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16/07/2018
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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Jeffrey Fong

On Wednesday July 11, Dr. Jeffrey Fong, physicist and Project Manager of the Applied & Computational Mathematics Division of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg MD, USA, visited IT'IS as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. His presentation was entitled "Uncertainty Quantification Tools for Brain Metrology and an Application to the Multimodal Imaging-Based Detailed Anatomical (MIDA) Head-Neck Model."

The MIDA model, one of the most detailed models of the human head and neck available for computational life sciences, was developed by IT'IS in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration.

In his talk, Dr. Fong set out specifically to describe some of the classical tools used for uncertainty quantification (UQ) in magnetic resonance imaging based brain metrology as a complex three-stage problem involving the imaging hardware, concepts of ground truth, and semi-automatic image re-construction by artificial intelligence tools. Dr. Fong applied UQ tools to the MIDA dataset published in 2015 (Iacono, et al., 2015) and concluded that there is quantifiable variability in inter-operator and possibly also intra-operator data interpretation.

Dr. Fong's hearty enthusiasm for the topic of uncertainty made for a very enjoyable presentation!

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11/07/2018

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Zurich 43 Hosts Meeting of NEUROMAN Project Partners

Zurich 43 was the site of a meeting of the NEUROMAN project partners on Tuesday, July 10.

 
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09/07/2018

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Niels Kuster Presents Keynote Lecture on IoT at Symposium Co-Organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter

IT'IS Director Niels Kuster presented presented keynote lectures on “EM Evaluation and Optimization of IoT Systems: Standards, Software and Instrumentations” and “Workflow for Demonstration of Compliance of Transmitters Operating above 10 GHz” at a symposium on IoT co-organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter in Taipei on July 4, 2018.

 
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04/07/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof Sean Hill

Sean Hill, Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine visited IT'IS as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "The Multiscale Brain: Linking Genes, Brain States, Behavior and the Clinic."

 
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30/06/2018

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nk@itis.etzh.ch

 

IT’IS Paper Selected for the June 2018 Cover of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology

A paper co-authored by several researchers of the IT’IS Foundation, “Novel hyperthermia applicator system allows adaptive treatment planning: Preliminary clinical results in tumour-bearing animal”, is on the cover of the June 2018 issue of the June 2018 issue of the journal.

 
PUBLICATIONS

25/06/2018

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Total Field Reconstruction in the Near Field Using Pseudo-Vector E-Field Measurements

Serge Pfeifer, Eduardo Carrasco, Pedro Crespo-Valero, Esra Neufeld, Sven Kühn, Theodoros Samaras, Andreas Christ, Myles H. Capstick, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Early View, online 19 June 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TEMC.2018.2837897

 
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19/06/2018

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Perfusion Phantom Debut at ISMRM-ESMRBM 2018 in Paris

IT’IS showcased the new perfusion phantom designed for the EU-EMPIR project “Metrology for multi-modality imaging of impaired tissue perfusion” before the official opening of the ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018 joint meeting.

 
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08/06/2018

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Update from the Recent Meeting of IEC TC106 and ICES TC34 in Paris

Thanks to the tireless efforts of IEC TC106 and ICES TC34, the aggressive schedule to complete exposure assessment standards for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) communication technologies continues to be maintained.

 
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04/06/2018

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Members of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering Visit IT'IS

Members of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Friday, 1 June 2018.

 
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01/06/2018

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Radio Oncology Team of Cantonal Hospital Aarau Visits IT'IS

Members of the Radio-Oncology Center of the Cantonal Hospitals of Aarau (KSA) and Baden (KSB) visted the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, 31 May 2018.

 
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28/05/2018

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EUROSTARS RESTORE Project Workshop

The second workshop of the EUROSTARS project RESTORE was hosted by ZMT at Z43 on May 25, 2018.

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

20/05/2018

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IT'IS Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report 2017 features news about IT'IS, key figures for 2017, and overviews of selected highlights of last year: 

  • Instrumentation for Compliance Testing of 5G Mobile Devices 
  • Towards Science-Based Exposure Assessments of 5G Technology
  • o2S2PARC – Open Online Simulations for Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions 
  • Registration Approach for Personalization of Computational Anatomical Models 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

15/05/2018

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Release of Tissue Database V4.0

IT’IS Tissue Database V4.0:  Now including tissue elemental composition values for x-ray and gamma radiation studies.

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/04/2018

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Data-driven experimental evaluation method for the safety assessment of implants with respect to RF-induced heating during MRI

Aiping Yao, Earl Zastrow, and Niels Kuster, Radio Science, online 20 April 2018, DOI: 10.1029/2017RS006433

 
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11/04/2018

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Meeting of IEC TC106 WG9 and New Project Team for WPT Compliance Hosted by IT’IS April 10–11

Z43 was the site of the latest meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) 106 Working Group (WG) 9, held April 10 – 11 April 2018, convened by Dr. Teruo Onishi and hosted by the IT’IS Foundation, with sponsoring by Schmid & Partner Engineering (SPEAG). The 2-day meeting included the inauguration of the new Project Team (PT) 63184, established after the October 2017 plenary meeting of TC106 in Melbourne, Australia to formulate the basic standard for exposure to wireless power transfer (WPT) systems over the frequency range 1 kHz – 10 MHz.

