Martina Puricelli

"The 4th and 5th of June I will attend the workshop “Unraveling The Role Of Mechanical Loading In Musculoskeletal Health And Disease Through Bioreactor Experimentation" at the KU Leuven University, Belgium.

The workshop will be useful to gain better knowledge of the role of mechanical loading in healthy and diseased states of cartilage.

Moreover, an interesting talk will be held by Sibylle Grad* to describe the importance of Bioreactor-loaded tissue culture models in pre-clinical orthopaedic research.

As a bioengineer I find it really interesting. I expect to gain more knowledge about these specific topics and I aim to start a fruitful networking activity."

- Martina Puricelli, R&D Engineer -

  • Castle Arenberg, purchased by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven's predecessor in 1921
    Castle Arenberg, purchased by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven's predecessor in 1921
    Castle Arenberg, purchased by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven's predecessor in 1921
  •  Leuven Town Hall
     Leuven Town Hall
    Leuven Town Hall
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    Leuven UniversityLibrary
    Leuven University Library

Meeting Agenda (confirmed)

June 4th  PLENARY SESSIONS

08:50 - 09:00.    Welcome and practical arrangements

09:00 - 09:30.     Role of mechanical loading in cartilage homeostasis – a biological perspective (Rik Lories) 

09:30 - 10:00.     Role of mechanical loading in arthritic disease – a biological perspective (Dirk Elewaut)

10:00 - 10:30.     Mechano-biology of cartilage: on the interaction between biology and loading (Ilse Jonkers - Valeria Graceffa)

COFFEE

 

11:00 - 11:30     A modeling approach towards the mechano-biology of cartilage (Liesbet Geris - Raphaëlle Lesage)

11:30 - 12:10     Bioreactor experiment protocols – an overview (* Sibylle Grad)

12:10 - 12:50.    Cell- versus tissue -based bioreactor experimentation – protocol considerations (Emma Blain)

 

LUNCH

 

14:00 - 14:40.    Use of biological analysis methods to study cartilage response to loading (Emma Blain).

14:40 - 15:20.    Use of biomedical imaging techniques (MRI & CT) to study cartilage response to loading (Marleen Verhoye - Greet Kerckhofs - Uwe Himmelreich).

 

COFFEE

 

16:00 - 16:40.   Use of computational modeling to study cartilage response to loading (Petri Tanska).

16:40 - 17:00    Use of computational modeling to define bioreactor protocols (Liesbet Geris -  Satanik Mukheriee).

17:00 - 17:40.   Use of instrumented material testing to characterise cartilage mechanics (Nele Famaey - Ali Elahi).

 

POSTER RECEPTION

June 5th INTERACTIVE SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

9:00 - 12:00    Morning parallel workshops

Design of bioreactor experiments using hydrogels and scaffolds (Sybille Grad)

Design of bioreactor experiments using explants (Emma Blain)

Demonstration Bioreactor set-up @ KU Leuven (Valeria Graceffa, Ilse Jonkers)

 

LUNCH

13:00 - 16:00  Afternoon parallel workshops

Biological outcome measures in bioreactor experiments (Emma Blain)

Imaging-based outcome measures in bioeactor experiments (Uwe Himmelreich, Marleen Verhoye, Greet Kerckhofs)

Modeling based outcomes in bioreactor experimentation (Petri Tanska)

Workshop contact details:

Ilse Jonkers | Human Movement Biomechanics | ilse.jonkers@kuleuven.be

Please do not hesitate to contact Martina Puricelli if you require any further information:

R&D Engineer
Martina Puricelli
Call at +31 40 298 93 93 or e-mail us

Relevant linkes and background information:

  • Unraveling The Role Of Mechanical Loading In Musculoskeletal Health And Disease Through Bioreactor Experimentation - Organization Website [link]
  • Introducing: Martina Puricelli [link]
  • CARBON project (Martina's project) [link]
  • Osteochondral Platform [link]

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