KTH-Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Joint Webinar
Thursday, May 27 at 09.30-10.30.
Join the KTH-SJTU Joint Webinar on the following zoom link:
Topic: New Methods for Disease Monitoring, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Prof Xuemin (Lisa) Xu, Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Vice President for Education and International Affairs
Prof. Stefan Östlund, Vice President for Global Relations, KTH
Presentation 1 - Sex hormones and colorectal cancer – clues for prevention
Prof. Cecilia Williams, Head of Department of Protein Science, CBH, KTH and Prof. Weiliang Xia, Associate Dean of Zhiyuan College, SJTU.
Short Bio: Professor Williams received her Master’s and PhD degree in Biotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology KTH. She worked with the company Neuronova as postdoctoral fellow, at the Karolinska Institute as senior scientist, and led a research group at University of Houston, USA as tenured Associate Professor before returning to KTH in 2015. Her lab is located at the Science for Life Laboratory and applies omics technologies for cancer research, with a special focus on hormone signalling.
Short Bio: Weiliang Xia, Ph.D., is Professor at School of Biomedical Engineering/Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also Associate Dean of Zhiyuan College, an Honors College at SJTU. The research interest of his group includes mechanisms of cancer progression and theranostic target identification, in particular with a focus on exosome biology and application, and roles of FGF/FGFR signaling. Dr. Xia has published more than 110 research papers (H-index 39). He has been awarded the Rising Star Award by Shanghai Science and Technology Commission and SMC and Tang Young Faculty Award of SJTU.
Presentation 2 - Using machine learning for interventional MRI
Associate Professor Yuan Feng, School of Biomedical Engineering, SJTU and
Associate Professor Pawel Herman, Division of Computational Science and Technology, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH.
Short Bio: Dr. Yuan Feng earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and a Ph.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis with Dr. Philip Bayly and Guy Genin. His postdoctoral training was at Washington University School of Medicine with Dr. Yanle Hu, and at the University of Texas at Austin with Dr. Michael Sacks. He was a faculty member at Soochow University from late 2014 to 2017. Since 2018 he moved to Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are MR imaging and biomechanics.
Short Bio: Dr. Pawel Herman is an associate professor of Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics in the Division of Computational Science and Technology at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD degree in Intelligent Systems/Brain-Computer Interfacing from the University of Ulster, UK in 2009. He continued his research as a postdoc at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, the Netherlands, and Stockholm Brain Institute.
His research lies at crossroads between brain science and computer science. The current focus of his lab is on computational modelling of brain’s cognitive function and developing a neuro-computational framework for brain-like machine intelligence.
Presentation 3 - Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in Stockholm Wastewater
Associate Professor Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol, Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH.
Short Bio: Dr. Cetecioglu Gurol is Associate Professor on environmental biotechnology in the Division of Resource Recovery at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She received her PhD degree with a joint PhD program between Istanbul Technical University-ITU (Turkey) and Catalan Institute for Water Research-ICRA (Spain) in 2011. She worked as Post-Doctoral researcher in ITU (2011-2014) and University of Warwick (UK) (2015-2016). Her main research interest has centred on enhancement of both feedstock and energy recovery from waste streams by combining engineering and molecular microbiology tools. Since Spring 2020, she has been led the project on SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater by a collaboration with Prof. Cecilia Williams.
Name and Title: Prof Mikael Lindström, Dean of School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health and Faculty liaison strategic partnership KTH-SJTU