The Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Zhejiang University is located at Zhouyiqing Building, Yuquan Campus. It currently has 40 Staff members, including 10 Full Professors, 12 Associated Professors, 4 Lecturers and 14 Postdoctoral Researchers. The institute has many advanced research instruments and facilities, including Siemens Prisma 3T and MAGNETOM 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, auditory stimulation system for brain function, nuclear magnetic compatible EEG system, image dedicated high performance parallel computing cluster, neural signal acquisition system, high performance liquid chromatography, flow cytometer, atomic force microscope, fluorescent microplate reader, living cell microscopy imaging system, gene chip analyzer and real-time cell electronic analysis system.
The Institute is affiliated with many research centers, such as the Biosensor National Special Laboratory, the Key Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering of the Ministry of Education, the Engineering Center of Electronic Medical Records and Intelligent Expert System of the Ministry of Education and the Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Cardio-Cerebral Vascular Detection Technology and Medicinal Effectiveness Appraisal. The researches at the Institute have been focused on Biomedical Information, Biomedical Sensor and Detection, Quantitative & Systemic Physiology and Neural Engineering, Medical Image and Image Signal Processing, Biomaterials and Cell Engineering and Biophotonics. In recent years, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering has been granted more than 70 funds from the National Natural Scientific Foundation, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 plan) programs and National Basic Research Program of China (973 plan) programs launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The Institute has annual scientific budget of about 30 Million RMB. The Institute has awarded one National Award for Technological Invention; five provincial and ministerial level awards, published over 200 research papers and achieved over 30 invention patents.
Main Research Areas:
(1) Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical informatics mainly makes use of computer technology to integrate multi-scale biomedical information in order to carry out researches about medical informatics, digital medical technology and systems, medical big data analysis, Artificial Intelligence in medicine, clinical decision support, medical semantics, medical knowledge graphs, multi-parameter biomedical modeling and simulation and so on. Biomedical informatics solves biomedical researches and provides solutions for clinical applications on molecule level, individual level and colony level. Such discipline also developed a new generation of medical information system for the world’s first ten thousand tons’ hospital ship - the Peace Ark (also known as Type 920 Hospital Ship), and the new system supports the Peace Ark participate in several rescue missions and drills.
(2) Biomedical Sensors and Medical Instrumentation
The research of Biomedical Sensors mainly investigates biomedical information recording and detection technologies, which includes biomimetic sensing technology, micro-nano sensing technology, cell sensing technology, smell and taste sensing technologies, implantable and wearable multi-parameter network sensing and detection technologies. In the field of medical instrumentation, it mainly develops biomedical imaging systems, physiological signal analysis equipment, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiological signal detection technology and instruments, biochemical and physiological diagnostic instruments, intelligent rehabilitation devices, aerospace monitoring instruments and marine environmental monitoring instruments and food safety monitoring instruments.
(3) Biomedical Imaging and Neural Engineering
In the field of biomedical imaging, we are developing quantitative and precise multi-modal MRI techniques, as well as translating these techniques to clinical and basic science applications. Based on the cutting-edge 3T and 7T human scanner platform, we aim to become one of the world-leading imaging centers in the coming years. The research focuses of the Neural Engineering include development of novel techniques for brain information extraction and analysis; multimodal brain connectome investigation and clinically translational studies; next-generation brain-computer interface (BCI); and advanced brain modulation systems, aiming for better revealing of the neural mechanisms of cognitive functions and neural substrates underpinning various psychological and/or psychiatric diseases. Through combining advanced neuroscience and neuroimaging analysis methods as well as modern information technology, the ultimate research objective is to provide nascent insights to assist the prognosis, diagnosis, intervention, as well as treatment of various brain diseases.
(4) Biomedical Materials and Cell Engineering
The vast majority of recent biomedical materials research focuses on the development of new, smart and multi-functional structures centering on drug delivery and composite scaffold, patient specific and healthcare applications. The researches on Cell Engineering are focusing on Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes, to develop novel fluorescent markers and high-resolution imaging methods, to employ Optogenetics and Synthetic Biology technologies, to rewire and quantitative control cellular signaling, and fulfill manipulation of protein activity and real-time imaging of cellular dynamics.
Director: Prof. Xia Ling Tel: 0571-87951284 E-mail: email@example.com
Vice-Director: Prof. Ning Gangmin Tel: 0571-87951091 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Director: Prof. Feng Zhouyan Tel: 0571-87951826 E-mail: email@example.com