Universitá degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, and INFN, Sezione di Bari, Bari, Italy
Tentative title: Information-theoretic approaches to characterize high-order behaviours of physiological systems
Biography: Sebastiano Stramaglia is Full Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Bari, Italy. He received MD in Physics (1991) on models of strongly correlated electronic systems and PhD in Physics (1994) on Statistical Mechanics of random surfaces. Dean of the Center of Excellence “Innovative Technologies for Signal Detection and Processing”, funded by the Italian Ministry for Scientific Research; member of the V National Scientific Commission of INFN-Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy. He chaired several international events, including “Modeling Migraine: from nonlinear dynamics to clinical neurology” July 2009, Berlin, the series of workshop “QBIO – Quantitative Biomedicine in Health and Disease”. Editor of the books “Modelling Biomedical Signals”, World Scientific 2002, and “Emergent Complexity from Nonlinearity, in Physics, Engineering and the Life Sciences”, Springer 2017. He has been visiting scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA and at the Department of Data Analysis of the University of Gent, Belgium. Visiting Professor at Biocruces Health Institute, and External Scientific Member of the Basque Center of Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Bilbao, Spain. Since 2003 he is the team leader of the INFN project “Biological applications of Theoretical Physics Methods”. Sebastiano has published more than 150 scientific articles and his research focuses on models for data analysis in complex systems and network physiology.
Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Cardiorespiratory interactions – three pumps, several wires and lots of interpretation
The two sides of the heart interact with both each other and the respiratory circulation pump. Neural signals and mechanical factors affect the cardiorespiratory interactions and cause the much-studied cardiovascular oscillations. This talk will look into relations between respiratory pump, cardiac interventricular dependency and arterial blood pressure oscillations in order to interpret their influence on cardiovascular oscillations. There will be examples from healthy humans and pathological conditions with emphasis on non-invasive measurement techniques.
Maja Elstad (MD/PhD) is an Associate Professor in Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Oslo. Since 2018 she is group leader of CIRCON, Laboratory of human integrative circulatory control at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. Her research focus on how cardiovascular oscillations contribute in the control of human circulation. Her main interests have been cardiorespiratory interactions, including respiratory sinus arrhythmia and cardiac stroke volume variability, and cerebral blood flow control.
Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, Poland
Impedance Cardiography signals in applications for cardiovascular information content analysis
Gerard Cybulski (ORCID: 0000-0002-2917-2047) graduated from the Faculty of Precision Mechanics (now Mechatronics) of the Warsaw University of Technology (1984). His main area of interest is the non-invasive assessment of regulatory mechanisms in the circulatory system, with particular emphasis on the impact of physical performance, age, environmental stimuli and disease processes, developing measurement methods enabling non-invasive monitoring of cardiovascular function, developing methods of analyzing biological signals that can lead to obtaining diagnostically useful information, automation of the cardiovascular function analysis and clinical verification of the proposed methods.
Between 1984 and 2018 he was associated with the Department of Applied Physiology of the Medical Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences and since 2009 he is with Faculty of Mechatronics of the Warsaw University of Technology at the position initially Associate Professor and from January 2020 the full professor in the discipline of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering. Since 1991 he spent 2 years in Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine (London, UK) working (as co-author) on the method of determination of local arterial distensibility using MRI. From January 2020, he is a member of the Scientific Committee of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He was elected for the 2020-2023 term. In September 2020 he was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Mechatronics of the Warsaw University of Technology.
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Cardiovascular control response to real-life stressor: is it safe to be ice-hockey fan?
Prof. Mikko Tulppo (ORCID: 0000-0001-5598-9109) received PhD degree in 1999 from the University of Oulu, Faculty of Medicine, Finland. Tulppo did his post-doctoral training in University of Waterloo, Canada (1999-2000) and thereafter he was as an Academy Research Fellow of Finland and Senior Research Fellow in University of Oulu. Tulppo was nominated as professor in physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu in 2020. His research career covers over 130 internationally published original and review articles in the leading peer review journals in physiology, exercise sciences and cardiology. His research activities have been focusing exercise training, physical activity, autonomic nervous system, and health and to apply these methods into the novel study protocols and interventions, particularly in cardiac patients with and without type-2-diabetes, to improve patients’ daily life and health.