European Science Writer of the Year 2017
On Thursday, May 25 2017 Mrs. Vasiliki Michopoulou was awarded from The British Association of Science Writers as “Greek Science Writer of the Year”. Mrs Michopoulou is a close partner of our Lab having covered GeNeDis 2016 in Sparta. BiHELab sincerely congratulates Mrs. Michopoulou for her achievement and wishes her a bright future in writing.
BiHELab is now a member of HBio!
On Wednesday, June 7 HBio welcomed BiHELab in their biosciences cluster. HBio supports and promotes the Greek life sciences and healthcare ecosystem. HBio currently welcomes 38 members of which 34 are full and 4 are Associate members.
WHAT IS HBIO
Established in 2006 by an initial group of 8 companies and the PRAXI Network, the technology transfer arm of the Foundation of Research & Technology Hellas (FORTH), the Hellenic BioCluster has grown to date to over 35 innovation-intensive members with an international outlook.
13th China Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education
We are glad to inform you that Prof. Vlamos, Director of BiHELab alongside DR. Spyros Doukakis, External Researcher of BiHELab are participating as keynote speakers at the 13th China Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education “Process, People and Product in Software Systems Development ~ from Pedagogy to Practice” that will take place from 24 – 25 May in athens, Greece. The subject of their speech is “Exploring the role of neuro-education in software engineering education”. The speech will be given on Wednesday, May 24th at 10:30 am.
Meeting “Computational Biomarkers: A peculiar scientific debate”
Bio-markers are a reference point for slowly evolving diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases. This discussion aims to highlight the use of computational methods in the identification of biomarkers with particular emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases.
The Meeting will take place at Cafe “Gefires”, Patra on Friday, May 12 2017 at 20:00. Leading speakers will be Dr. Panagiotis Vlamos, Professor, President of the Department of Informatics and Director of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology of the Ionian University along with Dr. Marios Krokidis, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the National Center for Scientific Research “DEMOKRITOS” and Scientific Associate at the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology of the Ionian University.
The discussion will be coordinated by Maria Hatzinikolaou, Professor of Mathematics at the School of Science and Technology and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Mathematics of the HOU.
Workshop on “Information Retrieval Algorithms and Medical Applications”
We are glad to invite you to the Workshop entitled “Information Retrieval Algorithms and Medical Applications”. The Workshop will be held at “EMILE LEGRAND” amphitheater of Ionian University on Tuesday April 24, 2017 and at 11:30.
Speaker of the workshop will be mr. Ilias Kotsireas, Director of Cargo Lab of Canada. Mr. Kotsireas is co-founder of the “Research Center for Computational Biomarkers ( http://www.rccbm.org ).
AdriHealthMob on Italian National TV
We are glad to inform you that on April 10, 2017 a service on AHM /Aicare pilot service , Integrated Services for CHF users in Ancona was presented on Italian National TV.
You can watch the interview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CR3MBuHeao&feature=share
Original post: https://www.facebook.com/aicare/posts/862967727174448
AdriHealthMob in competition for best EU project 2017
We are glad to announce that AdriHealthMob is included in the online competition of the Best EU Project 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.
Ceremony nomination of Honorary Doctorate of George Paxinos
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in a special honorary event for the Ionian University, will be held the proclamation of Mr. George Paxinos as an honorary doctorate of the Department of Informatics of Ionian University.
Professor Mr. George Paxinos is NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia and Scientia (Distinguished) Professor of Medical Sciences in New South Wales University in Sydney. The proclamation ceremony will be held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Ionian Academy, at 20:00.
Cooperation of BiHELab with Corfu Public Hospital
The Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab (BiHELab) part of the Ionian University and the Corfu Public Hospital agreed on the establishment of the “Center for Clinical Studies of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. ” Read more on the Greek press release article of the General Hospital. Read more
Workshop at the Fields Institute, Toronto “COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF NEURODEGENERATION”
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. Speakers will be Professor Panagiotis Vlamos chairman of the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University and director of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology BiHELab, professor Ilias Kotsireas, Director CARGO laboratory of Wilfrid Laurier University, professor Stanley Liang from the University of York, Dr . John Tarnanas from ETH Zurich University, Dr. Siv Sivaloganathan, director of the Centre of Mathematical Medicine from the University of Waterloo and Dr. Michael Harney representing the Intermountain Healthcare.
3rd WORLD CONGRESS on Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research
The Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in cooperation with the Wilfrid Laurier University are organizing the 3nd World Congress ‘Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research’, which will be held in autumn 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The congress includes various issues and roundtables on modern techniques of prevention, treatment and health research on Aging and neurological disorders in general.
