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From the start of life to the end, we constantly wonder what our future holds – especially regarding our health and wellbeing. Can technology give us the answers we need? Come along to discover how maths and physics are helping clinicians to predict patients health. Please note: this event takes place on the first floor and has no step free access.
Seeing into the heart of computational models
Dr Steven Niederer (Senior lecturer in Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering)
The heart is regulated by molecules. Be it a cup of espresso in the morning quickening our heart rate or the movement of ions by our heart cells electrically activating the heart. We will discuss how we can begin to using computer models to link molecular events within our cells to whole heart function and the pumping of blood around the body.
When magnets become crystal balls: seeing inside the womb
Dr Lisa Story (King's Prize Fellow)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other techniques are great tools to have a look inside the womb. Together we will discover how the environment inside the womb during pregnancy may affect the health of unborn babies throughout their whole life.
Bubble vision: how microscopic bubbles are helping medical diagnoses
Dr Robert Eckersley (Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (Ultrasound))
The interaction of bubbles and soundwaves inside our bodies provides opportunities for us to see structure and measure performance of the tissues and organs that keep us alive. Find out about the physics and engineering that has facilitated these developments and where these bubbles might take us in the future.