Universitat Politècnica de València

María S Guillem

Dr. Maria S. Guillem, Master’s in Biomedical Engineering (Northwestern University, NU, 2006) and PhD in Electronics Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV, 2009) is the Deputy Director of ITACA Research Institute at UPV and head of the Cardiac Oriented Research Laboratory.

She was a Fulbright fellow at NU and currently is an Associate Professor at the Electronics Engineering Department at UPV. Dr. Guillem is co-author of 40 international scientific research papers, more than 100 conference papers, 3 patents, and has participated in 40 national/international research projects, 7 of them as PI. Her research interests include the development of medical instrumentation and signal processing for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases. She participates in the Executive Board of the Consortium for Electrocardiographic imaging and the Board of Directors of Computing in Cardiology.

 

Andreu M Climent

Andreu Climent is “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at Institute ITACA of Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. Dr. Climent background is on electronic engineering, his research is focus on translational cardiology, including arrhythmias and regenerative medicine. Dr. Climent is expert in the development of in-vitro and ex-vivo models for the evaluation of advanced therapies. He is co-author of more than 40 scientific articles in JCR journals, has participated in more than 20 competitive research projects, has directed 3 doctoral theses. In addition, Dr. Climent is co-founder and CEO of CORIFY CARE, a Start-up focus in the development of ECGI technologies.

Nieves Martínez Alzamora

PhD in Mathematics by the University of València (1998). Professor at the Dept. of Applied Statistics & Operational Research at the Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia (UPV) in the Degree of Biomedical Engineering and in the Master’s Degree of Data Analysis, Process Improvement and Decision Support Engineering.

She has coordinated during several years the Research Group of Statistical Data Analysis in Biomedicine at the UPV and collaborated with the Cardiology Service at the Hospital General in Valencia and the REDINSCOR, Research Institute for Cardiovascular Disease of the ICC Network. Now is co-working with the Cardiology Service at the Hospital Gregorio Marañon in Madrid and with the ITACA Research Institute at the UPV. In the area of Applied Statistical Tools on studies of Engineering & Medicine, she has directed 7 Doctoral Thesis, has participated in 31 I+D+i Projects, national and internationals, is member of the SEIO and is co-author of several papers published on international research magazines including Circulation, EJHF, JACC, Europace, ESC and Marine Pollution Bulletin

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Olaf Dössel

Olaf Dössel is Professor and head of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Before, he was head of a research department at Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg. He has several honorary posts in international advisory boards. He is member of several academic societies, among them: the BBAW and acatech. He is senior member of the IEEE, Fellow of the IAMBE and Fellow of the EAMBES. His main interests are bioelectric signals and fields in the human body, computer modeling, the inverse problem of electrocardiography, biosignal processing of ECG and electrograms, and new methods of medical imaging.

 

Axel Loewe

Axel Loewe works as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he is heading the Computational Cardiac Modelling group. His main research interests are computational models of cardiac electrophysiology and biomechanics. Besides development of models, their application to address unmet clinical needs particularly in the fields of heart rhythm disorders and cardiomyopathy are in the focus of the group’s research. Atrial arrhythmias are a key challenge the group is addressing. Axel studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Karlsruhe and Stockholm and obtained his PhD in 2016.

Maastricht University

Ulrich Schotten

Ulrich studied medicine at the Universities of Aachen, Glasgow and Valetta. After having followed an internship at the Dept. of Cardiology for 4 years at the Dept. of Cardiology in Aachen he joined the Dept. of Physiology at Maastricht University in 1998, first as a scholar of the Academy of Sciences North Rhine-Westfalia and from 1999 on as a staff member of the Dept. of Physiology. In 2003, he defended his thesis “Mechanisms of Atrial Paralysis in Atrial Fibrillation” at Maastricht University. Since his Habilitation in Experimental Cardiology in 2004 (title: “Adaptive mechanisms of excitation-contraction coupling in the heart”) he is also member of the Faculty of Medicine at Aachen University. In January 2011, he was appointed as professor of cardiac electrophysiology at the Dept. of Physiology.

