Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience

The program offers an interdisciplinary, research-based and vanguard education to provide PhD students with the knowledge and skills to conduct biomedical and engineering science addressing relevant health care problems. The solution to these problems often requires a synergy between medicine and engineering and combined knowledge from many complementary disciplines; therefore, the program includes elements of electrophysiology, psychophysics, bio-signal processing, biostatistics, rehabilitation technology, machine learning, physiological modeling, decision support, big data, image analysis and computational neuroscience.

The PhD students can expect to have hands-on experience in cutting-edge research through specific doctoral courses and research, have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and work with internationally recognized experts. Some examples of the focus areas of the program are included in list below

Examples of research areas:

  • Diagnostics and Neurorehabilitation
  • Medical decision support
  • Physiological modeling
  • Cardiopulmonary physiology
  • Digital Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Neural engineering
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Medical imaging
  • Cardio technology
  • Pain neurobiology
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Artificial intelligence


Head of Program - Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience

Sabata Gervasio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Science from Aalborg University. Her main reseach areas include the use of neurophysiology to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders and electrophyisiology for gait rehabilitaion and pain treatment.