セミナー開催のお知らせ(2013年11月15日) Yuhang Chen先生 （Heriot-Watt University）
Heriot-Watt UniversityからYuhang Chen先生をお迎えしてセミナーを開催致します．皆様のご参加をお待ち致しております． 講演者: Dr. Yuhang Chen (Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) 講演題目: Tissue Mechanics: from Microstructure to Function – tissue diagnostics using analytical and engineering approaches 日時: 2013 年11 月15 日（金） 13:30～14:30 場所: 大阪大学産業科学研究所第一棟F-386 （http://www.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp/jp/access/access_buildings.html） 連絡: 秋山 佳丈（firstname.lastname@example.org） 要旨: Unlike the classical biomechanics and one of its major sub-fields cell mechanics, instead of focusing on either system or cell/sub-cellular behaviours, tissue mechanics considers interaction between them at meso-scale which bridges our understanding on human physiology at multiple length scales. One of the critical questions that remain to be resolved in tissue mechanics is ‘how cell activities ‘express’ at system level and how changes taking place at organ level ‘regulate’ the cellular behaviours’. In our group we focus on tissue microstructure as an intermediate player and attempt to answer this question using analytical and engineering approaches. In this talk, some examples that are currently being studied in our group will be presented, including enhanced clinical diagnostics for bone by nonlinear mechanics, diagnostics of cancer in soft tissue (e.g. prostate) and coronary artery disease using dynamic mechanical sensing as well as in vivo design optimisation of tissue scaffold microarchitectures.