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Biomedical Research Possible Workshop Topics

 
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(Chicago, Illinois - ROC (Taiwan) Student Association at Northwestern)

 

  

1. Medicine

  • Molecular medicine
  • Optical nanoscopy
  • Bioelectronic medicine
  • Electric medicine and the brain
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Medicine and radiological sciences
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Central nervous system 
  • Spine and spinal disorders 
  • Neuro epigenetics 
  • Clinical neurology 
  • Ocular surface pathology
  • Dementia  
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Genomic medicine
  • Gene and cell therapy
  • Next-generation gene therapy approaches
  • Audiology 
  • Preventive medicine
  • Pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine
  • Genomic and molecular pathology
  • Experimental pathology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences 
  • Virology
  • Viral oncology
  • Immunology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Allergy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Nanotechnology-based cancer therapeutics
  • Metastasis
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Cancer biology and genetics
  • Cancer genomics
  • Cancer stem cell biology
  • Cancer and haematology
  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Cancer care and epidemiology
  • Cancer systems immunology 
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy (RT) 
  • Image-guided cancer treatment
  • Precision cancer diagnostics
  • Immune system responses and immunogenicity
  • Gene and cell therapy
  • in vivo cancer detection
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiation physics
  • Radiation biology
  • Medical physics
  • Proton therapy
  • DNA damage signalling
  • DNA repair in cancer treatment
  • Tumour microenvironment and its effects
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Neuroscience and neuroengineering
  • Neurological disorders and diseases 
  • Stress, pain, molecular neurobiology
  • Signal transduction
  • Neuroprosthesis technology
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Cardiovascular diseases 
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Cardiac electrophysiology and interventional cardiology
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases 
  • Bateriology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Disease transmission
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Hematology diseases
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and related metabolic diseases
  • Dental and oral medicine
  • Innovative dental disease prevention therapies and strategies
  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology and pain medicine
  • Biological sciences in dental medicine
  • Biological sciences in public health
  • Biomarkers and clinical research
  • Oncology biomarkers
  • Neurological biomarkers
  • Inflammatory and immunological biomarkers
  • Inflammation and remodeling 
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering and Biobanking
  • Big data and precision medicine
  • Precision oncology
  • Personalized medicine
  • Predictive medicine
  • From Lab to Clinic
  • The future of medicine


2. Surgery

-- Common Surgery Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Breast biopsy
  • Brain biopsy and Robotic guide for brain biopsy
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cataract surgery
  • Cesarean section (also called a c-section). ...
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Debridement of wound, burn, or infection

-- Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain surgery
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Spine surgery. Diskectomy. Laminectomy. Spinal fusion.
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Laminectomy

    -- Ophthalmology

    • Cataract/Anterior Segment
    • IOL (Intraocular Lens) Implants: Lens Replacement After Cataracts
    • Cornea/External Disease
    • Glaucoma
    • Miscellaneous
    • Neuro-ophthalmology/Orbit
    • Ocular Trauma
    • Oculoplastics/Orbit
    • Oncology/Pathology
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus
    • Refractive Management/Intervention
    • Retina/Vitreous 
    • Retinal Diseases

    • Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    • Eye Inflammationn and Inflammatory Eye Diseases
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology Disorders
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
    • Surgical Ophthalmology

    -- Dangerous Surgeries

    • Craniectomy. A craniectomy involves removing a fraction of the skull to relieve pressure on the brain
    • Thoracic aortic dissection repair
    • Oesophagectomy
    • Spinal osteomyelitis surgery
    • Bladder cystectomy
    • Gastric bypass. ...
    • Separation of conjoined twins

     

    3. Public Health

    • Epidemiology
    • Biostatistics 

     

