qut medical engineering research facility

Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

Research project.

Researchers: Dr Thierry Peynot (Associated with) ,  Mr Andres Marmol (Associated with)

Related Data

  • Associated with Animal monitoring data collected during multifaceted experiments from a sheep model being treated for smoke-induced acute lung injury using veno-venous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Associated with Robot-assisted minimally invasive orthopedic procedures

Related People

  • Associated with Dr Thierry Peynot
  • Associated with Mr Andres Marmol
  • Local : 10378.3/8085/1018.16070

Contact Information

Query title:, folder name:.

  • [[key]] ([[value]])

qut medical engineering research facility

cp.​brown

Chair, Biomedical Engineering Director, Medical Engineering Research Facility Head, Photonics and Mechanics of Biomedical Materials Queensland University of Technology

Associate Honorary Professor University of Oxford

Cameron Brown is an engineer with a research interest in the structure-property-function relationships in biomedical materials and systems. As Director of QUT’s Medical Engineering Research Facility, he is actively involved the development and translation of frontier technologies to medicine.

Prof. Brown read Medical Engineering at QUT, Australia, receiving the Best Overall Engineering Project prize for his honours project design of an anechoic and electromagnetically modulated test chamber for hearing aid telecoils. He returned for his PhD, and was awarded the University’s Outstanding Thesis prize for 2008. Prof. Brown then joined the Italy-Québéc Joint Laboratory in Nanostructured Materials for Energy, Catalysis and Biomedical Applications, working in Rome and Montreal. As a FRSQ Fellow, he led an investigation into spider silk nanomechanics, particularly toughening mechanisms related to protein-water interactions, protein distribution and fibril interactions. In addition to its outstanding mechanical properties, the green chemistry and scalability of spider silk synthesis provide an excellent biomimetic target for the development of biomaterials and other high performance fibre-based materials.

From 2010 to 2017 Prof. Brown worked at the Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford most recently as Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Materials. Supported by an ARUK Career Development Fellowship and a NIHR-BRC Senior Fellowship he set up and led the Photonics, Mechanics and Modelling of Biomedical Materials Group. In this time he was also the Oxford lead for the Marie Curie skelGEN Project, the image analysis lead for the 7-Tesla MSK Imaging Programme, and the engineering lead for the ARUK Experimental Osteoarthritis Treatment Centre.

In November 2017, Prof. Brown returned to QUT to take up a chair in biomedical engineering, and directorship of the Medical Engineering Research Facility, maintaining an honorary position at Oxford. Prof. Brown’s research interests are in the structure-property-function relationships in high-performance natural materials; biological physics; laser-tissue interactions; and nanometre to millimetre scale mechanics and electromechanics. His applied research interests are in surgical nano/microrockets; accessible medical device design; diagnostic and therapeutic technologies; nanoscale devices; biomimetic materials development and surgical optimisation.

PhD Students

Vicky Cartwright : Nano- to meso-scale electromechanics in collagen, and the potential for application

Julian David Feria Mosquera : Exploring the self-healing properties of spider silk

John Griffin : Glare reduction via light fields

Ying Ting How : Spider silk nanomechanics and its link to fibre mechanics via group interaction modelling

Minrui (Gerard) Hua : Microrocket control systems for biomedical application

Ahmad (Bobby) Khezrinassab : Ultrasonic wave packets and their energy exchange with tissues

Chijioke Raphael Onyeagba : Mechanistic exploration of nanostructure with bacteria

Research Assistants

David Sutton : Nonlinear optics and optomechanical control

Jayden Tye : Microrocket thrust enhancement

  • ... Our Experience
  • QUT Medical Engineer...

QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility

The queensland university of technology’s medical engineering research facility (qut merf) is designed to meet australia’s emerging needs in orthopaedic and artificial organ research, providing a comprehensive suite of research and training facilities at the one location..

A.G. Coombs Projects was tasked with ensuring the facility’s critical PC2 laboratory achieved AQIS certification.

