Category Archives: Webinars

Webinar: Amit Gefen / Synopsys – Computer Models in Wound Care Research

Wed, Jun 23, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST

COVID-19 has brought the effects of pressure ulcers/injuries and device-related pressure ulcers/injuries in particular, into sharp focus. With the highly increased use of medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of patients who require intensive care such as continuous positive airway pressure masks or ventilation and feeding tubing, and with the intense use of personal protective equipment e.g. face masks and respirators by healthcare professionals globally, the incidence of device-related tissue damage has risen starkly. This talk will explore the currently known etiology of pressure ulcers/injuries with a focus on the potential risks associated with devices used by patients and health professionals during the current pandemic. The relevant computational bioengineering research underway at the Gefen laboratory at Tel Aviv University will further be discussed.

Presenter: Professor Amit Gefen is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University and the Berman Chair in Vascular Bioengineering. The research interests of Prof. Gefen are in studying normal and pathological effects of biomechanical factors on the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs, with emphasis on applications in acute and chronic wound research. To date, Prof. Gefen published more than 270 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and multiple edited books on mechanobiology, cell and tissue biomechanics, with applications that are mostly in wound prevention and treatment.

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Joint ESB-VPHi webinar: Imaging of joint tissues


Tue, May 18, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST

The joint ESB-VPHi webinar takes place on 18 May 2021 featuring Simo Saarakkala from University of Oulu, Finland. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in the world. It can occur in any joint, but it is the most common in hand, knee, hip and spine. Osteoarthritis is a whole joint disease affecting simultaneously several joint tissues, i.e. articular cartilage, subchondral bone, meniscus, synovium, ligaments and tendons. The typical primary signs of osteoarthritis progression are degeneration and wear of articular cartilage along with pathological remodeling of the subchondral bone. During the last decades, we have seen the rapid development of different imaging modalities and digital image analysis methods both at the laboratory level, i.e. tissue and cell level, and at the clinical level. This development has allowed both researchers and clinicians to better understand the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis. Specifically, machine learning based approaches for image analysis have become more common and promising during the recent few years. In this talk, the role of several imaging modalities in osteoarthritis research and clinical diagnostics – along with advanced image analysis methods – will be introduced. From the laboratory imaging methods, we will focus micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), Fourier-transform infrared imaging (FTIRI), Raman microscopic imaging, and polarized light microscopy (PLM). From the clinical imaging methods, we will focus on conventional radiography (X-ray) and the potential of advanced image analysis and deep learning algorithms to mine new diagnostic and prognostic information from them. Finally, the future prospects of clinical prediction models, combining imaging data and clinical information, will be discussed.

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ESB webinar: Basics of agent-based computer modeling for clinically-related applications

The next ESB webinar, on April 22nd, 2021– 17:00 – 18:00 CEST, is targeted towards individuals interested in agent-based computer modeling approaches to simulate biological processes. In particular, the webinar aims at:

  • Introducing participants to the basics of agent-based modeling
  • Providing examples of their application to investigate clinical-related problems.

By the end of the webinar, attendees will learn the basic principles to build an agent-based model including how to:

  • Simulate individual agents
  • Specify agent properties
  • Define agent behavior and interactions
  • Analyze and visualize model predictions

The webinar will be conducted by Prof. Sara Checa. She is a Junior Professor at the Julius Wolff Institute, Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, where she leads the research group of “Computational Mechanobiology”. She holds a guest researcher position at the Technical University Berlin as well. She is an expert on computational mechanobiology applied to tissue regeneration and adaptation and has a profound expertise on the development of agent-based computer models to investigate clinical-related questions. She completed her PhD at the University of Southampton and conducted post-doctoral research at the Trinity Center for Bioengineering in Ireland, at Stanford University in the USA and then at the Julius Wolff Institute, where she stayed first as a group leader and now as Professor.

The seminar will last 45 minutes and will be followed by 15 minutes of Q/A from the audience. You will have the chance to ask your questions which will be addressed by the speaker at the end of the webinar. However, it would be great if you could send your question in advance while filling the registration form or by sending to Ehsan.soodmand@stryker.com and/or rodrigo.romarowski@unipv.it  before the webinar.

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ESB webinar on ITK-SNAP: Open-Source Software for Medical Image Segmentation

October 27th 2020

15:00 – 16:00 CET

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The objective of this webinar is to introduce ITK-SNAP and provide an overview of its capabilities for medical image navigation and segmentation.

In this webinar, attendees will learn some of the core capabilities of ITK-SNAP:

  • Visualization of 3D medical image data
  • Labeling of anatomical structures in 3D images both manually and semi-automatically
  • Loading, editing, and saving segmentation files
  • Rotating and landmarking 3D images
  • Using the ITK-SNAP distributed segmentation service

The webinar will be Led by Dr. Paul Yushkevich (creator of ITK-SNAP) and by Dr. Alison Pouch from the Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory.

The seminar will last 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q/A from the audience. You will have the chance to ask your questions which will be addressed by the speaker at the end of the webinar. However, it would be great if you could send your question in advance while filling the registration form or by sending to Ehsan.soodmand@charite.de and/or rodrigo.romarowski@grupposandonato.it  before the start of the webinar.

