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A joint seminar of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics & Genetics and Mechanisms in Translational Medicine

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Welcome to the joint seminar of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (BioMEP) and Genetics and Mechanisms in Translational Medicine (GenomMed). These doctoral programs at the University of Eastern Finland are co-funded by Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union (Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement numbers 740264 and 713645). The programme on 25–26 February is open to all interested.


Thursday 25 February

12:00-12:10 Welcome, Directors of GenomMed and BioMEP

12:10-12:55 Plenary lecture, Professor Jari Hyttinen, BioMEP, Body on-chip systems for future personalized medicine

12:55-13:55 Session 1, Chairs: Natallie Kajevu and Jaakko Syrjälä

  • Lenka Dvořáková, GenomMed, Dynamic functional connectivity assessment of  traumatic brain injury in rats
  • Flavia Scoyni, GenomMed, Non-coding RNAs network as potential therapeutic targets for central nervous diseases
  • Barbara Genocchi, BioMEP, Simulation of astrocytic roles in neural networks and hyperactivity
  • Dao Nguyen, BioMEP, Trajectory Optimization for Robot Arm in controlling the stimulation coil in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

13:55-14:15 Break

14:15-15:30 Session 2, Chairs: Ratika Sehgal and Vahid Farrahi

  • Lingwei Huang, BioMEP, Osteochondral modifications during the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis in a rabbit model
  • Shuvashis Das Gupta, BioMEP, Developing novel micro-imaging tools to assess calcified cartilage: implications for better understanding of osteoarthritis
  • Simone Adinolfi, GenomMed, Nrf2 as regulator of metabolic pathways
  • Golestan Karami, BioMEP, Survival Time Prediction of Brain Tumor Patients by an end-to-end Attention-based multitask 3D CNN
  • Sumanta Samanta, BioMEP, Engineering Glycosaminoglycan Derived Hydrogels and Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:45 Session 3, Chairs: Juan Miguel Valverde and Thomas Notermans

  • Hannah Rostalski, GenomMed, Effects of the C9orf72 repeat expansion on neurodegeneration
  • Rebekka Wittrahm, GenomMed, Elucidating molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease-associated risk genes
  • Yike Huang, BioMEP, A DNA origami-based platform for characterizing aptamers
  • Aarthi Ravindran, GenomMed, Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification Identifies Markers of Atherosclerosis-Associated Smooth Muscle Cells

Friday 26 February

12:00-12:45 Plenary lecture, Professor Jussi Tohka, GenomMed, Machine learning in neuroimaging

12:45-13:45 Session 4, Chairs: Rebekka Wittrahm and Yike Huang

  • Gustavo Orozco, BioMEP, Computational modeling of articular cartilage: predicting post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.
  • Thomas Notermans, BioMEP, Computational modeling of Achilles tendon biomechanics and mechanobiology.
  • Juan Miguel Valverde, GenomMed, Rodent MRI brain segmentation
  • Joeri Kok, BioMEP, Biomechanical analysis of hip fracture risk prediction, prevention, and repair

13:45-14:00 Break

14:00-15:30 Session 5, Chairs: Simone Adinolfi and Shuvashis Das Gupta

  • Vahid Farrahi, BioMEP,  How adults should distribute their time in the 24-hour day between sleep, sedentary behaviors, and physical activities for a more favorable cardiometabolic health profile? Findings from NFBC1966 device-based measurement of daily activities
  • Mustafa Beter, GenomMed, Epigenetic Modulation of Angiogenesis
  • Ratika Sehgal, GenomMed, Deciphering the systemic and molecular interactions of nutrient-related metabolites in individuals with NASH
  • Amir Esrafilian, BioMEP, An EMG-assisted Muscle-Force Driven Finite Element Analysis Pipeline to Investigate Multiscale Knee Joint Mechanics in Functional Movements: Towards a Rapid Multiscale Modeling Toolbox
  • Bhanu Prasad Bandlamudi, GenomMed, Disease modelling of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy using patient-derived iPSC-CMs
  • Rowmika Ravi, GenomMed, Exploring at molecular level in Finnish population - The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a thick heart wall disorder

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:45 Session 6, Chairs: Flavia Scoyni and Dao Nguyen

  • Jaakko Syrjälä, BioMEP, Phase coupling of neuronal oscillations in working memory
  • Natallie Kajevu, GenomMed, Systems biology—based drug repositioning to promote recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury: in vitro and in vivo validation
  • Ruhunur Özdemir, BioMEP, A connectivity study on anterior nucleolus of the thalamus deep brain stimulation surgery (ANT-DBS) in epilepsy
  • Nataliia Martyniuk, BioMEP, Resolving functional connections between visually guided behavior and the retinal signals in dim light

Link to participation will be sent via email to all registered. 

For more information, please contact Mr Teemu Laitinen, email biomep@uef.fi or Dr Joanna Huttunen, email genommed@uef.fi.