September 18-20, 2008

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Wednesday 17.09.2008 – venue at Poiana Brasov


Thursday 18.09.2008 – first day


8:00 – 9:00


9:00 - 9:30

Opening session

9:30 – 10:00

BIOINGTEH – Bioengineering & Biotechnology, an Interdisciplinary Program of Research, Development and Professional Education Platform – Prof. Alexandru Morega

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00

Plenary session

Chair: Alexandru Morega and Aurelia Meghea

10:30 – 11:15 Plenary Lecture - Prof. Helmut Hutten, Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Technology, Graz, Austria - Ambient assisted living utilizing advanced information and communication technology

11:15 – 12:00 Plenary Lecture - Prof. Michael Keusgen, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Marburg, Germany - Biosensors in Pharmacy

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00

IEEE – EMB Romanian Chapter Meeting

14:00 – 16:00

Session 1 - Smart and Informatics Systems for Biomedical Applications

Session Chair: Helmut Hutten and Radu Ciupa

14:00 – 14:30 Invited Lecture - Prof. Hariton Costin, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa of Iasi –Telemedicine in Romania – from Technical to Organizational Issues

14:30 – 15:00 Invited Lecture - Prof. Alexandru Morega, ing. Mihai Chetan, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – Medical data transfer in an outpatient environment

15:00 – 15:30 Invited Lecture - Assoc. Prof. Radu Ciorap, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa of Iasi – E-Health Solution for Monitoring the Evolution of the Chronically Disease at the Pregnant Women

15:30 – 16:00 Invited Lecture - Prof. Sever Pasca, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – New Data Acquisition and Processing Methodes for Rezistive Sensors in Pedometric Measurement Systems, S. Pasca, C. Anghel, R. Strungaru

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Session 2 - Advanced Methods in Biomedical Engineering

Session Chair: Hariton Costin, Radu Negoescu, Sever Pasca

16:30 – 16:50 - Dr. Jean Ciurea, Bagdasar-Arseni Clinic Hospital of Bucharest – On Neuromodulation

16:50 – 17:10 - Prof. Dan Rafiroiu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca – Medical devices design in cardiovascular applications. Current and future trends at Cluj Napoca Technical University, D. Rafiroiu, R. Ciupa

17:10 – 17:30 - Prof. Sonia Herman, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Bucharest – Disjunction between Medicine and Technique

17:30 – 17:50 - Prof. Radu Negoescu, Institute of Public Health, Bucharest – Cardiovascular Bioengineering: Cross-Spectra of RR and QT Interval Series May Disentangle Sympathetic Drive to Ventricles under Mental Stress, R. Negoescu, B. Dinca-Panaitescu

17:50 – 18:10 - Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Ungureanu, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – Development of New Methods to Control the Energy Expenditure of Walking in Patients with Osteoarthritis, G. M. Ungureanu, A. Constantin, R. Strungaru

18:15 – 19:00

Round table: Trends and tracks in biomedical engineering - exploratory overview

Moderators: Helmut Hutten, Jean Ciurea, Alexandru Morega

19:30 – 21:30

Get together party



Friday 19.09.2008 – second day


9:00 - 10:30

Session 3 - Biomaterials and Bioproducts for Medical Applications

Session Chair: Bouchta Sahraoui and Rodica Luca

9:00 – 9:35 Invited Lecture – Dr. Gerard Bidan, INAC/DIR CEA Grenoble, France – Bio-functionalized polypyrrole films for biosensors and biochips applications, M. Billon, A. Buhot, R. Calemczuk, T. Livache, G. Bidan

9:35 – 10:10 Invited Lecture - Prof. Ralf Riedel, Institute for Material Science, T. U. Darmstadt, Germany – Advanced Ceramic Materials with Potential for Biomedical Applications

10:10 – 10:30 – Dr. Nicoleta Radu, INCDCP ICECHIM , Bucharest – Biomaterials from Plantago Sp.- Medical Application of Flavonoids, N. Radu, A. A. Chirvase, M. Caramihai, I. Ghita, O. Coman, I. Fulga

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Session 4 – Field – Substance Interactions

