Webinar: Supercomputer-based modelling and simulation for advanced biomedical applications

PerMedCoE webinars are open to everyone interested in PerMedCoE tools and activities. The webinars will include a 30-40 minutes presentation and a Q&A section of around 15 minutes. The recording of this webinar will be publicly available on this web page and the PerMedCoE YouTube channel.


Speakers:Dr Mariano Vázquez, ELEM Biotech and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)
Date and time:Thursday 9 March 2023, 15-16 CET
Target groups:Researchers in the life sciences
Computational biologists
Bioengineering researchers
Anyone interested in software biomedical applications in particular for the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
Learning outcomes:Describe biomedical modelling at organ and system level
Describe the potential of the Virtual Human Twin for medical applications
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In this talk we will show advancements on the usage of supercomputer-based modelling and simulation in advanced biomedical applications, including tools for creating virtual populations of Virtual Human Twins and “Twinoids”. In particular, we will showcase computational achievements on coupled multi-scale and multi-physics problems to create in-silico clinical trials to understand physiology and to improve old and create new and better therapies. Regarding the application problems, we will present contributions on blood circulatory system, cardiac hemodynamics, bioprosthetic heart valves implants and valve reparation surgical procedures, respiratory fluid mechanics from upper airways down to alveoli, inhalers and nebulizers, lung models, spinal intrathecal fluid mechanics, etc.

About the speaker:

Mariano Vázquez is CTO/CSO of the company ELEM Biotech, which develops and commercialises supercomputer-based applications for the biomedical sector, and researcher of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, from which ELEM spun off in 2018. He has a PhD from the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) with postdocs in Dassault Aviation and in INRIA Sophia Antipolis in France.