Multiscale and multimodal assessment of bone damage

Professor Hanna Isaksson, Sweden, Lund University
Dr Hanna Isaksson joined Lund University in 2011, and in 2018 she was promoted full professor in Biomechanics at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prof Isaksson's group focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology, specifically of how bones and tendons respond to load, and how...
Dr Hanna Isaksson joined Lund University in 2011, and in 2018 she was promoted full professor in Biomechanics at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prof Isaksson's group focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology, specifically of how bones and tendons respond to load, and how their mechanical function is intriguly linked to their structure-composition-relationships on multiple length scales. She uses synchrotron and neutron-based imaging, scattering and spectroscopic techniques to study the tissues in healthy and diseased states. Prior to joining Lund University, Dr Isaksson spend three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage research group, University of Eastern Finland, working on experimental methods to determine bone quality in metabolic bone diseases, primarily osteoporosis. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, in a collaborative project with the AO Research institute in Davos, Switzerland. The project focused on mechanobiological modeling of bone regeneration. She has authored over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers, is a member of the Swedish Young Academy and the president of the Swedish Society of Biomechanics.

Microfossil characterisation for petroleum exploration using X-ray computed tomography: a new approach

Dr Muofhe Tshibalanganda, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Muofhe Tshibalanganda is a research analyst at the Stellenbosch CT scanner facility, an open-access laboratory providing non-destructive X-ray computed tomography (CT) and high-performance image analysis services. Based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, this facility offers open access to the general u...
Muofhe Tshibalanganda is a research analyst at the Stellenbosch CT scanner facility, an open-access laboratory providing non-destructive X-ray computed tomography (CT) and high-performance image analysis services. Based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, this facility offers open access to the general user community, including local researchers, companies and remote users (both locally and international). She joined the facility in 2017 after completing her honours degree in geology from Nelson Mandela University. She is now a full-time analyst and a researcher at the Research group 3D Innovation while pursuing a masters degree in Geology using microCT in petroleum exploration. She is a two-time South-32 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) award finalist for outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology by advancing the availability, management and use of data for research in South Africa. Since joining the facility, she has published six interdisciplinary research publications from geology, palaeontology, material science, 3D printing to biocontrol science and technology. https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=VCeqKxoAAAAJ&hl=en

The Rise of the Parrotfish Beak: Corallivory Drives Rapid Rates of Jaw Shape Evolution in Wrasses

Dr Kory Evans, Brown University, USA

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