BPSI Spring Symposium 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 1.00PM

Speaker(s): Tom Lawton, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Digital Health


We are delighted to invite you to the Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI) Spring Symposium 2018. The event will consist of a keynote speech by Tom Lawton and Sandra Woolley, talks and poster presentations.

The Symposium will take place on 20 March 2018 (Tuesday) in the Diana Bowles Lecture Theatre (B/K/018), in the Department of Biology at the University of York. Registration will commence from 12:30pm in the Biology Atrium, with the lectures starting at 13.00pm, the event will conclude with a food and drink reception at 5:00pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

The BPSI Team

This will be valuable for all members of the BPSI, irrespective of primary area of research, presenting a great opportunity to engage with researchers from different departments as well as highlighting your own research through networking sessions. 

All welcome!

Register your free place now

Outline of Event:

12.00-12.30pm Posters presenters mount posters (Atrium)


Registration desk open, coffee available (Atrium)

1.00- 1:05pm

Welcome: Thomas Krauss (Dept of Physics) and Ibrahim Habli (Dept of Computer Science)
1.05 - 2.45pm
Session 1 Chaired by Ibrahim Habli (Dept of Computer Science)

1.05 - 1.45pm

Tom Lawton (Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Bradford Teaching Hospitals) 

Complexity on the ICU: Modelling Without Statistics Abstract (PDF , 326kb)

1.45 - 2.05pm 

Christopher Crispin-Bailey (Dept of Computer Science)

Design of a Miniature Physiological Data Recorder, and its Biomedical Applications Abstract (PDF , 314kb)

2.05 - 2.25pm 

Thomas Krauss (Dept of Physics)

Matteo Berlucci: Your.MD (Free health advice, for everyone, forever) Abstract (PDF , 320kb)

2.25 - 2.45pm

Sandra Woolley, (Software and Systems Engineering Research, Keele University),

Opportunities in Digital Health Technology Applications Abstract (PDF , 313kb)

2.45 - 3.10pm 

Coffee break and poster session (Atrium)

3.10 - 5.00pm 

Session 2, Chaired by Thomas Krauss (Dept of Physics)

3.10 - 3.30pm

Nick Pears (Dept of Computer Science)

Statistical models of 3D head shape for craniofacial patient assessment Abstract (PDF , 140kb)

3.30 - 3.50pm

Amir Dehsarvi (Dept of Electronics) and Gideon Hughes (Dept Biology) 

Parkinson's disease: artificial intelligence to aid diagnosis and evaluate therapies in humans and zebrafish 

Abstract (PDF , 104kb)

3.50 - 4.10pm

Paul Cairns (Dept of Computer Science)

Digital technology for wellbeing: the case for digital games Abstract (PDF , 312kb)

4.10 - 5.00pm

Discussion panel (all speakers)

5.00 - 6.00pm

Food, drink, networking and poster session (Atrium)


Posters strongly encouraged - feel free to mount a poster of any of your research which is at the physical-life sciences interface. All we ask is that you tick the checkbox when you register to help us to arrange the right number of poster boards. This will be a great focus to highlight your work and discuss with others.









Location: Diana Bowles Lecture Theatre K018 and Atrium, Department of Biology, University of York