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Poster and Oral Presentations announced!

13 June 2014

We are pleased to announce that the following people have been accepted to...

We are pleased to announce that the following people have been accepted to present an Oral Presentation at this year’s Microbubble Symposium:

Michiel Versluis – University of Twente
Klazina Kooiman – University Medical Centre, Rotterdam
Guillaume Lajoinie – University of Twente
Tim Segers – University of Twente

In addition to the Oral Presentations we can confirm the following delegates will be submitting posters, which will be showcased on the Monday evening during the Poster session, a prize will be presented to the best one on the Tuesday at the end of the Symposium. The following submissions are from:

Radwa Abou-Saleh – University of Leeds
Maarten Callens – KU Leven
Adam Churchman – University of Leeds
Ja’Afar Fairuzeta – Imperial College London
Chris Fury - NPL
Sevan Harput  - University of Leeds
Maarten Kok – University of Twente
Gael Léauté – University of Leeds
Victoria Mico – University of Leeds
Sally Peyman – University of Leeds
Mark Tarn – University of Hull
Tom Van Rooji – University Medical Centre, Rotterdam
Erik Verboven – KU Leven
Sunjie Ye – University of Leeds




Speaker Profile - Sascha Klibanov

10 June 2014

Alexander (Sascha) Klibanov is an Associate Professor in the...

Alexander (Sascha) Klibanov is an Associate Professor in the Cardiovascular Division (Department of Medicine) at University of Virginia in Charlottesville VA. He is a resident member of Cardiovascular Research Centre, and has a joint appointment at UVA, BME and Radiology. His research interests are in the area of targeted (molecular) imaging and targeted drug delivery, especially in the area of contrast ultrasound. He is a co-founder and a (minority) shareholder of Targeson, a startup in the area of preclinical use of microbubble contrast agents.

Dr Klibanov is a graduate of Moscow University Chemistry Department; his PhD is from the Cardiology Research Centre in Moscow. When he moved to the US in 1991, he completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Leaf Huang, first at University of Tennessee, then at the University of Pittsburgh, and in 1993 moved into industry, to Mallinckrodt in St. Louis, to work on Microbubbles full-time. In 2001, in order to continue his contrast ultrasound studies, he moved to academia, to University of Virginia.




Closing date - Friday 13th June

9 June 2014

The closing date for registering for this year's Microbubble Symposium is this...

The closing date for registering for this year's Microbubble Symposium is this Friday (13th June). Please make sure you register your place so you don't miss out.

In addition to the high profile speakers at this year's Symposium, there will be the poster session with prizes and a wine tasting event on the Monday evening after the dinner.




Speaker Profile - Jose Manuel Gordillo Arias de Saavedra

5 June 2014

Jose Manuel Gordillo Arias de Saavedra obtained his PhD degree at Sevilla...

Jose Manuel Gordillo Arias de Saavedra obtained his PhD degree at Sevilla University in December 2011. After a postdoctoral stay in Havard during 2002, he worked for one year as an assistant Professor at University Carlos III, Madrid. In 2004 he got a permanent position at Sevilla University, where he currently teaches Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics and heads the Fluid Mechanics Research Group.

Gordillo's research interests cover different fields of Fluid Mechanics: dynamics and breakup of drops and bubbles, generation of monodisperse microemlusions and microbubbles using microfluidic devices, propagation and growth of unstable waves in open shear flows and the sudden impact of solids against free interfaces or the splash of drops on solid surfaces.

From the point of view of applications, he has co-authored two licensed patents related to the generation of monodisperse microbubbles for ultrasound imaging and ultrasound cleaning purposes and has contributed to the design of a type of microfluidic devices widely used in many laboratories to generate foams or microemulsions.

He is also one of the elected Euromech Council members.




Speaker Profile - Edward Leen

3 June 2014

Professor Edward Leen received his MB, ChB, BAO, MD degrees in 1984, 1994...

Professor Edward Leen received his MB, ChB, BAO, MD degrees in 1984, 1994 respectively, from the Faculty of Medicine at the University College Dublin and his FRCR in 1994 from the Royal College of Radiologist in London. He is an active member of the RCR, RSNA, BMUS, ESR, ESGAR, EFSUMB & ICUS.

He was the Consultant Radiologist at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1995 to 2007. From 2007 to date, he is Professor of Radiology in the Faculty of Medicine and heads the Clinical Ablative Therapy Service at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus.

Professor Leen pioneered the clinical use of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents in liver imagin for diagnostic and interventional applications with a longstanding interest in altered hepatic haemodynamics and micro-metastases and albative therapy in oncology. He leads the clinical ultrasound research group with more recent interests focused on the microbubble ultrasound assessment of altered tissue perfusion/inflammation and improved drug delivery through sono/electroporation. He has authored and co-authored over 100-peer reviewed journal articles & over 100 convference proceedings. He has been a member and chairman of advisory baords for various public offices/learned societies, including NCRI (UK), INCA (Paris), RCR (UK), EFSUMB etc, and for numerous pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic companies.




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