Joint Symposium between Columbia University and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Joint Symposium between Columbia University and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to catalyze Biomedical Engineering Research and Education Exchange. This event will be a platform to stimulate the active participation of faculty, researchers and students of engineering, biology and medicine from both institutions.

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Monday March 13th Schedule:

Time Session 1A Biomaterials and Biological Engineering
09:00 Helen Lu (CU) “Biomaterial design for stem cell stimulation”
09:25 Clark Hung (CU) “A Paradigm for Functional Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage”
09:50 Loreto Valenzuela (UC) “Development of electrospun polymer scaffolds for muscle regeneration”
10:20

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Break

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Session 2A Bioimaging and Biomechanics
10:40 Daniel Hurtado (UC)  “Image-based characterization of human lung regional deformation”
11:05 Elisa Konofagou (CU) “Using ultrasound towards imaging of elastic properties of tissues and therapeutics”
11:30 Ranganatha Sitaram (UC)
12:00

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Discussion

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Session 1B Biomaterials and Biological Engineering
14:00 Tomás Egaña (UC)
14:25 Tal Danino (CU) “Synthetic Biology: From Bacteria Circuits to New Therapies”
14:50 Timothy Rudge (UC)  “Engineering biology as a complex system”
15:20

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Break

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Session 2B Bioimaging and Biomechanics
15:40 Andrew Laine (CU) “Quantitative Imaging Informatics in Cost Effective PET Imaging and Classification of Lung Disease”
16:05 Sergio Uribe (UC)
16:30 Barclay Morrison (CU) “In Pursuit of Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury”
17:00 Discussion