Mechanobiology unites engineering and medical science

Published: 22nd October 2018 11:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2018 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI:“Mechanobiology is an interdisciplinary topic where the concept of Mechanics, Biology and Engineering are combined to understand the basics of different cellular process, which attracts academicians, doctors and engineers,” said Cusat vice chancellor R Sasidharan.

He was inaugurating the five day Training Programme on ‘Mechanobiology- Exploring the relevanceof engineering in biological systems’ organised by the Division of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology under TEQIP Phase – III, in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, Tehri, Uttarakhand.

“The programme is planned to impart knowledge about advancements in the application of engineering and biology. It is aimed at bringing engineering and medical science together in order to find solutions for many unsolved questions regarding this topic,” he added. Oncologist Dr V P Gangadharan, M R Radhakrishna Panicker, principal, School of Engineering, Gireesh Kumaran Thampi, Head, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Jacob Elias, Professor, Division of Mechanical Engineering were the speakers.

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