Biomechanics and mechanobiology employ the principles of mechanics to investigate the effects of energy and forces on biological systems.
At the University of Melbourne, we embrace the full spectrum of scale, from whole body structure and function, to cellular and nano-processes, in a multidisciplinary research effort toward improving health and wellbeing. Our research groups focus on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular applications; using experimental and computational modelling techniques to explore injury, disease, degeneration, orthopaedics and maxillofacial surgery, human movement and performance, and intervention.
ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies
The Centre specialises in personalised 3D printed orthopaedic and maxillofacial implants.
Biomechanics Research Group
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating joint disease that affects more than 1.6 million Australians.
Cell Systems and Mechanobiology Lab
We uncover the inner workings of living cells by creating in-silico models of cell structure, its mechanics and biochemical processes that drive cell function. Our research has led to fundamental discoveries related to heart disease, cancer and blood and vascular diseases.
Integrative Cartilage Research Group
Applying innovative technologies in order to reveal the mechanobiological signalling networks in cartilage and joint disorders and provide strategies for repair.
A/Prof Lukas Ernstbrunner
The following list represents a selection of projects belonging to our researchers.
Recruiting — indicates projects currently recruiting research students. Visit our Study website for PhD program and application information.
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