2017

  • We have a new group member! Welcome to Weiwei Jin and good luck for your PhD!

  • Peter Charlton, Jorge Mariscal-Harana and Samuel Vennin attended the MEIMPEC2017 conference at Sandown Park Racecourse, September 2017. Jorge and Samuel used their oral presentation to present their latest research while Peter presented the results of his article for which he was awarded the Martin Black Prize for best paper in Physiological Measurement .
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  • Jorge Mariscal-Harana presented his research on Estimation of patient-specific aortic blood pressure using 1-D blood flow modelling at the EuroMech Colloquium 595 in Lille, August 2017.

  • Jorge Mariscal-Harana and Samuel Vennin helped presenting the cardiovascular research happening in the Division at the Royal Society Summer Festival in July 2017. The Heart in your hands stand got a lot of interest throughout the week.
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  • Samuel Vennin participated at the King’s BHF Centre of Research Excellence Postgraduate Symposium in May 2017. He gave the oral presentation titled "Identifying haemodynamic determinants of pulse pressure: an integrated numerical and physiological approach".

  • Peter Charlton successfully defended his PhD viva on 27 April 2017. Congratulations to Pete!!!

  • In April, Jorge Mariscal-Harana, Samuel Vennin and Jordi Alastruey presented their latest research at the 5th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. They all gave oral presentations and Jorge also presented a poster.
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  • In April, Peter Charlton presented his research at the Science and Engineering Impact Showcase event at KCK.
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  • In February we participated at the Cardiovascular HTC Open Day held at St Thomas' Hospital, London. The following posters were presented.
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  • Arna van Engelen had an article accepted in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. She compared different methods for computing the aortic length and assessed their effect on pulse wave velocity calculations. You can find her latest work on her personal page.

    2016

  • Congratulations to Jorge Mariscal-Harana for being awarded the prize for best student in the "Image Computing and Computational Modelling" stream of King's-Imperial Centre of Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging, Dec 2016. May this be start of a successful PhD!
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  • Ye Li, Samuel Vennin and Phil Chowienczyk attended the "ARTERY16" conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ye and Sam presented posters.
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  • We are currently looking for an RA to work on a new BHF-funded project for 3 years. Click here for a description of the project and how to apply. This call closes on 22nd September 2016.

  • Peter Charlton, Jorge Mariscal-Harana and Jordi Alastruey attended "MEIBioeng16" at Keble College, Oxford, September 2016. Jorge and Jordi gave oral presentations at the session on Computational Modelling in Biomedicine: Modelling Uncertainty. Peter gave a poster presentation.
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  • Sally Epstein successfully defended her PhD research at her viva on 15 August 2016. Her thesis was titled "Assessment of Cardiovascular Biomarkers Derived from Peripheral Pulse Waveforms Using Computational Blood Flow Modelling". Congratulations to Sally!!!

  • Samuel Vennin presented his work at the the "LS SIAM16" conference in Boston, USA. He gave a talk on On deriving a new clinical protocol for noninvasive assessment of the aortic blood pressure waveform using 1D modelling.

  • The group attended the symposium "Arterial haemodynamics: past, present and future" at UCL, London, June 2016. Marie, Sam and Ye presented their work.

  • Arna van Engelen presented her studies on "Aortic centreline tracking for PWV measurements in multiple MRI sequences" and "Automatic coronary centreline tracking from coronary MRI" at the 24th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Singapore, May 2016.

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  • Marie Willemet and Jordi Alastruey wrote the eLetter entitled Towards novel pulse wave analysis methods. After all we may not have to abandon the reservoir pressure concept?’ in response to the article by Westerhof et al., Hypertension 2015, January 2016.

    2015

  • Peter Charlton and Samuel Vennin presented their research work at the KCL Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Divisional Symposium, on 19th October 2015.
    Congratulations to Peter who won one of the two Best Poster awards!

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  • Ye Li, Nick Gaddum, Samuel Vennin, Marie Willemet and Phil Chowienczyk participated at the Artery15 conference in Krakow, October 2015.
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    Ye presented an oral communication on "Origins of the backward traveling wave in the arterial tree."
    See below Nick, Samuel and Marie's' poster presentations.
    Phil gave the special guest lecture "Systolic hypertension: More than just arterial stiffness?"