Stef Zeemering

Stef Zeemering is a researcher with a strong interest in atrial signal analysis and the genetics of atrial fibrillation. He has developed many tools for the processing and analysis of high-density contact mapping of AF in animal models and patients. More recently he has been developing a systems biology approach to the understanding of AF, by combining patient genotype, atrial gene expression, atrial tissue characteristics on the one hand, and clinical patient phenotype and ECG features on the other, to arrive at an improved and more mechanism-based classification of AF.

Pietro Bonizzi

Pietro Bonizzi received the M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical signal processing at the Laboratoire d’Informatique, Signaux et Systemes de Sophia Antipolis (I3S), France, in 2010. He is currently an assistant professor at the department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. His research interests include digital signal processing and analysis, time series analysis, time series decomposition, with application to biomedical signals. In particular, his focus is on the study of the complexity and level of organization of biological signals, with applications to the assessment of the complexity of the atrial substrate and its link to the generation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation.

Universitaets-Klinikum Freiburg

Ursula Ravens

Ursula Ravens studied Medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, and University of Vienna (1963-1969) and obtained her MD in 1969. After her internship in Berlin (Approbation 1970) she joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Kiel as a Scientific Research Fellow (1970-1985), where she specialized in Pharmacology (Facharzt 1977) and habilitated in Pharmacology in 1979. In 1985, Ursula became a Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the University of Essen, where she was elected as Dean for Students’ Affairs of the Medical Faculty (1986-1990). In 1997 Ursula took up the Professorship and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical Faculty of Technical University of Dresden (1997-2014). Since 2014 she is a Senior Professor associated with the Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty at the Technical University of Dresden. She is Guest Professor at Danish Arrhythmia Research Centre, University of Copenhagen since 2009. Ursula was a Chairperson of several working groups and committees, was a member of the board of the German Pharmacological Society (DGP), and serves on diverse editoral boards. In 2015, Ursula was honoured with the Federal Cross of Merit. Since 2016, she is a Senior Professor at the IEKM in Freiburg.

Christoph Bode

1974-1980 University of Cologne. 1982-1983 Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Cologne (Prof. Stoffel). 1984-1986 Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (Prof. Haber), Boston, MA, USA

1986-1999 Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg (Prof. Kübler)

Since 1999 Chairman (C4) of Internal Medicine and Medical Director, Department of Medicine III, Medical Center – University of Freiburg and Medical Director,  Department of Cardiology and Angiology I, University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen

Focus of research: Interventional Cardiology and Thrombosis / Coagulation.  Research methods: Cardiac Catheterization and Molecular Biology.

Peter Kohl

Peter Kohl studied Medicine and Biophysics at the Moscow Pirogov Institute (1981-1987) and, after post-graduate training and research at the Berlin Charité (PhD 1990, Facharzt 1991), he joined the Cardiac Electrophysiology Chair of Professor Denis Noble at Oxford (1992). In 1998, Peter set up the Oxford Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback lab, initially as a Royal Society Research Fellow, and subsequently as a Senior Fellow of the British Heart Foundation. While at Oxford, he held a Research Fellowship at Keble College (2002-2004) and was the Tutorial Fellow in Biomedical Sciences at Balliol (2004-2010). In 2010, he took up the Chair in Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology at the Imperial College London. Since 2015, he directs the IEKM at Freiburg. Peter directs a significant portfolio of externally-funded research (supported, among others, by European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and British Heart Foundation). He has been a driver of international collaboration actions, such as the Network of Excellence for the EU Virtual Physiological Human Initiative whose founding director he was. He serves on editorial boards and as a reviewer for international journals and funding bodies. Peter is the coordinating editor of the primary textbook on Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias, and chairman of the leading international workshop series on the same topic.