The congress , unique in the world that includes three of the most modern and popular disciplines: Genetics, Geriatrics and research and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, focuses on recent developments concerning the above disciplines, starting from advances in research field and the latest scientific discoveries to the clinical and pharmaceutical applications.
Leading scientists and researchers from around the world will discuss the latest major challenges in the field of scientific research, for the new targets of drugs, to develop new biomarkers for new imaging techniques and new protocols for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, and for many other scientific achievements.
Workshop “Management of Healthcare IT Projects (Save the project)”
As part of the Master’s Programme “Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics” and the Satellite Events of GeNeDis 2018, we invite you to the workshop entitled “Management of Healthcare IT Projects (Save the project)” which will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 15:00 at the Amphitheatre “EMILE LEGRAND”.
Speaker of the Workshop is Mr. Ktenas Spiros, Director of IT Projects to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Center, Rapporteur IT Project Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Topics of the workshop are:
- 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
Visit of Ambassador of South Korea, H.E. Ahn Young Jip to BiHELab
On Tuesday the 15th of December 2016, Ambassador of Korea, H.E. AHN Youngjip visited the Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory (BiHELab) of Ionian University. Mr AHN Youngjip, was guided to the laboratory by the researcher Ms A. Avramouli and later he had a short meeting with the Ass. Professor K. Oikonomou and researchers of the BiHELab Mr S. Fotiou, Dr. A. Plerou and Ms K. Mpompori. During his visit at the premises of BiHELab Mr AHN was informed about the international collaborations and GeNeDis conferences that were organized by the team of the Director of BiHeLab and Head of the Department of Informatics at Ionian University Prof. Panayiotis Vlamos. He was particularly interested on the mitochondrial research and on the role of the lab in the international research community. The Ambassador of Korea promised to transfer the knowledge and experiences that he gained through his visit at BiHELab in order to lay the foundations for future possible collaboration in the area of research with similar research laboratories of Bioinformatics in Universities of Korea. The Ambassador received a formal invitation for the next GeNeDis conference on 2018.
Research Center on Computational Biomarkers (RCCBM) – A joint venture between CARGO LAB (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) and BiHELab (Ionian University, Greece)
The establishment of a new Research Center entitled ‘Research Center on Computational Biomarkers (RCCB)’ was announced today on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus by the Directors of the CARGO Lab and BiHELab. 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
Visit of Prof. Vlamos at Wilfrid Laurier University
Prof. Panayiotis Vlamos, President of the Department of Informatics and director of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (Bihelab) is invited by Prof. Ilias Kotsireas Director of the Cargo Lab in Wilfird LAurier University in Waterloo, Canada. Prof. Vlamos will present his work in the field of Neurodegenerative Diseases Modeling Algorithms on November 17, 2016 at 12:00.
Mathematical modeling in Bioinformatics is connecting micro scale and macro scale phenomena appearing in neurodegenerative diseases. A new representation of RNA secondary structure allows us to produce sequences which are used for tracing mitochondrial concentrations. Prof. Vlamos’ speech is the senond satellite event of GeNeDis 2018. For the poster of the event click here
Speeches from the Congress of the Greek Pharmaceutical Company
The speeches from the congress can be found at Helios repository http://helios-eie.ekt.gr/ Especially the speeches of the Professors Ioannidis, Chrousos, Vlamos and Mpamidis will be vailable from Mpodosaki foundation website blod http://www.blod.gr/default. aspx
George Paxinos’ novel presentation
Prof. George Paxinos, a pioneer in the study of the human brain will present his first novel called “KAT’ ICONA” (ΚΑΤ’ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ) on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 17:00, at the Amphitheatre “EMILE LEGRAND”, at the Ionian University, Theotoki 72 Corfu . The neuroscientist in response to the invitation of the President of the Department of Informatics and director of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (Bihelab) Panagiotis Vlamos will present the first novel written during 16 years, with continuous research and multiple visits to sites to which it refers, in the beautiful Ionian island of Corfu. The novel is really exciting and makes a deep “plunge” in science, religion and human values, full of suspense and twists. Time starts from the past and unfolding in the “heart” of the future. With “KAT ICONA” indicating true image, but not the similarity, the leading scientist invites readers into his own “dance of reality.” The heroes travel across four continents to find their identity and during these trips they talk about all the issues of concern to humans since birth.
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. Prof. Paxinos’ novel presentation was the first satellte event for GeNeDis 2018. For the poster of the event click here
Cliff Kentros Speech
Cliff Kentros, a well-known scientist, will visit the Department of Informatics of Ionian University on Wednesday 5 October 2016 in order give a speech entitled “Transgenic investigation of the neural circuitry of memory”. The speech will take place at Ionian University, Amphitheater 2, Ioannou Theotoki 72 at 12 pm.
