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 10th Workshop on Biomedical Engineering, which will take place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, on the 14th of April, 2018.
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 10th WBME will also have a Poster Session for young researchers who wish to present and discuss their recent work. In order to submit your poster, we request a 400 word abstract ( template here ) describing the work to be presented, which must be sent to email@example.com. Afterwards you must wait for the confirmation of your works acceptance by the WBME organization committee.
Psychiatrist Dr Morten Kringelbach studied University of Copenhagen and the Royal Academy of Arts, in Denmark. He went to Queen's College in Oxford where he is a researcher and became a professor of Neuroscience at Aarhus University in Denmark. His research focuses on the functional neuroanatomy of pleasure and desire. Together with Hugh McManners, he created The Scars of War Foundation, an interdisciplinary research center at Queen's College, which is dedicated to advancing understanding of the effects of war and disaster.
Tiago João Ferro, former student of the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon of the master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, is currently enrolled in the medical course at the Nova Medical School and attending his PhD in the topic of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is a student interested in areas of scientific research that include: genetics, immunology, bioengineering, namely, in the use of stem cells and in quantum chemistry. His academic career is characterized by several stages where we can highlight his strong work with stem cells at the Imperial College in London, for the artificial production of blood through this type of cells, present in umbilical cord blood.
Maria Raquel Maio obtained her master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics from the University of Lisbon earlier this year. She is currently integrated in Masud Husain's Cognitive Neurology Research Group since September of 2016 in which she is working on projects investigating working memory in healthy and patient populations. She is interested in the understanding of the retrieval mechanisms underlying working memory to identify a cognitive biomarker with pharmacological and psychological manipulations. In order to do so that she has been working on the development of new neuropsychological tools to understand how retrieval affects memory quality.
Dr. Giulio Dagnino currently holds the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate for The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in the Imperial College in London in the research theme of Robotic Assisted Endovascular Interventions, in which his work focuses on image-guidance and control of robotic systems. Having graduated from the University of Genoa with a Master's Degree in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering in 2007 and a PhD in Medical Robotics from the Italian Institute of Technology with a dissertation on new technologies for robot-assisted laser microsurgery, posteriorly held the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Here has conducted research in Robotic Assisted Fracture Surgery, in which there was designed a novel robotic system capable of real-time vision-based control as well as force control for the reduction of knee fractures based on 3D CT image reconstruction and intra-operative fiducial based image registration.
Pietro Lio' currently is a Reader in Computational Biology in the Computer Laboratory which is the department of Computer Science of the University of Cambridge and he is a member of the Artificial Intelligence group of the Computer Laboratory. He has a MA from Cambridge, a PhD in Complex Systems and Non-Linear Dynamics (School of Informatics, department of Engineering of the University of Firenze, Italy) and a PhD in (Theoretical) Genetics (University of Pavia, Italy).
We request a 400 word abstract (following the provided template) describing the work to be presented, which must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Afterwards, you must wait for the confirmation of your work's acceptance by the WBME organization comittee. After the evaluation of the abstracts, the best will be selected for an oral exposition during the workshop. Afterwards, during the poster session, a jury will evaluate the posters in order to select the best. The panel of juries will be announced soon.