Numerical model of a neuron under mechanical loading
Numerical model of a neuron under mechanical loading

Prof Antoine Jerusalem

Video: Scientists, medics and mathematicians get to work on the mysteries of the human brain

The International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL) has been running since the beginning of 2013. Its partnership of 26 academics in 15 locations is not unusual. What is striking is the breadth of disciplines from which they are drawn.

IBMTL doesn’t just bring together the various medical disciplines with an interest in the brain, it includes biologists, physicists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists.

The power of the programme is the collaboration of experts from different disciplines to study brain cell and tissue mechanics and how they relate to brain functions, diseases or trauma.

In this video, IBMTL directors Professors Alain Goriely and Antoine Jérusalem explain more about the work of their international collaboration.