General Program 2022

The following is the preliminary program of the conference. Every oral presentation will have 8 minutes plus 2 minutes for questions. All PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to bring other posters for the posters session.

Thursday 2nd of June

10.15  Bus departure from KTH 

10:30 – 11:00 Welcoming coffee 

11.00 – 11.30 Welcome introduction 

11.30 – 13.00 Oral session 1: Musculoskeletal and movement biomechanics 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and photo 

14.00 – 14.45 Keynote lecture: Peter Halldin CSO Mips AB and affiliated scientist at KTH. Title: TBA

14.45 – 15.30 Oral Session 2: Impact Biomechanics 

15.30 – 16.00 Fika 

16.00 – 17.15 Oral Session 3: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biomechanics 

17.15 – 18.15 Poster session  

19.45 Dinner 

Friday 3rd of June  

8.20 – 8.30 Welcome 

8.30 – 9.15 Keynote lecture: Anna Bjerkefors docent in sports science at GIH. Title: “The role of biomechanical measurement when creating evidence-based classification system in Paralympic sports – example from paracanoe and para-cycling”

9.15 – 9.55 Oral Session 4 part 1: Biomedical Imaging 

9.55 – 10.05 Short break 

10.05 – 11.05 Oral Session 4 part 2: Biomedical Imaging 

11.05 – 11.30 Fika 

11.30 – 12.15 Oral session 5: Biomaterials and Implants 

12.15 – 12.45 SSB Annual General Meeting 

12.45 – 13.00 Awards and conclusions 

13.00 Lunch 

14.00 Bus departure back to KTH 

Detailed program


Oral session 1: Musculoskeletal and movement biomechanics 

  1. Lena Norrbrand, KTH Environmental Physiology, “Biomechanical loading, muscle activation, and training response with flywheel resistance exercise” 
  2. Longbin Zhang , KTH MoveAbility Lab, “Lower Limb Joint Torque Estimation using EMG-driven Neuromusculoskeletal Models with Cluster Approach” 
  3. Israel Luis, KTH MoveAbility Lab, “Muscle-tendon mechanics and control affect estimations of muscle energetics” 
  4. Marco Romanato, University of Padova & KTH MoveAbility Lab, ”The effect of different neuromuscular parameter calibrations on electromyography-assisted modeling of human locomotion using a small set of input data” 
  5. Tomas Bäcklund, Umeå Universitet, Strålningsvetenskaper, Medicinsk teknik , ”STRITON, wearable system for clinical gait analysis” 
  6. Yi-Xing Liu, KTH MoveAbility Lab, ”Joint kinematics, kinetics and muscle synergy patterns during transitions between locomotion modes 
  7. Asta Kizyte, KTH MoveAbility Lab, ”Motor Unit Behavior of Dorsi- and Plantar Flexor Muscles in Persons with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury 

Oral Session 2: Impact Biomechanics 

  1. Qiantailang Yuan, Neuronic Engineering, KTH “Video-informed Reconstruction of Traumatic Brain Injuries in a Ski Accident using Finite Element Models” 
  2. Maryam Majdolhosseini, Neuronic Engineering, KTH “Multi-scale modelling of axonal injury” 
  3. Xiaogai Li, Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH “Subject-Specific Modelling of TBI” 
  4. Siyuan Chen, Neuronic Engineering, KTH “Finite element modeling of infant skull fractures” 

Oral Session 3: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biomechanics 

  1. Christian Gasser, KTH Engineering Mechanics, “Understanding deformation mechanisms and rupture of vascular tissue towards improving clinical decision making” 
  2. Francesco Fiusco, KTH Engineering Mechanics, ”Assessment of the thrombogenic potential of ECMO blood pumps” 
  3. Lea Christierson, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lund University, “On simulating heart valves using Fluid-Structure interaction – a validation study” 
  4. Louis Parker, KTH Engineering Mechanics, “A Computational Fluid Dynamics Model to Assess Recirculation Fraction in Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation” 
  5. Marco Laudato, KTH Engineering Mechanics, “Non-intrusive assessment techniques for respiratory and voice disorders” 
  6. Antti Siika, Karolinska Institutet, “Peak Wall Stress and Peak Wall Rupture Index are associated with Time to Rupture in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms” 

