Computational Cardiovascular Science aims at the combination of computational methods in cardiovascular research to integrate and expand the information extracted from a range of experimental and clinical data including biosignals and medical images.
Our group is part of the BHF Centre of Research Excellence at Oxford, and includes scientists based at the Department of Computer Science and the Bioengineering Institute, with strong links with the Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Physiology, and established collaborations with clinical and experimental collaborators in academia, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies.
Translation from basic science to clinical and industrial applications is central to our research. We are also committed to training of postdocs and graduate students in an interdisciplinary, dynamic and flexible research environment to help them acquire the necessary skills for future jobs in academia, industry or government. Our research is currently supported by the Wellcome Trust, the BHF, the European Commission, EPSRC, IMI, ARCHER and the NC3Rs. We have previously been awarded funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society,the Royal Academy of Engineering, the MRC and the BBSRC.
CompBioMed Webinar No. 1. HPC simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the heart (using CHASTE and Alya)
The webinar will provide an insight into the latest research in the Computational Cardiovascular Science group on High Performance Computational (HPC) simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the whole heart. The group has developed an image analysis and computational pipeline for the personalisation of anatomically-based human heart-torso models, from MRI data, generation of volumetric meshes, to patient-specific simulations of human heart function and ECG reconstruction. Regarding the electrophysiological simulations from ionic level up to the whole organ and body surface, we will focus on two well-known simulation softwares, Chaste and Alya. The finite element CHASTE software (Cancer, Heart And Soft Tissue Environment) has been developed at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford and the Alya System is the Barcelona Supercomputing Simulation code for high performance computational multi-physics.
The webinar will be given by Ana Minchole and Francesc Levrero-Florencio.
This webinar is part of a series of webinars of the CompBioMed project where we are partners and is made in collaboration with the VPH Institute.