International scientific summer school for biomedical engineering

International scientific summer school for biomedical engineering

International scientific summer school for biomedical engineering was held at ETU" LETI" from June 29 to July 3, 2015.

09.07.2015

Within the frameworks of the 2nd International Scientific Symposium "Sense. Enable. SPITSE." 2015 international scientific summer school for biomedical engineering was held at ETU" LETI" from June 29 to July 3, 2015 at the Department of Bioengineering Systems. It was attended by students, graduate students and young scientists of Russia (St. Petersburg, Orel), Germany (Ilmenau), Switzerland (Zurich), Finland (Helsinki), Estonia (Tallinn).

Within four days students of the school had 8 lectures in English on the most promising areas of biomedical engineering. The lecturers were school teachers of SPGETU "LETI" (Department of Bioengineering Systems – Z. M. Yuldashev, A. Y. Aksenov, L. M. Smirnova, A.V. Malygin; Department of Electron Devices and Systems – E. N. Potrahov; Department of Electron Devices and Systems - O. S. Stepanova), of State University teaching, research and production complex, Orel (A. V. Dunayev), of Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok (V. I. Korenbaum). To familiarize the participants of the summer school with the level of equipment of modern Russian hospitals they were given a tour to the North-West Medical Research Center named after  V. A. Almazov (base chair of Department of Bioengineering System).

As part of independent work students of the school were divided into international teams and developed a prototype of a new technological solution in the field of biomedical engineering that would be remarkable for good scientific reserve and the possibility of further commercialization. Presentation of the projects was held at the last day of school. The jury consisted of the head of Department of Bioengineering System Z. M. Yuldashev, assistant of Department of Bioengineering System A.Y. Aksenov, director of Center for Interdisciplinary Research of ETU "LETI" S. Y. Dudnikov, specialist of Department of international academic mobility ETU "LETI" E. S. Zubkova and representative of the company Würth Electronic A. Fadeev. First place went to the project «An Integrated System for Long-Term Foot Pressure Measurement» (authors were René Machts, Lydia Schneider, Elena Jarkih, Gennady Van). The prize for the winning was four copyright books on electronics and set for creating their own source of wireless charging from sponsor of the school - company Würth Electronic.

Members of the scientific school also had cultural and social programs. One evening participants told us about studying in Russia (undergraduate student of Department of Bioengineering System Abdelmonem Yunis from Sudan has studied at the ETU "LETI" for a year, students of the University of Ilmenau Julian Mayer (3 months) and Stefani Kühn (3 weeks )), in Germany (PhD student of Department of Bioengineering System Eugeniy Pustozerov had a six-month internship in Dresden) and their home towns (Andrei Dunayev tolld us about Orel, Höner Sebastian about Zurich and Alexander Zakharov about Tallinn). Summer school  was finished by an excursion to the open-air Museum "Pavlovsk".

Participants of the summer school left a lot of good reviews to the organizers, and organizers, in their turn, would like to thank all those who put their work in the organization of a new format of training and international cooperation.