BBME students come from a wide range of backgrounds including engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine, among others. We pride ourselves on the multicultural diversity of our student body. This international representation is a strength of the program, as networking and collaborative opportunities are vast.
Our students publish and present their research work internationally in journals and at scientific meetings.
We offer our students a variety of recruitment and excellence awards, fellowships, and other means of financial support to assist them in their academic careers.
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Main research areas
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, BBME program consists of various areas of interest conducted by highly specialized faculty from several departments. The research areas given below are broad themes that contains the applications and methodology of various supervisors.
The human body is comprised of several systems working together in a closed loop that communicate each other using complex biomedical signals. Quantitative analysis of physiological phenomenon requires active monitoring and processing of these signals. In order to provide clinicians useful information that could be used in decision-making, biomedical signals and systems are processed using various mathematical formulae and algorithms. Check out the faculty in this field
Diagnostics and therapeutics are the cornerstone of prescribing treatment. Accurate and rapid diagnosis can improve outcomes on any medical intervention. Modern therapeutics such as cell and gene therapy, hormone therapy, vaccines create new possibilities for modern medicine. This field involves any medical device that helps detect or control abnormalities in a biological system. Check out the faculty in this field
From x-ray and MRI to augmented reality assistance during surgery, biomedical imaging is used to visualize the aspects of biological life. Used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, snapshots of physiology and physiological processes can be garnered through advanced sensors and computer technology. This area consists of development and application of latest imaging sensors, modalities, and techniques. Check out the faculty in this field
Biomolecular and cellular engineering applies the principles and methods of engineering down to the building blocks of life. The core of this emerging field is growing biological molecules and cells in the confinements of a laboratory. Products made by this technology can include proteins, vaccines, enzymes, or specialized cells. Check out the faculty in this field
Computational biology generally describes quantitative analysis of biological systems via statistics and/or analytics. Modern computation tools such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer simulations or big data analytics are used to describe all biological phenomenon from movements of proteins to the spread of an infectious disease. Check out the faculty in this field
Biomedical models are representations of physiological functions that provide a basis for therapeutics and clinical decision-making. These models are generated using analytical and/or numerical methods that approximate the relations between the inputs and outputs of the biological system. Check out the faculty in this field
Biomaterials include the development and application of any material that interfaces with a biological system. These augmented substances include anything from engineering materials such as metal or plastic for prosthesis to cell scaffolds that permit cell growth and repair tissues. There is a wide range of biomaterials from synthetic to naturally derived that can be designed and tailored for specific biological applications. Check out the faculty in this field