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  • Arna van Engelen presented her study on "Can we accurately measure aortic lengths and pulse wave velocities from 2D cine images?" at the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESMRMB, Edinburgh, UK, October 2015.

  • Jordi Alastruey visited Eugenia Corvera Poiré’s lab at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico DC, August 2015. A novel analytical approach to study blood flow in the arterial network was developed and later published in Ann Biomed Eng.

  • Jordi Alastruey gave 8 hours of lectures on "Modelling Blood Flow in Vessel Networks of the Cardiovascular System" at the international summer school Modeling and Analysis of Biological Network Dynamics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, August 2015. He was also an invited speaker to the workshop Modeling and Analysis of Biological Network Dynamics.

  • Samuel Vennin, Marie Willemet and Jordi Alastruey attended the 4th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering in Paris, June 2015. Jordi co-organised a mini-symposium on 1-D blood flow modelling.

  • Arna van Engelen presented the poster "2D versus 3D aortic distance measurements for MRI-based pulse wave velocity analysis" at the Joint BHF Centres of Research Excellence Imaging Symposium, Imperial College London, June 2015.

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  • Jordi Alastruey was an invited speaker to the BHF Centre workshop Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, KCL, London, May 2015. He gave a short presentation on "Computational modelling in the cardiovascular system and prospects for understanding HFPEF".

  • Samuel Vennin presented a poster below at the Annual BHF Centre Postgraduate Symposium, Guy’ Hospital, London, April 2015.



  • 2014

  • Jordi Alastruey was an invited speaker at the EPSRC workshop Focus group on translational research applied to 0D-1D coupled models of the circulation in Swansea, December 2014.

  • Sally Epstein, Ye Li and Marie Willemet participated at the Artery14 conference in Maastricht, October 2014.
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    Ye presented an oral communication on "Do backward pressure waves arise from 'reflections' or from a 'reservoir'?".

  • Jordi Alastruey gave the seminar entitled "Translating 1-D Blood Flow Modelling to the Clinic: Progress and Challenges" at UCL, November 2014.

  • Peter Charlton participated at the Medical Engineering Centres Annual Meeting and Bioengineering14 Conference in London, September 2014. He gave two oral presentations: "Optimising the Windkessel model for cardiac output monitoring during changes in vascular tone" and "Continuous physiological monitoring of ambulatory patients".

  • Sally Epstein and Peter Charlton gave oral presentations at the 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Chicago, August 2014. EMBS14

  • Peter Charlton presented the poster below at the Stratified Medicine Symposium at Guy's Hospital, London, July 2014.

  • Sally Epstein and Jordi Alastruey attended the Joint Meeting ESH-ISH Hypertension in Athens, June 2014.
    Sally gave the oral presentation "Computational modelling of the aortic pulse waveform in the clinical setting".
    Jordi’s presenation was entitled "Arterial stiffness derived from pulse wave measures – Theory". ESH14

  • Jordi Alastruey gave the seminar entitled "Reduced Modelling of Blood Flow in the Cardiovascular System" at Swansea University, June 2014.

  • Jordi Alastruey was an invited speaker to the workshop "Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Cardiovascular Problems" at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, April 2014. His presentation was titled "Arterial Pulse Wave Propagation: Modelling and Analysis".



  • 2013

  • Jordi Alastruey was the external examiner of the DPhil thesis "Multi-Scale Modelling of Blood Flow in the Coronary Microcirculation" by Amy Smith, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK, December 2013.

  • Sally Epstein, Nick Gaddum and Jordi Alastruey participated at the Artery13 conference in London, October 2013.

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  • Jordi Alastruey gave the seminar entitled "Translating 1-D Blood Flow Modelling to the Clinic: Progress and Challenges" at UCL, November 2014.

  • Peter Charlton participated at the Medical Engineering Centres Annual Meeting and Bioengineering14 Conference in London, September 2014. He gave two oral presentations: "Optimising the Windkessel model for cardiac output monitoring during changes in vascular tone" and "Continuous physiological monitoring of ambulatory patients".