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Program Co-Chairs

Mário Forjaz Secca
CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL

Brief Bio
Mario Forjaz Secca is Associate Professor of Biophysics at the Department of Physics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. He was the proponent and creator of the Biomedical Engineering Masters program at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and has been its coordinator since the beginning, apart from the academic year of 2008/2009 (on sabbatical). He has been working as an imaging Medical Physicist in a private MRI clinic, Ressonancia Magnetica de Caselas, since 1988, and in a public hospital, Hospital Garcia D’Orta, since December 2008. His research interests are mainly in Magnetic Res onance Imaging in Medicine, with some interest in Biomechanics as well. The main topics he has been involved with are: functional MRI, simultaneous acquisition of EEG and fMRI, MRI flow measurements, diffusion weighted imaging, quantitative measurements, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Susceptibility Weighted Imaging, with particular emphasis in neurological diseases like Epilepsy, Alzheimer and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, and with emphasis on muscle and joint imaging to model the biomechanics of movement and fatigue in high level athletes. As part of his biomechanics work, together with one of his PhD student and an MSc student, a national and an european patent have been registered for a mechanical instrument to measure the positions of all the spinal column in a standing position. He is a member of ISMRM since 1994, a member of ESMRMB since 1998 and a member of the Portuguese Society of Neuroradiology since 2002. He has been the President of the Portuguese Society of Biomedical Engineering since 2006, and Secretary of the Portuguese Biomechanical Society since 2007. He is heavily involved with IFMBE (International Federation of Biological and Medical Engineering) being the Chair of the Secretaries Committee from 2008 to 2012, the Chair of the Working Group on Developing Countries since 2010 and on 2012 he was elected member of the Administrative Council for a 6 year period. ... More >>

Jan Schier
The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic

Brief Bio
Jan Schier obtained his MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1995 mathematical engineering, both from Czech Technical University. Since the beginning of his Ph.D. studies, he has been with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. He has started his research career in the field of parallel implementations of the signal processing algorithms.
Between 1995-2002 he has been on several long-term stays with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at TU Delft, the Netherlands and with the SISTA group of the Depar
tment of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium, in both cases working in the field of applied signal processing.
An informal cooperation with the Yeast Colony Group at the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, which started round 2009, started his interest in image processing for microsocopy and bioimaging, which eventually led him to join the Image Processing group of UTIA in October 2011. The paper on Colony Counting Tool has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the BIOSTEC/BIOINFORMATICS conference in 2011. His current interests cover mainly image denoising and segmentation methods for bioimaging and microscopy imaging, as well as - on the practical side - Java programming for ImageJ. He is mainly involved in projects of applied research and implementation projects: recent examples include evaluation of Langerhans Islets (in close cooperation with Czech Technical University and Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine) and evaluation of breast ultrasound examinations (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic project TA04011392 "Early ultrasound detection of breast cancer").
Dr. Schier has served as the program co-chair for the BIOSTEC/BIOIMAGING conference in 2014 and 2015.
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Adriaan A. Lammertsma, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Radu Badea, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu Cluj Napoca, Romania
Peter Balazs, University of Szeged, Hungary
Ewert Bengtsson, Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, Sweden
Abdel-Ouahab Boudraa, Ecole Navale, France
Tom Brown, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Albert C. Lardo, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Gregory C. Sharp, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Begoña Calvo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy
Tony Cass, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Chung-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Giacomo Cuttone, INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud Catania, Italy
Alain Dagher, Montreal Neurology Hospital Institute, Canada
Xiuzhen Dong, Fourth Military Medical University, China
Christos E. Constantinou, Stanford University, United States
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Esteve Gallego-Jutglà, University of Vic, Spain
Xiaoping Hu, Emory University, United States
Sameer K. Antani, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, United States
Cheng Guan Koay, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, United States
Patrice Koehl, University of California, United States
Fernando Lopes da Silva, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
G. K. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Pavel Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Erik Meijering, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Kunal Mitra, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Christophoros Nikou, University of Ioannina, Greece
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, University of West Scotland, United Kingdom
Martin P. Tornai, Duke University, United States
Josien P. W. Pluim, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
George Panoutsos, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Joao Papa, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Hanchuan Peng, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
Gennaro Percannella, University of Salerno, Italy
Ales Prochazka, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Miroslav Radojevic, Erasmus MC, Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Alessandra Retico, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy
Jorge Ripoll, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
Ioannis S. Kandarakis, Technological Education Institute of Athens, Greece
Olivier Salvado, CSIRO, Australia
Carlo Sansone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
K. C. Santosh, The University of South Dakota, United States
Emanuele Schiavi, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Manuchehr Soleimani, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Filip Sroubek, Inst. of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Achim Streit, Steinbuch Centre for Computing / KIT, Germany
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Vladimír Ulman, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Sandra Rua Ventura, School of Allied Health Technologies/ Escola Superior de Saúde do Porto, Portugal
Aldo von Wangenheim, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Yuanyuan Wang, Fudan University, China
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Zeyun Yu, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, United States
Li Zhuo, Beijing University of Technology, China