All lectures will be given in English, and lecture notes are provided at the beginning of the Summer School.

C. Ross Ethier

Imperial College London
Department of Bioengineering
South Kensington Campus
London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Mechanics of the cell and the cytoskeleton; techniques for cell-scale biomechanical measurements; mechanotransduction; biomechanics of the human eye in health and disease.

Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Center of Biomedical Engineering
Kronesgasse 5-I
8010 Graz, Austria
Fundamental structure and constitutive modeling of arterial walls; residual stresses and their influence on the arterial response; modeling of smooth muscle activation; cerebral aneurysms including growth and remodeling.

Jay D. Humphrey

Texas A&M
Department of Biomedical Engineering
335L Zachry Engineering Center, 3120 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3120, USA
Introduction to modeling in biomechanics and mechanobiology; biomechanical response due to elevated stress levels including hypertension; growth, remodeling and adaptation of arterial wall tissue; future directions for research in biomechanics and mechanobiology.

Fred C. MacKintosh

Vrije Universiteit
Department of Physics & Astronomy
De Boelelaan 1081
NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fundamentals of elasticity and dynamics of biopolymers and the cytoskeletal networks they form in cells; collective effects of molecular motors in such networks; both experimental results and theoretical approaches will be discussed.

Karol Miller

University of Western Australia
School of Mechanical Engineering
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009, AUSTRALIA
Biomechanical modeling of the brain for surgical simulation, image-guided surgery and analysis of brain structural diseases; patient-specific models and computer simulations; real-time computations using finite element and meshless methods.

Ray W. Ogden

University of Glasgow
Department of Mathematics
University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QW, UK
Essential ingredients of continuum mechanics; kinematics, stress and constitutive modeling; elasticity, isotropy, transverse isotropy and orthotropy; application to fibrous tissue including the myocardial tissue.

David Vorp

University of Pittsburgh
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
100 Technology Drive, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3110, USA
Biomechanics of aortic aneurysms; experimental approaches to determine the mechanobiological properties for aneurysmal tissues; diffusion of nutrients and mass transport through diseased arterial tissue; mechanobiology of stem cells.