Liesbet Geris - Professor, KU Leuven and University of Liège & Executive Director, VPH-Institute, forming member of the Avicenna Alliance

Short description of the presentation:

In silico clinical trials or using advanced computer models to test and predict the interactions between the treatment and the body before performing any preclinical or clinical trials is a very promising solution.  As this technology evolves quickly providing valuable insights to the designers and the EU and US regulatory authorities encourage its adoption, it is important to find out how computational modeling and simulation (CM&S) can play a concrete role for clinical innovations.

Biography of the speaker:

Liesbet Geris is professor in Biomechanics and Computational Tissue Engineering at the universities of Liège and Leuven in Belgium (h-index 22, 63 peer-reviewed articles).  Her research focusses on the multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of biological processes. Together with her team and their clinical collaborators, she uses these models to investigate the etiology of non-healing fractures and design potential treatment strategies in silico as well as the optimize production processes of these tissue engineering constructs. Liesbet is scientific coordinator of a musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering platform (50 researchers). She has edited 2 books on computational modeling and tissue engineering. She has received an ERC starting grant to finance her research and has received a number of young investigator and early career awards. She is member of the Young Academy of Europe, co-chair of the Young Academy of Belgium (Flanders) and the executive director of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute.



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