 

Remi Peyronnet

Rémi studied physiology at the Limoges Faculty of Science and Technology (2000-2004), and then he completed his Master and PhD at the Orsay Faculty of Science (Paris XI) in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In 2010, he joined Dr Eric Honoré at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC), Sophia-Antipolis, with the support of an AFM (Association Française contre les Myopathies) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to investigate the role and relevance of mechano-transduction mechanisms in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. In 2013, he obtained an Imperial College’s Junior Research Fellowship and joined Prof. Peter Kohl’s group to identify mechano-sensors in heart valves. Since 2016 Rémi Peyronnet heads the Cell Biophysics section at the IEKM in Freiburg. Contribution of mechanotransduction to the fibrosis accompanying atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigate the role of stretch-activated channels in the induction and maintenance of fibrosis, we analyse how AF regulates expression and activity of these mechano-sensors, and we aim to assess the role of cell and tissue mechanical properties on cell-cell coupling and the impact on AF.

Université de Bordeaux

Remi Dubois

Remi is Team Manager, Signal Processing IHU LIRYC  and Associate Professor, ESPCI – ParisTech. Research and development in data analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning. His background in both scientific research in machine learning algorithms and biomedical problematics provides him with a special qualification to solve problems in this cross fields area. He now heading the Signal Processing the LIRYC institute headed by Pr. Haissaguerre in Bordeaux, France. The main topic of research is the analysis of ECG and EGM signals to help in the understanding of atrial and ventricular diseases.

Nejib Zemzemi

Nejib Zemzemi is a researcher at the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA).  He obtained his PhD in applied mathematics at Université Paris-Saclay in 2009. He moved, in 2010, to the department of computer science at Oxford University where he made postdoctoral research about numerical assessment of drugs effect on the electrical activity of the heart. Since 2012, he has been working at Inria-Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, on modelling and numerical methods in cardiac electrophysiology with a special focus on the electrocardiographic imaging inverse problem and in silico assessment of drugs.

Yves Coudière

Yves Coudière recieved an engineer diploma in aeronautics in 1994, and a PhD from the University Toulouse 3 in 1999. He has been an assistant
professor at the University of Nantes until 2012, and currently holds a full professor position at the University of Bordeaux, where he leads
the Inria Carmen team within the Electrophysiology and Heart Modeling Institute (Liryc). He has a strong experience in the coordination of
projects, including three nationally funded projects, projects within a multidisciplinary context with collaborative software development, with
international and industrial partners. His main research interests are numerical methods, scientific computing, and computational cardiac
electrophysiology. He is in particular interested in the development and analysis of finite volume methods, and applications to computational
study simulation of cardiac arrhythmias.

The University of Oxford

Blanca Rodríguez

Blanca Rodriguez is Professor of Computational Medicine and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Computer Science. Her research is on investigating causes and modulators of variability in the response of the heart to disease and therapies within the Computational Cardiovascular Science team (www.cs.ox.ac.uk/ccs). 

Blanca is from Valencia, Spain, where she studied Engineering and graduated with a PhD in 2002. She then trained as a postdoc at Tulane University, and joined Oxford in 2004, initially as a senior postdoc and then holding several independent research fellowships.

 

Barbara Casadei

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford, Deputy Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Fellow of Wolfson College. She is the Lead of the Myocardial Theme of the Oxford BHF Centre of Excellence and the Lead of the Cardiovascular Theme of the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
 She has delivered several keynote lectures including The Joan Mott Prize Lecture of the Physiological Society in 2004; The William Harvey Lecture on Basic Science and Silver Medal of the ESC in 2013; The Thomas Lewis Lecture and Silver Medal of the British Cardiovascular Society in 2014 and The CarmelietCoraboeuf-Weidmann Lecture in 2015. Professor Casadei provides a clinical service at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust’s John Radcliffe Hospital (Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation) and leads a bench-to-bedside translational research programme, which spans from clinical trials to bench-based investigation in human tissue and cells.

