Egon Perilli

Egon Perilli
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Perilli holds a position as Associate Professor in the Medical Device Research Institute, at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He also is Affiliate Lecturer with the Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide. Between 2008-2011 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, Directorate of Surgical Pathology, SA Pathology, Adelaide, Australia. His research is in 2D and 3D quantitative imaging of bone structure and biomaterials combined with biomechanical testing. The main field of investigation is in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research.


    He is the current President (2018-2021) of the Australian & Zew 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 NV, Kontich, Belgium (manufacturer of micro-CT systems), in collaboration with Visiolab, Dept. of Physics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. 2002-2007 Scientific researcher at Medical Technology Laboratory, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy. 2006 PhD in Bioengineering, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. 2001 MSc in Physics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.


    The projects he is active in 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, density and morphometric parameters. The mechanical strength of the bone is determined via experimental testing, for investigating the relationships between bone structural parameters and mechanical properties.


    He is involved in the supervision of bone and joint-related pathology research topics for post-graduate research projects, Honours projects and PhD projects. He is external reviewer of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant applications.

    • Memberships: European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), Forum in Bone and Mineral Research (Italy), Australian & New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS), Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS, President), Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR), Adelaide Bone Group (committee member), Association for Research between Italy and Australia-SA branch (ARIA-SA)

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Entry last updated: Friday, 30 Apr 2021