Monday 9 March 2015

Adrian Falconer on Osteoarthritis and the Mechanical Loading of Chondrocytes




ICM Research Seminar

Speakers:  Victoria Whittle, MD student (Helen Foster)

and Adrian Falconer, PhD Student (Drew Rowan)


Venue: Seminar room L2.5, Second floor, Leech Building, Medical School

Date and time:  11th March, 12:30


Victoria Whittle will present:


"Preparing Medical Students for Acute Care Practice"


Despite recent changes in the undergraduate curriculum, newly graduating doctors still report feeling underprepared in dealing with acute care situations.

This MD study explores how undergraduate experiences of acute care situations (real and simulated) influence preparedness in new graduates.


Key words: Medical Education, Acute Care, Simulation


Adrian Falconer will speak on:


"The Mechanical Loading of Chondrocytes"


I have developed a method by which to explore the effect of the mechanical loading of chondrocytes in 3D culture using a BioPress system. Using this method, I have attempted to explore the effect of mechanical loading on the gene and protein expression of genes with relevance to Osteoarthritis.


Keywords: Mechanobiology, Osteoarthritis, Inflammation


Chair:  Leo Gurney






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