GeNeDis 2018 Satellite Events

1st Satellite Event – November 9th , 2016

Prof. George Paxinos’ first novel presentation

In the field of neuroscience, Prof. Paxinos is the author of the most cited publication internationally (The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates; Paxinos and Watson, 1986.).This is the third most cited book in science after Molecular Cloning and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Paxinos has published 46 research books, 145 refereed journal articles, 30 book chapters, and 17 CDROMs. He has identified 90 nuclei (areas) in the rat and human brains. Comparing rats and humans, he has identified 61 homologous nuclei. He has identified 180 nuclei and homologies in birds. He was the first to produce a reliable stereotaxic space for the brain of rats, mice, and primates — a factor fueling the explosion in neuroscience research since the 1980s. He developed the first comprehensive nomenclature and ontology for the brain, covering humans, birds, and developing mammals.

In Corfu Greece he presented his first Greek novel called “Κατ’ Εικόνα” .

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2nd Satellite Event – November 17th , 2016

Speech of Director of BiHeLab Prof. P.Vlamos at the Wilfrid Laurier University entitled “RNA SS, COMPUTATIONAL BIOMARKERS AND FRAILTY FUNCTIONS, Neurodegenerative Disease Modeling Algorithms”

During his visit at Wilfied Laurier university Prof. Vlamos gave a spech about “RNA SS, COMPUTATIONAL BIOMARKERS AND FRAILTY FUNCTIONS, Neurodegenerative Disease Modeling Algorithms”.  the topic of the speech included Mathematical modeling in bioinformatics is connecting micro scale and macro scale phenomena appearing in neurodegenerative diseases. A new representation of RNA secondary structures allows us to produce sequences which are used for tracing mitochondria concentrations. Their connection with crucial Biomarkers derive the corresponding frailty function whose stability is examined.

Following the speech, Prof. Vlamos, Prof. Kotsireas and Mr. Tarnanas announced the establishment of a new Research Center entitled ‘Research Center on Computational Biomarkers (RCCB)’. The center activities, will be focused on studying human biomarkers. Professors Ilias Kotsireas and Panagiotis Vlamos stated that the future aims of precision medicine will be based on personalized measurements of specific biomarkers. The Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab of the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University is tracing new biomarkers concerning neurodegenerative diseases and constructs frailty functions depending on them. The CARGO Lab of Wilfrid Laurier University develops and implements sophisticated data mining algorithmic techniques which can be applied to the analysis of clinical data, providing exact results for the evolution of the biomarkers, involved in specific biological mechanisms. As stated by Dr. Ioannis Haranas the transition from micro scale data provided by computations of biomarkers to macro scale results concerning frailty will be of great interest the next two decades. RCCB will engage in collaboration opportunities with health organizations, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in Canada, in order to gather and evaluate clinical date at a large scale. The center will encompass tools from Applied Mathematics, Data Mining, Modeling, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Neuroinformatics, High‐performance computing and Computational Mathematics in Biology. The center will be hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. Professor Ilias Kotsireas: Director, CARGO Lab Professor Panagiotis Vlamos: Director, BiHELab

Poster of the Speech

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3rd Satellite Event – February 15th , 2017

Workshop “Management of Healthcare IT Projects (Save the project)”

The Workshop was  held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Amphitheatre “EMILE LEGRAND”.

The topics of the workshop include: Time-Budget-Scope-Quality Management in Healthcare Projects IT, PM Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), PRINCE2, AGILE – SCRUM, Extreme Programming for Healthcare IT, Hybrid PM Methods for Healthcare IT, Communication (Power and Interest), Risk Management (Probability and Impact) in the Healthcare Environment, High Performance Teams, Project Management Tools, Effort/Cost Estimation for Software Development, From the Application to the Optimization of a Healthcare system.

Mr. Ktenas Spiros, the presenter of the workshop,is a Director of IT Projects to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Center and a Rapporteur IT Project Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.





4th Stellite Event – February 24th, 2017

Workshop at the Fields Institute, Toronto“Computational Models of Neurodegeneration”

Speakers – Prof.  Panagiotis Vlamos, Prof.  Ilias Kotsireas, Dr.  John Tarnanas, Dr.  Michael Harney, Prof.  Stanley Liang, Dr.  Siv Sivaloganathan.

On February 24, 2017 in Toronto one of the most important institutions in the world, the Fields Institute, will host three Greek scientists implementing a massive research project with collaborations worldwide. Note that the Fields Institute is a center for mathematical research activity – a place where mathematicians from Canada and abroad, from academia, business community, industry and financial institutions can come together to conduct research and formulate problems of mutual interest. The Institute is named by professor of mathematics at the University of Toronto John Charles Fields, founder of the Fields Medal Award, given to scientists for outstanding achievement in mathematics, something equivalent to the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry. The workshop is entitled “Computational Models of Neurodegeneration” and will present cutting edge technologies in modeling, mathematical analysis and computational practice primarily in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, and will contribute to the promotion of new partnerships.


5th Satellite Event – October 10, 2017

Workshop on “GryPhone Lab: An open-access smartphone testbed”

Department of Informatics, Ionian University is pleased to invite Prof. Spachos to give a speech about “GryPhone Lab: An open-access smartphone testbed”. The speech will take place on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 15:00 at the Amphitheater of the History Building.

About Petros Spachos. He is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering, University of Guelph, where he leads the GryPHone Lab. Prior to joining University of Guelph, he was a post doctoral researcher with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, working with Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia . He received his Ph.D. in 2014 and his M.A.Sc. in 2010 from the same department, under the supervision of Professor Dimitrios Hatzinakos. Previously, he received his Diploma degree in 2008 from the department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, Greece.

6th Satellite Event – November 6-10, 2017

Workshop on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Department of Informatics, Ionian University alongside with the Institute of Medical Physics (IFMP) will host the 5th workshop on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The workshop will be held from 6 to 10 November 2017 at Ionian University.

The topics of the workshop include

  • Hybrid Imaging and Personalized Medicine
  • Radiation Protection in Medical Physics
  • Innovation in Medical Physics Techniques.
The Corfu Workshop on  will continue the series of workshops previously held in different countries in Eastern Europe: Sarajevo-2014 in Bosnia, Shkodra-2014 in Albania, Ohrid-2015 in FYROM, and Elbasan-2016 in Albania.
More information about the workshop and its program will be announced closer to the event.


7th Satellite Event – December 6, 2017 

 On December 6th at 19:00, at Foundation Eugenides, Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos will give a public talk entitled “”Research-Innovate-Business”: Biomedical engineering and economic development in Greece of the crisis”. Vasilis Ntziachristos is a professor at the Medical as well as Electrical Engineering Department at the Τechnische Universität München (TUM). He has also recieved the Leibniz Prize.

After Prof. Ntziachristos talke, Prof. Vlamos, the director of BiHelab will talk about “Applied Bioinformatics Research and Medical Tourism , The case of BiHELab”.

This event is the 7th Satellite Event of GeNedis 2018 which will be held between 25-28 October 2018, at Toronto, Canada. Visit Site:

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