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3DAH Summer School 2010: Invited Speakers

3D Anatomical Human project is pleased to announce the following invited speakers who will present keynote lectures and tutorials.

Professor (David) Dagan Feng [Sydney University, Australia]


Keynote lecture (Monday May 24): Biomedical Technology Research, Education and Industrial Development in the 21st Century

About Prof. Feng:

(David) Dagan Feng received his ME in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1982, MSc in Biocybernetics and Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He has been Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science / School of Information Technologies, and is currently Associate Dean of Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney; Chair Professor of Information Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Honorary Research Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the largest hospital in Australia; Scientific Advisor, the European 3DAH Project; Advisory Professor, Chief Scientist and Chair of the International Advisory Committee, Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Guest Professor, Tsinghua, Northeastern, Northwestern Polytechnic, Beijing Post & Telecommunication, Shenzhen and Xiamen Universities; and Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the Founder and Director of the Biomedical & Multimedia Information Technology Research Group at the University of Sydney, has published over 500 scholarly research papers, pioneered several new research directions, and made a number of landmark contributions in his field. More importantly, however, is that many of his research results have been translated into solutions to real-life problems and have made tremendous improvements to the quality of life for those concerned. He has been served as Chair of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee on Biological and Medical Systems, and Special Area Editor / Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and other 5 key journals in his area. He has been invited to give over 80 keynote presentations in 23 countries and regions, and has organized / chaired over 100 major international conferences / symposia / workshops. Prof. Feng has been elected as Fellow of ACS (Australia), HKIE (Hong Kong), IET (UK), IEEE (USA), and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has also received several awards, including the Crump Prize for Excellence in Medical Engineering from USA and the Sanqin Friendship Award, the highest award issued by the Shaanxi Government for making significant contributions to the Shaanxi Province Economic and Cultural Development.


Professor Roderick Lim [University of Basel, Switzerland]

Ph.D, Argovia Professor for Nanobiology

Keynote lecture (Sunday May 23): From Nanobiology to Nanomedicine

About Prof. Lim:

Prof. Roderick Lim studied physics as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to use AFM to investigate the nanoscale properties of confined liquids at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore, whereupon he obtained his PhD in 2003. From 2004 to 2008, Rod was a postdoc in the group of Prof. Ueli Aebi at the Maurice E. Müller Institute for Structural Biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel. It was during this time that he pioneered the use of novel nanotechnological fabrication, imaging and measurement methods to reproduce in vitro the molecular functionality of cellular nanomachines in a stepwise manner, which led to publications in Science and PNAS. Rod was awarded the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize: “From Solid State to Biophysics” for this work in 2008.


Dr. Marko Loparic [University of Basel, Switzerland]

Dr. med

Tutorial (Sunday May 23): Relevance of nanomechanics in medical tissue diagnostics

About Dr. Loparic:

Dr. med. Marko Loparic is a 3rd-year MD-PhD student and is awaiting to complete his MD-PhD thesis in the group of Prof Ueli Aebi. His area of expertise lies in the mechanics and repair of both authentic and engineered cartilage. Over the last 3 years, he has made significant contributions towards the understanding of the mechanical properties of articular cartilage at the molecular level and length scale. By innovating beyond convention, Marko combines conventional techniques (e.g., histology, immuno- histochemistry, electron microscopy and gene expression profiling) with state-of-the-art AFM techniques. His interdisciplinarity has led to publications in diverse journals ranging from Physical Review Letters, to Biophysical Journal and Gene Therapy.