Invited Speakers

Prof. Taiji ADACHI, Ph.D

Laboratory of Biomechanics
Department of Biosystems Science
Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences
Kyoto University

BIO

Prof. Janne Avela

Director of Neuromuscular Research Center,
Department of Biology of Physical Activity
University of Jyväskylä, Finland;
specialist in neuromuscular control
of human movement and its adaptation to exercise.

Lecture: Cortico-spinal adaptation to strength training

Prof. Frank Caruso FRS FAA

Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence
in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology;
professor and an NHMRC Senior Principal Research
Fellow in the Departmentof Chemical Engineering
at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Lecture: Nano-Bioscience – A Precursor to Nanomedicine

BIO

Prof. med. Thomas Dreher 

Editor-in-chief of Gait & Posture journal; 

Chief of Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology 
Children's University Hospital 

Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Balgrist Orthopaedic University Hospital

Zurich, Switzerland

areas of expertise: cerebral palsy, lower extremity correction surgery

Lecture: Do we need motion analysis in orthopaedic surgery?

short CV

Hiroaki Hobara, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

Lecture: Asymmetric Running with Prosthetic Limb

short CV

Prof. Ilse Jonkers

Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group,
Department of Movement Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium;
engineering expert, specialist in mathematical modeling
and computer-aided movement simulation

Lecture: An integrated, multi-scale approach to understand the role
of mechanical loading in cartilage homeostasis and disease:
Bridging from joint to chondrocyte.

short CV

Prof. María-Angeles Pérez Ansón 

President of the European Society of Biomechanics; 
Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A)
Mechanical Engineering Department, 
University of Zaragoza, Spain; 
outstanding specialist in hard tissue mechanics,
prosthesis design and implants

Lecture: Challenges of bone tissue engineering:
from materials to multiscale modeling

Prof. Jim Richards

Director of Research for the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing,
Professor of Biomechanics, School of Sport and Health Sciences,
University of Central Lancashire

Topic of the lecture: Decomposition of EMG signals in biomechanics

BIO

Prof. Wojciech Święszkowski 

Professor at Materials Design Division,
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE),
Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland;
specialist in biofabrication and bioprinting,
biomaterials for implants and tissue engineering,
computational modeling, and the characterization of biomaterials.

Lecture: The role of biomechanics in engineering functional tissue