Running Projects

Automatically Deciphering Silent Cancerous Mutations

Cancer evolution is a stochastic process where the cancer genome gains mutations that improve its fitness (e.g. enhance proliferation, chemotherapy resistance, immune system evasion, migration, etc). These mutations affect the cancer cell phenotype by increasing expression levels of oncogenes, and silencing tumor-suppressor genes. Expressly, this is achieved by the accumulation

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Passive sensing of behavioral changes using smartphones

Smartphones take part in any aspect of human behavior and as such, they offer a great promise as a probe of human behavior. We developed a technology for passive sensing of human behavior using smartphones. Our platform uses the multiple sensors and logs that are continuously recorded in smartphones to

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4D spatio-temporal image analysis of biomechanical interactions as markers of metastatic potential

In metastasis, cancer cells break from the primary tumor, invade through the extracellular matrix (ECM) to eventually form distant metastases. The interaction of cancer cells with their microenvironment, specifically the mechanical interactions, have been considered potential functional markers for metastasis. However, previous studies failed to develop robust quantifications of cell-ECM

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Virtual reality for behavioral change

About The Project: In the first 8 months of the project we were able to establish a proof-of-concept showing a high resolution, wireless surface electromyography (sEMG) recordings during VR engagement combined with eye-tracking. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a system capable of recording

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3D Printing of Cardiac Patches

About the project: Myocardial infarction (MI; heart attack) is associated with sudden death as well as significant morbidity and mortality. MI results from blockage of one of the coronary arteries that supply the cardiac tissue, leading to ischemia of a segment of the heart. This process eventually leads to the

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Artificial Intelligence Algorithm

About the project: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is a formation of tissue similar to bone on the leaflets of the aortic valve (AV), which rapidly leads to aortic stenosis (AS). However, patients usually do not have symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. Transcatheter Aortic Valve

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Identification of intraperitoneal free cancer cells

About the project: Intra-abdominal malignancies often result in intraperitoneal free cancer cells (IPCCs), which increase the chances of cancer spreading to distal organs, and serve as an important prognostic tool in cancers such as ovarian and gastric cancers. Curative treatments based on intraperitoneal chemotherapy often have effective outcomes, however, the

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Development of a multimodal Brain-Computer

About the project: The project aims to develop a multimodal brain-computer interface (BCI) for control of devices, which is based on a combination of brain signals and residual movement recordings. The system performs decoding of brain and body signals, measured by EEG, accelerometers and gyroscopes, by means of advanced artificial

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