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Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) 2019

Dr Paige Little, our Senior Research Fellow met up with 2015 BSRG PhD graduate, Dr Bethany Keenan at the 16th CMBBE conference in New York in August.  Dr Keenan is currently a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University in Wales and was an author on four papers presented at the meeting. Dr Little presented a…

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Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Conference

The Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) held their annual conference in Canberra 4-6 October. The ANZORS conference brings together researchers and clinicians across Australia and New Zealand to tackle challenges in musculoskeletal disorders, diseases, injuries and their management. This year also marked an…

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Somerville House Internship Program

On 19 August 2019, we celebrated the Somerville House Science Internship Program with our interns Sophie Morrison and Taylor Thorne, Somerville House Principal and staff. The program offers high calibre science students the opportunity to be part of real world research projects being carried out at the Centre for Children’s Health…

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IHBI Gala Dinner Pre-Event

Emeritus Professor Mark Pearcy, was an invited guest speaker at the recent Pre IHBI Gala Dinner event in honour of the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) at Chermside. This IHBI Gala Dinner that followed the pre-event occurs annually to showcase the depth and quality of research…

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Combined Spine Society Meeting of Canada, Australia and New Zealand (CANZ 2019)

The 2nd CANZ meeting  was held in stunning Queenstown in September 2019. The meeting’s academic programme provided many interesting insights into how each country provides the most advanced techniques of spinal care to their citizens and also how they best train the next generation of spinal specialists and researchers. BSRG Senior…

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16th Adelaide Spinal Research Symposium

BSRG had strong representation at the 16th Adelaide Spinal Research Symposium in August 2019.  This unique meeting, sponsored by LifeHealthCare Australia, invites leading Spine Researchers in Australia and New Zealand together for a 3 day symposium, to foster collaboration, problem solving and the exchange of new ideas for tackling…

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Lollies, Vitamins and Soy Sauce hit the mark in MRI project

BSRG Senior Research Fellow Dr Paige Little said the original impetus for the scientific study was to find cheap and easily sourced skin surface marker alternatives to the currently available commercial markers that are generally used during MRI scans. QUT media released a story last week to announce the publication of this world first…

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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…