The resulting mechanical services upgrade saw new refrigeration, compressed air and exhaust plant and equipment installed in the PC2 laboratory and in the surrounding holding bays. One of the bays houses a self-contained freezer room, which demands specific temperature control at all times.

The key challenge was to maintain the operational PC2 lab whilst ensuring compliance with AQIS.

Peter McMahon, Project Manager, Better Build

Project Overview

Project Name: QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility

Location: QLD

Client: Better Build

Project Type

Mechanical services upgrade

  • Project delivered on time despite changing design requirements.
  • Successful, high quality installation, complying with AQIS and client requirements.
  • All systems successfully integrated and commissioned.

qut medical engineering research facility

Latest News & Publications

A.G. Coombs Recognised in Project Excellence Category at 2024 ARBS Industry Awards

May 30, 2024 in News

A.G. Coombs Recognised in Project Excellence Category a...

A.G. Coombs with LCI Consultants for Sydney’s Allianz Stadium, Mechanical & HVAC Services has been selected as the winner in the Project Excellen...

Join A.G. Coombs and HVAC&R industry colleagues at ARBS 2024

May 21, 2024 in News

Join A.G. Coombs and HVAC&R industry colleagues at ARBS...

Australia’s largest HVAC&R and building services event – ARBS 2024 will be held in Sydney from 28-30 May.Hosting over 340 exhibitors and expec...

Walker Fire Protection: 2024 Harry Marryatt Fire Protection Company of the Year Award Winner

May 17, 2024 in News

Walker Fire Protection: 2024 Harry Marryatt Fire Protec...

Held annually as part of the Fire Australia conference and exhibition, Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australia’s prestigious Fire Protection Ind...

Mark 8 May in your calendars for World Facilities Management (FM) Day

May 3, 2024 in News

Mark 8 May in your calendars for World Facilities Manag...

World Facilities Management (FM) Day is a global day of events and profile-raising for the FM sector – highlighting its strategic importance and rol...

Related Case Studies

Pharmaceutical and Controlled Environments

Engaged in the role of Principal Contractor, all works required for the project were completed under the direct management and control of A.G. Coombs....

Two years after the completion of the AlbuRx project, A.G. Coombs has returned to CSL Behring’s Broadmeadows site to complete the mechanical service...

CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader driven by its promise to save lives. The parent company, CSL Limited, headquartered in Melbourne, Austr...

Monash University developed a new Physical Containment (PC2) laboratory at the Alfred Hospital to support their Central Clinical School and realise a ...

A.G. Coombs partnered with Johnstaff Projects to deliver end-to-end project services for the World Health Organisation (WHO), as part of the VIDRL ref...

A.G. Coombs Projects and Walker Fire Protection helped to deliver the new PEQ facility....

The Peter Doherty Institute (The Doherty) is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, and is the first of its kind in t...

Subscribe to our mailing list

  • Regulations
  • HVAC & Mechanical Services
  • Electrical Services & Lighting
  • Hydraulic Services
  • Fire Protection
  • Sustainability
  • Telecommunications and Data Centres
  • Asset Management
  • Alzheimer's disease & dementia
  • Arthritis & Rheumatism
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Biomedical technology
  • Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gerontology & Geriatrics
  • Health informatics
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Medical economics
  • Medical research
  • Medications
  • Neuroscience
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Oncology & Cancer
  • Ophthalmology
  • Overweight & Obesity
  • Parkinson's & Movement disorders
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Radiology & Imaging
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sports medicine & Kinesiology
  • Vaccination
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Skin cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Full List »

share this!

June 5, 2024

This article has been reviewed according to Science X's editorial process and policies . Editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring the content's credibility:

fact-checked

peer-reviewed publication

trusted source

Research team finds almost a million potential sources of next-gen antibiotics in the natural world

by Queensland University of Technology

Unlocking the world around us for next-gen antibiotics

Research published in the journal Cell by a team including Queensland University of Technology (QUT) computational biologist Associate Professor Luis Pedro Coelho has used machine learning to identify 863,498 promising antimicrobial peptides—small molecules that can kill or inhibit the growth of infectious microbes.

