2014 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer - Magnetic Materials in Medicine: Applications in Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Disease

Speaker: Prof. Tim St. Pierre
School of Physics, The University of Western Australia

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM 

Place: Room NE1-205, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
The lecture room is located in Building NE, first floor, at the cul-de-sac of 2111 East 96th Street.
Parking directions: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/contact/. 

Questions: Contact Maciej Zborowski, Ph.D. - zborowm@ccf.org 

Speaker Biography:
Professor Tim St Pierre heads the BioMagnetics Research Group in the School of Physics at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He trained at the University of Liverpool, UK, gaining a BSc with Honours in 1983 and a PhD in 1986. Following postdoctoral positions at Murdoch University in Western Australia, he was appointed to the faculty at The University of Western Australia in 1995. Professor St Pierre’s main scientific interests are in the application of physics to medicine and biotechnology. His research focuses on applications of magnetic measurement and characterization techniques for the non-invasive characterization of iron in biological systems. He and his team developed the non-invasive liver iron measurement technology, FerriScan®, which has been commercialised and used in over 20,000 patient measurements in hospitals around the world. He is currently working on magnetic methods for detection of parasites in human blood and fecal matter. He has published over 150 peer reviewed papers in the fields of iron and magnetism in biology, biotechnology, and medicine in journals such as Blood, Circulation, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 2010 he won a Clunies Ross Award from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering for his work on non-invasive measurement of tissue iron deposits.

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