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Take my breath away: Multiscale dysfunction in the lungs - Dr K Burrowes

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Take my breath away: Multiscale dysfunction in the lungs

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The lung is a delicately balanced and highly integrated system. Emergent function is produced by the complex feedback and interactions occurring across the biological scales – from genes to proteins, cells, tissue and whole organ - and back again. Lung tissue is continuously exposed to the environment via the air (and other things) we breathe, making it susceptible to damage. Consequently, respiratory diseases present a huge burden on society and their prevalence continues to rise.

In this seminar I will summarise my research related to multiscale computational modelling and imaging of the respiratory system. I will discuss two of my current research applications, both (loosely) targeted towards improving smoking-related harms: 1) improving radiation treatment planning for patients with lung cancer and 2) assessing the health impacts of electronic cigarettes.

Dr Kelly Burrowes is a Senior Lecturer in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at the University of Auckland and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Her research focusses on developing new methods for measuring and predicting lung function, including computational modelling and application of various imaging modalities (MRI, micro-CT, SEM, and AFM). These methods are targeted at understanding the multiscale nature of lung function and how this changes in disease. After completing her PhD at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, she spent ~10 years at the University of Oxford before returning to the University of Auckland.

This talk is part of the 2019 ABI Tuesday Seminar Series. The seminars are all open to the public, and there will be a new talk each Tuesday, from 4-5pm, held at the Auckland Bioengineering House, 70 Symonds St.

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