The Council of the ESB is sad to record the passing on 14th September 2017 of Prof Georges Van der Perre, former President of our society, and we offer sincere condolences to his wife and children. Please find here a note of Prof Van der Perre’s career written by his colleague at KU Leuven, Prof Jos Vander Sloten.
The European Society of Biomechanics is pleased to endorse the 15th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and the 3rd Conference on Imaging and Visualization.
These meetings will be held in the wonderful City of Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell.
The two events will run together as a single conference highlighting the strong connection with the Taylor and Francis journals:
• Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (John Middleton and Christopher Jacobs, Eds.)
• Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization (João Manuel R.S. Tavares, Ed.)
The meeting is hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and you are cordially invited to participate in what is now the major international meeting on computational biomechanics, imaging and visualization.
The meeting encompasses:
• Plenary Talks by renowned international speakers
• Oral and Poster Sessions by contributing authors
• Special sessions on emerging topics
• Software and medical technology exhibits by leading organizations
• Substantial sponsored prizes for best research prensetation and posters
The meeting has always promoted international collaboration and networking and this is evidenced through the well-known research groups, commercial companies and scientific organizations who continue to present their research and also support and sponsor the CMBBE meeting series.
We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Oxford Mechanobiology Group at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. We have developed and filed a patent on an electromagnetically actuated mechanical bioreactor for studying cultured tissue, and have won impact funding to commercialize this concept with applications in tissue engineering, drug discovery and research instruments. You will be responsible for design and development of miniaturized single and multi-chamber commercial demonstrators of the technology and will need extensive experience of practical project work in electromagnetic actuation, a strong interest in applications in bioreactor technology, and a passion for commercialization.
by Bert van Rietbergen
Steve Cowin passed away October 19 last year. Several generations of ESB members have been raised with his pioneering theories of bone adaptation and bone structure-properties relationships, and it feels like a great loss his contribution to this field now is closed. Rather than writing a full obituary, which can be found elsewhere (http://www.cism.it/about/newsletters/), I wanted to focus this writing on why he was so important for many of the ESB members, and for me in particular.
The ESB is inviting proposals for the organization of its annual congress in July 2020. If you are interested in hosting and organizing ESB2020, please read the ESB 2020 Bid rules for details.
Bids should be sent to prof. Harry van Lenthe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Meetings Committee. He can also be contacted for further information.
The deadline for submitting your bid for ESB2020 is 31st March 2017.
ESB 2017 will take place at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Seville, from the 2nd to the 5th of July 2017.
Plenary lectures will be delivered by Prof. Ellen Kuhl (Stanford University), Dr. Walter Herzog (University Of Calgary) and Prof. José Manuel García-Aznar (University Of Zaragoza).
Seville is the scent of orange trees under blue skies, the river, shops and streets, the barrios, the outlying areas, la Vega, el Aljarafe, las Marismas, la Campiña, the Southern and Northern Sierras, and Estepa.
Please find out more information about the congress and scientific programme at
We look forward to welcome you in Seville in 2017!