CMBBE – 18th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

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At the beginning of March, our group attended the CMBBE international symposium at Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology in Paris, France.  Here, we heard many inspiring talks, which showcased how computational mechanics is currently being used and could be used in the future to assist the healthcare systems of tomorrow. Researchers from around the world were able to present their work on a variety of areas concerning the human body and their solutions to some of medicine’s most complex problems. Nina Reiter, Saaed Zarzor and Emma Griffiths gave talks about their recent research and results, which concern experimental and computational studies of the brain and its development. Prof. Silvia Budday was invited to chair many of the sessions, and organized a special session on ‘Exploring Brain Mechanics’ together with Prof. Paul Steinmann and Prof. Kristian Franze in the context of the newly established interdisciplinary collaborative research center CRC 1540 funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

We were also treated to a wonderful dinner, while we cruised along the Seine River and engaged with our fellow researchers. We thank the organizers for another successful event and look forward to the 19thSymposium in 2024 in Vancouver, Canada.