BME@LiU 2023

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BME@LiU 2023 is a conference day filled with activities to highlight the research conducted at LiU in the field of biomedical engineering. The ambition is to make BME@LiU a meeting place for all who are active in the field, in order to create collaboration and discussion.

Biomedical Engineering, or MedTech, lies at the intersection of many of LiU's strength and strategic areas. It involves development of state-of-the-art technologies such as biosensors, medical imaging, AI, eHealth, visualization, with many applications in Life Sciences, e.g. circulatory and metabolic diseases, inflammation, neurological diseases and cancer.

BME@LiU is a day filled with activities related to the field of biomedical engineering (BME). From invited and contributed talks, to posters, exhibitions, and mingling. These activities reach out to all researchers, companies, organizations, students and clinicians who support, contribute to, or utilize BME technologies.

Keynote speakers

Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz
Groupleader, Associate Professor, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen.

Titel of talk: “Soft and compliant digital materials for healthcare monitoring"

Adam Williamson
Principal Investigator, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS), a part of Inserm at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France. Senior research group leader at the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic.

Titel of talk: “Non-invasive Electrical Stimulation for the Central and Peripheral Nervous System using Temporal Interference”

Invited speakers

Invited speakers include:

  • Markus Heilig (BKV)
  • Håkan Olausson (BKV)
  • Tomas Bjerner (HMV)
  • Magnus Bång (IDA)
  • Mehrdad Rafat (IMT)
  • Aseel Berglund (IDA)
  • Stefan Stenfelt (BKV)
  • Carl Söderberg (National Board of Forensic Medicine)
  • Liam J. Ward (National Board of Forensic Medicine)
  • Albert Elmsjö (National Board of Forensic Medicine)
  • Pontus Henriksson (HMV)
  • Ulla Walfridsson (HMV)
  • Petter Dyverfeldt (HMV)
  • Sofie Aronsson (Region Östergötland)
  • Nilofaar Nickaeen (Örebro University)
  • Alexander Persson (Örebro University)
  • Liisa Vilén (AstraZeneca)


Welcome to BME@LiU 2023

The conference took place at Campus US, Linköping (House 448, Floor 9, Entrance 7, Norra Entrén) and via Zoom. Rooms for presentations and sessions: Hugo Theorell, Antracit, Dolomit and Ljusgården (map).

SESSION 1 - Welcome and introduction

08.30-09.00 Welcome and introduction (Hugo Theorell)

  • 8.30-8.35 “Welcome to the BME@LIU day”, Tomas Strömberg, Head of Department (IMT)
  • 8.35-8.40 “Overview of program”, Gunnar Cedersund, Chair of Program Committee (IMT)
  • 8.40-9.00 ”Medtech, Data-driven Life Science and AI – what´s next?”, Matts Karlsson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research (LiU)

09.00-09.30 Keynote 1: “Soft and compliant digital materials for healthcare monitoring” (Hugo Theorell)

  • Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen

9.30-10.00 Coffee (Ljusgården)

Coffee will be served in Ljusgården, located just outside the halls Hugo Theorell, Antracit and Dolomit.

SESSION 2 - Parallel sessions

10.00-12.00 Biosensors, materials, and actuators (Antracit)

Session organizers: Daniel Simon (ITN), Daniel Aili (IFM), and Rolf Saager (IMT). 

  • 10.00-10.15 “Mesoporous silica particles and films for local drug delivery”, Emma Björk (IFM)
  • 10.15-10.30 “Treating corneal blindness using bioengineered corneas derived from pig skin: a scientific entrepreneurial journey”, Mehrdad Rafat (IMT)
  • 10.30-10.45 “Delivering the right dose, at the right time, at the right place: combining next-level bioorthogonal tools with implantable ion pumps,” Johannes Bintinger (ITN)
  • 10.45-11.00 15 min break
  • 11.00-11.15 “Enzymatically Triggered Lipid Conjugation of Membrane Active Peptides”, Alexandra Iversen (IFM)
  • 11.15-11.45 “Antimicrobial Peptides in Wound Care: in vivo Efficacy of PNC8 α/β and Functionalization of Advanced Nanocellulose Wound Dressings” Željana Šotra (IFM) and Elisa Zattarin (IFM)
  • 11.45-12.00“Antimicrobial peptide-modified bacterial cellulose-silver nanoparticles composite wound dressing for treatment of wound infections”, Wasihun Bekele Kebede (IFM)

10.00-12.05 Data analysis, modeling, AI, imaging (Hugo Theorell)

Session organizers: Gunnar Cedersund (IMT) and Ingrid Hotz (ITN). 

  • 10.00-10.20 “A scientific journey from modality to AI”, Tomas Bjerner (the CMIV, HMV, radiology)
  • 10.20-10.45 “Insights into peripheral mechanisms of pain in humans”, Saad Nagi (BKV, CSAN, biomedicine) and Rolf Saager (IMT, WCMM, technical) (joint presentation)
  • 10.45-11.00 “A Unified Minimal Framework to Study Liver Steatosis Dynamics in Response to Different Diet and Drug Interventions”, Christian Simonsson (IMT, HMV and CMIV)
  • 11.00-11.25 “A collaborative in vitro – in silico team effort to describe the inflammatory regulation in human monocytes”, Nilofaar Nickaeen (Örebro University, X-HiDE, mathematical modeling) and Alexander Persson (Örebro University, X-HiDE, cell biology experiments) (joint presentation)
  • 11.25-11.40 “Beneath the skin: multi-frequency SFDI to detect thin layers of skin using light scattering”, Luigi Belcastro (IMT)
  • 11.40-12.05 “From Death to Data: Postmortem Metabolomics and Multivariate Modelling in Forensic Medicine”, Carl Söderberg (MD, PhD; Rättsmedicinalverket) Liam J. Ward/Albert Elmsjö (PhD; Rättsmedicinalverket)

10.00-12.00 eHealth and clinical decision support (Dolomit)

Session organizers: Tiny Jaarsma (HMV, coordinated eHealth Strategy Area), Aseel Berglund (IDA), Ingrid Hotz (ITN), co-arranged with Strategy Area “eHealth”. 

