The International Summer School on Biomedical Engineering «Nonlinear Life» will take place on 20–31 August at Riga Technical University (RTU). 17 students of RTU and partner universities will enhance knowledge of biomedical engineering, nanotechnology and non-linear dynamics. Lectures will be delivered and seminars chaired by high-level academic staff members from Italy, Germany and Latvia. The opening ceremony of the summer school will be held on 21 August at 3.30 p.m. at the main building of Swedbank JSC, Balasta dambis 15, 25th floor, Riga.
«Any phenomenon in life and technology is nonlinear. Line is also nonlinear, only people use linear simplifications to characterise phenomena. At the International Summer School, the students of different specialisations will be able to broaden their horizons by examining a wide range of non-linear phenomena that combine technical, biological and social system analysis,» says the Head of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics, Professor Jurijs Dehtjars.
At the summer school, lectures will be delivered by 11 academic staff members. The first lecture «Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine and Surgery» will be delivered by Professor of the University of Salento (Italy) Lucio Tomaso De Paolis. Professor’s area of research is related to the development of unique applications for patient’s diagnosis. Applications are based on virtual and augmented reality technologies, which allow converting information on the patient’s state of health displayed on medical images into 3D images, as well as contribute to the development of new research areas in medical education.
There will also be lectures on medical physics in oncology, the use of smart textiles in motion capture, new generation biomedical fibres and their production technologies, the use of artificial intelligence in medical physics research, chaos and orderliness, structural biology, nanotechnology and other topical engineering themes related to human health.
The participants of the summer school will visit RTU Laboratory Building, Oncology Centre of Latvia, Nuclear Medicine Centre and Baltic Scientific Instruments Ltd., and get acquainted with the contribution of RTU to the training of specialists and cooperation with the industry and medical institutions.
The summer school is organised by RTU Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnologies, RTU Daugavpils Affiliation and RTU International Relations Department.