Biomedical engineering program launched at Perkins

A new engineering program which is the first of its kind in Western Australia will enable bioengineers to work on cutting-edge technologies to improve health outcomes such reducing the amount of surgery needed by cancer patients and developing new equipment that can detect people at risk of heart attacks.

The program, known as Biomedical Engineering@Perkins, will be launched Thursday 28th July 2016 The University of Western Australia-affiliated Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

It will bring together engineers, doctors and scientists creating innovative solutions to medical research problems.

Perkins Director Professor Peter Leedman and Professor John Dell, UWA Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, will launch the program.

What: Biomedical Engineering@Perkins – a joint UWA-Perkins program

Who: Professor Peter Leedman, Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Professor John Dell, Dean, UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and engineers Dr Barry Doyle and Dr Brendan Kennedy.

Where: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun Street Nedlands

When: Thursday 28 July 2016

Time: Event will commence at 10.30am with a tour of the new laboratories open to the media at 11.20am (In the laboratories bioengineers will demonstrate 3D imaging of human tissue, show replicas of human organs and new tools created to use in breast cancer surgery.)

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