Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB)


LaSEEB is dedicated to research in biomedical systems and engineering, along two main lines: Biomedical Engineering and Bio-Inspired Algorithms. The approaches employed by the group involve biological and biomedical imaging, ranging from cell microscopy to ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as physiological signals such as the electroencephalogram and the electrocardiogram. Bio-inspired algorithms are also developed, ranging from evolutionary computing to swarm intelligence and agent-based simulations, applied to medicine and biology, but also to agriculture, energy and operational research areas. A special emphasis is given to the study of human brain function and neuroengineering, with applications in sleep, cognition and neurofeedback, as well as in pathologies such as epilepsy, dementia, cerebrovascular and psychiatric diseases.

Main research areas:

    • Biological and biomedical imaging
    • Biologic inspired optimization and complex systems simulation
    • Neuroengineering (sleep, cognition, neurofeedback)
    • Neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI, brain dynamics and networks)

Coordination: Patricia Figueiredo

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Rodolfo Abreu
David Afonso
Gina Caetano
Alexandre Calapez
Janir Cruz
Nuno Fachada
Carlos Fernandes
Patrícia Figueiredo
Andreia Gaspar
Rogério Largo
Fernando Melicio
Rita Gouveia Nunes
Nelson Perdigão
Joana Pinto
Agostinho Rosa
João Sanches

Current Projects

Acronym Name Funding Dates
TRACE Tracing Gastric Cancer using Quantitative Bioimaging Analysis FCT 2016-06|2019-05
SENSE Sensing dysfunctional E-cadherin cells in gastric epithelia FCT 2016-07|2019-06

Closed Projects