The findings of the study come with a renewed global focus on combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as humanity contends with the growing number of superbugs resistant to current drugs.

"There is an urgent need for new methods for antibiotic discovery," Professor Coelho, a researcher at the QUT Center for Microbiome Research, said. The center studies the structure and function of microbial communities from around the globe.

"It is one of the top public health threats, killing 1.27 million people each year."

Without intervention, it is estimated that AMR could cause up to 10 million deaths per year by 2050.

"Using artificial intelligence to understand and harness the power of the global microbiome will hopefully drive innovative research for better public health outcomes," he said.

The team verified the machine predictions by testing 100 laboratory-made peptides against clinically significant pathogens. They found 79 disrupted bacterial membranes and 63 specifically targeted antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

"Moreover, some peptides helped to eliminate infections in mice; two in particular reduced bacteria by up to four orders of magnitude," Professor Coelho said.

In a preclinical model, tested on infected mice, treatment with these peptides produced results similar to the effects of polymyxin B—a commercially available antibiotic which is used to treat meningitis, pneumonia, sepsis and urinary tract infections .

More than 60,000 metagenomes (a collection of genomes within a specific environment), which together contained the genetic makeup of over one million organisms, were analyzed to get these results. They came from sources across the globe, including marine and soil environments, and human and animal guts.

The resulting AMPSphere —a comprehensive database comprising these novel peptides—has been published as a publicly available, open-access resource for new antibiotic discovery.

Professor Coelho's research was conducted as part of his ARC Future Fellowship through the QUT School of Biomedical Science, in collaboration with the Cesar de la Fuente laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, Fudan University, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and APC Microbiome Ireland.

Explore further

Feedback to editors

qut medical engineering research facility

Metabolic parameters found to be similar in children born via frozen versus fresh embryo transfer, research shows

59 minutes ago

qut medical engineering research facility

Researchers identify key differences in inner workings of immune cells

qut medical engineering research facility

Researchers detail molecular pathway that impacts pancreatic cancer progression and treatment response

qut medical engineering research facility

Epstein-Barr virus and brain cross-reactivity: Possible mechanism for multiple sclerosis detected

qut medical engineering research facility

Precision laser surgery cuts focal epileptic seizure spread

qut medical engineering research facility

Researchers find flavor restrictions affect tobacco buyers differently depending on socioeconomic status

qut medical engineering research facility

Younger children are more commonly diagnosed with ADHD than their older classmates, says new study

qut medical engineering research facility

Researchers say AI blood test provides a reliable way to identify lung cancer

2 hours ago

qut medical engineering research facility

New combination therapy shows promise for bladder cancer patients unresponsive to standard treatment

qut medical engineering research facility

What toilet paper and game shows can teach us about the spread of epidemics

Related stories.

qut medical engineering research facility

Antibiotic discovery effort uses AI to uncover potential new antibiotics in the global microbiome

Jun 5, 2024

qut medical engineering research facility

Antimicrobial peptide from cows shows potential for treating hypervirulent bacteria

May 2, 2024

qut medical engineering research facility

Antibiotics for common childhood infections no longer effective in many parts of the world, finds study

Oct 31, 2023

qut medical engineering research facility

Alzheimer's disease drug may help fight against antibiotic resistance

Nov 18, 2020

qut medical engineering research facility

New compound which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs discovered

May 28, 2019

qut medical engineering research facility

Connecting the dots between bacterial genes around the world

Dec 15, 2021

Recommended for you

qut medical engineering research facility

Novel AI method could improve tissue, tumor analysis and advance treatment of disease

qut medical engineering research facility

Research team develops searchable database for Alzheimer's research

9 hours ago

qut medical engineering research facility

Researchers find no evidence that sperm counts are dropping

23 hours ago

qut medical engineering research facility

Global analysis of cancer research papers reveals consistent sex imbalance

Let us know if there is a problem with our content.

