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Welcome to the pages of the Mechanobiology Lab in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town. Discover our research in mechanobiology. Meet the team. Find opportunities to join us at the University of Cape Town ranking 61st internationally for clinical, pre-clinical and health (THE World University Rankings 2017).

 

Collaborators

International

  • Amit Gefen, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Ben Fabry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
  • Ellen Kuhl, Stanford University, USA
  • Fred Vermolen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Georges Limbert, University of Southampton, UK
  • Joachim Spatz, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  • Julius Guccione, University of California San Francisco, USA
  • Jun Liao, Mississippi State University, USA

Visitors

2017

  • Prof Mohammad Mofrad, University of California Berkeley, USA (5-6 Apr)
  • Prof Georges Limbert, University of Southampton, UK (18-30 Mar)
  • Prof Yiannis Ventikos, University College London, UK (6-8 Mar)
  • Julie Kohn, Cornell University, New York City, USA (- 30 Aug)
  • Nicolas Mandel, University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Austria (- 30 May)

2016

  • Nicolas Mandel, University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Austria (1 Dec -)
  • Julie Kohn, Cornell University, New York City, USA (17 Sep -)

Selected Conference Output of the Mechanobiology Lab

2017

  • Downs J, Jermy S, du Toit J, Kahn D, Franz T. Flow velocity measurement in haemodialysis access using 4D MRI. WCS2017 - 47th World Congress of Surgery, Aug 13-17, 2017, Basel, Switzerland.

  • Kruse E, Abdalrahman T, Selhorst P, Franz T. Mathematical modelling of virion-cell interactions. ESB2017 - 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Jul 2-5, 2017, Seville, Spain.

Alumni

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

  • Andie De Villiers, 2017
  • Mazin Sirry, 2016
  • Malebogo Ngoepe, 2015
  • Laura Dubuis, 2014
  • Jeroen Kortsmit, 2012

PhD Students

  • Fulufhelo Masithulela, 2016
  • Hugo Krynauw, 2016
  • Alfred Bogaers, 2015
  • Mazin Sirry, 2015

Masters Students

  • Nicolas Mandel, 2017
  • Dr Jennifer Down, 2016
  • Stephen Jermy, 2016
  • Peter Wise, 2013
  • Rodaina Omar, 2013
  • Renee Miller, 2012

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