Welcome to the Biomedical World

Biomedical Meet Up Scientists Students

April 14, 2018
R. Ernesto de Vasconcelos, 1749-016 Lisbon

About Event

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.

Detail Event

This Edition

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.

This is for you!

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. You'll have to submit a scientific poster A0 format. It must be sent to ne2b2@fc.ul.pt. We will admit a total of 38 posters to be presented on the day of the event. You must submit your poster until the 9th of April.

  • April 14th, 2018
  • R. Ernesto de Vasconcelos, 1749-016 Lisbon
  • 5 Speakers
  • 400 Seats For Participants

honorable speakers

Morten Kringelbach

Neuroscience

Tiago Ferro

Tissue Engineering

Maria Raquel Maio

Best Alumni

Giulio Dagnino

Robotics

Andre Falcao

Bioinformatics

Sonia Goncalves

Medical Imaging

Who Are Them

Morten Kringelbach

Neuroscience

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 Ferro

Tissue Engineering

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

Best Alumni

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.

Giulio Dagnino

Robotics

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.

Andre Falcao

Bioinformatics

Coming soon

Sonia Goncalves

Medical Imaging

Coming Soon

Program

10th Edition

WBME

Welcome Session

  • 9.00 AM
  • ROOM: C3.2.14
This year's Organization Committee of the annual Workshop on Biomedical Engineering (WBME) invites you to the 10th Workshop on Biomedical Engineering.

Giulio Dagnino

Robotics

The goal of modern surgical technologies is providing as much information and support to the surgical team, to produce better outcomes and improve the quality of life of patients. Integrating Robotics, Medical Imaging and Sensing in a real-time surgical platform, can have a potentially tremendous impact on the surgical outcome...

Tiago Ferro

Tissue

Engineering

Dendritic cells (DCs) hold promise for anti-cancer immunotherapy. However, clinically, their efficiency is limited and novel strategies to improve DC-mediated anti-tumor responses are needed. Human DCs display high content of sialic acids, which inhibits their maturation and co-stimulation capacity...

First

Break

Coffee Break sponsored by IBEB

Best

Abstract

Will be presented the best abstract submitted.

Second

Break

Responsibility of the participants

Maria Raquel

Maio

Best Alumni

With life expectancy increasing worldwide, the number of people with dementia is estimated to reach 131 million by 20501. Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects working memory− the short-term storage and manipulation of sensory information lasting on the order of seconds− and is characterized by memory loss and cognitive impairment...

Morten

Kringelbach

Neuroscience

Over fifty years ago the discovery that rats would work to electrically stimulate their brains suggested the intriguing possibility that bliss could be achieved through the use of 'pleasure electrodes' implanted deep within the brain...

Andre Falcao

Bioinformatics

Available soon

Third

Break

Coffee Break sponsored by IBEB

Winner

Announcement

Of the submitted posters, the IBEB Teachers will evaluate the one that will have the best Abstract.

Sonia

Goncalves

Medical Imaging

Available soon

Fourth

Break

Coffee Break sponsored by IBEB

Workshop

TecLabs

Available soon

Workshop

IBEB

Available soon

Abstract Competition

DEADLINE: 3rd of April

We request a 400 word abstract (following the provided template) describing the work to be presented, which must be sent to ne2b2@fc.ul.pt. 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.

Address

R. Ernesto de Vasconcelos, 1749-016

Lisbon, Portugal