Young researchers in biomechanics learn about mathematical modelling

The doctoral school Modeling of Biomaterials was organised within the 4EU+ framework by Sorbonne University, Heidelberg University and Charles University in the second week of February in Kácov, Czech Republic. The school was focused on mathematical modelling in the broad field of biomechanics.

Six main speakers Valentina Balbi (University of Limerick, Ireland), Abdul Barakat (École polytechnique, France), Oded Farago (Ben Gurion University, Israel), Václav Klika (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic), David Nordsletten (University of Michigan, United States of America) and Charisios Tsiairis (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland) delivered lectures on mechanical and mechano-chemical interactions in cellular processes and tissue development.

The topic of the lectures ranged form molecular dynamics simulations of lipid membranes to phenomenological continuum mechanics of tissue growth. The school attracted 35 young researchers working in different fields, and it facilitated exchange of ideas amongst participants with different scientific background.