  • 10.00-10.20 “A decision-support system for intensive care monitoring” (tentative title), Magnus Bång (IDA)
  • 10.20-10.40 “Promoting health behaviours in migrant women after pregnancy: the PRIMI project”, Pontus Henriksson (HMV)
  • 10.40-11.00 “ASK FOR IT - Living with Atrial Fibrillation”, Ulla Walfridsson (RN, PhD, Department of Cardiology, RÖ)
  • 11.00-11.15 “Exergaming and Gamification to Interrupt Sedentary Behavior - Liopep”, Aseel Berglund (IDA)
  • 11.15-11.30 “New software platform that calculates and interprets deviation of body temperature and oxygen saturation in relation to individual normal range”, Märta Sund Levander (Department of Nursing)
  • 11.30-11.45 “Non-wearable Persistent Fusion Sensors System with AI for Detection Mental Workload for Pilots and Controllers”, Euclides Lourenco Chuma (IDA, HCS)
  • 11.45-12.00 “Wound dressing integrated sensors for wound diagnostics”, Olof Eskilsson (IFM)

SESSION 3 - Lunch, posters and arenas

12.00-13.30 Lunch, posters and arenas (Ljusgården)

Lunch will be served in Ljusgården, located just outside the halls Hugo Theorell, Antracit and Dolomit. Here you will also find the Poster and Research Arenas. Research arenas include: Wheelsbridge AB, Advanced Tissue Simulating Optical Phantoms - a LiU Resource, ArgusEye, SUND sound medical decisions, Kiwok Nordic AB, LinkoCare and Perimed.

SESSION 4 - Parallel sessions

13.30-15.30 Circulation and metabolism (Antracit)

Session organizers: Tino Ebbers (HMV, CMIV and leader of CIrcM strategy area), Tiny Jaarsma (HMV), Gunnar Cedersund (IMT). Co-organized with CircM.

  • 13.30-13.50 “Interrelationship between hemodynamics and vascular disease explored with magnetic resonance imaging”, Petter Dyverfeldt (HMV and CMIV)
  • 13.50-14.20 “Complementing MPS with mechanistic computer models help overcome limitations: translating the drug Exenatide from MPS to humans”, Oscar Arrestam (IMT and SUND) and Liisa Vilén (AstraZeneca) (joint presentation)
  • 14.20-14.30 10 min break
  • 14.30-15.00 “Cardiac Blood Flow Simulations and Stasis Assessment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation”, Sophia Bäck (HMV, CMIV) and Iulia Skoda (HMV and RÖ) (joint presentation)
  • 15.00-15.30 “Microcirculatory changes before and after endovascular intervention”, Marcus Larsson (IMT) and Sofie Aronsson (RÖ) (joint presentation)

13.30-15.30 Neuro (Hugo Theorell)

Session chair: David Engblom (BKV and WCMM)

  • 13.30-13.45 “Intro to the session - overview of the STRATIF-AI EU project, for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke”, Gunnar Cedersund (IMT)
  • 13.45-14.15 “Microneurography studies of the human somatosensory system”, Håkan Olausson (BKV, CSAN)
  • 14.15-14.45 “Hearing skull-bone vibrations”, Stefan Stenfelt (BKV)
  • 14.45-15.15 “Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment for alcohol addiction”, Markus Heilig, (BKV, CSAN)
  • 15.15-15.30 “Probabilistic mapping of deep brain stimulation effect”, Teresa Nordin (IMT)

15.30-16.00 Coffee (Ljusgården)

Coffee will be served in Ljusgården, located just outside the halls Hugo Theorell, Antracit and Dolomit.

SESSION 5 - Keynote 2 and wrapping up

16.00-16.30 Keynote 2: “Non-invasive Electrical Stimulation for the Central and Peripheral Nervous System using Temporal Interference” (Hugo Theorell)

  • Adam Williamsson, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS), a part of Inserm at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France. International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic.

16.30-16.45 Final words (Hugo Theorell)

Wrapping up BME@LiU 2023.

16.45-17.30 Mingling and final chance to see posters (Ljusgården)

Final mingling in the Poster and Research Arena in Ljusgården.

Previous BME@LiU 


Program committee

Organisation committee


Institutionen för medicinsk teknik

Department of Biomedical Engineering (IMT)

A national centre for research, PhD studies and graduate studies within biomedical engineering, since 1972.

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Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM)

Undergraduate teaching and research in the areas of biology, chemistry, materials and applied physics and theory and modelling are conducted at this department.

Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV)

What characterizes the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV) is the wide breadth of research and education. BKV is one of the largest departments at LiU with affiliation mainly to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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