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202.674 Mechanobiology - Fundamentals and Modeling Concepts
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the relevance of mechanobiological processes and to assess heir meaning for biomedical mechanisms. Based on a number of examples relevant for biomedical engineering (including bone, tissue engineering, cancer etc.), they will understand the importance of mechanobiological regulatory cues, and they will have learned which theoretical tools are available allowing to actually quantify how mechanical loading influences biological processes.

Subject of course

Explanation of there term mechanobiology; Discussion of examples in the context of biomedical engineering; Description of experimental methods for investigating mechanobiological effects; Introduction of pertinent modeling concepts; Focus on multiscale methods allowing for quantification of mechanobiological stimuli; Presentation of examples; Application of multiscale modeling methods based on the concept of continuum micromechanics.

Teaching methods

Lectures supported by digital presentations, discussion of case studies.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Mon09:00 - 10:0013.03.2023Hörsaal 15 Preliminary discussion
Fri13:00 - 15:0005.05.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Fri13:00 - 15:0012.05.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Tue13:00 - 15:0016.05.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Fri13:00 - 15:0002.06.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Tue10:00 - 12:0013.06.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Fri12:00 - 14:0016.06.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Tue10:00 - 12:0020.06.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Tue14:00 - 17:0020.06.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Tue10:00 - 13:0027.06.2023Hörsaal 15 Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
23.01.2023 08:00 30.04.2023 08:00 30.04.2023 08:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Not specified


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