Keynote Speakers: Theo Arts

Theo Arts is emeritus professor on biomedical modeling at the department of Biomedical Engineering within the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Maastricht University. His background is Electronic Engineering (1971), but throughout his career the disciplines mechanics, physics and cardiovascular physiology were of major importance. He is currently focusing on application of familiar physical, mechanical and chemical principles in modeling of the cardiovascular system from macroscopic level down to the molecule. Current research subjects are heart mechanics, hemodynamics, fatty acid transfer to the cardiomyocyte, and contraction of the cardiomyocyte.