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BME Seminars - Clayton Adam


On the 07th February 2014, the BME seminars "Open Your Mind" will host a conference of Clayton Adam from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) and who currently works as a visiting professor at the Laboratoire de Biomécanique of Arts et Métiers ParisTech.

The conference will take place on Friday 07th february at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 151 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris, Amphi Bézier, from 13h30 to 15h00.


The intervertebral disc is the largest avascular structure in the human body, and withstands loads of up to nine times bodyweight during physical activity. The high incidence of back pain in adult populations, as well as spinal deformities in children and adolescents, make disorders of the spine a major health burden worldwide. For these reasons, a large amount of research has been performed on the response of the spine to both conservative and surgical treatments, however relatively little is known about the basic science of the intervertebral disc, in particular how its biology interacts with its mechanics. This presentation will give an overview of current topics in intervertebral disc research, with an emphasis on the mechanics of the disc and how it derives its overall function from its complex microstructure.


Published on: 31 January 2014 16:52
Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Université Paris Descartes
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