Simona is our new Phd student

Simona Salerno has just joined our group in a Phd position. She likes lab work and biological research connected to the medical area, and that is some of the reasons why she wanted to take her Phd here at CERG. Simona will be working with cardiac arrhythmia in mice models her at CERG. She will work on her Phd in our group for the next three years under the supervision of Tomas Stølen.

Simona is Italian from the town Buccheri, in Sicily. She took her bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Pisa in 2012. After her bachelor she wanted to study abroad. She was attracted by the Scandinavian countries and therefore she found a Biomedical engineering Master Programme at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. She wrote her master thesis about liver tissue engineering.

We warmly welcome Simona to our group and are looking forward to working with her.

Best Poster to Vegard Malmo

We congratulate our Phd student Vegard Malmo with Best Poster at The Norwegian association of Cardiology's spring meeting in Bergen. The poster presented data from a study on atrial fibrillation and exercise training.

CERG work shop at The Virtual Physiological Human Conference

The Virtual Physiological Human Conference will be hosted in Trondheim this fall (9-12 sept 2014)

As part of the program there will be a exercise physiology work shop named:

Make them run: modelling challenges identified by exercise physiology

Regular exercise training and high cardiovascular fitness are strongly associated with lifelong health, in particular protection towards cardiovascular disease.

The workshop will outline state-of-the-art knowledge in exercise physiology, identify key questions being addressed in the experimental community and challenge the computational physiology community to take explanatory responsibility for exercise-related phenomena that are currently highly enigmatic and which appear to demand the construction of sophisticated mathematical representations. 

Researcher at CERG, Trine Karlsen, is responsible for the workshop.

Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2014.

Early bird registration deadline: June 1, 2014.

Read more about the conference here!

Phd defence by Anne Berit Johnsen

Congratulations to Anne Berit Johnsen who have defended her PhD "Atrial mycyte structure, function and calcium handling in cardiac disease - Effects of maximal oxygen uptake".