Alfonso Bueno-Orovio

Dr Alfonso Bueno-Orovio obtained his PhD from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain, 2007) in modelling and simulation of human ventricular electrophysiology, followed by industrial experience and a post-doctoral position at the Technical University of Madrid. He then joined the Computational Cardiovascular Science group at the University of Oxford in 2010, in the development of synergistic data-driven approaches for cardiovascular research. In 2017 he became one of the few computational Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellows of the British Heart Foundation. His work covers the many facets of structural-function interplay and population variability in the human heart, where modelling and simulation are used to augment experimental and clinical findings to investigate cardiac arrhythmias and mechanisms of drug action under different pathological conditions.

 

Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer

Eduard Guasch

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona; IDIBAPS August Pi i Sunyer. Biomedical Research Institute · Arrhythmia Unit.  Cardiology Department.

Fields of expertise:
-Atrial Fibrillation

-Cardiovascular Disease

-Arrhythmias

-Medicine

-Farmacology

Lluís Mont

Degree in Medicine and Surgery (with a rating of “excellent”), Universitat de Barcelona, 1981. Research stays in ,Electrophysiology, Maastricht University; in Physiology, Maastricht University;  Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery, Cum-Laude, University of Barcelona. Research stay in Electrophysiology, Onze Lieve Vrouw Hospital Aalst, Belgium; Training stay in Ablation, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany 

Fields of expertise:
– Clinical Electrophysiology.

– Cardiac resynchronization.

– Basic research: Study of Atrial Fibrillation in an animal model.

– Ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Ivo Roca

Cardiologist and electrophysiologist trained at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital. Main lines of research in arrhythmias in congenital cardiopathies (doctoral thesis in 2016), syncope and ventricular tachycardias. Member of the Arrhythmia Unit of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital from 2010 to 2018 and currently member of the Arrhythmia Unit of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, responsible for the Ventricular Arrhythmia Group. Twitter: @ivroca



Università di Bologna

Cristiana Corsi

Cristiana Corsi is Associate Professor in Bioengineering at the Department of Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi” at University of Bologna in Italy and she is the Director of the Professional Master in Programme 2nd level in Clinical Engineering at the University of Bologna.

The research activities carried out along the years are focused on the design and development of new expertized and advanced technologies and methods aimed at the quantification of new clinical indexes to improve disease diagnosis and treatment on a patient-specific basis. Main research activity regards but is not limited to biomedical image and signal processing; in particular filtering, segmentation and registration of biomedical data including real time 3D echography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and fluoroscopy. Additional research interests involve cardiac modeling and simulation and home care solutions.

Stefano Severi

Stefano Severi M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering (1993) and  PhD in Bioengineering (1998) from the University of Bologna, Italy, where he is now Associate Professor of Bioengineering. Research focusing on computational cardiology, in silico pharmacology, artificial kidney and hemodialysis therapy. He has coordinated several collaborative research projects (e.g. “AFIB2ROTIC – Atrial Fibrillation, Fibrosis and Rotors: New Insights from Imaging and Computational Modeling” H2020, MSCA-IF-2014), has participated to 13 extramural grants and has been PI in 18 research contracts with biomedical companies. He is author of over 70 original peer-reviewed scientific papers (Scopus H-index: 22), has been supervisor of 9 PhD students and is coordinator of the Bioengineering curriculum of the IBES PhD program. He’s Associate Editor of EP-Europace, journal of the European Heart Rhythm Association.

Simula Research Laboratory

Kristian Valen-Sendstad

Senior research Scientist in Simula. Organisation: Department of computational physiology. Kristian has expetise in the following fields: computational fluid mechanics, cerebral blood flow, turbulence and transitional flows. 

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe

Pilar Sepulveda

Prof. Dr. Pilar Sepúlveda is head of the Regenerative Medicine and Heart Transplantation Unit (RETRACAR) at Heath Research Institute Hospital La Fe. The RETRACAR group is dedicated to the study of cardiovascular disease from different approaches ranging from preclinical studies in cell therapy and tissue regeneration to clinical studies focused on cardiac electrophysiology and cardiotoxicity. Particular interest is on the screening of cardio-protective compounds using iPSC derived cardiomyocytes. 

