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Sep 18, 2023

Seminar (2023-09-18)

School of Biomedical Sciences is pleased to invite you to join the following seminar:

Date: 18 September, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 nn – 1:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, G/F, William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road

Speaker: Professor Elazar Zelzer, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Talk Title: Proprioception, the musculoskeletal and beyond. Column formation in the growth plate, is it is it real?

Further information about the speakers and his lab


Elazar Zelzer is currently a Professor at Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science. His main areas of research are Musculoskeletal development, regeneration and pathology. The main goal of his lab is to understand the biological and biomechanical principles governing musculoskeletal development and function, maintenance and regeneration, as well as aging and pathology. They investigate musculoskeletal assembly, that is, the creation of physical attachments between components of the system, focusing on the unique transitional tissue of the enthesis, the attachment site between tendon and bone. They study the involvement of proprioceptive mechanosensors, which control muscle action, in musculoskeletal maintenance and disease, including scoliosis, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and fracture repair. By using advanced imaging modalities, high-throughput computer vision algorithms and computational models for analyzing temporal series of 3D images, we study the mechanisms that sculpt the distinctive and intricate three-dimensional morphology of each bone.


Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Miss Angela Wong at 3917 9216.