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Head of Institute:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Dössel 
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Werner Nahm

Postal address:
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Visitor / Delivery address:
Building 30.33
Fritz-Haber-Weg 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Fon: +49 721 608-42650
Fax: +49 721 608-42789
E-Mail: infoYwq2∂ibt kit edu


Mrs. cand. el. Lorena Krames:

"Modeling of the Human Cerebral Collateral Circulation Evaluation of the Impact on the Cerebral Pathophysiology in Case of Ischemic Stroke"
(Bachelor thesis)

Date: 05.Mar.2018 10:00 h

Place: IBT library, building 30.33, room 517


We are hiring 2 PhD students for the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN "MY-ATRIA". Application deadline: end of February. More

Moreover, we are looking for PhD student for the DFG funded project "Sustainable Lifecycle Management for Scientific Software: Software Development and Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology". Application deadline: March, 11. More

Welcome to the home page of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since more than 50 years we do research and teaching in the field of Biomedical Engineering.

In interdisciplinary projects together with medical doctors and medical industries we investigate new technical systems, that help to diagnose diseases earlier and more accurate and that make therapies more successful.

The main focus of the research program of Prof. Dr. Olaf Dössel is the analysis of biosignals from the heart (ECG and electrograms), the imaging of electrophysiological sources in the heart (ECG Imaging), computer modelling of the heart and numerical field calculation in human body.

A second focus is currently established by Prof. Dr. Werner Nahm: it’s the research on optical systems in medicine and life sciences, e.g. new intraoperative applications of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and confocal microscopy in neurosurgery.



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KIT Doctoral Award for Gustavo Lenis

Gustavo Lenis is one of the recipients of the 10th KIT Doctoral Award. With this award, KIT honors outstanding doctoral candidates and emphasizes the high status of junior scientists. His doctorate reflects the wide range of research opportunities at KIT and should be a role model for others.

Reentry Map
Automatic identification of atrial tachycardia mechanisms

Atrial tachycardia still poses a major challenge in catheter ablation. Researchers at IBT have developed a method to automatically analyze intracardiac signals leveraging spatio-temporal relationships. Using this method, reentry mechanisms and critical sites in the atria can be automatically identified. Such automatic interpretation of intracardiac mapping data could help to improve the treatment strategy in complex cases of atrial tachycardia. The study was published in the scientific journal "IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering".

PhD student wanted!

We are looking for a PhD student for the project  "Sustainable Lifecycle Management for Scientific Software: Software Development and Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology". [Application details]

In this DFG funded project, we will advance our modeling framework for cardiac electrophysiology towards a sustainable research software in collaboration with the Steinbuch Computing Center and the Institute for Applied Materials at KIT, the KIT library and the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Heart Center Freiburg ∙ Bad Krozingen (UHZ). Besides being part of this research software development effort, you will apply the software to answer clinically relevant questions in collaboration with our cardiologist partners.

Mark Nothstein
New research assistant at IBT

We would like to welcome Mr. Mark Nothstein as a research assistant starting January 1st, 2018. Mr. Mark Nothstein‘s research focuses on the characterization of the electrophysiological substrate in patients with atrial fibrillation. The existing classification system used in clinics today is based solely on a patient’s symptoms. Recent studies suggest, however, the symptoms do not correlate with the patient’s actual burden of atrial fibrillation. Since the success rates of interventional or medical therapy are dependent on the individual disease progression stage, a classification is required which better correlates with the severity of electrophysiological changes to improve the currently unsatisfactory success rates of atrial fibrillation treatment.

Review article about modeling ischemia

In the special issue "Advances in cardiac cellular electrophysiology – relevance for clinical translation" of the journal "Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie", a review article about "Cardiac ischemia—insights from computational models" by authors from IBT and the University Heart Center Freiburg/Bad Krozingen will be published. In this article the basics of multiscale computational modeling of cardiac electrophysiology from the molecular ion channel to the whole body scale are described. By modeling cardiac ischemia, it is illustrated how in silico experiments can contribute to our understanding of how the pathophysiolo- gical mechanisms translate into changes observed in diagnostic tools such as the electrocardiogram (ECG). 

MY-ATRIA Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN

We are looking for 2 PhD students for the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN "MY-ATRIA". [Application details]

MY-ATRIA brings together universities, companies and hospitals from 5 European countries (Italy, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany). The multidisciplinary network has developed research and training “without walls” among academic, industrial and clinical entities in the area of atrial disease. MY-ATRIA will generate a new profile of Researcher with an intersectoral expertise able to fill the existing gap between basic research and clinical/business-oriented solutions.