Session Chair: Mina Bakasse, Michael Keusgen and Ioana Demetrescu

11:00 – 11:30 Invited Lecture – Prof. Bouchta Sahraoui, POMA Laboratory, University of Angers, France – Investigation of NLO properties of Azo-azulene derivatives for nonlinear optical applications, Z. Essaidi, O. Krupka, B. Sahraoui, E-M Ungureanu, A. Meghea, A.C. Razus, L. Birzan

11:30 – 11:45 - Dr. A. Migalska-Zalas, Institute of Physics, J. Dlugosz Academy of Czestochowa, Poland – Theoretical calculation of NLO properties of s-acetylide complexes, A. Migalska-Zalas, A. Meghea, B. Sahraoui

11:45 – 12:00 – Dr. Ioana Lacatusu, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – Non-Surfactant Templated Silica-Silsesquioxane Modified Materials – as Host Matrices for Orange Peel Extract Immobilization for Bio-Medical Applications, I. Lacatusu, N. Badea, R. Nita, M. Giurginca, A. Meghea

12:00 – 12:15 - Dr. Stelian Ion, Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Bucharest – Finite Volume Approach for Dynamics of Biofluids

12:15 – 12:30 - Prof. Corneliu Balan, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – Rheological Investigations and Modeling of Biofluids, C.M. Balan, R. Kadar, D. Broboana and C. Balan

12:30 – 12:45 - Dr. Daniel Mocanu, Philips Research, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – An analytical study of DNA hybridization in a flow-through microarray, D. Mocanu, A. Kolesnychenko, S. Aarts, A. Dejong, A. Pierik, W. Coene, E. Vossenaar, H. Stapert

12:45 – 13:00 - Prof. Octavian Baltag, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa of Iasi – IR and Microwave Radiometry - Application in Early Cancer Detection, O. Baltag, L. Mustata, D. Costandache

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16.00

Session 5 – Health and Environmental Concepts

Session Chair: Gerard Bidan, Francois Kajzar, Corneliu Balan

14:30 – 15:00 Invited Lecture - Prof. Rodica Luca, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest - Human Teeth – Indicators for Environmental Factors Influence

15:00 – 15:20 - Prof. Ioana Demetrescu, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest – Trends in understanding the concept environment & health by evaluating impact factors on oral children health, I. Demetrescu, D. Ionita

15:20 – 15:40 - Prof. Mina Bakasse, University Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida, Morocco – Removal of indigo carmine dye from water to zinc – aluminium - chloride layered double hydroxides, L. El Gaini, M. Lakraimi, A. Meghea, Y.Boughaleb, M. Bakasse

15:40 – 16:00Assoc. Prof. Anca Maria Moldoveanu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest – Environment and health assessment in case of medical doctors, A. M. Moldoveanu, Al. C. Moldoveanu

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:10

16:30 – 16:50 - Dr. Rumeana Edreva-Kardjeva, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria – Hydrotalcite-like Materials as Precursors of Catalyst for Environment and Health Protection Processes, R. Edreva-Kardjieva , M. Gabrovska, A. Meghea

16:50 – 17:10 - Dr. Ioan Stamatin, University of Bucharest – Carbon Nanotube Functionalizing and Nanocarbons Toxicity

17:10 – 18:00

Round table – Dissemination of European projects: FP 6 - ToK NANOTEC-EST & COST Action MP0701 – NCM - Nano Composite Materials

Moderators: Aurelia Meghea and Alexandru Morega

19:30 – 21:30




Saturday 20.09.2008 – third day


9:00 - 10:30

Round table:

Launching German -Romanian NANO (GERON) Cooperation on Polytechnical - Nanofunctional Center Munich - Bucharest

Moderators: Aurelia Meghea, Ignaz Eisele


* Prof. Ignaz Eisele, Bundeswehr University Munchen, Germany – Nanofunctional Center Munich – Bucharest

* Dr. Horst Weissieker, TUEV SUED Cleancert GmBH – Concept for German-Romanian Nano – Geron Polytechnical Nanofunctional Center

