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Webinar will focus on HPC simulations of cardiac electrophysiology


A free webinar on 22 November will provide insights into the latest research on high performance computational (HPC) simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the whole heart.

The webinar will feature the research of, and be run by, the Computational Cardiovascular Science team (CCS) of the University of Oxford. The group has developed an image analysis and computational pipeline for the personalisation of anatomically-based human heart-torso models, from MRI data, through generation of volumetric meshes, to patient-specific simulations of human heart function and ECG reconstruction.

As regards the electrophysiological simulations from ionic level up to the whole organ and body surface, the webinar 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 Oxford’s Department of Computer Science and the Alya System is the Barcelona Supercomputing Simulation code for high performance computational multi-physics.

The webinar is free and open to everyone but registration is required. It will run from 11am for one hour on 22 November. Register at:

This will be the first of several webinars organised as part of the CompBioMed project in which CCS are partners. CompBioMed Centre of Excellence has been set up as a hub for training in computational biomedicine, with an emphasis on high performance computing in the context of three specific research areas: cardiovascular, molecularly-based and neuro-musculoskeletal medicine. CompBioMed organises regular webinars on a broad range of topics. More information: