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Gunnar Seemann

Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Seemann

Alumnus
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phone: +49 721 608 - 42790
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Lectures
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Seminar
Lecture


Completed bachelor or master theses
title type sws tutor
Master thesis

Robin Moss

Bachelor thesis

Emanuel Poremba 

Diplomarbeit

Jan Wingerter 

Studienarbeit

Marieme Ly

Bachelor thesis

Silvio Bauer 

Bachelor thesis

Robin Moss 

Bachelor thesis

Yannick Lutz

Diplomarbeit

Alexander Kurz

Diplomarbeit

Bettina Schwab

Diplomarbeit

Maider Alvarez de Eulate

Studienarbeit

Alexander Kurz

Bachelorarbeit

Maren Arp

Studienarbeit

Stefan Ponto

Diplomarbeit

Christian Rombach

Diplomarbeit

Paola Carrillo

Diplomarbeit

Thomas Fritz 

Studienarbeit

Mathias Wilhelms

Studienarbeit

Paola Carrillo

Diplomarbeit

Meike Karl 

Diplomarbeit

Dipl. Ing.  Stephan Lurz

Studienarbeit

Martin Janich

Li Rong

Diplomarbeit Dipl.-Ing. David Keller
Diplomarbeit

Dipl.-Ing. Hao Chen

Diplomarbeit

Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Buchta

Studienarbeit

Hong Ying  

Diplomarbeit

Kraisorn Chaisaowong  

Reinhold Müller

Diplomarbeit

Christine Höper  

Diplomarbeit

Daniel Weiß

Diplomarbeit

Kerstin Glänzel  

Diplomarbeit

Johannes Häfner  

Studienarbeit

Daniel Weiß  

Diplomarbeit

Matthias Mohr

Diplomarbeit

Leonhard Blümcke  

Diplomarbeit

Markus Jösel



Research Projects
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Supported Grants

Nov. 2006 – Oct. 2007

Funded member of the "Exzellenzakademie Medizintechnik 2006" of the DFG with the topic
"Multimodal Imaging in Medicine" with the project: "From channel protein to surface
ECG: Quantitative assessment of multi channel ECG variations in patients with Long QT syndrome
by computer models of the heart in conjunction with MRI"

Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2011

DFG Project SE 1758/2-1 research grant with the topic: "From channel protein to body surface ECG:
Investigating electrocardiographic effects of ion channel mutations using computational heart models"

Oct. 2009 – Mar. 2011 Research Seed Capital (RiSC) project of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg with the topic:
"MEDICARI – Modeling Efficiently Drug Induced Cardiac Arrhythmia for Research and Industry"
Apr. 2011 – Sept. 2011 Startup Budget (STUB) project of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with the topic:
"High-throughput-procedure to quantify the risk of drugs on the electrophysiology of the
 human heart: Measurement data integration and efficient simulation on GPU architectures"
Apr. 2011 – Mar. 2014 DFG Project SE 1758/3-1 research grant with the topic:"Computer-assisted investigation of
electrophysiological mechanisms of atrial fibrillation syndromes"

Supervised PhD work

2002 – 2005
                      

Iulia Graf
"Electrical Stimulation of the Human Left Ventricle"

2004 – 2007

Matthias Reumann
"Computer Assisted Optimisation of Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure and Supraventricular Arrhythmia"

2004 – 2008

Daniel Weiss
"Anatomical and Electrophysiological Modeling of the Human Ventricles – from the Ion Channel to the Electrocardiogram"

2008 – 2011 Frank Weber
"Personalizing Simulations of the Human Atria: Intracardiac Measurements, Tissue Conductivities and Cellular Electrophysiology"
2006 – 2011 David Keller
"Multi-Scale Modeling of the Ventricles: From Cellular Electrophysiology to Body Surface Electrocardiograms"

2009 – 2013

Martin Krüger
"Personalized Multi-Scale Modeling of the Atria : Heterogeneities, Fiber Architecture, Hemodialysis and Ablation Therapy"
2009 – 2013 Mathias Wilhelms
"Multiscale Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology : Adaptation to Atrial and Ventricular Rhythm Disorders and Pharmacological Treatment"
2010 – 2014 Matthias Keller
"Simultaneous fluorescence optical and electrical characterization of atrial tissue"
2010 – today

Thomas Fritz
Work about: Mechanical Modeling of the Heart

2013 – today Axel Loewe
Work about: In-silico Modeling of Atrial Fibrillation
2013 – today Markus Rottmann
Work about: Mulichannel Data Analysis of Simulated Atrial Pathologies
2013 – today Lukas Baron
Work about: Mechanical Modeling of the Heart

All Publications, sorted by years

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Awards

2013: Best PhD Poster Award

during the Cardiac Physiome Workshop in Bar Harbor, USA
Axel Loewe, Mathias Wilhelms, Jochen Schmid, Mathias J. Krause, Fathima Fischer, Eberhard P. Scholz, Olaf Dössel, Gunnar Seemann
A Hybrid Optimization Approach for the Adaptation of Cardiac Ion Current Formulations

2013: 2nd price at students competition

2nd price at student competition, BMT, 2013 Graz
Axel Loewe, Mathias Wilhelms, Fathima Fischer, Eberhard P. Scholz, Olaf Dössel, Gunnar Seemann
Impact of hERG Mutations on Simulated Human Atrial Action Potentials

2012: 3rd price at students competition

3rd price at student competition, BMT, 2012 Jena
A. Dorn, M. W. Krueger, G. Seemann, and O. Dössel,
Modelling of heterogeneous human atrial electrophysiology

2006: Best Poster Award

During the conference Computers in Cardiologie in Valencia the following presentation received the best poster award:
G. Seemann, D. U. J. Keller, D. L. Weiss, and O. Dössel.
Modeling Human Ventricular Geometry and Fiber Orientation based on Diffusion Tensor MRI. In Proc. Computers in Cardiology, volume 33, Sep. 2006.

DGBMT-Award 2006 of the Foundation-Family-Klee for the advancement of scientific procreation

Submitted PhD thesis:
G. Seemann: Modeling of Electrophysiology and Tension Development in the Human Heart. Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe, ISBN 3-937300-66-X, 2005.

2005:

Students competition at the 14th International Conference of Medical Physics und der 39th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering 14-17 September 2005 in Nürnberg

3. Price
H. Chen, D. L. Weiß, G. Seemann, O. Dössel.
Simulated Electromechanical Heterogeneity in Human Left Ventricle. In Proc. Biomedizinische Technik, volume 50-1, pages 564-565, Sep. 2005.

2004: Best Poster Award

During the workshops for the retirement of Prof. Dennis Noble in Oxford Oct. 2004 the following presentation received the best poster award:
G. Seemann, F. B. Sachse, O. Dössel, A. V. Holden, M. R. Boyett, and H. Zhang.
3D Anatomical and Electrophysiological Model of Human Sinoatrial Node and Atria. In J. Physiol, PC26, 2004

2003: Students competition at the Joint Congress of the Austrian, German, and Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering 25-27 September 2003 in Salzburg

1. Price in the category "Modeling - Fibrillation/Defibrillation"
D. L. Weiß, G. Seemann, F. B. Sachse and O. Dössel.
Investigation of electrophysiological heterogeneity and anisotropy across the human ventricular wall. In Biomedizinische Technik, volume 48-1, pages 228-229, Sep. 2003.

2. Price in the category "Modeling-Simulation I"
C. Höper, G. Seemann, F. B. Sachse, H. Zhang and O. Dössel.
3D Computer Model of Human Atrial Anatomy and Electrophysiology. In Biomedizinische Technik, volume 48-1, pages 2-3, Sep. 2003.(PDF)

2001: Best Poster Award

During the conference Computers in Cardiologie in Rotterdam the following presentation received the best poster award:
G. Seemann, F. B.  Sachse, C. Riedel, C. D. Werner, and O. Dössel.
Regional and Frequency Dependencies of Force Development in the Myocardium: A Simulation Study. In Proc. Computers in Cardiology, volume 28, Sep. 2001.