* Dr. Peter Joehnk, Forschungszentrum Dresden Rossendorf, Germany – Preparatory Grants for Collaboratory European Research Projects

* Dr. Andreas Kolitsch, Forschungszentrum Dresden Rossendorf, Ionic Beams Research Center, Germany – Sharing Experience in New Functionalities of Soft Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Poster session &Exhibition




1. Smart and Informatics Systems for Biomedical Applications


1.1. Comparative study of online color-based image retrieval algorithms in medical applications - F. Perianu, V. Cornita, Rodica Strungaru, S. Pasca, Mihaela Ungureanu

1.2. Medical image database kernel with a nn selection driven image retrieval algorithm - V. Cornita, Rodica Strungaru, S. Pasca, Mihaela Ungureanu, F. Perianu

1.3. Telemedicine - medical teleconferencing system - O. Goher, Mihaela Ungureanu, Rodica Strungaru

1.4. Identification of emergent life-like behaviors in cellular automata models using uncertainty profiles – R. Dogaru, Ioana Dogaru


2. Advanced Methods in Biomedical Engineering


2.1. Perspectives on dete cting the effective brain connectivity–the nonlinear ar approach - Mihaela Ungureanu

2.2. Considerations on EEG-based BCIs applied in the control of intelligent prostheses - Mihaela Ungureanu, Rodica Strungaru

2.3. Noninvasive fetal monitoring based on abdominal signals - D. D. Taralunga, W. Wolf, Rodica Strungaru, Mihaela Ungureanu

2.4. A novel approach in mammogram segmentation – Alina Oprea, S. Pasca, Mihaela Ungureanu, Rodica Strungaru

2.5. Cerebral energy metabolism in comatose and vegetative state patients. EEG correlations - Tatiana Ciurea, J. Ciurea

2.6. Portable equipment for the assessment of the energetic cost of human gait - G.M. Capris, S. Constantin, S.N. Miu, Doina Bucur

2.7. Energy cost of the human walk. Assessement methods and devices - S.N. Miu, Doina Bucur, G.M. Capris, S. Constantin

2.8. Overview on the equivalent circuit method for electrical analysis of biological tissues - Anca-Iulia Nicu, R.V. Ciupa

2.9. Magnetic neural stimulators–geometry assessment – C. Curta, Anca-Iulia Nicu, Mihaela Plesa, R.Ciupa, S. Crisan

2.10. Light s Effect on Human Psycho-Physiological State – O. Grigore, Inge Gavat, Corina Grigore, M. Cotescu


3. Biomaterials and Bioproducts for Medical Applications


3.1. Effect of surfactants on stability of colloidal sols as precursors in sol-gel encapsulation with potential application in diagnostic and therapy - I. Lacatusu, C.Vaca-Garcia, N. Badea, B. Sahraoui, A. Meghea

3.2. Retrieval analysis of some total knee prosthesis failureI. Antoniac, F. Miculescu, D. Laptoiu, R. Marinescu

3.3. Bioproduct from indigenous herbal plant - medical application of polysaccharides - Nicoleta Radu, Ana Aurelia Chirvase, M. Caramihai, Isabel Ghita, Oana Coman, I. Fulga

3.4. Band Structures of TiO2 doped withFe, Co and Ni - A. Anak, L. Bencharif, M. Bencharif


4. Field – Substance Interactions


4.1. Field-substance interactions in magnetically driven micro-stirring devices – Al. Morega, Mihaela Morega, S. Faur

4.2. Microwave applicator for soft tissue hyperthermia - Mihaela Morega, Al. Morega, Alina Machedon

4.3. Application of dynamic control of magnetic field in biomagnetism - O. Baltag, Doina Costandache

4.4. Applications of the composite textile materials in electromagnetic shielding - O. Baltag, Doina Costandache, C. M. Rau, A. Banarescu


5. Health and Environmental Concepts


5.1. In vitro evaluation of the effects of heavy metals accumulated in temporary teeths with caries - Bianca Galateanu, Cristina Iancu, Raluca Ciubar, Valentina Mitran, Anisoara Cimpean, Dana Iordachescu

12:30 – 18:00

Prospective meetings