Use this form if you have come across a typo, inaccuracy or would like to send an edit request for the content on this page. For general inquiries, please use our contact form . For general feedback, use the public comments section below (please adhere to guidelines ).

Please select the most appropriate category to facilitate processing of your request

Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback to the editors.

Your feedback is important to us. However, we do not guarantee individual replies due to the high volume of messages.

E-mail the story

Your email address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the email. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose. The information you enter will appear in your e-mail message and is not retained by Medical Xpress in any form.

Newsletter sign up

Get weekly and/or daily updates delivered to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details to third parties.

More information Privacy policy

Donate and enjoy an ad-free experience

We keep our content available to everyone. Consider supporting Science X's mission by getting a premium account.

E-mail newsletter

Bogorodskiy Cold Store Facility

qut medical engineering research facility

  • See all photos

qut medical engineering research facility

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

gentbrugg

Bogorodskiy Cold Store Facility - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Facts.net

40 Facts About Elektrostal

Lanette Mayes

Written by Lanette Mayes

Modified & Updated: 01 Jun 2024

Jessica Corbett

Reviewed by Jessica Corbett

40-facts-about-elektrostal

Elektrostal is a vibrant city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia. With a rich history, stunning architecture, and a thriving community, Elektrostal is a city that has much to offer. Whether you are a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply curious about different cultures, Elektrostal is sure to captivate you.

This article will provide you with 40 fascinating facts about Elektrostal, giving you a better understanding of why this city is worth exploring. From its origins as an industrial hub to its modern-day charm, we will delve into the various aspects that make Elektrostal a unique and must-visit destination.

So, join us as we uncover the hidden treasures of Elektrostal and discover what makes this city a true gem in the heart of Russia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elektrostal, known as the “Motor City of Russia,” is a vibrant and growing city with a rich industrial history, offering diverse cultural experiences and a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • With its convenient location near Moscow, Elektrostal provides a picturesque landscape, vibrant nightlife, and a range of recreational activities, making it an ideal destination for residents and visitors alike.

Known as the “Motor City of Russia.”

Elektrostal, a city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia, earned the nickname “Motor City” due to its significant involvement in the automotive industry.

Home to the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Elektrostal is renowned for its metallurgical plant, which has been producing high-quality steel and alloys since its establishment in 1916.

Boasts a rich industrial heritage.

Elektrostal has a long history of industrial development, contributing to the growth and progress of the region.

Founded in 1916.

The city of Elektrostal was founded in 1916 as a result of the construction of the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Located approximately 50 kilometers east of Moscow.

Elektrostal is situated in close proximity to the Russian capital, making it easily accessible for both residents and visitors.

Known for its vibrant cultural scene.

Elektrostal is home to several cultural institutions, including museums, theaters, and art galleries that showcase the city’s rich artistic heritage.

A popular destination for nature lovers.

Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and forests, Elektrostal offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching.

Hosts the annual Elektrostal City Day celebrations.

Every year, Elektrostal organizes festive events and activities to celebrate its founding, bringing together residents and visitors in a spirit of unity and joy.

Has a population of approximately 160,000 people.

Elektrostal is home to a diverse and vibrant community of around 160,000 residents, contributing to its dynamic atmosphere.

Boasts excellent education facilities.

The city is known for its well-established educational institutions, providing quality education to students of all ages.

A center for scientific research and innovation.

Elektrostal serves as an important hub for scientific research, particularly in the fields of metallurgy , materials science, and engineering.

Surrounded by picturesque lakes.

The city is blessed with numerous beautiful lakes , offering scenic views and recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Well-connected transportation system.