Visit of Cliff Kentros
Cliff Kentros, a well-known scientist, will visit the Department of Informatics of Ionian University on Wednesday 5 October 2016 in order to announce the beginning of the Master’s Programme in “Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics” as well as the collaboration of his research group named “Kentros group” and BiHELab.
For the press release click here Press release
Workshop on “Electronic Health Records in the Framework of Adrihealthmob project”
Corfu Medical Association and the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (BiHeLab) of the Ionian University are organizing a seminar entitled: “Electronic Health Records in the Framework of Adrihealthmob project” within the project AdriHealthMob in Wednesday September 21, 2016.
The BiHeLab is the only partner during the last year in the IPA Adriatic program for neurodegenaretive diseases. The AdriHealthMob project includes 15 partners from eight countries in order to create an interoperable integrated electronic system, with the use of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) namely e- health, m-health, tele-health and intelligent health (i-health) in the Adriatic area. The project objective is to improve the mobility of citizens (residents / tourists / consumers / patients) and enhance their access to health care services, through an effective and efficient transport system
View the full programme here AHM Programme
Summer school in Neuroeducation
The Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (BiHeLab) of the Ionian University and the Department of Primary Education of Aegean University are organizing a summer school entitled: “Neuroscience in Mathematical Education” in June 30 to July 04, in Rodes .
The Summer School in Neuroeducation is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to engage with leading experts in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment. During the summer school you will be introduced in the fields of applying neuroscience in education. For 5 days participants will have an understanding of how neuroscience and education can come along for the best interest not only of the students’ community in general, but also of the students in need of special approach in education. Focus will be both on the theoretical approach and lectures, as well as on experiential seminar. If you are interested in deepening your knowledge in topics, such as physiology of stress, learning theories, special education, neuroscience, bioinformatics etc. , this will be the right opportunity to join this summer school. Also, you’ll have the chance of being a part of a group, which will create its’ own project related to modeling a diadrastic tool for educational use.
M.Sc in Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics
Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics. Master of Science (M.Sc) entitled “Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics” is issued by the Faculty of Informatics of the Ionian University for the academic year 2016-2017. The M.Sc program objectives are “Bioinformatics and Computational Biology” and “Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience”. This is the first M.Sc program in Greece within these objectives. Applications deadline is June 30, 2016 and the program duration is three (3) semesters.
The 2nd World Congress “GeNeDis” 2016 on “Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research” which will be held in Sparta (one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods), Greece, from 20 to 23 of October 2016. For the second time three of the most modern and popular scientific areas are brought together in a conference in Greece , at the 2nd World Congress on Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative disease research.
Workshop on “eHealth” AdriHealthMob Project
The InnoPolis Innovation and Culture Center and the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (BiHeLab) of the Ionian University are organizing a seminar entitled: “Local Workshop on Cross Fertilization & Dissemination” within the project AdriHealthMob in Tuesday, February 23 in Corfu.
The BiHeLab is the only partner during the last year in the IPA Adriatic program for neurodegenaretive diseases. The AdriHealthMob project includes 15 partners from eight countries in order to create an interoperable integrated electronic system, with the use of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) namely e- health, m-health, tele-health and intelligent health (i-health) in the Adriatic area. The project objective is to improve the mobility of citizens (residents / tourists / consumers / patients) and enhance their access to health care services, through an effective and efficient transport system.
ISSPIT 2015 – SPESIAL SESSION
Special session is organized in honour of the Director DR. Panagiotis Vlamos and the members of Bio-Informatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory, Dr. Panagiotis Vlamosin in the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, December 7-10, 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Special Session Program
Session 13: Special Session: Wednesday 9 December, 4:20 – 5:35 pm, Location: Al Ain Hall Session Chair: Dr. Beena Ahmed , Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
Paper Title and Authors
- Memory Disorders Within the Frame of Algorithmic Thinking: Brain Imaging Evidence. Antonia Plerou and Catherine Bobori
- Molecular Basis of Huntington’s Disease and Brain Imaging Evidence. Antonia Plerou, Catherine Bobori and Panagiotis Vlamos
- Detection of Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Antigoni Avramouli, Georgia Theocharopoulou and Panagiotis Vlamos
- The Mechanism of Splitting Mitochondria in Terms of Membrane Automata. Georgia Theocharopoulou, Konstantinos Giannakis and Theodore Andronikos
Best Oral Presentation Award
Dr. Panagiotis Vlamos and Eleftheria Polychronidou, Director and external collaborator of Bio-Informatics and Human Electrophysiology laboratory (Bihelab) respectively, has been awarded for their presentation (between six equivalent presentations) as the Best Oral Presentation in the 26th National Hematology Conference, Greek Society of Hematology. 12-14 November 2015. Best Oral Presentation Title: “Unique and common immunogenic signs in lymphoproliferative syndromes of marginal zone: Ontogenetic extensions” Read More
Τhe Department of Informatics of the Ionian University, under the 5th subproject Dissemination of good practices and under the NSRF / DEPIN 2007-2013 is organizing an information day on the subject:
“The promotion as good operating practice of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory Of the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University” on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 16.30 in Auditorium 2, in the Department of History at Ionian University, I. Theotoki 72, Corfu.
