This annual Workshop aims to expose students, engineers and scientists to recent developments in Biomedical Engineering that took place in some of the most respected international research centers and universities of the world.
This year's Organization Committee of the annual Workshop on Biomedical Engineering (WBME) invites you to the 11th Workshop on Biomedical Engineering, which will take place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, on the 6th of April, 2019.
The attendance of WBME is free of charge and will provide students the possibility to interact with national and international speakers. As in the last year's edition, the 11th WBME will also have a Poster Session for young researchers who wish to present and discuss their recent work. You'll have to submit a scientific poster A0 format. It must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will admit a total of 38 posters to be presented on the day of the event. You must submit your poster until the 31st of March.
Bionic and Cybernetics
Neurosciences and Neuro-Engineering
Human Machine Interfaces
Athina Markaki is a Reader in Engineering Materials at the University of Cambridge, where she earned her PhD in Materials Science, after studying Metallurgical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. Her research focuses in the development of fibre network materials and the control of their shape with magneto-mechanical actuation, using ferromagnetic fibres. This effect is being explored for biomedical applications, including magnetically active layers on the surface of prosthetic implants. In 2017 she was part of the team that created artificial bile ducts, led by the Greek Researcher Fotios Sampaziotis. The researchers developed a 3D cellular structure which developed into functioning bile ducts, once transplanted into mice. In 2009 she was awarded a 1.5 million Grant from the European Research Council to create a 5-year research group. This project aimed to improve the life span of prosthetic implants such as hip replacements. The idea proposed was that the implant should have a highly porous surface layer. She has received multiple awards such as the ERC Starting Grant, the De Montfort Award, The Young Scientist Prize 2003 for the best oral presentation, titled "Elastic properties of thin sandwich panels with fibrous metallic cores" and others.
Dr. Kris Maes is the current Director of the Urology Service, Coordinator of the Uro-oncology Centre and Coordinator of the Centre for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Hospital da Luz Lisboa. Graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, he specialized in Urology and pioneered in laparoscopic urological surgery and became an expert for several urological interventions performed by laparoscopy. He started in robotic surgery using the DaVinci system (since 2006) and became a robotic surgery instructor of the Intuitive Surgery DaVinci for Europe, for robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) and a full scala expert for various urological interventions performed with the Da Vinci system, namely in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. In this area he formed nine Belgian urologists and five Portuguese and preformed more than 1700 laparoscopic and robotic procedures and over 1000 robotic prostatectomies.
Nichal Gentilal obtained his master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics from the University of Lisbon and is a current PhD student and researcher in the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering (IBEB) at the University of Lisbon. Having taken interest in the area of radiotherapy he conducted his master's thesis project in the area of focused tissue heating during Tumour Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy, researching different ways of optimizing the duty cycle of the treatment and predicting the thermal impact of the technique. His work as PhD student he continues in the research and application of TTFiels.
Ilkka has a MSc in printing and converting technologies from the Tampere University of Technology in Finland and has previously worked for flexible electronics manufacturers such as Intune Circuits (RFID antennas and flexible circuits) and Enfucell (flexible batteries). Ilkka has a long experience taking products from lab to fab, ramping up and developing processes for the use of electronics manufacturing as well as production of printed electronics. Ilkka joined Canatu in 2009 and has since been leading the development of deposition technologies and sensor products, and lately the whole R&D function, as VP Technology.
Serena Counsell is a Professor of Perinatal Imaging and Head of Advanced Neuroimaging at the Centre for the Developing Brain, at King's College London, with a career mainly focusing in Medical Neuro-Imaging, applied to the studying of brain development. Currently, Serena's primary research focuses in the use of diffusion MRI for observation of microstructural tissue, as well as the use of functional MRI and other neuroinformatic tools to assess neonatal and paediatric brain development and injury. In addition, she focuses on the development of MRI biomarkers to provide outcomes for trials of neuroprotective therapies.
Professor Perla Maiolino is currently an Associate Professor at the Engineering Science Department and member of Oxford Robotics Institute. Having completed her BEng, MEng in in Robotics and Automation in the department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering at the University of Genova (Italy), during her PhD, she worked in the development and integration of distributed tactile sensors for robots and in developing new technological solutions for artificial robot skin (CySkin), which has been shown at the "Robots" Exhibition at the Science Museum in London. She also worked as PostDoc at the University of Cambridge where she investigated aspects related to soft sensing and soft robotics, posteriorly moving to Oxford in September 2018.
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