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WMG Associate Professor Lecture Series

WMG Associate Professor Lecture Series

Associate Professors Dr Jerome Charmet & Dr George Despotou

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 12:00-13:30

Host: Kurt Debattista

MS Teams Live Broadcast (A link will be provided to delegates following registration)

Speaker Biographies

Dr Jerome Charmet, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG received his Diplome d'Ingenieur in Microtechnology Engineering from HES-SO Arc in Switzerland in 1998, an MSc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2010, and PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2015.

Jerome worked for more than 10 years in industrial and academic positions, including Intel Corporation, the National Centre for Sensor Research of Dublin City University (Ireland) and the Microtechnology Institute of HES-SO Arc (Switzerland). He was the recipient of the 2011 W. D. Armstrong Studentship (Engineering for Life Science) at the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD on the development of biosensors for point-of-care diagnosis. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. Jerome has filed 4 patents (with industrial partners) and published 19 papers since joining WMG in October 2016.

Jerome will be giving an overview of his current activities, concentrating on two precision oncology projects. Jerome has worked with a company and clinicians to develop two devices that can simplify cancer management and in particular immunotherapies.

Eur Ing Dr George Despotou , PhD, CEng, is an Associate Professor in Digital Health Systems and Assured IT and a member of the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG. He holds a PhD from the University of York in High Critical Computer Systems. He has worked on numerous projects for companies and public organisations, in aerospace and healthcare. His research interest focusses on systems integration, safety and assurance cases, clinical decision support, systems modelling, safety and security certification, information governance, and health informatics.

The digital health transformation: at the crossroads of science, engineering and medicine.

Healthcare has experienced a profound transformation. This has been made possible by numerous applications that change the way one will interact with the healthcare system. Knowledge from biology, engineering, computer science, medicine, as well as knowledge from multiple domains such as aerospace and automotive, is brought together in digital health. This results in building safe, effective and efficient patient-centric services and empowering the patient to manage their daily care. The presentation gives an overview by examples, of digital health as the crossroads multiple disciplines.

You are warmly invited to attend these lectures. Please register your details below and if you have any questions, please contact

Upcoming lectures - dates for your diary

Monday 1st February 2021, 1:00-2:30pm - Associate Professors Mark Elliott and Michael Auinger

Monday 22nd February 2021, 12:00-1:00pm - Associate Professor Dhammika Widanalage

Friday 12th March 2021, 12:00-1:30 - Kurt Debattista, Reader and Associate Professor Stuart Coles

Tuesday 30th March 2021, 12:00-1:30 - Associate Professors Prakash Srirangam Venkata and Claire Dancer

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