Sunday Symposium

Modeling Cardiac Function from Nano Scale to Macro Scale


The Sunday Symposium will be held at Albert-Schweitzer-Saal, Reinhold-Frank-Straße 48a, 76133 Karlsruhe. For directions, see here.


Modeling Cardiac Function from Nano Scale to Macro Scale

12:30 Registration opens (no lunch provided)

13:30 Welcome

13:40 Unveiling the Heart's Gender Divide: Sex-Specific Multi-scale Mechanisms of Atrial Arrhythmia Susceptibility

EleEle Grandi, PhD, FHRS, is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, the Chair of the Biophysics Graduate Group, and a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California Davis. She earned her MSc degree in Electronic Engineering in 2003 and PhD in Bioengineering in 2007 at the University of Bologna, and then pursued postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Donald Bers at the Department of Physiology, Loyola University Chicago & Department of Pharmacology, UC Davis. Her research utilizes mathematical modeling and simulation as an interpretative and predictive science to investigate the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias.

14:20 Modeling the Heart Cell by Cell

MarkMark Potse, PhD is a research professor at the University of Bordeaux, member of the electrophysiology and heart modeling institute Liryc and the CARMEN team at the Inria center in Bordeaux. Following a PhD in physics at the University of Amsterdam he previously worked in biomedical-engineering, physiology, and computational science labs in Montreal, Maastricht, and Lugano. He works both on the development of high-performance cardiac simulation methods and on challenging applications to research on cardiac arrhythmia.

15:00 coffee break

15:45 Atrial Cardiomyopathy – The Substrate of Arrhythmogenesis in Atrial Fibrillation and Contractile Dysfunction with Risk for Thrombo-embolic Stroke

AmirProf. Amir Jadidi trained in interventional electrophysiology with Prof. Michel Haissaguerre in Bordeaux, France and joined the Arrhythmia Section of Prof. Thomas Arentz at the Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Heart Center Bad Krozingen, University Hospital Freiburg as senior electrophysiologist in 2011, where he became Deputy Head of the Arrhythmia Division in 2022. Since 2023 he is Head of the Arrhythmia Section at the Heart Center Lucerne, Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne in Switzerland. His clinical and scientific work focuses on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and personalized treatment of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias making use of feature-based and AI-based algorithms for digital ECG analysis, novel imaging and non-invasive electro-anatomical mapping techniques.

16:25 Generation of Synthetic Databases of 12 lead ECGs using Electrophysiological Simulations

KarliKarli Gillette, PhD received dual undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah in May 2015. She received a Master's degree in December 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Rob MacLeod at the SCI Institute focusing on the correction and processing of experimentally-recorded canine signals measured using an epericardial sock for use in algorithm validation of implantable cardio defibrillators. In Dec 2021, Karli received a PhD on the automation and functionalization of personalized cardiac models of electrophysiology. Currently, she is working as a PostDoc at the Medical University of Graz on extending these personalized models to various clinical and industrial applications.

17:05 Panel discussion

18:00 Symposium ends

Welcome Reception

From 18:00 on, we will welcome you at Badisch Brauhaus (Stephanienstr. 38-40, 76133 Karlsruhe) for welcome drinks and some nibbles. For directions, see here.