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The second summer school of the research group ExCarBon took place from July 13th to 14th of 2018 in Frankfurt am Main at the Orthopedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim. Just like the year before, mature results, work in progress as well as occurring problems were presented and discussed in detail. This summer school was again an excellent opportunity for young researchers and students to expand their scientific horizon and to get in personal contact with the experts in the field of OA.
This year, we invited three experts in the field of osteoarthritis to give a keynote lecture. We are very delighted and thankful that they accepted our invitation and shared the big picture of biomechanical, immunometabolic, and developmental aspects with us.
Prof. Ali Mobasheri, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK and the President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI).
His main area of research is cartilage biology and the identification, validation and qualification of new biomarkers for degenerative and inflammatory diseases of joints like osteoarthritis.
Title of his talk: “Immunometabolic aspects of osteoarthritis"
Prof. Andrew A. Pitsillides, Professor of Skeletal Dynamics, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK.
The focus of his research is on skeletal mechanobiology during development, growth, adulthood and ageing.
Title of his talk: “Evolving biomechanical aspects of osteoarthritis"
Prof. Brian Johnstone, Professor / Research Director, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA.
His main areas of expertise are stem cell and chondrocyte biology during development and cartilage pathology and musculoskeletal tissue engineering.
Title of his talk: “Considering development as the inspiration for joint regeneration is
very trendy, but is it valid?"