Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Initiative

  • On Thursday 9th May, the University of Strathclyde is hosting the next Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Initiative Symposium to be held at the recently renovated Wolfson Building.

    This GLORI event will be a mixture of presentations on regenerative technologies developed in the West of Scotland and round table discussion to consider best use and collaboration, with a confirmed keynote talk from from Professor Christopher Buckley, University of Oxford, as well as local speakers from both clinical and research.


    Registration is free and you can book your place here: GLORI 2024 (


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    Founded in 2009 through discussions between Prof Dominic Meek and Prof Matt Dalby and later joined by Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, the Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Initiative has been established to encourage collaboration between the basic sciences, applied sciences, engineering and clinic. This has the aim of bringing the latest ideas in basic materials research into use to deliver the next-generation of orthopaedic care. It combines expertise from orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, biologists, engineers and chemists from across the country.

    Previous events:

    GLORI 2023 was held at the Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow with a keynote talk from Dr Bilal Jamal. Full programme and abstracts can be downloaded from: GLORI 2023 programme with abstracts

    GLORI 2020 was held at the University of Glasgow, and included a keynote talk from President of the British Orthopaedic Society, Prof Richie Gill. The full programme with abstracts can be downloaded from here: FULL PROGRAMME WITH ABSTRACTS_GLORI2020


    Professor R.M. Dominic Meek, FRCS, MD

    Consultant, in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow; Clinical Director Orthopaedics Greater Glasgow & Clyde; and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Glasgow. Dominic undertook fellowship training in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee at the department of lower limb arthroplasty, Vancouver General Hospital. He has been previously awarded the British and American Hip Societies Travelling Fellow and the ABC Fellowship. With his consultant colleagues, he has developed the South of Glasgow complex young hip and revision and periprosthetic fractures arthroplasty service. He is President of the West of Scotland Orthopaedic Research Society. His research interests are in the basic science of nanotechnology and cell behaviour / bone regeneration and implant fixation and effects of wear particles particularly metal CoCr particles. Active member of BOA, BHS and BORS.

    Professor Matt Dalby, PhD, FRSE, Professor of Cell Engineering

    Matt became a Lecturer in Cell Engineering at the University of Glasgow after completing a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship. His research interests are osteogenesis and cellular mechanotransduction. Further information on awards, grants and publications are on Prof Dalby’s personal profile.

    Professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, PhD, Chair of Biomedical Engineering

    Manuel joined the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow as Head of Division in 2013. He works on material-based strategies for tissue repair and regeneration, and engineers in vitro 3D models to understand physiology, disease and as platforms for drug testing.Since establishing connections with the Dalby group he and Matt merged and became the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment.


    Dr P. Monica Tsimbouri, PhD, CBiol, MIBiol, FHEA, Research Fellow

    Scientific Mentor for GLORI and Founding Member of Scottish Sarcoma Research Group (SSRG). She has a PhD in Molecular Genetics, University of Glasgow. She worked on different projects (lymphatic and skin cancer models) studying different aspects of EBV-induced tumourigenesis. She was awarded a 2-year fellowship from Lady Tata Memorial Trust to work on the involvement of Recombination Activating genes (Rag) in EBV-induced tumourigenesis. She then moved to CCE on to a project involving the culture of primary adult human BM stem cells onto different topographical surfaces in the absence of growth factors, investigating the effects of nanotopography on MSC morphology and phenotype canonical and functional pathways and nuclear organisation on plastic and titanium surfaces. She was recently awarded an ISSF welcome Trust fellowship to work on the use of topographical and piezoelectrical cues to manipulate cancer cell phenotype/survival.

    Dr Miguel Pineda, PhD, Lecturer

    Miguel Pineda is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (SMB) at the Centre for the Microenvironment, specializing in stromal immunology, inflammation and functional glycomics. With a PhD in Molecular Biology from Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Miguel has held key research positions at Glasgow, including Versus Arthritis Career Development Research Fellow.

    Dr Peter Young, MRCS, BMedSci, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Clinical Mentor of GLORI and Founding Member of SSRG Specialty Registrar Orthopaedic Surgery training in the West of Scotland. Undertaking higher degree in osteoclast response to nanotopography, with a specialist interest in sarcoma treatment and research.

    Dr Robert Silverwood, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    Clinical mentor of GLORI.

    Mrs Claire Carberry, University of Glasgow.

    Claire joined the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment in 2019 and supports the administration of the Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Initiative.