She has published more than 50 articles, reviews and book chapters. She holds a European patent between IISLAFE and University of Maastricht based of a method for predicting cardiotoxicity risk in patients receiving anthracyclines. Pilar is a member of the Spanish Cell Therapy Network (TERCEL) from RETICs of the Carlos III Health Institute, She is Associated Professor of Histology at University of Valencia and at CEU-Cardenal Herrera University. Dr. Sepúlveda was qualified for the figure of senior professor of ANECA, She has directed 10 Master thesis, 8 doctoral thesis and has 5 more in progress, many funded through competitive contract

Imelda Ontorio

Dr. Imelda Ontoria has signed ten articles (H-index: 8, July 2020). Bibliometric data taken from Google scholar are index h: 8 and i10: 7, total citations: 439 (total citations since 2015: 330 with an average of 66 citations/year). She has participated in the organization of an international congress (International Symposium on Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors. Physiology, Pathology and Therapeutics, Valencia 16-18 February 2012) and has received two projects as IP: 1) Development of an analytical and functional system for the determination of the safety of medical textiles for topical use in skin care, 2015, amount 3,000 euros and 2) Detection of a signature of miRNAs as predictive biomarkers of cardiac ischemic damage, 2019, amount 4,500 euros. She has collaborated through 2 RETOS projectsHer main research line is focused on the modeling of cardiovascular diseases in iPSC cellular models where she has established collaborations with Professor Sian Harding from Imperial College and Professor Joseph Wu from Stanford University. Regarding the teaching experience, she has directed one PhD and a final master’s work and is currently directing two PhD and a final master’s work and she is also a co-author of a European patent recently registered 

NCARDIA

Elena Matsa

Dr Elena Matsa is the Director of Discovery Technology at Ncardia. She obtained her PhD in stem cell biology in 2010, and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, and the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2015, she was appointed as Instructor at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and in 2017 she transitioned to industry as a Senior Scientist. She has extensive experience and high impact publications in modeling of human heart disease in iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, personalized medicine, and drug discovery

ADAS3D

Lluis Serra

Luis Serra has a PhD / MSc in Electrical Engineering (1987) from the University of Bradford (UK) and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering (1982) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain.

Luis brings to Galgo Medical over 20 years of experience in the development of medical applications, specifically using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies and applying them to neurosurgery and recently to arrhythmia treatment. He was a key person in the development of the Dextroscope and its commercialization. At Galgo he leads the Image-Guided Planning & Interventional Imaging Unit, which develops medical imaging solutions for interventional and surgical planning.

EP Solutions

Alex Kalinin

Dr. Kalinin has more than 18 years of experience in software product management, medical devices engineering, software development, biomedical engineering. During his career in R&D industry departments and several research laboratories, he developed several medical devices and software products, improved and applied a number of computational techniques in area of 3D computer graphics and numerical algorithms for the medical imaging and biomedical engineering tasks.

His career includes industrial and academic directions, He is PhD in computer sciences. His PhD thesis describes application of the neural networks for heart diseases diagnostic and treatment. His post-doctoral work develops numeric forward and inverse mathematical problems in application to the medical imaging technologies.In industrial direction of his career his principal interest is the software product development for medical device industry including full certification process for CE Mark and FDA

VeraTech

José Alberto Maldonado

PhD from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2005. Specialist in modelling, integration and standardisation of (bio)medical information. He has more than 15 years of experience in medical informatics research, is co-author of more than 70 international projects and has directed more than 10 R+D+i projects. He has collaborated with international organizations for the standardization of electronic medical records such as the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) or Snomed. He is a certified specialist in HL7 V3 RIM and HL7 CDA and Snomed (Implementation Course).

