Year: 2019

On December 13, we had our 2nd BRAINIACS meeting and Christmas party. It was a great platform to practice student seminar presentations, and to exchange our newest findings, challenges, and perspectives in a warm Christmassy atmosphere. Thanks to everyone for being such a great team and for your g...

End of November Alina Weizel from the University of Rostock, who is working on modeling the electrical and mechanical stimulation of hyaline cartilage, visited our lab. It is an exciting collaboration, which allows us to apply our holistic research approach, where we closely combine experiments, mod...

From 18th until 21st of November we visited the Institute of Biomechanics at Graz University of Technology led by Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel. The PhD student David Böhringer within the EFI project "TissueBiomech" hast started to test collagen-based hydrogels under multiple loading conditions using...

From the 5th until the 6th of November the Annual Meeting of the GAMM Activity Group 'Computational Biomechanics' was held at the University of Stuttgart. The aim of this consortium is to bring together researchers in the field, to share ideas, join forces, and advance international visibility and r...

On the 19th of October we participated in the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften". Many thanks to all the highly interested guests with exciting and inspiring questions, and of course to all our engaged helpers. We presented our research approach combining experiments, modeling and simulation,...

On October 2nd we had our official Kick-off meeting for the BRAINIACS project. Every student gave a short presentation to share their results and issues. It was a great opportunity to learn from and support one another, and very exciting to discuss the first findings from the last couple of mo...

From September 21-25 2019 the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience was held in Daegu, South Korea, where we participated in the symposium on "Mechanical factors in brain development" organized by Prof. Yoichi Kosodo (Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), Republic of Korea) with Prof. Mineko K...

During a productive reserach visit at our former colleague and collaborator Dr. Ester Comellas' new work environment at Northeastern University, Boston, USA, we intensively advanced our understanding of the poro-viscoelasticity of brain tissue. We wrapped up previous joint projects and devised excit...