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2016 Gibbons Lecture 1: Computational Physiology

5 May 2016: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

University of Auckland,
Owen G Glenn Building,
Room OGGB 3/260-092,
Level 0,
12 Grafton Road,

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2016 Gibbons Lectures in association with IITP

The Computer Science Department at the University of Auckland, in association with IITP, is pleased to announce the Gibbons Lecture Series for 2016. This year the lectures address aspects of the application of Information Technology in Medicine.

The applications discussed range from modeling of human physiology and analysis of DNA to the evolution of CT scanning and improved management of chronic illness.


Lecture 1: Computational Physiology

Computer models of organs and organ systems are being developed at our Bioengineering Institute. These models deal with multiple physical processes such as tissue mechanics, electrical activity, fluid flow, etc., at many levels of detail. They help with understanding of physiology and assist in diagnosing and treating illness.

Our long-term goal is to use our models to understand how detailed underlying structures and mechanisms give rise to overall function.

We are also establishing web-accessible databases regarding cell, tissue, organ and organ systems derived from our models.


About the Speaker

Professor Peter Hunter FRS is Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and Director of the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence. His research interests are in modeling human physiology using an anatomical and biophysically-based multiscale approach that links molecular processes to tissue level phenotypes.

Peter was awarded the Rutherford Medal and a KEA World Class NZ award in 2009 and appointed to the NZ Order of Merit in 2010. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society (London and NZ), Chair of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, and President-elect for the World Council of Biomechanics.


Registration Details:

Attendance is free, however please register below for catering and to secure your place.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

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