Dr. Mijailovich received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1991. He has been a Research Professor at Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern University and IIT.
His research interests are developing quantitative approaches to study biological systems at multiple levels of organization (i.e. multiscale modeling). He has been leading the development of a theoretical framework which improves the understanding of how cellular and subcellular phenomena integrate to dynamic behavior of physiological systems, based on the kinetics of underlying molecular processes. These theoretical advances are the foundation for the development of computational platforms to study the interplay between mechanical forces, cell biology, and integrated organ physiology.
Momcilo received his Bachelor and Master diploma from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Master of Engineering Science diploma from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a PhD student and Junior Research Assistant at the Institute of Information Technologies, University of Kragujevac, Serbia.
His research interests are developing multiscale computational models of biophysical systems and tissues at different temporal and spatial scales tightly coupled to experimental data. In recent years, Momcilo has been intensively engaged in elucidating the mechanisms of muscle contraction, as well as analyzing and modeling the impact of cardiovascular genetic diseases and drugs on the functioning of the heart muscle. During his career he participated in several international multidisciplinary scientific projects and designed and developed several simulation software.
Nemanja is an experienced and innovative Serial Entrepreneur who has specialized in Tech and Travel industries, with particular interest to research and implementation of Innovative Business Models. He holds MSc degree in Information Technologies, as well as EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration).
Nemanja’s previous experience from a scientific team at Harvard University, Boston, USA, and leading contributions to IT projects for some of the leading banks where he was developing new models with substantial cost-reduction and ensuring an improvement in project efficiency, as well as overall company profitability, strengthened his perception about new projects and new companies, to be incorporated and managed with innovative and growth vision as main guiding stars.
Vladimir is an experienced and innovative IT Manager specialized in FinTech industry, with special attention to lead People, Processes and Technology in Innovative Business Models. He holds MSc degree in Information Technologies.
Vladimir started his career in a scientific team at Harvard University (Boston, USA) before moving forward to FinTech industry in the last ten years. He is results-driven process improvement champion, with a progressive career in information technology and management. He is a great spokesperson, coach and trainer and is skilled at learning and applying new information, relationship-focused leadership, system and resource development. Vladimir is currently engaged as a Delivery Manager, accountable for Managing projects, building Roadmaps and strong Client Relationships while thriving in End-to-End Solution delivery. By advocating the principles and values of Agile management and solving inconsistencies in practices across teams he has been ensuring the success of Company transformation.
Dr. Stojanovic is a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, Serbia. He is an expert in computer modeling and simulations, optimization, applied computer science, and software development. Dr. Stojanovic has received a PhD in technical sciences from the University of Kragujevac, with specialization in numerical simulations in bioengineering. During his career he has authored one international monograph and more than twenty international publications, participated in several international multidisciplinary scientific projects, and designed and developed a number of simulation software.
Dr. Geeves trained as a biochemist (BSc, Birmingham, UK, 1974) then completed a PhD on the actomyosin ATPase with David Trentham in 1977 (Bristol), after 2 years in UC Santa Cruz (cryoenzymology) he returned to Bristol where he spent 13 years supported by a Royal Society University Fellowship. After 5-years at the Max Plank Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany he returned to the UK in his current post as Professor of Physical Biochemistry at the University of Kent, UK. His work has focused on myosin motors (muscle and non-muscle) and the regulation of myosin activity using a range of fast reaction methods. The work on muscle contraction has ranged from single molecule studies to intact muscle fiber contraction and the construction of thermodynamically consistent models of contraction.
Dr. Regnier received his PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Southern California, United States in 1991. He is a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington (UW), in Seattle, and an Adjunct Professor of Physiology & Biophysics. He is the Director of the UW Center for Translational Muscle Research. His research includes studies on the contractile dysfunction of cardiac and skeletal muscle that occur with genetic forms of muscle diseases, damage and aging. Studies are performed in human, animal, and stem cell-derived muscle models. Mechanistic analysis is augmented by structure- and dynamics-based computational models at multiple scales, from proteins, to sarcomeres, cells and tissue. Results are used to develop novel approaches to improve contractile function, including engineered proteins and stem cells, and gene therapies.
Dr. Poggesi received his MD at the University of Pavia, Italy (Alumnus of Collegio Ghislieri) in 1975. Since 2021 he is Professor Emeritus of Physiology at the University of Florence. He has been Chair of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine of the University of Florence (2012-2020) and President of the Italian Physiological Society (2016-2020). His research activity is related to biophysical aspects of the contractile mechanism in skeletal and cardiac muscle (Excitation-Contraction Coupling, Contraction Regulation and Chemo-Mechanical Transduction). Micromechanics and microperfusion techniques had been developed in his lab to measure sarcomere mechanics in single myofibrils isolated from cardiac and skeletal muscle of human and animal models. These techniques have been successfully applied to investigate genetic myopathies and cardiomyopathies. He also contributed to the development of optical techniques to investigate arrhythmogenic mechanisms and E-C coupling in cardiac muscle.
Dr. Irving received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, in 1989. He was a staff scientist at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source and is a now Professor of Biology and Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. Since 2001, he has been the Director of the Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) Beamline 18ID, a national facility for X-ray diffraction and scattering of non-crystalline biological materials at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests are in developing and exploiting synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction techniques for the study of muscle contraction and its regulation.