Therapies for Heart Attacks
Anatomical contours of left and right ventricles of a heart for computational mechanics of biomaterial injections in the treatment of myocardial infarction
Finite element model of deformed vascular prosthesis
Finite Element Analysis
Partial finite element model of a vascular prosthesis illustrating deformation caused by blood pressure
Scaffolds for Soft Tissue Regeneration
Scanning electron micrograph of electro-spun polymeric scaffold for soft tissue regeneration
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Applications are invited for one PhD scholarship and one MSc scholarship as part of a three-year (2015-2017) research project funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. The scholarships are available from January 2015 and students will contribute to an aspect of the interdisciplinary project involving cell biology and biophysics, biochemistry, cellular and viral biomechanics, and mathematical and computational modelling. Only South African citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 18:00

Congratulations to Mazin Sirry for completing his PhD thesis! Well done! Mazin submitted his thesis earlier this month and is currently enjoying time with his family.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 15:45

Dr Tamer Abdalrahman joined the Mechanobiology Lab as postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to the research in therapies for myocardial infarction. Tamer received his PhD from the University of Torino, Italy, and subsequently undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vienna, Austria. Tamer's expertise is in theoretical mechanics. His research at MBL will focus on cellular and peri-cellular mechanics in stem cell therapies for myocardial infarcts.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 13:45

Tom Franz was recently awarded a three-year NRF Collaborative Postgraduate Training Grant worth R2.7m.The research project is concerned with multiscale modelling of cell therapies for myocardial infarction with the aim to develop computational tools to study and optimise the mechanobiological interplay between stem cells, therapeutic biomaterials and the infarcted myocardium.

Publication Date:
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 16:00