Events: Livsvetenskaper och teknikhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 18 Apr 2017 08:42:31 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/calendar/Pages/Medtech-west-seminar170411.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/calendar/Pages/Medtech-west-seminar170411.aspxMedTech West lunch seminar<p>Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital</p><p>NOTE: NEW DATE ​​ Inferring the causality network inside the brain for the development of Alzheimer&#39;s disease: statistical inference approach</p><strong>​<br />Speaker: Hamed Farhadi</strong><br /><br />In this talk, Hamed Farhadi will present recent results on inferring the pathways of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) propagation inside the brain. In this study, they intended to infer the causality network for the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (A-beta and Tau) inside the brain using clinical data obtained from positron emission tomography (PET) of elderly patients at Massachusset General Hospital (MGH). First, Hamed will briefly present the background of this study.  Next, he will give an overview of the nonlinear causality inference test that he has developed for this study. Finally, he will present the results that reveal causality relationships in certain brain regions that can be affected by AD. This project is carried out in John Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Harvard in collaboration with MGH and Harvard Medical School.<br /> <br />Hamed Farhadi is a Researcher at Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Research Fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. He received his PhD degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2014. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard in 2016 and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden from 2015 to 2017. His research interests mainly lie in statistical signal processing and machine learning for a broad range of applications including wireless healthcare systems, micro-robotic surgery, clinical data analysis, and wireless information networks. He has been the recipient of several academic awards including ICASSP 2014 best student paper award. Dr. Farhadi is an Associate Editor of the Springer International Journal of Wireless Information Networks.<br /><br />If you register before 13:00 pm on May 2, you will be served a light lunch after the seminar (12:30).<br />http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/calendar/Pages/Life-Science-Monday-Seminar_20170508.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/calendar/Pages/Life-Science-Monday-Seminar_20170508.aspxLife Science Monday Seminar<p>KA</p><p>Medicinal polymer chemistry: From polymer design to therapeutic benefit and back</p><div>​<br />Speaker:  Associate Professor Alexander N. Zelikin</div> <div>Affiliation:  Aarhus University, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus, Denmark<br /><br />“Antiviral macromolecular prodrugs, innovative bioconjugation techniques, and engineering of biocatalytic materials for biomedicine ‐ these areas of research are in the focus of our lab and during this presentation, we will discuss our recent findings on these avenues. I will present the development of biocatalytic implants as novel tools for site‐specific drug delivery. We will also discuss the design of macromolecular prodrugs as broad‐spectrum antiviral agents. Finally, I will outline our recent successes in delivery of latency reversing agents against HIV. Presentation aims to be of interest for diverse audience, specifically scientists in the fields of polymer science and engineering, medicinal chemistry, biomaterials, and virology.”</div> <div>                                                                                                 </div> <div>There will be sandwiches and soft drinks, first come first serve. </div> <div> </div> <div>Welcome!</div> <div> </div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>The Life Science Monday Seminars will display the wide range of</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>Life Science activities in the Gothenburg region, but we will also have speakers from abroad.</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>Academia, research institutes, and industry will be represented.</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>It is our goal to increase the interaction between education, research, and</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>innovation in order to make the Life Science environment at Chalmers more dynamic.</em></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170515.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170515.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>MV:L14, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>​Phylogenomics and phylogeography: new models and insights from large scale data sets</p><p>​<br />An overview of new models and large-­scale data sets that integrate phylogenomics and phylogeography and challenge existing paradigms.</p> <p>The symposium runs May 15-19, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested. </p> <p>Local host: Bengt Oxelman</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/calendar/Pages/Life-Science-Monday-Seminar_20170515.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/lifescience/calendar/Pages/Life-Science-Monday-Seminar_20170515.aspxLife Science Monday Seminar<p>KA</p><p>​​Biomechanical study of pressure applied on the lower leg by elastic compression bandages</p>​<br />Speaker:  Fanette Chassagne, PhD Student<div>Affiliation: Center for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering, Saint-Etienne<br /><br />“Compression bandages are commonly used for the treatment of some venous or lymphatic pathologies. Interface pressure applied by compression bandages is the key of this treatment, whose efficacy is admitted. This interface pressure depends on several parameters either related to the bandage, such as its mechanical properties or application techniques, or to the patient, such as his leg morphology. Previous experimental and numerical studies showed that the patient’s morphology and the bandage mechanical properties are not sufficient to explain interface pressure distribution. Nevertheless, these two variables are the only ones considered in Laplace’s Law (P=T/r with P the pressure, T the bandage tension and r the local radius of curvature) actual standard method for interface pressure computation. However, various bandages are proposed by manufacturers and practitioners have to select the adequate bandage for a patient and his/her pathology, hence the need of reliable methods to predict interface pressure.<div>For this, a numerical simulation was designed in order to investigate the influence of bandage related parameters, bandage mechanical and frictional properties, but also patients related, lower leg morphology or the calf soft tissue mechanical properties.  This simulation of bandage wrapping was based on the 3D outer surface geometry of the leg. A parameterization of the leg geometry was built to describe it with a very few parameters. </div> <div>Then, a model reduction approach was used to simplify the numerical simulation. Thanks to this approach, it was possible to compute patient-specific interface pressure from a 3D scanner of the leg in a few minutes, whereas it would take a few days with numerical simulation. </div> <div>The results of the model reduction approach were found to be in agreement with experimental pressure measurements from a previous clinical study.”</div> <div> </div> <div><div>There will be sandwiches and soft drinks, first come first serve. </div> <div> </div> <div>Welcome!</div> </div> <div style="text-align:center"><em></em> </div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>The Life Science Monday Seminars will display the wide range of</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>Life Science activities in the Gothenburg region, but will also include speakers from abroad.</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>Academia, research institutes, and industry will be represented.</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>It is our goal to increase the interaction between education, research, and</em></div> <div style="text-align:center"><em>innovation in order to make the Life Science environment at Chalmers more dynamic.</em></div></div>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170529.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170529.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>Mallvinden, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Host-pathogen co-evolution in the genomic era</p><p>​<br />This symposium will highlight new insights at the interface of host and pathogen revealed by modern –omics and statistical approaches.</p> <p>The symposium runs May 29-June 2, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested. </p> <p>Local host: Karin Hårding</p>http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170605.aspxhttp://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/calendar/Pages/Origin-of-Biodiversity170605.aspxOrigin of Biodiversity<p>Mallvinden, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>The role of museums in modern evolutionary biology</p><p>​<br />Here we will showcase examples of museums and herbaria applying 21st century technologies to quantifying, analyzing and making accessible biodiversity records in the era of ‘big data’.</p> <p>The symposium runs June 5-9, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested. </p> <p>Local host: Mari Källesjö</p>