Mark Thompson, Elastin and elastography in tendons
Date: Thu 13 Jun 2013, 13:30 - 14:30
Location: Engineering Room 325 (Third Floor)
Note that this Seminar will take place in Engineering Room 325 (Third Floor)
Mark Thompson (Oxford)
This talk will provide an overview of current activity in the Oxford Mechanobiology Group. This will include our studies on elastin, which although present in small amounts, has been attributed considerable significance in determining the properties of tendons, including roles in enhancing resilience and recoil. Also included will be our work on developing ultrasound elastography as a diagnostic and outcome measure in tendon injury.
Biog: Mark Thompson is PI of the Oxford Mechanobiology Group, part of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford. His group devise experimental techniques to study the complex relationships between mechanical loading and living tissue response, focusing for clinical applications on tendon. Prior to his appointment in 2006 he was a research fellow at the Charité hospital in Berlin and a EC Marie Curie fellow at the University Hospital in Lund, Sweden. He graduated PhD from Queen Mary and Westfield College and MEng from the University of Oxford.