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.
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.
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.
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
Load and explore a
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.email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org before the start of the webinar.