Sir Alexander Fleming building
The Musculoskeletal Lab at Imperial College hosted BORS 2017 (@borsmeeting2017) from the 4-5th September on the South Kensington Campus in central London.  The meeting comprised of a mixture of clinical and scientific sessions. Research talks by invited speakers included:

Prof Justin Cobb (Imperial)
Prof Elaine Dennison(Southampton)
Prof Daniel Prieto (Oxford)
Dr Chantal Chenu (RVC London)
Prof Julian Jones (Imperial)
Prof Agamemnon Grigoriadis (King's College)
Prof Jonathan Jeffers (Imperial)

Details of the meeting programme can be found here.

We are grateful to everyone who attended the meeting and in particular the sponsors who helped make the meeting such a success.

2018 BORS/BJR International Travelling Research Fellowships for Young Investigators
Following the initiation in 2007 of the very popular international Travelling Fellowships Scheme for Young Investigators, the Executive Committee has approved this scheme for 2018.  

The fellowship is as a vital component of the Societies twin objectives of:

•    Promoting education,
•    Increasing research opportunities for our younger members.

The Scheme involves close collaboration with a number of international centres of excellence in musculoskeletal research and will coincide with the ORS meeting in New Orleans in March 2018.


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Vacant position

PhD studentship in Cardiff 2018.

An MRC-funded PhD studentship hosted at the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre (ARUKBBC) in Cardiff, and the University of Bristol Musculoskeletal Research Unit. This is a great opportunity for interdisciplinary research in bone biology, mechanotransduction, human genetics and molecular biology.

Using human genetics to reveal novel molecular pathways involved in mediating protective skeletal responses to exercise and mechanical loading
The skeleton’s adaptive response to mechanical loading is compromised in osteoporosis, causing bone fractures. The project identifies molecular mechanisms underlying mechanical responses of the skeleton, implicated in osteoporosis. Cutting edge technologies involving human genetics and 3D models for studying bone mechanoresponses will be used.
Dr Deborah Mason.
Lead Institution: Cardiff.

Applicants can find out more information about our studentships on our website: and can apply by clicking on the following link: The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24th November 2017 after which the application form will close and applicants will no longer be able to apply.

International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies
BORS is a member of International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) a global community of musculoskeletal researchers; basic, translational, and clinical.

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The British Orthopaedic Research Society supports the Bone and Joint Decade.

Find out more

British Orthopaedic Foundation - Research Agenda