    4. Biomedical Science and Engineering  

    • In silico techniques 
    • Molecular imaging
    • Biomedical statistics 
    • Biomedical model 
    • Biomedical diagnostics  
    • Molecular biomedicine 
    • Frontiers in biomedicine 
    • Molecular life sciences (Cancer)
    • Molecular and biochemical techniques
    • Molecular evolution and phylogeny   
    • Molecular and cellular systems 
    • Genes and their regulation
    • Gene expression microarrays
    • Gene expression analysis
    • Genetic engineering/modification
    • Genetic signature
    • Molecular genetics and development
    • Genome-wide association for disease genes
    • Aging and geriatric research
    • Epigenetics and aging
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Cloning and stem cell research
    • Stem cell and regenerative biology 
    • Ocular surface biology, stem cells and regeneration
    • Stem cell therapies
    • Stem cell engineering
    • Cell transplantation and clinical applications 
    • Biological enzymes
    • Biological and physiological transport phenomena 
    • Biological imaging and functional measurement 
    • Biomolecular engineering and cell and tissue engineering 
    • Genetic toxicology 
    • Macromolecular biochemistry and biophysics 
    • Metabolism of drugs and toxins 
    • Microbial pathogenesis 
    • Carcinogenesis 
    • Genomics, proteomics, and glycomics
    • Rehabilitation engineering
    • Human movement analysis
    • Artificial nervous system
    • Prosthetics and orthotics


    5. Life Science and Physiology

    • Physiology
    • Cellular & molecular physiology
    • Cell biology
    • Developmental biology
    • Computational cell biology
    • Cell Biology of genetic diseases 
    • Biological chemistry 
    • Chemical biology
    • Chemistry and chemical biology (includes chemical physics)
    • Synthetic and systems biology 
    • Synthetic genetic circuits 
    • Synthetic biological circuits 
    • Cardiac cell biology 
    • Computational structural biology 
    • Future scope of cell and structural biology 
    • Genome engineering 
    • Human microbiome 
    • Synthetic ecosystems 
    • Evolution and epistasis 
    • New genetic codes 
    • Biophotonics and optical radiology
    • Human genetics
    • Comparative genomics 
    • Evolution and comparative genomics
    • Network medicine
    • Genetic regulatory networks
    • Metabolic networks
    • Disease models and epidemiology
    • Disease modeling and bioinformatics
    • Genetic epidemiology 
    • Gene regulation and transcriptomics   
    • Genome evolution
    • Ecology & evolutionary biology
    • Integrated life sciences
    • Cell and developmental biology
    • Molecular and cellular biology
    • Systems biology
    • Molecular and comparative pathobiology
    • Molecular biology and genetics
    • Advanced cell and gene therapy
    • Molecular cytogenetics


    6. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

    -- Biomedical Computation and Modeling

    • Computational biomedicine 
    • Computational oncology
    • Computational medicine
    • Computational anatomy 
    • Computational molecular medicine  
    • Computational physiological medicine
    • Computational biophysics
    • Translational medicine
    • Computational immunology   

    -- Computational Neuroscience 

    • AI and Neuroscience
    • Models of the brain 
    • Interactions between deep learning/AI and neuroscience 
    • Neuro-inspired hardware

    -- Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

    • Computational biology
    • Computational systems biology  
    • Bioinformatics
    • RNA bioinformatics
    • Bioinformatics and genomics
    • Bioinformatics analysis and processing 
    • Genome and proteome sequence annotation and analysis 
    • Metagenomics 
    • Genomics, proteomics, metagenomics, and phylogenomics
    • Structural bioinformatics (molecular structure, function and interactions) 
    • Functional genomics 
    • Network/systems bioinformatics 
    • Evolutionary bioinformatics 
    • Clinical bioinformatics 
    • Genetic algorithms and evolutionary computing
    • Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics
    • Structural bioinformatics, 
    • Bioinformatics of diseases 
    • Data mining in bioinformatics
    • Compressive genomics
    • Biological networks
    • Biological network inference
    • Panomics
    • Genomic privacy
    • Medical genomics
    • DNA sequencing
    • Next generation sequencing (NGS)
    • Genomic data integration and next generation sequencing of cancer
    • Next generation sequencing informatics
    • Sequence analysis with distributed resources
    • Massively parallel sequencing and applications
    • Molecular marker (identified as genetic marker)
    • Sequence search and alignment
    • Sequence analysis, evolution and phylogeny  
    • Analysis of high throughput sequencing data
    • Translational bioinformatics and integrative genomics tools 
    • Genetic genealogy
    • Microarray technologies
    • Modeling, simulating, and engineering biomolecules and biomolecular systems 
    • Protein docking
    • Protein engineering
    • Protein structure prediction and molecular simulation
    • Protein structure, function, and interactions  
    • Protein interact and molecular networks
    • Protein engineering and structure determination
    • Epigenomics
    • Bioinformatics and integrative genomics   
    • Population genomics
    • Large-scale genomics 
    • Functional genomics, proteomics
    • Mass spectrometry and proteomics
    • Gene transcription and RNA Processing  


