Imperial College London

DrArmandoDel Rio Hernandez

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5187a.del-rio-hernandez

 
 
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Location

 

308Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Other, BE1-HWLS-Wet lab skills. (Undergraduate)

Cellular and Molecular Mechanotransduction (UG) - BIOE97139

Aims

To introduce the application of engineering principles and approaches towards the study of biomechanics and mechanotransduction in biology, bridging between the molecular, cellular, and tissue level scales, as relevant for biology, physiology, and medicine.

This includes a comprehensive and advanced analysis of cell function with emphasis in sub-cellular structures and functions involved in the processes by which cells transform mechanical stimuli into biochemical signalling. The course will also explore how mechanical forces affect the interaction of molecules.

Specific Aims:

  1. To enable analysis of how mechanical forces regulate biological and physiological function
  2. To understand mechanotransduction in physiological and pathological scenarios
  3. To allow understanding of the techniques recently developed to mechanically manipulate biological entities
  4. To understand the effect of mechanical forces over multiple length scales, bridging molecular, cellular and tissue-level biomechanics.

 

 

 

 

Role

Course Leader

Cellular and Molecular Mechanotransduction (PG) - BIOE97126

Aims

To introduce the application of engineering principles and approaches towards the study of biomechanics and mechanotransduction in biology, bridging between the molecular, cellular, and tissue level scales, as relevant for biology, physiology, and medicine.

This includes a comprehensive and advanced analysis of cell function with emphasis in sub-cellular structures and functions involved in the processes by which cells transform mechanical stimuli into biochemical signalling. The course will also explore how mechanical forces affect the interaction of molecules.

Specific Aims:

  1. To enable analysis of how mechanical forces regulate biological and physiological function
  2. To understand mechanotransduction in physiological and pathological scenarios
  3. To allow understanding of the techniques recently developed to mechanically manipulate biological entities
  4. To understand the effect of mechanical forces over multiple length scales, bridging molecular, cellular and tissue-level

Role

Lecturer

Medical and Biological Science 1 - BIOE40010

Aims

Autumn Term - Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

The aim of the course is to introduce students to two human physiological systems - the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system - that carry out functions and act in ways that are suited to an engineering as well as a physiological description. The course also aims to give brief outlines of some medical issues that arise from dysfunction of the systems. Finally, the course will give a practical introduction to methods (spirometry and electrocardiography) that are used to assess cardiovascular and respiratory performance.

 

Spring Term - Molecules cells and processes

The aim is to introduce the underlying molecular basis of cellular and sub-cellular processes in cells, with special emphasis for engineers. It will discuss these parts of the underlying theory that enables an engineer to better interpret literature and models of cells, covering aspects related to the structure and function of molecules, how they interact in metabolic and genetic processes and how some of these features can be exploited for biotechnology. 

Role

Lecturer

Medical and Biochemical Science 1 - BIOE40007

Aims

Autumn Term - Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

The aim of the course is to introduce students to two human physiological systems - the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system - that carry out functions and act in ways that are suited to an engineering as well as a physiological description. The course also aims to give brief outlines of some medical issues that arise from dysfunction of the systems. Finally, the course will give a practical introduction to methods (spirometry and electrocardiography) that are used to assess cardiovascular and respiratory performance.

Spring Term - Molecules cells and processes

The aim is to introduce the underlying molecular basis of cellular and sub-cellular processes in cells, with special emphasis for engineers. It will discuss these parts of the underlying theory that enables an engineer to better interpret literature and models of cells, covering aspects related to the structure and function of molecules, how they interact in metabolic and genetic processes and how some of these features can be exploited for biotechnology. 

 
 

Role

Lecturer