FEM using ex vivo…

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CPD Weekend Conference

3D Profiling for Spine Deformities BrizBrain & Spine held their sixth annual weekend conference at the Gold Coast on 1 and 2 June 2019.  With a keynote address on spinal printing/modelling by Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon Dr Geoff Askin and Senior Research Fellow Dr Paige Little, the conference provided a comprehensive update on all aspects…

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