Welcome on the website of the Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis (in short, "the LABO"). We are located at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (or ULB) in Belgium.
A short description is given below. More detailed information are available from the menu on the right.
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Our LABO teaches anatomy to students of various programs, including medicine, dental sciences, veterinary sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, bioengineering, sports, nursing, pharmacy, medical biology and arts. Moreover, LABO members also teach human embryology. Most of the classes are scheduled in the first three years of studies. However, some post-graduate courses of clinical anatomy are also part of our duties. Each year, more than 1000 hours of anatomy classes are taugth by LABO to about 4000 students.
The LABO is active in several fields thanks to its multidisciplinary staff and expertise: Biomechanics, Anatomy, Organogenesis, Veterinary Sciences and Legal Medicine. State-of-the-art equipment is available.
The Center for Functional Evaluation (or CFE) organised by LABO offers patients, and their therapists, all services for following-up of locomotor and gesture disabilities linked to a variety of disorders (orthopeadics, neurology, etc). Clinical research is also performed at LABO.
The LABO is taking part in the organisation of various structures and events (links are found below):
- 23rd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (July 2011) - to ISB2011 website,
- 1st International Symposium on Digital Human Modeling (June 2011) - to iea-dhm2011 website,
- ULB Museum of Anatomy and Embryology (permanent exhibition, open to public on request).
- Le Musée d'Anatomie et Embryologie de l'ULB (exposition permanente, ouvert au public sur requête).