Oral Session 4: Biomedical Imaging 

Session 1

  1. Francesco Cenni, KTH MoveAbility Lab and Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, “The relationship between muscle-tendon morphology and stiffness in triceps surae muscles” 
  2. Zhou Zhou, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, “Biomechanical Modelling Meets Biomedical Imaging: Synergistic Integration to Uncover Traumatic Brain Injury”
  3. Christoffer Olsson, KTH Division of Biomedical Imaging, “Magnetic Resonance Elastography in the Brain” 
  4. Zhongzheng Wang, KTH MoveAbility Lab, “Anisotropic Magnetic Resonance Elastography in Muscle Imaging” 

Session 2

  1. Hector Dejea, Lund University, “Multi-scale elemental and structural characterization of bone fracture healing with micro- and nano- x-ray fluorescence and diffraction” 
  2. Maria Pierantoni, Lund University, “Reduction of mechanical loading in rat Achilles tendons leads to changes in the microstructure and altered mechanical response“ 
  3. Isabella Silva Barreto, Lund University, “In vivo unloading of rat Achilles tendons leads to a delayed collagen structural response to in situ loading” 
  4. Kunal Sharma, Lund University, “Nanoscale characterization of heterotopic ossifications present during Achilles tendon healing”  

Oral session 5: Biomaterials and Implants 

  1. Gustavo A. Orozco, Lund University, “Anterior cruciate ligament transection alters viscoelastic properties of collagen fibrils in rabbit collateral ligaments 8 weeks post-surgery” 
  2. Benjamin Clegg, LTU , “Wear particle characterisation and biocompatibility of newly 3D printed self-lubricating polymer composites for use in total joint replacements 
  3. Dilesh Raj Shrestha, Luleå University of Technology, “Development of 3D printable, multifunctional polymer composites with superior lubricity and wear resistance for total joint replacement applications” 
  4. Salim Ghandour, Uppsala Universitet , “A Biomechanical Characterization of Cement Discoplasty: Studying novel surgeries in a laboratory setting” 

Keynote speakers

Anna Bjerkefors, Associate professor

Affiliations: Department of Physiology, Nutrition and Biomechanics, Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Stockholm, Sweden and Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Title: The role of biomechanical measurement when creating evidence-based classification system in Paralympic sports – example from paracanoe and para-cycling”

Abstract:  In the last decade, the interest in Paralympic sports has increased. Today, the Paralympic Games is the third-largest sporting event in the world and the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 sparked an interest in more than 3.5 billion people. A few of the reasons for a greater interest is the increased number of athletes from different countries, the professionalism of the Paralympic movement and an increased attention from the media. A common factor for all Paralympic sports is that it is mandatory for athletes to partake in classification. Classification entails dividing athletes with different types of impairments into classes in which they compete. A valid classification system enables athletes with different types of impairment to compete on a similar level and reduces the likelihood of predictable competition. This keynote lecture will focus on how to use biomechanical measurements when developing evidence-based classification system for para-canoe and para-cycling and how to implement the results into practice.

Short bio: In the early 90’s I started working as a physiotherapist in a non-profit association for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) where sports were used as part of the rehabilitation program to improve independence and to recruit athletes into the Paralympic movement. The development of the individual from rehab to elite sport became a strong source of inspiration for me. The association started paracanoe activities 1993 and we designed special equipment and developed safe and sustainable training methods. In 2001 an initiative to conduct research at GIH lead to studies on seated trunk control and effects of paracanoe training in people with SCI. Since 2012 I have been the PI of two international projects on the development of evidence-based classification system for paracanoe; para-kayak – accepted for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 and para-va’a – accepted for Tokyo 2020. In the near future, I look forward to collaborating in the “Swedish Parasport Academy” with national and international colleagues in a 4-year synergy project at GIH.


Peter Haldin CSO Mips AB and affiliated scientist at KTH

Title: TBA

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