‘Optimising Knee Therapies’ EPSRC Programme Grant Scientific Meeting 2017

  • Date:
  • Time: 09:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
  • Location: Weetwood Hall Hotel | Otley Road | LS16 5PS Leeds | United Kingdom

To launch our new EPSRC Programme Grant on ‘Optimising knee therapies through improved population stratification and precision of the intervention’, we are holding a half-day scientific meeting at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. There will be a series of presentations on the research that feeds into the grant, followed by an opportunity to network over lunch. The focus will be on the knee but the event will be of interest to researchers from across the IMBE, LMBRU and our project partners and collaborators.


09:00 Registration & coffee/tea


09:30 Ruth Wilcox Introduction to the EPSRC Programme Grant

Testing methodology development

09:45 Aiqin Liu In vitro tribological simulation model of the natural knee

10:05 Qingen Meng Finite element modelling of the human knee joint

Treatments and their assessment

10:25 Hazel Fermor Decellularised osteochondral scaffolds for cartilage repair

10:45 coffee

11:00 Philippa Bowland Biotribology of osteochondral grafts in the knee

11:20 Tony Herbert Decellularised biological scaffolds for use in reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament: functional and regenerative capabilities

Future Methods

11:40 Marlene Mengoni FE modelling methods for future work: lessons learned from specimen-specific models of the spine

11:55 Ruth Wilcox Wrap up

12:00 Lunch