Keynote Speakers: Gunnar Seemann

Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Seemann
Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine
Computational Modeling Group
University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen and Medical Center
Elsässer Str. 2q
79115 Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Gunnar Seemann studied Electrical Engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (1994-2000). At the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) he started to work on computational modeling of the cardiac function for his diploma thesis (2000), which he continued for his PhD thesis ‘Modeling of Electrophysiology and Tension Development in the Human Heart’ (2005). Following this, he stayed as an assistant and later on as an associate professor and research group leader at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at KIT (2005-2015). Since 2016, Gunnar Seemann heads the Computational Modeling section at the IEKM in Freiburg. His main scientific interests are i) functional modeling of the heart including electrophysiology, propagation, tension development, deformation and electromechanical interactions from protein to ECG; ii) precise modeling of physiological function of the atria and ventricles to enable a predictive value of pathological descriptions (e.g. atrial fibrillation, ischemia, genetic defects, and drug effect); iii) heterocellular interaction modeling (myocytes and fibroblasts); and iv) optogenetic modeling.