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President’s Blog, March 2017

In 2014, Australia’s then Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott, was quoted as saying: “There needs to be a significant emphasis in boosting our focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) because science is at the heart of a country’s competitiveness and it is important that we do not neglect science as we look [...]

2017 Muybridge Award Winner: Walter Herzog

The Muybridge Award is presented at each congress to an individual for their “career achievements in biomechanics”, it is our society’s most prestigious award.  The award is named after Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), who was one forefathers of modern biomechanics with his recordings of various aspects of animal movement.  A committee reviewed the nominees for the [...]

Executive Council Elections 2017

Every two years ISB members elect a new Executive Council, and President-Elect.  The Executive Council members are elected for a 2-year term, with a maximum of three terms, and represent countries from throughout the world and various scientific areas within biomechanics.  The Executive Council meets every year and provides leadership for the continued development of [...]

Students’ Corner

Firstly, it is my pleasure to announce our short-listed candidates for 2017-19 Student Representative - Kevin Boldt and Melissa Boswell.  Kevin and Melissa’s biographies can be seen here, and voting will commence shortly.  Good luck to both candidates! I am looking forward to meeting many of you in Brisbane this July for ISB2017!  Don’t forget [...]

ISB Fellows – call for nominations

Dear ISB members, In 2015, the ISB executive established a Fellows category and selected 10 inaugural Fellows of the Society at its last congress in Glasgow. We currently seek nominations (they can be self-nominated or through one of the ISB Fellows) for ISB Fellows for 2017. Below you see the Fellow nomination criteria. Note that [...]

ISB Grant Reports

Research visit to learn ultrasound elastography method András Hegyi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland I am studying hamstring muscles as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Neil Cronin and Prof. Taija Finni at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. I recently visited Prof. Antoine Nordez and Prof. François Hug at the Laboratory “Movement, Interactions, Performance”, University [...]

EDC Officer’s Report

Dear ISB members, In the previous edition of the ISB now we presented for you some of the advances concerning EDC projects. Unhappily, the number of EDC projects did not increase recently and part of this limited number of projects is the economical crises that reached many countries. However, when the difficulties increase is exactly [...]

Biographies for 2017 President-Elect Candidates

Toni Arndt, Sweden I am honoured to have been nominated for election as President Elect of the International Society of Biomechanics. My personal academic journey reflects the ISB’s quintessentially international orientation and I have been privileged to experience biomechanics in many different cultures, different laboratories and with fantastic people. From undergraduate studies in New Zealand [...]

Biographies for 2017 Council Candidates

  Daniel Benoit, Canada Born in Ottawa Canada, Dr. Daniel Benoit worked for three years as director of a clinical biomechanics laboratory in Perugia Italy before moving to Stockholm-Sweden where he was awarded his PhD from the Karolinska Institutet (2005). He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware (2006). [...]

Biographies for 2017 Student Representative Candidates

Kevin Boldt Kevin Boldt is a first year PhD student studying under the supervision of Dr. Walter Herzog in the University of Calgary’s Human Performance Laboratory. His research focuses on mechanical adaptations of the heart, in response to exercise training. Currently, he is the President of his Faculty’s Graduate Students’ Association, where he is responsible [...]

List of new members, March 2017