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GRAMMER European Spine Journal Award for Co-Me Scientists

November 2009 ---  At the recent EuroSpine 2009 Congress in Warsaw, members of the research group of PD Dr. Stephen Ferguson were presented with the prestigious Grammer European Spine Journal Award, granted for the best basic science paper published during the previous year in the journal.

Award for Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

November 2009 ---  Co-Me congratulates Professor Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Dr. h. c. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer. He received the "Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 for Excellence in Computer Aided Surgery around the Head" at the 6th International Conference on Computer Aided Surgery around the Head. The award ceremony took place at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

Co-Me Scientists Win Venture Kick Grant

September 2009 ---  Congratulations to Matthias Peterhans and Professor Stefan Weber from the Center for Computer Assisted Surgery CCAS at ARTORG Center, University of Bern. They have passed the first stage of the Venture Kick competition with their startup project 'CAScination'. The team has been awarded a CHF 10'000 grant for the development of their business idea, a navigation system for soft tissue surgery.

Lutz Nolte Leads the MedTech Initiative of the CTI

September 2009 ---  Professor Lutz P. Nolte, Co-Director of the NCCR Co-Me, has accepted the position of Head of the MedTech Initiative of the Innovation Promotion Agency (CTI). He is replacing Gilberto Bestetti who has recently stepped down. Lutz P. Nolte is Director of the Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics at the University of Bern and Director of the ARTORG Research Center for Biomedical Engineering Research.

Marco Caversaccio elected Professor for ENT Surgery

August 2009 ---  The NCCR Co-Me congratulates Marco Caversaccio. He has been elected full professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern and Head of the Department of Ears, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital Bern.

Break through in non-invasive neurosurgery

June 2009 ---  The Magnetic Resonance Center of the University Children's Hospital Zurich has achieved a world first break through in MR-guided, non-invasive neurosurgery. Ten patients have been successfully treated by means of transcranial high-intensity focused ultrasound. This novel technology now opens up new horizons allowing to develop non-invasive intervention procedures for a variety of brain diseases including brain tumors.

SNSF Picture of the Month: Individual three-dimensional organ models make planning operations easier

May 2009 ---  A photograph related to the Co-Me project of Professor Stefan Weber has been selected as Picture of the Month by the Swiss National Science Foundation. It shows two surgeons using an individual 3D model of a liver to plan the removal of a tumour.

Swede Dates in Bern

March 2009 ---  The first Swiss-Swedish R&T Workshop on Image Processing, Visualization and Modeling took place from the 9th-10th of March at the ARTORG Center of the University of Bern.

MIRALab team wins first Eurographics 2009 Medical Prize

February 2009 ---  The MIRALab team of Co-Me Project 7 wins the first "Eurographics 2009 Medical Prize" for their contribution Virtual Hip Joint: from Computer Graphics to Computer-Assisted Diagnosis.

Honorary Doctorate for Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

January 2009 ---  Professor Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, leader of Co-Me project 7 and head of MIRALab, University of Geneva, received a Dr. Honoris Causa in Natural Sciences from the Leibniz University of Hannover on 22nd of January 2009. She was honoured for her outstanding and pioneering work on virtual humans.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Last update 2009-11-16
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