Fractals in Biology and Medicine

            (l):  invited lecture : 30-45 min.
            (p): oral presentation : 20 min.

  • Angela Downs-Rigaut   St Marc-le-Blanc,  F                                                         
    Jean Paul  Rigaut: a personal portrait (l)
  • Gabriel Landini. University of Birmingham, UK
    Jean Paul Rigaut's contribution to the fractal geometry in biology. (l)
  • Marino Viganò, Locarno  CH, Milano  I
    Castle's Rivellino (1507): Leonardo at Locarno ?  (l)
  • Fabio Grizzi, Istituto Clinico Humanitas,  Rozzano, Millano  I 
    The fractal design of  human anatomy  in the era of system biology.(l)
  • Rangaraj M.Rangayyan. University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Fractal analysis of breast tumours in mammograms. (l)
  • Rangaraj M.Rangayyan. University of Calgary, Calgary,  Canada 
    Detection of architectural distortion in prior mammograms using Gabor filters,
    phase portraits, fractal analysis, and texture analysis. (p)
  • Rasha Fadel Abu Eid. The University of Jordan, Amman Jordan
    Architectural  changes associated with ageing of the normal oral buccal mucosa. (p)
  • Wlodzimierz Klonowski. Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw , Poland
    Simple fractal method of assessment of histological texture for medical diagnosis.(p)
  • Agnieska Kitlas, Marta  Borowska, Edward Oczeretko, Marek Kowalewski,
    Miroslava Urban.  University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland                     
    Lempel-Ziv complexity measure and approximation entropy in the analysi
    s of the heart rate variability in children. (p)
  • Marta Borowska, Edward Oczeretko, Piotr Sobaniec, Tadeusz Laudanski
    University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
    Syncrhonization in multivariate biomedical time series-nonlinear dynamic methods. (p)
  • Herbert F. Jelinek*, Nebojša T. Milošević, Dušan Ristanović *Charles Stuart University, Albury A; University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Fractal dimension as a tool for classification of rat retinal  ganglion cells (p)
  • Loretta Ichim*° , Radu Dobrescu*
    *Faculty of Control and Computers, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
    °Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of  Virology, Romanian Academy,  Romania
    Using fractal analysis for determination of the size  distribution of HeLa cellular nuclei 
    in spectrophotometric images (p)  
  • Konradin Metze*, Randall Luis Adam**, Neucimar  J. Leite**,  Irene G.H.

    *Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, State University of Campinas
    (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil;**Institute of Computing , State University of Campinas
    ***Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, State University of Campinas,Brazil
    A comparison of different methods for the evaluation of the fractal dimension of surface:
    a study based on synthetic images and on chromatin structure in cytology (p)

  • Konradin Metze*, Randall Luis Adam**,  , Maria Luiza de Castro Valladào***,
    Karim Cury Scarpelli****,
    Neucimar J.Leite**,   Irene G.H. Lorand-Metze *****
    *Department of Pathology, Faculty of  Medicine, State University of Campinas,
    Campinas; **Institute of Computing , State University of Campinas; ***Postgraduate
    Course in Medical Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, State University of Campinas;
    **** Postgraduate Course in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine; *****Department of
    Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, State University ofCampinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.
    The Goodness of fit log-log regression of the Minkowski-Bouligand algorithm applied
    to routine cytology as a pronostic factor (p)
  • Mircea V. Rusu 
    Department of Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest,
    Bucharest, Romania
    Aspects of pattern formation outside of equilibrium (p)
  • H. Akkari (1), I.Bhouri (2), A.Ben Abdallah(1), P.Dubois (3), M.H. Bedoui (1)
    (1) Laboratoire de biophysique, TIM, Faculté de Médecine de Monastir, Tunisie.
    (2) Unité de recherche Multifractals et Ondelettes, Faculté des sciences de Monastir,
    Tunisie. (3) Laboratoire de biophysique, INSERM, U 703, ITM, CHRU Lille, France.
    Lacunarity estimation for analysis of 3D images of trabecular bone (p) 
  • M.M Bouguerra, M.A. Alimi 
    REGIM, ENIS, BP W, , University of Sfax , Sfax,  Tunisia 
    Fractal analysis limitation to describe and classify (normal and pathological cases)
    of human retinal blood vessels. (p) 
  • Catalin-Iulian Chiurciu (2), Ion Dina(3), Camelia-Doina Vrabie(3), Marius Cornitescu(1)
    (1) "Stefan S. Nicolau" Institute of Virology, Bucharest; (2) "Dr. C. Chiurciu" Medical
    Praxis, Bucharest; (3) "St. John" Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.
    Structure recognition in human optical microscopy specimens using the fractal analysis of the
    spatial colour density distribution. (p)              
  • Sonal O. Uppal (1), Dimitri V. Voronine (2), Elizabeth Wendt (3), Carol A. Heckman (3)
    1) Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, USA;  2) Institut Physikalische Chemie  Wuerzburg  Germany;  3) Department of Biological  Sciences, Cleveland,  USA 
    Morphological fractal analysis of cell shape in cancer chemotherapy. (p)
  • Ralf Metzler (1,2), Michael A  Lomholt    (3)
    (1) Physics Department, Technical University of Munich, D-85747 Garching, Germany;
    (2) Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1,
    D-80539 Munich, Germany; (3) Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of
    Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark  
    When  Nature goes beyond the central limit theorem: from gene control to animal foraging (l)
  • Gabriel  Landini,  David A. Randell
    Oral Pathology Unit, School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham, UK 
    The complexity of cellular neighbourhoods.(p) 
  • Marielda Cataldi (1), Francesca Carella (1),Gionata De Vico (1), Stefano Beltraminelli
    (2), Gabriele A. Losa (2)

