Themes

BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • Physiological systems modeling
  • Time-frequency and time scale analysis
  • Nonlinear dynamic analysis
  • Adaptive and parametric filtering and estimation
  • Pattern recognition and soft computing techniques
  • Data mining and processing

MEDICAL PHYSICS, BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION PROTECTION

  • Medical physics in diagnostic and interventional radiology
  • Medical physics in nuclear medicine
  • Medical physics in radiotherapy
  • Biomedical imaging and novel imaging modalities
  • Image processing, analysis and classification
  • Radiation protection

BIOSENSORS AND BIOINSTRUMENTATION

  • Physical sensors and sensor systems
  • Bioelectric, biological and chemical sensors and sensor systems
  • Physiological monitoring / Instrumentation / Integrated systems
  • Implantable technologies, sensors and systems
  • Wearable sensors / Body area and wireless sensor networks / Telemetric systems

BIO-MICRO/NANO TECHNOLOGIES

  • Internal, implanted and portable miniaturized systems
  • BioMEM / NEMS
  • Microfluidics / Lab-on-a-chip devices
  • Nano-biotechnology

BIOMATERIALS

  • Biomaterials for sensing and actuation
  • Biomimetic, bioinspired and patterned biomaterials
  • Biomaterials in cellular and tissue engineering

BIOMECHANICS, ROBOTICS AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

  • Musculoskeletal models and human movement analysis
  • Orthotic, prosthetic and rehabilitation robotics and biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory fluid mechanics and biomechanics
  • Human-robot interaction / Robot-aided surgery
  • Biologically inspired robotics / Micro-bio robotics
  • Minimally invasive surgery

CARDIOVASCULAR, RESPIRATORY AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • Cardiac and respiratory function and modeling
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory signal processing and modeling
  • Cardiovascular electrophysiology and regulation
  • Respiratory disease / Sleep disorder / Respiratory engineering
  • Endocrine systems, function, modeling and control

NEURAL AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING

  • Brain physiology and modeling
  • Neural signal processing
  • Neural interfaces and regeneration
  • Motor and sensory neuroprostheses / Brain-machine interface
  • Rehabilitation and wearable technologies
  • Brain functional imaging / Neurological disorders

MOLECULAR, CELLULAR AND TISSUE ENGINEERING

  • Biomaterial-cell interactions
  • Cellular force transduction
  • Embryonic and stem cells in regenerative medicine
  • Electrical fields at the cell and protein scale
  • Electroporation
  • Tissue engineering / Scaffolds in tissue engineering

BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

  • Bioinformatics and computational modeling of complex omic data
  • Systems biology / Systems medicine
  • Translational biomedical informatics for clinical applications
  • Modeling of molecular, cellular and organ pathways

CLINICAL ENGINEERING AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

  • Clinical engineering / Health technology management
  • Health technology policy, economics and ethics / Health technology assessment
  • Technology development, commercialization, assessment and management
  • Safety and human factors engineering for medical devices and systems
  • IT in medicine / Equipment interconnectivity and integration
  • Clinical engineering and disaster preparedness

HEALTH INFORMATICS, E-HEALTH AND TELEMEDICINE

  • Personal, pervasive, preventive, and participatory health systems
  • Ambient assisted living / Smart homes
  • Body area networks / Wireless technologies
  • mHealth / eHealth / Telemedicine
  • Health information management / Electronic health records
  • Decision support methods and systems

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

  • Disease Classification and/or Prediction
  • Personalized Treatment/Behavioral Modification
  • Automatic Treatment/Recommendation
  • Drug discovery/Manufacturing
  • Clinical Trial Research
  • Radiology and Ratiotherapy
  • Smart Electronic Health Records

PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING

  • Pharmaceutical Development in Industry
  • Bio-/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Devices
  • Pharmacokinetics

GENETIC ENGINEERING

  • Forensic Genetics
  • Molecular Markers
  • Immunotherapy, Gene, Individual and Cancer Therapy
  • Molecular Antropology
  • Stem cell technology
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Pharmagenomics
  • GMO and Biosafety
  • Genetic Screening and Counseling
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