Scientific teams

Partner 1 - CREATIS - INSA Lyon - UMR 5220 - CNRS

CREATIS Laboratory

CREATIS ( is a biomedical imaging research laboratory whose main areas of excellence and international influence are linked to two fundamental problems, namely:

  • Identification of major health issues that can be addressed by imaging
  • Identification of theoretical barriers in biomedical imaging related to signal and image processing, modelling and numerical simulation.

CREATIS meets these challenges through a multidisciplinary approach, based on a matrix organisation which stimulates interaction between six research teams working in information and communication science and technology, engineering sciences and life sciences.

Partner 2 - University of Geneva - UNIGE

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of the major Swiss universities, with a strong international recognition. The Computer Science Department is a multidisciplinary oriented research team. Through research and education activities, it promotes a conceptual and theoretical approach, together with a commitment to real life applications.

Prof B. Chopard is the head of the Scientific and Parallel Computing group

Partner 3 - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL) is one of the two leading institutions in research and education in engineering in Switzerland. Like its sister institution, ETHZ in Zurich, it has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. EPFL counts more than 250 laboratories, about 5000 bachelor/master students, more than 1600 PhD students and about 240 professors.

The Signal Processing Laboratory 5 (LTS5) of EPFL is directed by Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran.

Partner 4 - Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB

Université Libre de Bruxelles (2009) with 3.462 FTE = ± 4,850 people (not including the teaching hospital),Academic staff 755 FTE = 1,400 people, Research staff 1,458 FTE = 2,150 people (including 500 researchers under contract and 400 on doctorate scholarships), Administration and technical services 1,249 FTE = 1,300 people132 M€, State subsidies: 31 M€ (24%), Research contracts: 70 M€ (53%), Research allocations from FRS-FNRS, FRIA: 27 M€ (20%), Own resources: 4 M€ (3%)

The Laboratory of Experimental Medicine (ULB 222 Unit) is a laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine which handles all biological tests suitable for (pre)-clinical and has a long experience in fundamental medical research.

Partner 5 - COVALIA Interactive - COVA

COVALIA is a company specialized in telemedicine, developing and commercializing telediagnosis solutions applying to teleconsultation, teleexpertise and teleassistance. The society is located in Besançon and is composed of 12 persons.

COVALIA is becoming a crucial partner for telehealth main protagonists by providing innovative and reliable products developed by a highly qualified and committed team of specialists engaged in improving services in the healthcare system. COVALIA has an extensive experience in EU Framework projects, including Interreg III and Interreg IV, among others.

Partner 6 - German Research School for Simulation Sciences - GRS

The German Research School for Simulation Sciences GmbH is a joint venture of RWTH Aachen University and Research Center Juelich (Forschungszentrum Jülich). Equipped with dedicated modern facilities in Aachen and on the Jülich campus, and privileged access to world-class computing and visualization resources, the mission of the GRS is to provide a unique environment for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and education in the applications and methods of simulation in science and engineering. Our focus is particularly on the fields of Applied Supercomputing in Engineering, Parallel Programming, Computational Biophysics and Computational Materials Science. In it’s PhD and Masters’ program the GRS offers advanced interdisciplinary graduate training for the next generation of computational scientists and engineers.

Partner 7 - Universiteit van Amsterdam - UvA

Universiteit van Amsterdam - UvA

The Section Computational Science (SCS) research group is part of the Science Faculty of the University of Amsterdam and resides in the Informatics Institute. SCS aims to be a worldwide key player in the school of thought on computational science in research and education, focusing on applications in Biomedical research.

UvA (A.G. Hoekstra) has an extensive experience on multi-scale multi-science modeling of biomedical systems as well as many publications detailing the Lattice Boltzmann method and its applications in Hemodynamics. These application range from systolic flows in the human abdominal aorta and in-stent restenosis using a Complex Automata (CxA) approach, to providing environments for simulation of blood flow in patient specific arteries through HemoSolve.

Partner 8 - ev3 Europe SAS - ev3

ev3 is a global leader and best-in-class technology provider for specialists treating a wide range of vascular diseases and disorders. ev3 is committed to the peripheral vascular and neurovascular markets offering a comprehensive portfolio of treatment options, including the primary interventional technologies used today - peripheral angioplasty balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, flow diversion, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion balloons.

Partner 9 - Hospices Civiles de Lyon - HCL

The Civil hospices of Lyon are a public corporation and the second University hospital of France (CHU). True center of competences integrating all the disciplines, they have a broad pallet of human, technical means and logistics to ensure their missions of care, teaching, research and medical innovation, prevention and education for health. Hôpital Neurologique of Lyon (HNL) is a part of Hospices Civiles de Lyon ( HCL ). It is a 450 beds specialised institution, devoted to the field of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology.

 The department of Neuroradiology in Lyon takes care of about 200 intracranial aneurysms (IA) per year

Partner 10 - University of Siegen - USIEGEN

The University of Siegen is a modern research university located in the border triangle of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz. Currently, approximately 16.800 students are enrolled which are supported by over 1.500 scientific and administrative employees. In the beginning of 2011 the University of Siegen was restructured to promote its transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary character. Twelve departments were united in four theme-centred faculties. The chair of Simulation Techniques and Scientific Computing is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering.

The focus of the institute “Simulation Techniques and Scientific Computing (STS) Research focus is on simulations of large technical applications, in particular in the field of fluid dynamics.