Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Manchester Metropolitan University launches European research group

10.05.2005


MANCHESTER Metropolitan University has launched Biomove - a new European research consortium based in its 5* Institute for Human Movement.



The European Consortium for Research into Biological Movement (Biomove) brings together research scientists from across Europe who study the strengths and weaknesses of the human body from both athletic and clinical perspectives.

More than 100 delegates attended the inaugural meeting in Cheshire including 65 scientists from the Netherlands where the University has four partners, Vrije University, Amsterdam, and three medical centres – Vrije Medical Centre, the University Medical Centre (St Radboud) and the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam.


The consortium which underpins preparations for a second 5* in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise is negotiating with additional potential partners in Belgium, Italy and Denmark.

Professor Tony Sargeant, who set up Biomove with Professor Arnold De Haan, a part-time member of staff at MMU and Professor at Vrije, said: “The founding of the new consortium opens up exciting new opportunities for collaboration with some of the best scientists in the world researching into, for example, how surgery can improve the mobility of children with cerebral palsy; how exercise programmes can maintain mobility in the healthy elderly; and how growth-factors and genes degenerate in diseases such as cancer and kidney failure.”

He added that the consortium would take a positive and proactive approach to research collaborations and would not become “just another research association”.

MMU Vice-Chancellor Dame Alexandra Burslem said: “The new consortium will build an even more vibrant research environment which will help to improve the mobility of many people in both health and disease throughout their life span.”

Sessions in the inaugural programme were chaired by MMU professors Alberto Minetti, Marco Narici, Geert Savelsbergh, Arnold de Haan, and David Jones.

Gareth Hollyman | alfa
Further information:
http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/exspsci/irm/
http://www.mmu.ac.uk

More articles from Life Sciences:

nachricht Multi-institutional collaboration uncovers how molecular machines assemble
02.12.2016 | Salk Institute

nachricht Fertilized egg cells trigger and monitor loss of sperm’s epigenetic memory
02.12.2016 | IMBA - Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften GmbH

All articles from Life Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3-D gradient refractive index micro-optics

A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.

Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...

Im Focus: Quantum Particles Form Droplets

In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.

“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...

Im Focus: MADMAX: Max Planck Institute for Physics takes up axion research

The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.

The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...

Im Focus: Molecules change shape when wet

Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water

In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...

Im Focus: Fraunhofer ISE Develops Highly Compact, High Frequency DC/DC Converter for Aviation

The efficiency of power electronic systems is not solely dependent on electrical efficiency but also on weight, for example, in mobile systems. When the weight of relevant components and devices in airplanes, for instance, is reduced, fuel savings can be achieved and correspondingly greenhouse gas emissions decreased. New materials and components based on gallium nitride (GaN) can help to reduce weight and increase the efficiency. With these new materials, power electronic switches can be operated at higher switching frequency, resulting in higher power density and lower material costs.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with partners have investigated how these materials can be used to make power...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

ICTM Conference 2017: Production technology for turbomachine manufacturing of the future

16.11.2016 | Event News

Innovation Day Laser Technology – Laser Additive Manufacturing

01.11.2016 | Event News

#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017

14.10.2016 | Event News

 
Latest News

UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses

02.12.2016 | Medical Engineering

Plasma-zapping process could yield trans fat-free soybean oil product

02.12.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science

What do Netflix, Google and planetary systems have in common?

02.12.2016 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>