Congress 10-13 April 2014, Corfu Greece
The 1st World Congress on Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, GeNeDis 2014 (Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Disease) will focus on recent advances in geriatrics and neurodegeneration, ranging from basic science to clinical and pharmaceutical developments and will provide an international forum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices and care initiatives. Nobel laureates, leading scientists and experts, students, physicians and nurses, professionals and many others participants will discuss the latest major challenges, new drug targets, the development of new biomarkers, imaging techniques, novel protocols for early diagnosis of neurogenerative diseases and several other scientific achievements. While the European Union aim to strength the research and innovation towards Horizon 2020, the translational research for health aging and neurodegeneration will remove any barrier on multi-disciplinary collaboration. Novel approaches include biomarkers, stem cell therapy, protein misfolding, immunotherapy, as well as developments in our understanding of the genetics, the molecular mechanisms and signalling pathways contributing to neuronal dysfunction, nanotechnological products and innovate computational methods will offer new research directions and strategies on future preclinical and clinical studies on neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders, as well as improving of quality services on rehabilitation and health education. Advanced information technologies will be discussed concerning the various research, implementation, and policy, as well as European and global issues in the funding of long-term care and medico-social policies regarding elderly people.
IT Innovations and Applications on Health Aging Research
Workshop 23 April 2013, Athens Greece
The Department of Informatics and Telematics in the Harokopio University and the Department of Informatics, in the Ionian University organize the workshop: IT Innovations and Applications on Health Aging Research.
The Workshop will include lectures related to the following topics:
- Innovative Technologies in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
- Modern medical approaches
- Applied Researches and Applications in Neuroscience
- Entrepreneurship and Greek Extraversion in Research
Innovation and modeling in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
2nd Summer School 16-21 July 2010, Corfu Greece
The new realizations of science through the plethora of Biotechnological applications, enriched and combined with the possibilities of Bioinformatics, seem to illustrate a phenomenon of this century. The convergence of applied and humanistic sciences require a more sophisticated way on achieving solutions, demanding from the young scientists to familiarize themselves with the process of modeling and simulating innovated ideas, techniques and products. Nowadays, the inquiring multidimensional collaborations are materialised by three components: the team that knows the particularities of problem, the team that will model the problem and the team that will simulate it. The interaction of these three teams during the resolution of problem, leads to innovative solutions which are usually adopted and materialised, according to the expected profit. It is expected that during the proposed Summer School, concrete examples will be presented and their structure will be analytically studied while new and modern methods of creating innovated applications will be examined. Participants will have the chance to review:
- Advanced topics from Mathematical Biology and Bio-Algorithmic techniques
- Mathematical Modelling from real-life biological problems and its interaction with programming and simulation.
- Special topics from Artificial Intelligence and RFID applications
- Review of Bio-Programming Languages and Biological Databases
Mathematical Software Towards Education Modeling and Simulation
1st Summer School 8-13 July 2008, Corfu Greece
Most technological innovations require, in one or another way, prior to their implementation, the proper use of a well adapted mathematical software. The procedure towards achieving the final solution of a real-life problem often demands a modeling step and a computational step. In the modeling step, the actual real problem is “translated” using mathematical formulations into an “ideal” problem which should describe reality as closely as possible but at the same time to be subjective to mathematical solution (analytical or in most cases numerical). The computational step involves the solution of the mathematical problem using techniques of applied analysis and often extensive use of numerical algorithms combined with computer programing. A third step is often required which is the interpretation of the mathematical result to the final practical application e.g. design of a new material, improvement and control of a process in industry, etc. Suggested lectures to be held contain:
- Review of basic knowledge of selected mathematical software for practical applications and links to other sciences.
- Mathematical Modeling from real – life problems from physics, chemistry, engineering (chemical, mechanical, civil), environmental science, medicine, e.t.c. and its interaction with programming and simulation.
- A computer session with commercial and open source programs using advanced numerical techniques to solve real life problems.
- Applications of the use of mathematical software to educational practices.
It is expected that the participants of the proposed Summer School will be prepared to tackle relevant problems in mathematical science.