6th-7th September 2012
Saïd Business School, Oxford
Welcome to Bioengineering12
Building on the success of last year's Bioengineering11 meeting in London, The Bioengineering Society are very pleased to announce it's 5th annual meeting. Bioengineering12 will bring together researchers spanning a huge variety of bioengineering and biomedical research areas to discuss their latest results, explore new analytical techniques and set the agenda for further bioengineering research.
The Conference chair is Professor Nic Smith. Details about the conference, accommodation and logistics, and abstract submission will be found on these pages.
We are delighted to confirm out two plenary speakers for the event as:
Marco Viceconti (University of Sheffield)
Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Scientific Director of the Insigneo Research Institute. Before this he was the Technical Director of the Medical Technology Lab at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy. Prof. Viceconti has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Bologna and a PhD from the University of Firenze. He started his research career under the guidance of Prof. Alì Seireg, first at the University of Florida-Gainesville, and then at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently President of the European Alliance of Biomedical Engineering (EAMBES). His main research interests are related to the development and validation of medical technology, especially that involving simulation, and primarily in relation to musculoskeletal diseases. He has published over 200 papers, mostly indexed in Medline, and serves as reviewer for many international funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals. Marco Viceconti is one of the key figures in the emerging Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) community. Co-author of the first white paper on VPH, scientific co-ordinator of the seminal VPH research roadmap, "VPH ambassador" for the VPH Network of Excellence, Co-ordinator of one the VPHOP integrated project, he is also currently chairing the Board of Directors of the VPH Institute.
Peter Hunter (University of Auckland)
Prof Hunter holds engineering degrees from Auckland University and a DPhil (PhD) in Physiology from Oxford University. He is currently a Professor of Engineering Science and Director of the Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, and a Director of Computational Physiology at Oxford University. As past co-Chair of the Physiome Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences he has been helping to lead the international Physiome Project, which aims to use computational methods for understanding the integrated physiological function of the body in terms of the structure and function of tissues, cells and proteins, and has been developing the standards (CellML and FieldML) to facilitate reproducible multiscale modeling.
Parallel sessions will be held on both days, with specific themes covering as follows:
Biomechanics and Biofluids
Cell and Molecular Bioengineering
Emerging Developments in Bioengineering
Imaging and Modeling
Instrumentation and Devices
Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal
As in previous years, delegates are invited to submit abstracts by relevant theme, which will be reviewed for inclusion in the conference programme. Posters will also form a major part of the meeting with PDRAs and students able to take part in the two Commented Poster Sessions. There will be a formal prize giving with an international jury selecting the best student and researcher poster.
We are not currently accepting abstracts.
Early bird delegate registration has now closed. To view the range of registration options and fees and to register your place at the conference, please see our payment site here.
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 288800
Directions can be found here.
For those delegates who would like to stay in the historic part of Oxford for the duration, we have pre-booked a number of rooms at St Annes College, which is close to the meeting venue and the location of our Conference Dinner. See details below. This accommodation option can be reserved via the registration pages.
St Anne’s College
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 274800
Directions can be found here
Our annual Conference Dinner will this year be held at St Annes College after the Bioengineering Society AGM. There will be pre-dinner drinks from 8.00pm in the Foyer of the Ruth Deech Building and a three course meal in the College Dining Hall at 8.30pm. The Conference Dinner is included as standard in the student delegate registration fee.
Nic Smith (King's College London; Chair of Bioengineering12)
Anthony Bull (Imperial College London)
Peter Brett (Brunel University
Jordi Alastruey (King's College London
Alberto Figueroa (King's College London)
Peter Weinberg (Imperial College London; President of Bioengineering Society)
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