2001: Siemens Technology Award

Award of the faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for the best diploma thesis in the area of Information Technology:
G. Seemann, Elektrische Erregungsausbreitung im Herzen ausgehend von  elektrophysiologischen Zellmodellen: Erregungsausbreitung im Zellverband,  Parametrisierung Zellulärer Automaten. Diploma Thesis, Institut für Biomedizinische Technik, Universität  Karlsruhe (TH), Aug. 2000.

2001: Students competition at the 35th Annual Congress of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering 19-21 September in Bochum

1. Price in the category "Simulation / Software I"
L.G. Blümcke, F. B. Sachse, G. Seemann, C. D. Werner, and O. Dössel.
Entwicklung eines schnellen Verfahrens zur Deformation im Herzen ausgehend von makroskopischen Modellen der Kraftentwicklung. In Biomedizinische Technik, volume 46-1, pages 516-517 Sep. 2001. (PDF)

2. Price in the category "Simulation / Software I"
D.L. Weiß, F. B. Sachse, C. D. Werner, G. Seemann, and O. Dössel.
Vergleich elektrophysiologischer Modelle bei simulierten atrialen Fibrillationen. In Biomedizinische Technik, volume 46-1, pages 514-515, Sep. 2001. (PDF)

2. Price in the category "Simulation / Software II"
M. Jösel, F. B. Sachse, G. Seemann, C. D. Werner, and O. Dössel.
Simulation der Katheterisierung und Radio-Frequenz-Ablation in der Kardiologie mit einem haptischen Interface. In Biomedizinische Technik, volume 46-1, pages 528-529, Sep. 2001. (PDF)

2000: Students competition at the 34th Annual Congress of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering

1. Price
G. Seemann, F. B. Sachse,  C. D. Werner, and O. Dössel.
Parametrisierung Zellulärer Automaten der Erregungsausbreitung im Herzen  ausgehend von elektrophysiologischen Zellmodellen. In Biomedizinische Technik, volume 45-1, pages 481-482, Sep.  2000.

Curriculum Vitae

1973 Born in Hamburg, Germany, on October 28th.
Oct. 1994 – Sep. 2000 Studies included Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH),
Karlsruhe, Germany
Industrial practical work experience at Philips Medical Systems in Hamburg, Germany, in summer 1998.
Specialization of the studies: Biomedical Engineering
Final degree: Diplom-Ingenieur
Diploma thesis: “Elektrische Erregungsausbreitung im Herzen ausgehend von elektrophysiologischen
Zellmodellen: Erregungsausbreitung im Zellverband, Parametrisierung Zellulärer Automaten” at the
Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
Nov. 2000 – Sep. 2005 Postgraduate at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH),
Karlsruhe, Germany
Final degree: Doktor-Ingenieur (summa cum laude)
Dissertation: “Modeling of Electrophysiology and Tension Development in the Human Heart”
Sep. 2005 – current Asisstant and accociate professor and research group leader at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering
at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Additional tasks

  • Group leader cardiac modeling
  • System administrator (MacOSX workstation + cluster; user management; web page; software etc.)                                                                                          
  • Class advisor for the biomedical engineering class
  • Administration of the IBT developed software
  • IT delegate of the Institute

Memberships

  • German Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) in the VDE
  • Biophysical Society
  • European Society of Cardiology

Miscellaneous

  • Coordinator und researcher in the project H4 of the SFB 414 "Rechner und sensorgestützte Chirurgie" of the German Research Foundation DFG (Nov. 2000 – Dec. 2003)
  • Co-organizer of the conference "Biomedizinische Technik 2002" in Karlsruhe with approximately 330 presentations and 600 participants
  • Funded member of the "Exzellenzakademie Medizintechnik 2005" of the DFG (Project phase: Nov. 2006 – Oct. 2007)
  • Conference chair of "Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart 2007" in Salt Lake City, USA
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Electrocardiology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, and Annals of Biomedical Engineering