    7. Pharmaceutics

    • Pharmacodynamics
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Pharmaceutical formulation
    • Pharmaceutical technology.
    • Clinical pharmacology
    • Cellular and molecular pharmacology
    • Pharmacology and molecular sciences
    • Medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry
    • Pharmacotherapy 
    • Biopharmaceutics 
    • Pharmacological Sciences 
    • Pharmaceutical Technology 
    • Pharmacognosy 
    • Immunopharmacology 
    • Industrial pharmacy
    • Pharmaceutical engineering
    • Bio-pharmaceutical sciences
    • Drug delivery and therapeutics
    • Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems
    • Drug design
    • Drug discovery system
    • Drug discovery and design 
    • Computational drug discovery
    • Computational pharmacology
    • Drug discovery and bioinformatics
    • Drug development and bioinformatics
    • Quantitative systems pharmacology
    • Pharmacogenetics
    • Adverse drug reactions (ADR)
    • Biopharmaceutics and drug disposition 
    • Innovations in clinical development 
    • Pharmaceutical technology 
    • Pharmaceutics and drug delivery 
    • Radiopharmaceuticals
    • Toxicology and risk assessment 
    • Food Safety and Environmental Toxicology 
    • Medical and clinical Toxicology 
    • Experimental and toxicologic pathology 
    • Applied Pharmacology 
    • Medicine Development and Safety Testing 
    • Cardiovascular Pharmacology 
    • Genotoxicity
    • Analytical Toxicology 
    • Vaccine technology
    • Vaccine development
    • In vitro research, Ex vivo research, and In vivo research
    • Pre-clinical trials and Clinical trials
    • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and herbal medicine
    • New emerging areas

     

    8. Digital Health

    • Intelligent hospital
    • Digital biology
    • Digital medicine
    • Digital healthcare 


