1st Annual IIBM PhD. Symposium

Join us on October 28th in our 1st Annual PhD. Symposium: Advances in Biological and Medical Engineering

Project Details

  • International speaker : Shinji Deguchi, Osaka University, Japan.
  • In-house speaker : Claudia Prieto, P. Catholic University of Chile, Chile.
  • Generous prizes : Three (3) best oral contributions, three (3) best posters!
  • Location : Aula Lassen AL4, Campus San Joaquin P. Universidad Católica de Chile (Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Región Metropolitana, Chile).
  • Event date : 28 October 2022
  • Cost : Free (includes certification for exhibitors and attendees)
  • Abstract submission deadline : 17 October 2022 (12 PM UTC-3)
  • Acceptance Notification : 20 October 2022
  • More information : symposium@iibmers.org
  • Starting time : 9:30 AM (UTC-3)

1st Annual IIBM PhD. Symposium: “Advances in Biological and Medical Engineering”

We are glad to invite you to our first Advances in Biological and Medical Engineering’s annual symposium. Organized by the community of the Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering (IIBM), this event aims to showcase international interdisciplinary research and development ongoing at the IIBM for the scientific community at all levels: students, professors, and all people interested in this field.

We are proud to have national guests of great professional and human quality who will share their experience and innovative ideas in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. Furthermore, we seek to nurture interesting interdisciplinary discussions during the event, for which we will have several interactive sessions such as short presentations and poster sessions.

As organizers of the symposium and IIBM, we are pleased to make this event a valuable opportunity to learn, teach, and share about interdisciplinary science!

We hope you will join us and participate in this event that we have prepared with great dedication.

Greetings to all,

Organizers of the Symposium on Advances in Biological and Medical Engineering.

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Posters: 900 mm x 1200 mm maximum (portrait).

Presentations: 3 minutes duration (+ 2 minutes of questions).


TimeDuration (mins)EventResponsible(s)
08:30 - 09:1040RegistrationValeria Páez & Cyndi Tabilo
09:10 - 09:3020Welcome ceremonyFrancisca Duran
09:30 - 10:2555Keynote speaker 1 - Shinji Deguchi
10:25 - 11:1550Posters session 1 & coffee break
11:15 - 12:1560Talks session 1Alfredo L'Homme & Guillermo Sahonero
12:15 - 12:3015Short break
12:30 - 13:3060Talks session 2Cyndi Tabilo & Guillermo Sahonero
13:30 - 14:1040Keynote speaker 2 - Claudia Prieto
14:10 - 15:1060Lunch & discussions
15:10 - 16:1060Talks session 3Aransa Griñen & Guillermo Sahonero
16:10 - 16:2515Short break
16:25 - 17:1045Posters session 2 & snack
17:10 - 17:3020Award ceremonyAll organizers


Talks session 1
Ignacio MontenegroA flexible computational framework of cell aggregation identifies minimal mechanical interactions for onset of multicellularity in early annual killifish embryogenesisMechanobiology
Nicole MoralesVinculin is the pivot of a novel ternary complex mediating force transduction at adherens junctionsMechanobiology
Matias MorenoDevelopment and Prototyping of a Magnetic Tweezer to Investigate Cell MechanicsMechanobiology
Patricio CanalesWound Model Assay to study collective cell migration of epithelial cellsMechanobiology
Sebastián VásquezAnalysis of possible mechanical features driving early embryonic development of A. nigripinnis using engineered biomimetic environmentsMechanobiology
Benjamín VillaMechanical characterization of the emphysematous rat lung in vivo and ex vivoBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology
David Ortiz-PuertaDeformation quantification in the respiratory airways for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology
Agustin PerezA tool for tomorrow: Virtual lungs for the ICUsBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology
Pablo Zurita SolerModelling perfusion and gas exchange in alveolar tissueBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology
Nibaldo Avilés-RojasMultiscale modeling of lung mechanicsBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology

Talks session 2
Alberto Di BiaseIntensity-based Deep Learning for SPION concentration estimation in MR imagingBiomedical Imaging
Marita García SaboritQuantitative Susceptibility Mapping MRI in deep brain nuclei in first episode psychosisBiomedical Imaging
Juan Pablo MenesesLiver MRI-PDFF estimation using a two-stages Variable Echo-Times Neural Network (VET-Net)Biomedical Imaging
Ronal CoronadoBanding artifact correction in DESPOT2 using a theoretical dictionary approachBiomedical Imaging
Guido MuñozA desktop low-field MRI: Current progress and future stepsBiomedical Imaging
Isidora Del Carmen Suazo GalvezCharacterization of a Salmonella Enterica serovar enteritidis strain with a mutation involving excision of the ROD21 pathogenicty islandMicrobiology

Talks session 3
Javiera CortésOptimization of the dosing time of antihypertensive medication through pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelsBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology
Valeria PáezMaximal pulmonary ventilation and lactate deteriorate the anaerobic performance in young women exposed to hypobaric hypoxiaBiomechanics & Quantitative Physiology
Víctor Alegría-MeraCarbohydrate Metabolism in Bioleaching Acidophile BacteriaMicrobiology
Nicolas NuñezBiologic production of indigo dyes and derivativesProtein Engineering
Cyndi Tabilo“SCHEMA-RASPP: A versatile and convenient tool for the designed of optogenetic switches to regulate protein function”Protein Engineering
Francisco CastilloWhat we know about PFCs?Aplied Chemistry
Cristina AlfaroBreast tumor volume quantification from Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) using a Deep Learning approachBiomedical Imaging
Maximiliano ValdesFocal volume microscopy for high-speed three-dimensional optical neurophysiologyBiomedical Imaging

Keynote speakers:

Shinji Deguchi, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University.

Title: “Evaluating cellular force using machine learning for mechanobiology and drug screening”

Abstract: Recent progress in understanding the essential roles of mechanical forces in regulating various cellular functions expands the field of cell biology to one where interdisciplinary approaches, in addition to conventional molecular biology approaches, become indispensable. Cellular traction forces (CTF) – generated in proliferative cells including cancer cells – are one of such mechanical forces that regulate the function of the cells, and thus the evaluation of the forces using engineering techniques is becoming a key for better understanding of the complicated phenomena of the cells. CTF is created with the activity of ubiquitous proteins known as non-muscle actin and myosin II, but because these proteins work downstream of diverse signaling pathways, it is often difficult to predict how the CTF changes upon perturbations to particular molecules such as gene mutations and drugs. Here I will talk about our new technology with a high-throughput data analysis capability to determine whether the CTF is up-regulated or down-regulated upon perturbations. For this experiment, we plate cells on deformable substrates, in which “wrinkles” are generated on the surface upon the exertion of CTF. These wrinkles are detected and finally converted to the actual mechanical force by using a machine learning technique. This technology allows us to comprehensively evaluate the change in cell function/disease-associated CTF caused by mutations, knockdown, or over-expression of particular genes and how those changes are enhanced or rescued by means of drugs.

Check the list of contributors and their abstracts

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