The International Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational Bioengineering Organizes Conference at GUST
The International Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational Bioengineering (ICAMCB) at GUST is organizing a three-day workshop entitled “Modeling Chronic Diseases: Developing new tools to analyze the basis and impact in the GCC”. The workshop, due to take place from the 25th until the 27th of October, is supported by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS), and will be delivered by Prof. Muhammad H. Zaman, the Director of Zaman’s Lab at Boston University (BU).
The workshop will focus on the modeling of chronic diseases and on the computational tools to analyze the basis of these diseases and their impact in the GCC. It will also tackle the upcoming clinical challenges in the region by focusing on the cancer case study. It also aims to provide an opportunity for faculty and researchers in Kuwait to share innovative ideas and to explore state-of-the-art mathematical and computational tools in this field. One of the main focuses of the workshop will be potentials ways of implementing these innovative techniques in the region.
Prof. Muhammad Zaman, who is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at BU, is currently focusing his research on developing robust technologies for high-value healthcare problems in the developing world, particularly in the area of maternal and child health. Technologies developed by Prof. Zaman are in various stages of implementation in several countries, and in 2013, Scientific American named a technology from Zaman lab, PharmaCheck, among the 10 technologies that will change the world. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Federation of European Biochemical Studies, the American Society for Engineering Education, USAID, the US National Academy of Sciences, Boston University, and many other prestigious international organizations.