Using statistical shape models to develop generalised models of vertebrae

Within OncoEng, the team at UCL aims to develop state-of-the-art imaging and computational tools to predict the growth of metastatic lesions and how these can result in fractures in the spine. This involves a variety of teams with different goals. All of them require a computational mesh that will allow a number of models to … Read more

Research Challenge 2: Modelling Spinal Biomechanics

Research challenge 2 (RC2) is centred around the need for the development of an advanced spinal rigid-body modelling technique. This is required to determine the expected vertebral loads and motion across a range of daily activities. Additionally, the model should be able to judge the impact of tumour progression and pain on the spinal biomechanics. … Read more

OncoEng PhD Studentship at UCL: Biomechanical Modelling of Metastasis Growth in the Spine

OncoEng is looking for its first PhD candidate, based at UCL! The student will join the research groups of both Rebecca Shipley (computational modelling in medicine and biology; UCL Mechanical Engineering) and Simon Walker-Samuel (biophysics and imaging; UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging), collaborating closely with colleagues in UCL Mathematics (Nick Ovenden). The project will … Read more