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Biomechanics & Mechanobiology: A fusion of disciplines

Aim and Scope

The Fourth Japan-Switzerland Workshop on Biomechanics (JSB2014) aims to bring together actively participating scientists in the biomechanical communities of Japan and Switzerland for academic discussion and intercultural exchange. It will focus on Biomechanics & Mechanobiology: A fusion of disciplines. Biomechanics in our field is approaching to biology rapidly and steadily, and more and more people in biology are realizing that consideration of the mechanical aspects is crucial to essential understanding of biology. Our vision is to strengthen the relationship between the biomechanics and mechanobiology communities for future advancement in the life sciences. In this spirit, the scientific motivation for this workshop is to give an overview of recent progress in the quantitative description, modeling and simulation of biomechanical processes driven by fusion of biomechanics and mechanobiology. Although the focus will be on biomechanics and mechanobiology, other areas of biomechanics exploring the different hierarchies from nano to macro will also be welcomed. We are hoping to integrate these areas and develop new fields through exchange of the most recent scientific information among Japanese and Swiss biomechanics scientists, biophysicists, mechanical engineers, biologists and physicians, and graduate students during stay in the same hotel for 4 days.

Co-Chairs

 Prof. Takeo Matsumoto  (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
 Prof. Jess Snedeker  (University and ETH Zürich)

Contact

Takeo MATSUMOTO
Biomechanics Laboratory, Nagoya Institute of Technology Omohi College
Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, JAPAN
Phone & Fax: +81-52-735-5049 or 5678
E-mail: JSB2014@jsme.or.jp
URL: http://biomech.web.nitech.ac.jp/JSB2014/index.html

Background

The Japanese-Swiss cooperation on biomechanics originates from the close personal relationship between Profs. Jean-Jacques Meister at EPFL, Switzerland and Kozaburo Hayashi at Osaka University, Japan (currently at Okayama University of Science). They had been exchanging scientific information for a long time as their laboratories have common biomechanical research subjects, and faculty members and graduate students in both laboratories had often visited their counter laboratories for joint studies on the functional adaptation and remodeling of biological tissues, and on cellular mechanics. Within this connection, they organized the SJB "New Directions in Cellular and Tissue Engineering" held in Les Diablerets in September 2001, which was continued by the Second JSB on Biomechanics on "New Trends in Biomechanics: from Biomolecule to Tissue" held in Kyoto in September 2005 (Co-organizers: Profs. Masaaki Sato at Tohoku University, Japan and Nikolaos Stergiopulos at EPFL, Switzerland) and by the Third SJB on Biomechanics on " Biomechanical Imaging: from Nano to Macro" held in Engelberg in September 2009 (Co-organizers: Profs. Ralph Müller at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and Masao Tanaka at Osaka University, Japan).

Sponsors


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)





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