Seminar on "Grand Challenges at the Interface of Engineering, Medicine & Biology" by Shankar Subramaniam, EMBS Past President, University of California San Diego, on March 5, 2021, at 18:00
Grand Challenges at the Interface of Engineering, Medicine & Biology
Speaker: Shankar Subramaniam, EMBS Past President, University of California San Diego
Abstract: Over the past two decades Biomedical Engineering has emerged as a major discipline that bridges societal needs of human health care with development of novel engineering methods and technologies. Every medical institution is now equipped with technologies at varying degrees of sophistication monitoring human health in both non-invasive and invasive modes. The multiple scales at which human physiology can be interrogated is providing a profound perspective on health and diseases. We are at the nexus of creating “avatars” of human physiology and pathophysiology to serve as paradigms for exploration and intervention. I present here five grand challenges with cross-cutting themes and provide a roadmap for new technologies, new training needs and the types of interdisciplinary teams needed for addressing these challenges. The themes include development of smart and responsive devices for human function augmentation, accumedicine through creation of avatars of cells, tissues, organs and whole human, development of exocortical technologies for understanding brain function and addressing neuropathologies, novel strategies for engineering genomes, and development of approaches for harnessing the human immune system for health and wellness. I will provide exemplars from research in our laboratory.
The event is organized by the IEEE EMB Greece Chapter.
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