I am a junior researcher at the CNRS, with around 10 years of experience in the field of biomechanics and the bone-implant system, from 3 national and international institutions. I defended my PhD in 2014 (ISM, Marseilles, France), and have been assistant researcher and teacher for a year (2014-2015) in the same group before moving to Sweden as a postdoc (2015-2018, Lund University). I continued with a Marie Slodovska-Curie International Fellowship (2018-2020) at the MSME lab, before being appointed permanent CNRS researcher (Chargée de Recherche) in 2020.
My research activities are focused on the biomechanical investigation of bone, mostly in the context of implants. I acquired solid skills in the development of experimental techniques to explore the bone-implant interface, with a special interest in multi-scale imaging to extract structural, compositional and mechanical properties of the newly formed bone tissue.
Such multidisciplinary approach can only be successful when based on national and international collaborations, and involving multiple research fields, including mechanics, materials engineering, high-resolution imaging, biomechanical modelling and medicine domains.
Le Cann et al. 2020. Acta Biomater. Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Hydroxyapatite Crystal Thickness at the Bone-Implant Interface. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2020.09.021
Le Cann et al. 2020. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. Bone damage evolution around integrated metal screws using x-ray tomography - in situ pullout and Digital Volume Correlation. doi:10.3389/fbioe.2020.00934
Silva Barreto, Le Cann, et al. 2020 Adv. Sci. Multi-scale characterization of embryonic long bone mineralization in mice. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202002524
Le Cann et al. 2017. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, Digital Volume Correlation to characterize the bone-metal implant interface with in situ loading under neutron tomographic imaging. 2017. doi 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.07.001
Le Cann et al. 2016. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. Tribology of a flexible spinal implant: development of experimental and numerical models. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33819