Huiskes Medal Lecture
OF MICE AND MEN, WOLFFS AND BONES
Prof. Ralph Müller, PhD
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Müller is currently a Professor of Biomechanics at ETH Zurich. His research employs state-of-the-art biomechanical testing and simulation techniques as well as novel bioimaging and visualization strategies for musculoskeletal tissues. His approaches are now often used for precise phenotypic characterization of tissue response in mammalian genetics, mechanobiology as well as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. A prolific and highly cited author, Dr. Müller has received numerous awards and in 2015 was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) and as a Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES).
Best Doctoral Thesis Award
COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF CELL-MEDIATED REMODELING OF COLLAGENOUS TISSUES
Dr. Tommaso Ristori
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Tommaso Ristori is an Italian researcher with an educational background in Mathematics, now working in the field of Biomedical Engineering. After receiving a joint MSc degree in Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering from the University of Florence (Italy) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), he completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). Tommaso is currently postdoctoral researcher at the TU/e, also affiliated with the Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland). Recently, he has been awarded an NWO Rubicon Fellowship to perform a 2-year project at Boston University (USA), focused on sprouting angiogenesis.