Associate Professor Egon Perilli, Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University; Affiliate Lecturer, Discipline of Anatomy & Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide; Honorary Fellow, Dept. of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne. Between 2008-2011: Senior Research Fellow, Bone & Joint Research Lab, Surgical Pathology, SA Pathology, Adelaide. His research is in 2D and 3D quantitative imaging of bone structure and biomaterials combined with biomechanical testing. The main field of research is in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
He is the current President (2018-2021) of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS); 2015-2018 ANZORS Society Secretary.
2018- Board member, International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS).
He developed his scientific research background in Europe. 2007-2008: Post-Doctoral Researcher at company SkyScan, Kontich, Belgium (micro-CT systems manufacturer, now Bruker micro-CT), in collaboration with Visionlab, Dept. of Physics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. 2002-2007: Scientific researcher at Medical Technology Laboratory, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy, carrying out research in bone micro-CT imaging combined with biomechanical testing.
His research projects involve a number of medical imaging techniques, in particular state of the art micro-CT, both in vitro and in vivo, of bone samples and entire bone segments, on human tissue and animal models. These techniques are used for quantitatively determining bone structure at micro and macro level, density and morphometry. The mechanical strength of the bone is determined via experimental testing, for investigating the relationships between bone structural parameters and mechanical properties.
He is supervisor of bone and joint-related research topics for post-doc, PhD and Honours projects. He is peer-reviewer for a number of international scientific journals; reviewer for Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Wellcome Trust (UK), Research Foundation Flaanders (Belgium), Dutch Arthritis Foundation (Netherlands).
Supervisor and instrument leader of the Micro-CT imaging laboratory in Flinders University.
-World Council of Biomechanics (WCB) Student Bursary Award: Asia/Pacific, Africa, Central and South America (15 given, world-wide); Dublin, Ireland - MAR 2018
-Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia (priority industry ‘Health Services and Medical Research’) Scholarship for $17,500 to be used towards her PhD study - MAR 2018
-Best Basic Science Poster Presentation, Australian and New Zealand Rheumatology Association combined meeting, Auckland NZ - MAY 2017
-Finalist for Best Abstract, Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 21st Annual Meeting, Auckland, NZ - OCT 2015
-1st place, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics - 3 Minute Thesis (3MT), Flinders University - SEP 2015
-Young Scientist Travel Award, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, USA - MAR 2016
-Travel Award, Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 21st Annual Meeting, Auckland, NZ - OCT 2015
-Winner, Best PhD student Oral Presentation Award, Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 23rd Annual Meeting, Adelaide SA, AUS - OCT 2017
-"The one to watch" Award, PhD Award Finalist, Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 24th Annual Meeting, Perth WA, Australia - OCT 2018
-European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) Travel Award (20 given, world-wide), 25th Annual Congress, Vienna, Austria - JUL 2019
-Winner, Best PhD student Oral Presentation Award, Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 25th Annual Meeting, Canberra ACT, AUS - OCT 2019
PhD students supervision
Lauren Wearne (Flinders University, current) - Quantifying the interference achieved by cementless tibial trays and its effect on primary stability. Principal supervisor A/Prof Egon Perilli; co-supervisor Prof Mark Taylor.
Bonnie Williams (The University of Adelaide, completed 2019) - Pharmacological modulation of apoptosis and autophagy in a mouse model of inflammatory arthritis. Principal supervisor A/Prof Tania Crotti (The University of Adelaide); co-supervisor A/Prof Egon Perilli.
Bryant Roberts (Flinders University, completed 2017) - In vivo knee joint loads and tibial bone microarchitecture in knee osteoarthritis. Principal supervisor Dr Egon Perilli; co-supervisors Prof Karen J Reynolds, A/Prof Dominic Thewlis (The University of Adelaide).
Rosidah Ab-Lazid (Flinders University, completed 2016) - Cancellous screw pullout strength at varying levels of torque in the human trabecular bone of femoral heads. Principal supervisor Prof Karen Reynolds; co-supervisors Dr Egon Perilli, A/Prof John Costi.
Affiliate Lecturer, Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.
Honorary Fellow, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2679-8394
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