Aurélie Carlier studied Biomedical Engineering at the KU Leuven (Belgium) where she also received her PhD degree in 2014 on multiscale modelling of angiogenesis during bone regeneration. In 2013 she visited the Systems Biology Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University (USA) where she developed a computational model of VEGF transport within tumor tissue. As postdoctoral researcher she focused on improving the outcome of tissue engineering constructs by optimizing both the timing of implantation as well as the spatial patterns thereof with computational techniques. Her research achievements have been awarded with a number of distinctions, including the Student Award of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB, 2012), the Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award by the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB, 2014) and the Best Doctoral Thesis Award by the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB, 2015). In her free time, Aurélie Carlier likes to practice her asana’s in a challenging yoga session, enjoy an energizing run and meet with friends and family.
Aurélie Carlier’s research interests encompass the development and experimental validation of computational models of biological processes in the context of tissue regeneration and biomaterial interactions. In particular, she is interested in developing multiscale computational models where intracellular pathways are linked to the tissue scale via a cellular level. For the implementation of the models, she is applying a range of modelling techniques including hypothesis-based mechanistic models and data-driven gene network models.