Lecture 'Medicine meets (bio)engineering: Biomechanics of Vascular Ageing and Disease'

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Students, Employees, Alumni
13-03-2018 from 18:00 to 21:00
Aula, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Lecture for students and researchers by prof. Jay Humphrey, Yale University and recipient of Collen-Francqui chair 2017-2018.

We have the honour and pleasure to invite you to the inaugural lecture of prof. Jay Humphrey from Yale University, laureate of the Collen-Francqui chair of 2017-2018 on Tuesday, March 13th at 6PM in the Aula. This lecture targets a broad audience of students and researchers from engineering science, life science and medicine. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Admission is free, but registration is mandatory.

Prof. Humphrey’s research aims to understand how the biology of cells and tissues drives/is driven by mechanical stimuli. He uses genetic, pharmacologic, and surgical models to elucidate mechanisms that underlie diverse vascular diseases and develops theoretical frameworks for the understanding of vascular disease progression and the design of clinical interventions. He uses computational models to design and evaluate tissue engineered vascular grafts based on concepts of mechano-biology and immunobiology.