Fatigue Damage in tendon tissue
|Principal investigator: ||Hazel SCREEN|
|Co-investigator(s): ||G. Riley, T. Demirci and J. Shepherd|
|Funding source(s): ||Wellcome Trust|
| ||Start: 01-04-2009 / End: 31-03-2013|
| ||Amount: £182,982|
|Directly incurred staff: ||Taylan Demirci, Jennifer Shepherd|
This Wellcome funded project is interested in how fatigue accumulates in our tissues, and how overloading can lead to localised structural damage. We are interested in characterising this damage and the effect is has on cell mechanics in order to determine how fatigue may accumulate in different tendons, and its effect on the tissue functionality.