2016 Summer School in Computational Biology

The Computational Biology network at the University of Coimbra is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer School in Computational Biology – from molecules to tissues, to be held in Coimbra on 5th to 15th September 2016. This will be an introductory course targeted to students from the M. Sc. to post-doctoral levels with either biological or […]

Mathematical and numerical modeling of the cardiac electro-mechanical coupling

Aim. Our goal is to develop effective computational tools to push forward the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying the origin of life-threatening arrhythmias and contractile disorders in the human heart and to provide theoretical support to cardiologists in developing more successful pharmacological and surgical treatments for these pathologies. State of the heart. The spread […]

Mathematical models of microcirculation: fluid-dynamics and nutrient delivery

Paola Causin, Department of Mathematics, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano Transport and exchange of nutrients from peripheral blood circulation provide fundamental support to body organs activity. Investigation of these circulatory districts, which include thousands of microvessels with diameter less than 200mm, is often difficult even with up-to-date imaging facilities.   Microcirculatory network with deformed vessel […]