2-3 – Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology: from Basics to Clinical Applications
Christian Cyron (Hamburg University of Technology), Alessandro Veneziani (Emory University),
Caitriona Lally (Trinity College Dublin)
Many cardiovascular diseases are intrinsically linked to solid and fluid mechanics, whereby it is well established that there is a close interaction between mechanics and biology. These interactions are studied in the emerging field of mechanobiology. Recent advances in biomedical imaging, experimental life sciences as well as computational science and engineering provide a powerful basis for the examination of complex problems in cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology. Beyond the proof of concept, many mathematical and numerical tools are even ready to be used in clinical practice, combining model-driven and data-driven approaches (e.g., Machine Learning).
This mini-symposium covers the various areas of this field, from fundamental research to applications in the clinic, including theoretical, computational, and experimental work from both solid and fluid mechanics as well as biology. It aims at gathering researchers to discuss and compare the different methods and approaches pursued in the different areas of cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology and identify potential future collaborations to address this global healthcare burden.