Aula Magna Edificio Paraninfo, University of Zaragoza (Spain)


6-7 February 2020
Workshop timing: from Thursday 6th - 8.30 am, to Friday 7th - 1.30 pm


  • Scott Hollister • Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University (USA)
  • Gwendolen Reilly • The University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Bert van Rietbergen • Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • Michael Skipper Andersen • Aalborg University (DK)
  • José Manuel García Aznar • University of Zaragoza (ES)


Detailed agenda            Speakers CV


Access to registration form

People registering after 15th January will get on the waiting list. Lunches are not included, only the coffee break and the workshop materials


CuraBone organizes a customized innovative training programme for ESR that aims to pursue its scientific challenges of the project. This training programme has been organised on the basis of what we call CuraBone Academy with five main pillars to provide the ESRs with an individualized plan supported on multidisciplinary tools to address more efficiently their research activity and future career.

  1. High level training activities: Workshops and specialized seminars.
  2. On-site training through research: Secondments.
  3. Own structured training courses.
  4. Networking: Intersectorial exchange of experience & knowledge.
  5. Recognised invited researchers: Valuable scientific and complementary skills training.

All the training activities developed in the project will be listed here:

International Workshop on Bone Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

Zaragoza, 6-7 February 2020.
The Workshop has focused on research into predictive methodology and simulation of bone regeneration, in order to optimize and customize specific treatment, implant and rehabilitation therapies for each patient after a bone injury. Speakers from several universities have presented the state-of-the-art in this field and 50 people have attended the following lectures:
• Scaffold design in Bone Tissue Engineering: Towards the creation of subject-specific models, José Manuel García Aznar (University of Zaragoza).
• Mechanobiology for bone tissue engineering. Biomaterials fabrication techniques for structural bone tissue engineering, Gwendolen Reilly (The University of Sheffield).
• Introduction to musculoskeletal modelling. Application of musculoskeletal models within knee osteoarthritis research, Michael Skipper Andersen (Aalborg University)
• Analysis of bone structure, strength and remodelling in-vivo. Analysis of bone structure, strength and remodelling ex-vivo, Bert van Rietbergen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
• Design Control of 3D Printed Scaffolds for Quality Systems. Head and Neck Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering using 3D Printed Scaffolds, Scott Hollister (Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University)
• Round table: "From engineering research to clinical applications" Chairperson: Angel Lanas, Scientific Director of IIS Aragon

Implant Design workshop by CuraBone, Leuven, April 3 2019

Implant Design workshop by CuraBone
Leuven, April 3 2019

Workshop organized by the partners of the EC-funded CuraBone project, Materialise and the University of Zaragoza. It has provided an in-depth knowledge of how to use simulation and image analysis to design and fabricate custom implants. Speakers from several universities have presented the state-of-the-art on implant design and personalization of design. 25 people attended to the following lectures:

- Bone regeneration and external fixator design, presented by Prof. Maria Jose Gomez Benito (University of Zaragoza)
- Biomechanical modelling and simulation for bone tissue engineering scaffold design, presented by Dr. Feihu Zhao (TU Eindhoven)
- In silico implant design: from biomaterials to living implants, presented by Prof. Lies Geris (University of Liege/KU Leuven)
- A multidisciplinary approach to implant design, presented by Prof. Jos Vander Sloten (KU Leuven)

Technologies for validation in space and time of multiscale models of tissue engineering Session - WCB 2018

This session at the World Conference of Biomechanics 2018 will consist of several speakers presenting the state-of-the-art on multiscale models of tissue engineering and its validation technologies. For the CuraBone project, the aim is to get to know impact of mechanical conditions on cells for tissue engineering. This session will take place at the WCB2018 on July 10th at 17:00 in Dublin (Ireland). Here is a list of the foreseen lectures:
- Scott Hollister: Image-based computational design and 3D biomaterial printing for patient specific devices and regenerative medicine
- Aidin Hajikhani: Computational Modeling of Alginate Hydrogel Gelation for Bioprinting Applications
- Aurélie Carlier: Talking to cells via surface topography: from in vitro experiments to in silico models
- Giuseppe Vairo: The new paradigm in multiscale biomechanical modelling of biological tissues: coupling different physics through different scales
- Johanna Melke: Human adipose derived stromal cells form 3D tissue engineered bone in response to wall shear stress
- Laoise McNamara: Modelling and in-vitro experiments in bone regeneration
- Sandra Loerakker: Modeling cell-mediated remodeling of tissue-engineered heart valves

Patient Specific Modelling Workshop – VPH2018

The goal of this workshop is aimed at setting up research strategies to introduce patient-specific musculoskeletal models into FE computer models. The workshop will provide a combination of musculoskeletal modelling methodology with FE computer models technology in order to be successfully integrated. The workshop will be part of VPH Conference 2018 on September 4th at 8:00 in Zaragoza (Spain). These are the confirmed speakers:
- Prof. Ilse Jonkers (KUL-HMB, Belgium) – Basics and fundaments on musculoskeletal modelling
- Dr. MªAngeles Pérez Ansón (University of Zaragoza, Spain) – Development of patient-specific FE models
- Dr. Michael Skipper Andersen (The AnyBody Group, Aalborg University, Denmark) and Dr. Pavel Galibarov (The AnyBody Group)- Personalized musculoskeletal modeling: theory and applications
- Prof. Nico Verdonschot (Radboud University, Netherlands) – Using more realistic loads for failure of bone and orthopaedic implants
- Dr. Roel-Wirix (Materialise, Belgium) – Translation of the clinics to the Company in orthopaedics



This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722535.

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