Diego Boscá

Computer engineer and founding partner of VeraTech for Health. Ph. D. in Computer Science by The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). He has more than 30 published papers on his areas of expertise which are the analysis, design, implementation and deployment of semantically interoperable health information systems using international standards and standards of electronic health records such as openEHR, ISO 13606, HL7 CDA and HL7 FHIR and of medical terminology such as SNOMED. He is part of the openEHR Specifications Editorial Committee (SEC)

 
 
 
 

David Moner

Computer engineer and founding partner of VeraTech for Health. Expert in integration, standardization and semantic interoperability of health information systems and the electronic health record. He is member of the Spanish Normalization Organization (AENOR) and Certified Specialist in HL7 CDA, HL7 v2.6.

GenomeScan

Magda Grudniewska-Lawton

Magda Grudniewska is a R&D Project Manager at GenomeScan. She obtained her PhD in molecular biology of ageing from University of Groningen. Subsequently, she worked as a research associate at the Rutgers University, studying ageing-associated diseases, and moving forward, at Utrecht University, investigating the role of translational dynamics in protein folding. In 2020 she transitioned to industry and joined an Innovation Department at GenomeScan, where she manages (inter-)nationally funded research and innovation projects. She has an extensive experience in Next Generation Sequencing technologies, gene regulation studies and protein biochemistry. She actively engages in science communication and outreach activities.

Universitetet i Oslo

Mikael Mortensen

Professor Mikael Mortensen received his PhD in mathematical modeling of turbulent reactive flows from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2005. Prof. Mortensen is interested in CFD and the many aspects of turbulent fluid flows, ranging from physics, modeling, numerical methods, software implementation and applications. And since such topics as turbulence, CFD and scientific computing are relevant for a wide range of different research fields, his later research topics venture into fields such as plasma physics, biomedical flows, multiphase and numerical analysis. In recent years he has been working extensively with finite element (FEniCS) and spectral codes for Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of turbulence, with codes preferably written in the high-level Python language.

Università della Svizzera Italiana

Rolf Krause

Rolf Krause is chair of advanced scientific computing and the director of the institute of computational science (ICS) in the Faculty of Informatics. He is also the Co-director of the Center for Computational Medicine in Cardiology (CCMC) at USI
From 2003 to 2009, he was professor for Scientific Computing at the University of Bonn. During that time he spent a sabbatical at UC San Diego (USA) and Columbia University New York (USA). In 2002 he was on a research visit at the Courant Institute (NYU, New York). He holds a Diploma and a PhD (2000) in Applied Mathematics from FU Berlin (Germany). His research focuses on numerical simulation and mathematical modeling in scientific computing and computational sciences, in particular the development of theoretical well founded simulationmethods, which show excellent performance also in real world applications. His editorial work includes the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC) and Computing and Visualizatio in Science (Springer).

Angelo Auricchio

Angelo Auricchio is Professor of Cardiology at University Hospital in Magdeburg, Germany, Professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland and director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit at Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland. He is past President of European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). Moreover, he is co-directing the Center for Computational Medicine in Cardiology at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2016 he has been awarded a degree honoris causa at Universidad de San Pablo Tucuman, Argentina. Furthermore, he is serving as Scientific Director at the Fondazione Ticino Cuore, an institution devoted to increase public awareness of out-of -hospital cardiac arrest victims and to improve the survival rate of victims of out-of hospital arrest. He is the author of over 70 scientific review articles and book chapters and more than 300 original scientific papers. He has served as a member of the Task Force for European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.

Simone Pezzuto

Dr. Simone Pezzuto, PhD, is Group Leader at CCMC. The center of the research activities of Dr. Pezzuto lies at the interdisciplinary intersection between applied mathematics and cardiac physiology. In the spirit of the CCMC vision, Dr. Pezzuto fosters a tight collaboration with the clinical partners to translate mathematical modeling of the heart into clinical applications. While being a numerical analysis by education, Dr. Pezzuto collaborates on a daily basis with clinical cardiac electrophysiologists at addressing, by means of computer models, questions of clinical interest.