    (1) Università Federico II Napoli  I; (2) Insitute of Scientific Interdisciplinary Studies,
    Locarno  CH 
    The expression of beta catenin in relation to the fractal organization of canine trichoblastoma tissues (p).
  • Venus Sharifi- Salamantian, Paris  F
    On stereological estimation in the presence of spatial heterogeneity  (p)
  • Giovanni Dietler
    Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Vivante, Ecole Polytechnique
    de Lausanne (EPFL),  CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Polymer Physics versus DNA Topology  (p)
  • Przemko Waliszewski 
    Department of Urology, Klinikum Fichtelgebirge 95615 Marktredwitz  Germany
    Fokker-Planck equation and coupling in modelling of tumour growth. (p)
  • Giorgio Bianciardi, C. Traversi, C. De Felice, G.M. Tosi, G.Latini
    Dept. of Human Pathology and Oncology,University of Siena,  Siena  Italy
    Phase transition of vascular network architecture in human pathologies (p)
  • Mauro Tambasco
    Department of Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary,  Canada
    Local Variations in the Architectural Complexity of Histology Specimens (p)
  • Nebojša T. Milošević
    University of Belgrade, Belgrade Serbia
    The box-counting method as an efficient tool for 2D fractal analysis
    of neuronal dendritic arbor (p)
  • Alexander Delides
    Athens Medical Center , Athene   Greece
    Fractals and Sleep: Fractal Quantitative Endoscopic Analysis of the upper airway
    as a predictor for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (p)

  • Julia Maria Kroepfl (a), Roland Sedivy (b), Helmut Ahammer  (a)
    (a) Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of Graz A-8010 Graz, Austria
    (b)Landesklinikum  St. Pölten, A-3100 ST. Pölten, Austria
    The importance of the Fast Fourier dimension and texture statistics for a medical
    classification problem. (p)
  • Andras Eke
    Institute of Human Physiology and Clinical Experimental Research, Semmelweis
    University, Budapest, Hungary
    Fractal physiological time series analysis: from methods to applications in assessment
    of perfusion dynamics in the human brain cortex from the standpoint of age, gender and
    localization. (l)
  • Fiorenzo Marinelli (1), Giorgio Turchetti (2), Nicoletta Zini (1), Rosario  Santoro (1)
    1)Molecular Genetic Institute, IOR (IGM-CNR) 40136 Bologna, Italy
    2)Dept of Physics Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
    Multifractal analysis of chromatin during apoptosis. (p)
  • Rosario Santoro (1), Giorgio Turchetti (2), Ugo Albisinni (3), Francesco Marinelli (1)
    (1)Molecular Genetic Institute, IOR (IGM-CNR)40136 Bologna, Italy
    (2)Dept of Physics, Bologna University, (3) Radiology Inst. IOR Bologna,  Italy 
    Multifractal analysis in radiographs of osteoporotic bone tissue. (p) 
  • Vincenzo Capasso, Alessandra  Micheletti, Davide Morale
    Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Stochastic Geometry in the Mathematical modelling of tumor-induced angiogenesis (p)
  • Darja Kanduc, Giovanni M. Capone
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari,  Itally 
    The similarity profile of the human proteome as a fractal dimension (p)

    (l)  invited lecture :  30-45 min.   

    (p)  oral presentation:  20 min.