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Professor Panicos Kyriacou is president-elect of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES)

City Professor of Biomedical Engineering is elected to head non-profit organisation which federates European scientific, academic and research institutions.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Panicos Kyriacou, is the new president-elect of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES). He will assume the presidency in March 2017.

In 2013, he was elected a council member and Treasurer of EAMBES, a non-profit organisation which federates a large body of National and Transnational scientific societies and academic and research institutions in Europe involved in Biomedical Engineering - more appropriately defined as ‘Medical and Biological Engineering and Science'. EAMBES is incorporated in accordance with Belgian law.

Panicos KyriacouProfessor Kyriacou’s internationally recognised research activities are oriented around the understanding, development and applications of instrumentation, sensors, and physiological measurement to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease or the rehabilitation of patients. He has authored and co-authored over 200 publications: peer reviewed journal publications, invited chapters in books and conference proceedings. He is also the holder of five patents with inventions in the area of Biomedical Instrumentation and Optical Biomedical Sensors. He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of more than nine research projects and has attracted funding from a variety of sources such as research councils, charities, NHS, and industry.

Professor Kyriacou said: “I am delighted with the news of my recent election and I am proud to be part of a tireless European team dedicated to the promotion of medical and biological engineering within the EU and beyond. The improvement of the health and well-being of EU citizens is our primary focus and I look forward to continued collaboration with my esteemed colleagues”.

In related news, Professor Kyriacou has also been recently taken up two editorial appointments: he has become Deputy Editor of a new journal published by the Institute of Physics (IoP), titled: “Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express (BPEX) and has also been appointed as Collections Editor for Biomedical Engineering with Momentum Press. Professor Kyriacou, who was this month confirmed as an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, has also been recently appointed as chair of the membership committee of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).

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Biomedical engineering

Biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior and health. It advances fundamental concepts, creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems levels, and develops innovative biologies, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health.

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