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2018

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Effect of cell phone radiofrequency radiation on body temperature in rodents: Pilot studies of the National Toxicology Program's reverberation chamber exposure system

Michael E. Wyde, Thomas L. Horn, Myles H. Capstick, John M. Ladbury, Galen Koepke, Perry F. Wilson, Grace E. Kissling, Matthew D. Stout, Niels Kuster, Ronald L. Melnick, James Gauger, John R. Bucher, and David L. McCormick, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 190–199, April 2018, Online: 22 December 2017; doi: 10.1002/bem.22116.

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/04/2018

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Behavioural phenotypes in mice after prenatal and early postnatal exposure to intermediate frequency magnetic fields

Kajal Kumari, Hennariikka Koivisto, Myles Capstick, Jonne Naarala, Matti Viluksela, Heikki Tanila, and Jukka Juutilainen, Environmental Research, Volume 162, pp. 27-34, April 2018, Online: 22 December 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.12.013.

 
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30/03/2018

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Surprising Outcome of the Peer Review of the Draft Technical Reports of National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

On March 26 – 28, 2018, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) conducted an intense peer review of draft technical reports of the results of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of exposure of rodents to radiofrequency radiation. The public review process was attended by members of the public and was broadcast live from the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Scientists responsible for the studies made presentations to a panel of external experts on the methodologies used in the studies and the evaluation of the results and answered questions. 

 
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27/03/2018

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Snow + Sun = Fun: 2018 Z43 Ski Day

A record number of participants enjoyed outstanding snow conditions atop Klosters-Madrisa for Z43 Ski Day 2018 on Thursday, 22 March.

 

 
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02/03/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. em. Juan Mosig

Prof. em. Juan Mosig of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, March 1. He was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "Graphene-Based Terahertz Antennas and Related Devices."

 
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22/02/2018

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Update from IEC & IEEE Meeting

Plantation, Florida was the site of engaging standards work last week, where two new standards were initiated for assessing human exposure to electromagnetic fields at frequencies >10 GHz, and two existing standards were revised for SAR measurements at frequencies <10 GHz.

 
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09/02/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Eilif Muller

Dr. Eilif Muller of the EPFL's Blue Brain Project visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, February 8 as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "The HBP Brain Simulation Platform - Motivation, Architecture, Applications." Dr. Muller's extremely interesting presentation was well attended and stimulated many questions and much discussion.

 
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05/02/2018

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NTP Press Conference: Draft Technical Reports of the National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced the release of two draft technical reports of the results of studies of the health effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation in rodents. The NTP held a telephone press conference on Friday, February 2, 2018 to summarize the findings in the reports and answer questions. At a peer review of the draft reports, scheduled for March 26 – 28, 2018, Niels Kuster and Myles Capstick of IT'IS will provide background information on the design and rationale of the exposure regime.

 
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31/01/2018

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Fake vs. Real – The Zurich43 Retreat 2018 at Pilatus Kulm

Zurich43's annual retreat, this year with the theme "Fake vs. Real", was held 29 – 30 January 2018 at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm. The two days were packed with presentations and discussions to dissect high-quality science, products, and services.

 
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24/01/2018

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Game On! Z43’s Annual Party, 2018 “The Next Level” Edition

The annual Zurich 43 party, this year with the gamer theme “The Next Level”, was held at Halle 622 in Zurich-Oerlikon on Friday 19 January 2018.

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

23/01/2018

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Major ViP Extension: Morphing of Virtual Population Models Broadens BMI Population Coverage

IT’IS achieves long-awaited breakthrough with the release of morphed ViP models that cover slender to obese subjects.

 

 
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17/01/2018

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Faculty and Masters Students from the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Visit Zurich43

Prof. Sven Hirsch of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) visited Zurich43 with students in the Life Sciences - Applied Computational Life Sciences (ACLS) Master's Program on the afternoon of Monday, January 15, 2018 for a tour and an introduction to IT'IS research activities.

 

 
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21/12/2017

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel

Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel, the Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering of the Brain Mind Institute, SV, EPFL, visited the IT'IS Foundation on Tuesday, December 19 and was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "Non-invasive brain stimulation for recovery: Towards precision medicine."

 
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18/12/2017

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Winter 2017 Info Day at Z43

On Thursday, December 14, Niels Kuster delivered his annual "State of Z43" report to all employees. The presentation was followed by an apéro, where Niels was presented with a life-size portrait of himself!

 
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14/12/2017

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Z43 Visit to the Wyss Center at Campus Biotech in Geneva

Several representatives of Z43 visited the Wyss Center for Bio & Neuroengineering at Campus Biotech in Geneva.

 
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05/12/2017

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IT’IS Paper Selected for the May 2017 Cover of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

The paper "Pregnant women models analyzed for RF exposure and temperature increase in 3T RF shimmed birdcages" by Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Theodoros Samaras, Juan Córcoles, Fraser J. Robb, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster was selected for the May 2017 issue of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

 

 
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