"One of the greatest challenges of our century" ...
CMU President, Dr Subra Suresh (left) and University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton (right).Held over two days at St Hugh’s College in Oxford and attracting over 100 attendees, the event brought together speakers from the various disciplines of brain mechanics research represented under the banner of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL) as well as representatives from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the USA.
The workshop introduced the burgeoning strategic partnership between IBMTL and CMU’s ‘Brainhub’ project. This emerging collaboration, to develop shared research into the study of brain function, injury and disease, welcomed Dr Subra Suresh, President of CMU, who was introduced by Professor Andrew Hamilton, demonstrating the clear indication of how both institutions recognise the growing importance of both the research being done and the need for world-class institutions to collaborate on complex issues.
The workshop highlighted the truly interdisciplinary and global nature of the research into brain trauma, disease and brain function encountered at this growing interface between mechanics and biology, with notable speakers from the neurosurgery, medical imaging, physics, mathematics, biology and engineering fields present.
Professor Alain Goriely (left), Dr Subra Suresh (centre) and Professor Antoine Jérusalem (right)The workshop was organised by Professors Alain Goriely and Antoine Jérusalem, Co-Directors of the IBMTL in Oxford. The IBMTL’s multidisciplinary team, from the UK, Europe and the USA, is motivated by the need to study brain cell and tissue mechanics, and its relation with brain function, disease and traumatic brain injury.
For more information on the IBMTL please visit: www.brainmech.ox.ac.uk and www.cmu.edu/research/brain/partnerships/index.html