Maria Boumpoiuli from the University of Strathclyde is visiting Jazmin Aguado-Sierra (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) as part of the CompBioMed Visitor Programme exchange:
María is a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, under the supervision of Dr Asimina Kazakidi. Her field of action is research of blood flow development in simplified geometries of the pulmonary bifurcation, in relation to adult patients with congenital heart disease. During her visit at the BSC, she will be working on generating patient-specific models in order to run a fully-coupled electro-mechanic fluid simulation of the right side of the heart. The simulations will include more realistic boundary conditions, and the function of the right ventricle and the pulmonary valve will also be considered. The work of this collaboration will help towards a better understanding of the haemodynamic environment in the pulmonary arteries of congenital heart patients.