Vasileios Vavourakis






My scientific expertise is in continuum solid mechanics & biomechanics, in-silico modelling in applied mechanics and bioegineering, and in numerical methods and high-performance computing. As such, my research work spans from theoretical mechanics to systems biology and medicine, and to computer science. Thus, my current activities concern the development of innovative mathematical & computational models to elucidate the physiology of wound healing and tissue regeneration associated – with particular emphasis in chronic diseases and radiotherapy. As such, I am very active in developing innovative integrative dynamic in-silico models and simulation systems towards pre-operative planning combined with multi-modal clinical image data. Also, I am working towards developing novel multiscale in-silico models – combined with state-of-the-art in-vitro cancer models – that encompass cancer pathophysiology, e.g. tumour growth and tumour-induced angiogenesis. In summary, my long-term vision is to amalgamate modelling with experiments towards personalised surgical planning and decision making, as well as investigate the patho-physiology of cancer and other diseases.

In 2014, I was awarded by the European Commission of a very competitive Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development under the FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF call. As of February 2015, I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Medical Image Computing of the University College London. For more details about my fellowship, please visit the separate web-page I maintain for the project: "iBeSuP" [here].

However, for more information and profile details, please visit my page at UCL's Institutional Research Information System [here].