    9. Biomedical and Health Informatics

    • Population health informatics
    • Big data and analytics in life sciences
    • Computational health and mobile computing
    • Computational modeling & data integration
    • Spatial epidemiology
    • Emerging cloud-based applications for managing medical media data
    • Cloud-based multimedia processing for health care 
    • Databases, ontologies, and text mining
    • Cognitive systems
    • Machine learning in Biomedical informatics
    • Causal discovery of biomedical knowledge from big data
    • Predictive medicine
    • Neuroinformatics
    • Biomedical data engineering
    • Biomedical cloud computing
    • Biomedical signal analytics
    • Intelligent visual computing
    • DNA computing
    • Data visualization
    • Bioimaging and Data visualization
    • Clinical and translational informatics
    • Clinical research informatics
    • Computational phenotyping from electronic health records
    • Medical robotics
    • 3D Bioprinting
    • Computer assisted intervention systems
    • Computer assisted surgery
    •  Basic medical informatics
    • Clinical informatics
    • Nursing informatics
    • Clinical natural language processing
    • Biomedical text mining and ontologies
    • Biological data integration 
    • Biological data mining and visualization
    • Biomedical intelligence & clinical data analysis   
    • Algorithmic development for high-throughput data-mining
    • Internet of things (IoT) for health
    • Smart and connected healthcare
    • Robot-assisted surgery 
    • Virtual nursing assistants 
    • Dosage error reduction 
    • Clinical trial participant identifier 
    • Automated image diagnosis 
    • Health system integration
    • Ad hoc wireless networks for enhanced monitoring
    • Health monitoring
    • Disease recognition, treatment tracking, and rehabilitation progress
    • Healthcare telemetry and telemedicine
    • Biomedical and biological sensors
    • Implantable medical device security
    • Signal processing
    • Biomedical signal/image analysis
    • Biomedical signal processing and system applications
    • Wearable and implantable systems
    • Wearable medical devices and sensors
    • Implantable and ingestible medical devices and sensors
    • Sensors and smart wireless sensing systems
    • Medical devices and IoT
    • Nanosensors
    • 5G cellular networks (including cognitive radio technology, device-to-device communications, heterogeneous networks)
    • Advanced wireless digital systems including energy scavenging (or
      harvesting) for health monitoring
    • Heterogeneous wireless technologies and their co-existence in medical
      environments
    • High data rate wireless protocols for biosignals
    • Miniaturization of wireless devices and micro sensors for medical applications
    • Wireless technologies for micro medical sensors
    • Wireless integrated micro-sensing and systems
    • Media-cloud based resource allocation approaches
    • Advances in sensor devices for biomedical monitoring 
    • Intelligent mobile sensing and ubiquitous computing technologies focusing on health care and medical applications
    • Medical IC
    • Nanoelectronic Biosensor
    • Nanoelectronic Bio-chip
    • Biomedical devices for remote patient monitoring
    • Personal area networks and body area networks
    • Radio-frequency wireless technology in medical devices and safety
    • Wireless positioning technologies in medicine
    • Microwave systems for therapeutic biomedical applications
    • Microwave imaging for biomedical applications
    • Microwave systems for biological applications
    • Microwave interaction with biological tissues
    • Remote diagnosis and patient management
    • Biomedical devices for remote monitoring
    • Wearable, outdoor and home-based applications
    • All-pervasive wireless systems for health applications
    • Mobile multimedia cloud for health care
    • Point of care
    • Electronic health records
    • Techniques for big data analytics in healthcare
    • Applications of big data analytics in healthcare
    • Health services
    • Smart hospitals
    • Management in hospitals
    • Bio-health data mining
    • Visualization of bio-medical data and informatics in Biological Systems and Neuroinformatics
    • Visual perception and mental health
    • Cardiovascular health informatics
    • Virtual reality in health care (education and training, assisted surgery, clinical programs, rehabilitation and therapy, 3D printing)
    • Virtual reality in biomedicine and surgery
    • Bio-inspired robotics and biomimics
    • Medical capsule robots
    • Brain-computer interfacing and human–computer interfacing
    • Visual information processing in the human brain
    • Real time analytics on streaming medical media data
    • Cloud-based health monitoring
    • M-QoE/M-QoS/M-QoC variations in health-cloud applications
    • Cloud-based remote display Protocol for health care
    • Cloud based model for speech-enabling healthcare
    • Emerging media cloud protocols, surveys, applications
    • Serious games/Exergames for health and sports
    • Augmentative and alternative communication


    9. Radiology and Medical Imaging

    • Virtual screening
    • Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound imaging
    • Photomedicine
    • Biomedical imaging and optics
    • Biomedical imaging and sensing
    • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    • Electronic radiology
    • Biomedical imaging and instrumentation
    • Medical imaging-based AI
    • Brain-computer interface
    • Biomedical image processing and analysis
    • Compressive 3D imaging processing 
    • X-ray phase imaging for security and bio-medical applications 
    • 3D printing technology in medicine and dentistry
    • Ultrasound thermal therapy
    • Magnetic resonance
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • MRI image analysis tools (Freesurfer, FSL, SPM, etc.)
    • Infrared imaging
    • Electron microscope imaging
    • Imaging informatics
    • Medical imaging technologies
    • Computational imaging
    • Precision Neuroimaging
    • Computational neuroanatomy
    • Functional brain imaging
    • Brain decoding and modeling
    • Cloud medical imaging
    • Biomedical and applied optics
    • Optical imaging
    • Biophotonic and ultrasonic imaging
    • Mutidimensional imaging technologies
    • Optical imaging and display technologies.
    • Fluorescence imaging
    • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
    • X-ray computed tomography (CT)
    • Biomedical image analysis and understanding
    • optical microscopy and endoscopy
    • New emerging areas

     

     10. Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) in Medical and Pharma Applications

    • Artificial intelligence techniques in medicine
    • Data mining and knowledge discovery in medicine
    • Medical expert systems
    • Machine learning-based medical systems
    • Medical signal and image processing techniques
    • Identification of diseases 
    • Improved medical diagnosis 
    • Personalized treatment 
    • Drug efficiency detection 
    • Better patient care 
    • Radiology & Radiotherapy 
    • Epidemic outbreak prevention 
    • Smart electronic health records 
    • Clinical trial research 
     
     
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