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19:00 - 20:30 27 September 2017

"The Virtual Human" IMAX film at the Science Museum

Location

Science Museum IMAX Cinema | Science Museum
Exhibition Road | London | SW7 2DD | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Prof Peter Coveney, UCL, Prof Peter V. Coveney holds a chair in Physical Chemistry, is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science at University College London (UCL) and is Professor Adjunct at Yale University School of Medicine (USA). He is Director of the Centre for Computational Science (CCS) and of the Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network (CLMS) at UCL. Coveney is active in a broad area of interdisciplinary research including condensed matter physics and chemistry, materials science, as well as life and medical sciences in all of which high performance computing plays a major role. He has led many large scale projects and is also PI on several current grants, including the role of Coordinator of the EU H2020 Computational Biomedicine (CompBioMed) Centr
Prof Blanca Rodriguez, Oxford University, Professor Rodriguez uses computational modelling and simulation to understand what causes the heart to respond in differing ways to disease and therapies. She and her research group work closely with experimental and clinical electrophysiologists and pharmacologists in academia, hospitals and industry. Professor Rodriguez is a member of the Board of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, and of the e-cardiology Nucleus Group of the European Society of Cardiology.
Prof Marco Viceconti, Sheffield University, Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Professor Associate at the Department of Human Metabolism. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute of in silico medicine, a joint initiative between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Before this he was the Technical Director of the Medical Technology Lab at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy. His main research interests are related to the development and validation of medical technology, especially that involving simulation, and primarily in relation to neuromusculoskeletal diseases. He has published over 200 paper
Prof Alfons Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam, Alfons Hoekstra is currently Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is affiliated with the Computational Science Lab, which is part of the Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Science.  He also holds a position as Professor in Computational Biomedicine at the ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Prof Peter V. Coveney as head of the Centre for Computational Science within the Chemistry Department of UCL, is coordinating a European Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine (CompBioMed). The CompBioMed Centre of Excellence has produced a short film showcasing the research that is taking place within the Centre. CompBioMed are proud to announce that this feature presentation “The Virtual Human” will be showing for the Lates event at the Science Museum IMAX theatre on the 27th September 2017, 19:30-20:30. Tickets for this event can be booked, free of charge, through the Science Museum website. The event will include the IMAX film and short presentations from those that have been conducting the work, and will all be hosted by Director for External Affairs at the Science Museum, Roger Highfield.


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Emily Lumley
+44 (0)20 7679 5300 | e.lumley@ucl.ac.uk


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