Symposium VII-A:

Growth and Remodeling of Living Matter

Symposium Organizers:

R. Avazmohammadi, University of Texas at Austin
J. S. Soares, University of Texas at Austin


Symposium Description:

Living matter can continuously grow and remodel under development of diseases, environmental changes, and mechanical stimuli. The biomechanical and biochemical mechanisms that drive growth and remodeling (G&R) take place at different length and time scales comprising the cellular, tissue, and organ levels. The identification and simulation of such mechanisms remain elusive and requires multi-scale, integrated computational-experimental approaches. Such approaches are essential for the development of accurate simulations of G&R processes, which will be helpful in facilitating diagnosis of disease and its progression, as well as in optimizing the efficiency of clinical interventions. This symposium is intended to present the state-of-the-art theoretical and computational works on the biomechanics of growth and remodeling and to explore potential applications.