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We share our findings at a wide variety of conferences each year, spanning many different scientific and clinical disciplines. Details of conference talks each year are outlined below.

2015

  • The interfascicular matrix enables fascicle sliding and recoil in tendon, and behaves more elastically in energy storing tendons. C T Thorpe, M S C Godinho, G P Riley, H L Birch, P D Clegg and H R C Screen. International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons. March 2015, Las Vegas, USA.
  • The Proteome and Turnover rate of the Tendon Interfascicular Matrix Alters with Ageing. Chavaunne Thorpe, Mandy Peffers, Deborah Simpson, Elizabeth Halliwell, Hazel Screen, Peter Clegg. ORS, March 2015, Las Vegas, USA. 
  • Overload Damage Results In Early Inflammation In Tendon. Spiesz EM, Thorpe CT, Chaudhry S, Riley GP, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (ORS), March 2015, Las Vegas, USA.

2014

  • Early Inflammatory Response Of Tenocytes To Overload. Spiesz EM, Thorpe CT, Chaudhry S, Riley GP, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium, September 2014, Oxford, UK.
  • Characterisation of the Proteome of the Tendon Interfascicular Matrix. Thorpe CT, Peffers MJ, Simpson D, Halliwell E, Screen HRC, Clegg PD. International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium, September 2014, Oxford,UK.
  • Function Drives Wide Variations in Tendon Structure and Mechanical Behaviour. Screen HRC (July 2014) World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, USA. Invited Keynote talk
  • Micromechanics in Functionally Distinct Tendons, Tendon Injury and Repair. Screen HRC, Thorpe CT, Shepherd JH, Riley GP, Legerlotz K, Clegg PD, Birch HL, Bryant SJ. World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, USA. Invited talk
  • The Effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Matrix Metalloprotease Activity in Tendinopathy. Waugh CM, Jones E, Riley GP, Langberg H, Morrissey D, Screen HRC. (May 2014) Experimental Biology, San Diego, USA.
  • Tendinopathy Rehabilitation: where are we now? Morrissey D (Jan 2014) Royal Society of Medicine London, UK. Invited talk

2013

  • Tendon fascicles show an age-specific response to cyclic fatigue loading.
    Thorpe CT, Riley GP, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (Dec 2013) ICMOBT, Arezzo, Spain
  • Tissue Micromechanics and the Cell Local Strain Environment.
    Screen, HRC. (2013) BSMB Autumn Meeting. Cardiff, UK. Invited talk
  • Fatigue loading causes a reduction in the ability of tendon fascicles to recoil.
    Thorpe CT, Udeze CP, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (Oct 2013) ISLT, Arezzo, Italy. Winner of the Savio L-Y Woo Young Investigator Award
  • The role of interleukin-6 in the response of human hamstrings tendon to unloading, loading and overloading.
    Legerlotz K, Jones ER, Screen HRC, Riley GP (Oct 2013) ISLT, Arezzo, Italy
  • Tendon fascicles show an age-specific response to cyclic fatigue loading.
    Thorpe CT, Udeze CP, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (Oct 2013)  CORS, Venice, Italy.
  • Effect of fatigue loading on tendon fascicle extension mechanisms.
    Thorpe CT, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (July 2013)  ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Oregon, USA
  • Energy storing and positional tendon fascicles exhibit different fatigue behaviour.
    Shepherd JH, Legerlotz K, Demirci T, Klemt C, Riley GP, Screen HRC. (July 2013) ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Oregon, USA.
  • The Effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Matrix Metalloprotease Activity in the Healthy Achilles Tendon.
    Waugh CM, Jones E, Riley GP, Langberg HP, Morrissey D, Screen HRC. (July 2013) William Harvey Research Institute Annual Review, , London, UK
  • The biomechanical effects of varying speed and load during eccentric and concentric loading of  the triceps surae complex.
    Chaudhry S, Screen HRC, Woledge R, Bader D, Morrissey D. (2013) Isokinetic Conference 2013, London, UK.

2012

  • Multiscale mechanics in tendon: Structure-function optimisation.
    Screen, HRC. (2012) Havermeyer Conference on Equine Tendinopathy. Colorado, US. Invited special talk
  • The Role of Collagen in Tendon Resistance to Loading.
    Screen, HRC. (2012) Bispebjerg Institute of Sports Medicine Tendon Symposium. Copenhagen, Denmark. Invites Special talk
  • Investigating and Characterising Tendon Micro-Mechanics.
    Screen, HRC. (2012) Italian Society for Connective Tissue Research. Bologna, Italy. Invited keynote.
  • The effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy on inflammatory mediators in the healthy Achilles tendon.
    Waugh CM, Morrissey D, Mani-Babu S, Riley GP, Langberg HP, Maffulli M, Screen HRC. (2012) Annual Congress of Danish Sports Medicine, Kolding, Denmark. Finalist for the Young Investigator Award
  • Helical fascicles in energy storing tendons: a mechanism for efficient recoil?
    Thorpe CT, Klemt C, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (Sept 2012) BSMB Special Meeting "Tendinopathy – from basic science to treatment". Norwich, UK
  • The role of Interleukin-6 in the response of human hamstrings tendon to unloading, loading and overloadin.
    Legerlotz K, Jones ER, Screen HRC, Riley GP. (Sept 2012) BSMB Special Meeting "Tendinopathy – from basic science to treatment". Norwich, UK
  • The Effects of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on the Achilles Tendon with or Without Tendinopathy: A Study of Inflammatory Mediators and Collagen Turnover using Microdialysis.
    Waugh CM, Jones E, Riley GP, Langberg HP, Morrissey D, Screen HRC. (2012) ASSERT Protocol Meeting, London
  • The microstructural response of tendon fascicles to applied strain is altered with ageing.
    Thorpe CT, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (Sept. 2012) BEVA, Birmingham, UK
  • Investigating and characterising tendon micromechanics.
    Screen, HRC (2012) BSMB Tendinopathy Conference. Norwich, UK. Invited Special lecture
  • Specialisation of tendon mechanical properties results from inter-fascicular differences.
    Thorpe CT, Udeze CP, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. (2012) ORS, San Francisco, USA
  • Increased expression of IL6 family members in tendon pathology.
    Legerlotz K, Jones ER, Screen HRC, Riley GP (2012) ORS, San Francisco, USA
  • Investigating fibre mechanics in functionally distinct tendons.
    Thorpe CT, Birch HL, Clegg PD, Screen HRC. ISL&T (2012), San Francisco, USA
  • Cyclic and static stress-relaxation properties of bovine tendon fascicles – the effect of recovery time.
    Legerlotz K, Riley GP, Screen HRC (2012) ISLT San Francisco, USA
  • The biomechanical effects of varying load during eccentric and concentric triceps surae exercise.
    Chaudhry S,Screen HRC, Woledge RC, Bader D, Morrissey D (2012) ISLT San Francisco, USA
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