VPH 2014 Satellite:

Model-guided phenomics - a new concept for biobanks and population studies?

Symposium organisers


Human biobanks are anticipated to play an increasingly important role in the creation of an evidence-based personalised medicine as they start to include both genomic data and a wider array of phenotypic data that can be linked to personal health records. However, the inclusion of vast sets of phenotypic data through development of new phenotyping technology calls for a clear prioritization of what to measure (Nature Reviews Genetics 11: 855-866).

This satellite symposium addresses to which degree computational physiology in the broad sense may become an unprecedented guide for identifying which new phenotypic data (and thus which new phenotyping technologies) should be selected in the context of biobanks and large population-based studies, and how such data may become transformative for the development of a Quantitative Human Physiome.




Stig W. Omholt, NTNU


European biobanking concepts - state of the art 

Kristian Hveem, NTNU


Imaging technologies for health surveys

Olav Haraldseth, NTNU


Wearable sensor technologies in population studies

Sameline Grimsgaard, University of Tromsø


Two ways to bridge the gap between  the bio-medical and the mathematical cultures

Harald Martens, NTNU





Accelerometer-Based Measuring of Physical Activity in Large Cohorts

Alexander Horsch
University of Tromsø

13.20-13.40 A Systems Medicine approach to Understand and Treat primary Hypertension Leif Rune Hellevik

13.45- 14.15

Why should computational physiology models guide phenomics technology development?  

Peter Hunter, Auckland Bioengineering Institute

14.15- 15.00

Has the time come for letting biobanks and population cohorts become a prominent intellectual meeting place for the life sciences, mathematical sciences and engineering?  How could this be implemented in HUNT 4?

Discussion section