Welcome

Prof. Patrick Segers, prof. Pascal Verdonck and prof. Benedict Verhegghe welcome you at the website of bioMMeda, the research group on Biofluid, Tissue and Solid Mechanics for Medical Applications.

The scope of our research ranges from the study of flow and transport processes in blood and biological fluids in the cardiovascular system and artificial organs to biomechanical aspects of the cardiovascular and the skeleto-muscular system and medical devices. Since 2007 the group is housed in the Institute Biomedical Technology (IBiTech) on the top floor of the Heymans Building (blok B) at the campus uz.

Campus UZ
De Pintelaan 185,B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Phone: + 32 (0)9 332 46 21
local map UZ Gent "Block B (entrance 36)

Recent News

A heart build up from bytes - Our research covered on German tv (Nano science magazine)

On World Heart Day, September 29th 2017, Mathias Peirlinck’s research (with Björn Butz) and modeling work on the aortic reconstruction surgery for children suffering from a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome got featured on German television. In an episode of Nano science magazine, the incentive for Mathias’s work and how it helps the clinician and patient is clearly explained (in German). Please find the episode here (from 2:51 on, the video focuses on the work done by Mathias and Björn): https://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=69097.

ISPIV 2017 best poster award

Hicham Saaid has won the best poster award at the 12th international symposium on particle image velocimetry with the work "a novel multiplane scanning stereo PIV setup to investigate left ventricular flow". This is the certificate.

2017 SB3C 3rd PhD student award

Annette Caenen has won the 3rd PhD student paper award at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport (SB3C) Conference in Tucson Arizona, June 21 – 24 with the paper "shear wave elastography for assessing myocardial material properties: an in vitro, ex vivo and in silico study" (Certificate).