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4th ESB Webinar reminder: “FEBio, a Nonlinear Finite Element Solver for Biomechanics “

We remind our members about the 4th webinar of the ESB Webinar Series which will introduce the FEBio Software SuiteThe webinar will take place on March 30th 2020 at 17:00 CET.

This seminar has been co-organised by the ESB and VPHi student committees.

FEBio is a freely-available finite element solver designed specifically for solving problems in computational biomechanics and biophysics. This webinar on the FEBio software project will be focused mostly on new FEBio users and aims to:

  • Introduce FEBio and provide an overview of its capabilities.
  • Introduce FEBio Studio, a new integrated environment for setting up, running, and analyzing FEBio models.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will have learned the basic steps for working with FEBio and FEBio Studio, including how to:

  • Import surface and CAD geometry into FEBio Studio and generate FE meshes.
  • Set up boundary conditions, material parameters, and analysis settings.
  • Run the FEBio solver from within FEBio Studio.
  • Visualize and animate the FEBio results.

The webinar will be conducted by Dr. Steve Maas. He received his Master’s in Physics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2002 and his PhD in Computing from the University of Utah, USA, in 2017. Since 2005, he has been employed at the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory at the University of Utah where he has been the lead software developer on the FEBio software project. FEBio is a finite element solver designed specifically for solving problems in computational biomechanics and biophysics. It accomplishes this by focusing on constitutive models, loading conditions, and modeling scenarios that are relevant to these research domains. Steve Maas has also created the PreView and PostView supporting software packages, which are used for pre-processing and post-processing, respectively, FEBio models. He is also the lead on the new FEBio Studio project, which is a fully integrated environment that combines many of the pre- and post-processing and solver capabilities, in a single unified interface.

The seminar will last 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q/A from the audience. You will have the chance to ask your questions which will be addressed by the speaker at the end of the webinar. However, it would be great if you could send your question in advance while filling the registration form or by sending to Ehsan.soodmand@charite.de and/or rodrigo.romarowski@grupposandonato.it  before the start of the webinar.

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VPHi-ESB webinar about “HIGH-THROUGHPUT MULTICELLULAR SIMULATION STUDIES WITH PHYSICELL”


The ESB endorses and co-organise this webinar of the VPHi Keynote Webinar Series will take place on 24 January 2020 at 16 CET featuring Prof Paul Macklin from Indiana University.

Abstract

Multicellular systems are complex, multiscale dynamical systems where cells interact with one another and their environment physically and chemically. To investigate these systems, at Indiana University they developed open source software including BioFVM for biological diffusion and PhysiCell: an agent-based model platform. Prof Macklin will introduce PhysiCell in a variety of problems in cancer, immunotherapy, and engineered multicellular systems. He will also show his plans for a growing, sustainable open source community and software ecosystem, including training materials, automated GUI generation for cloud-hosted models, visualization, extension with molecular-scale models, and more. Finally Prof Macklin will shows how machine learning and high performance computing (HPC) can enhance our investigations to allow high-throughput biological hypothesis testing. 

Prof Paul Macklin

Paul Macklin is a mathematician, Associate Professor, and Director of Undergraduate studies in the recently-established Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University. He works with biologists, modelers, and clinicians to develop and validate sophisticated 3D computer models of cancer and other multicellular systems, using the open source PhysiCell platform developed by his lab. He also works with the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Energy to co-lead a national initiative to create digital twins for the future of personalized predictive cancer medicine.

Registration linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7839011435273490188

More informations

https://www.vph-institute.org/webinar/high-throughput-multicellular-simulation-studies-with-physicell.html

2nd ESB Webinar Announced: OpenSim

Jumping into Musculoskeletal Modeling with OpenSim

We are delighted to announce the second webinar of the ESB Webinar Series which will introduce the OpenSim Software. The webinar will take place on October 16th 2019 at 18:00 CEST.

OpenSim is a freely-available, open-source musculoskeletal simulation software for visualizing and simulating movement. Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation are powerful tools to help understand the complex interactions between the neuromuscular and skeletal systems during movement.

This webinar aims to:

  • Introduce the main capabilities of OpenSim, including new features from the latest release of the software
  • Demonstrate a typical pipeline of creating and visualizing a muscle-driven simulation starting with motion capture data of a subject jumping

By the end of this tutorial, attendees will learn some of the core capabilities of OpenSim, including how to:

  • Load and visualize motion capture data
  • Load and explore a musculoskeletal model
  • Visualize a motion
  • Create a dynamic simulation.

The webinar will be conducted by Dr. Jennifer Hicks. Dr. Hicks is Associate Director the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research, an NIH-funded center at Stanford University that brings state-of-the-art engineering tools to rehabilitation scientists. In addition, she is the Research and Development Manager of the OpenSim software project, guiding the project’s development team and serving as the voice of the software user/researcher.

The seminar will last 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q/A from the audience. You will have the chance to ask your questions which will be addressed by the speaker at the end of the webinar. However, it would be great if you could send your question in advance while filling the registration form or by sending to Ehsan.soodmand@charite.de and/or rodrigo.romarowski@grupposandonato.it  before the start of the webinar.


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October 16th 2019 18:00 CEST

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