Elektrostal benefits from an efficient transportation network, including highways, railways, and public transportation options, ensuring convenient travel within and beyond the city.

Famous for its traditional Russian cuisine.

Food enthusiasts can indulge in authentic Russian dishes at numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout Elektrostal.

Home to notable architectural landmarks.

Elektrostal boasts impressive architecture, including the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and the Elektrostal Palace of Culture.

Offers a wide range of recreational facilities.

Residents and visitors can enjoy various recreational activities, such as sports complexes, swimming pools, and fitness centers, enhancing the overall quality of life.

Provides a high standard of healthcare.

Elektrostal is equipped with modern medical facilities, ensuring residents have access to quality healthcare services.

Home to the Elektrostal History Museum.

The Elektrostal History Museum showcases the city’s fascinating past through exhibitions and displays.

A hub for sports enthusiasts.

Elektrostal is passionate about sports, with numerous stadiums, arenas, and sports clubs offering opportunities for athletes and spectators.

Celebrates diverse cultural festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal hosts a variety of cultural festivals, celebrating different ethnicities, traditions, and art forms.

Electric power played a significant role in its early development.

Elektrostal owes its name and initial growth to the establishment of electric power stations and the utilization of electricity in the industrial sector.

Boasts a thriving economy.

The city’s strong industrial base, coupled with its strategic location near Moscow, has contributed to Elektrostal’s prosperous economic status.

Houses the Elektrostal Drama Theater.

The Elektrostal Drama Theater is a cultural centerpiece, attracting theater enthusiasts from far and wide.

Popular destination for winter sports.

Elektrostal’s proximity to ski resorts and winter sport facilities makes it a favorite destination for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.

Promotes environmental sustainability.

Elektrostal prioritizes environmental protection and sustainability, implementing initiatives to reduce pollution and preserve natural resources.

Home to renowned educational institutions.

Elektrostal is known for its prestigious schools and universities, offering a wide range of academic programs to students.

Committed to cultural preservation.

The city values its cultural heritage and takes active steps to preserve and promote traditional customs, crafts, and arts.

Hosts an annual International Film Festival.

The Elektrostal International Film Festival attracts filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from around the world, showcasing a diverse range of films.

Encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Elektrostal supports aspiring entrepreneurs and fosters a culture of innovation, providing opportunities for startups and business development .

Offers a range of housing options.

Elektrostal provides diverse housing options, including apartments, houses, and residential complexes, catering to different lifestyles and budgets.

Home to notable sports teams.

Elektrostal is proud of its sports legacy , with several successful sports teams competing at regional and national levels.

Boasts a vibrant nightlife scene.

Residents and visitors can enjoy a lively nightlife in Elektrostal, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment venues.

Promotes cultural exchange and international relations.

Elektrostal actively engages in international partnerships, cultural exchanges, and diplomatic collaborations to foster global connections.

Surrounded by beautiful nature reserves.

Nearby nature reserves, such as the Barybino Forest and Luchinskoye Lake, offer opportunities for nature enthusiasts to explore and appreciate the region’s biodiversity.

Commemorates historical events.

The city pays tribute to significant historical events through memorials, monuments, and exhibitions, ensuring the preservation of collective memory.

Promotes sports and youth development.

Elektrostal invests in sports infrastructure and programs to encourage youth participation, health, and physical fitness.

Hosts annual cultural and artistic festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal celebrates its cultural diversity through festivals dedicated to music, dance, art, and theater.

Provides a picturesque landscape for photography enthusiasts.

The city’s scenic beauty, architectural landmarks, and natural surroundings make it a paradise for photographers.

Connects to Moscow via a direct train line.

The convenient train connection between Elektrostal and Moscow makes commuting between the two cities effortless.

A city with a bright future.

Elektrostal continues to grow and develop, aiming to become a model city in terms of infrastructure, sustainability, and quality of life for its residents.

In conclusion, Elektrostal is a fascinating city with a rich history and a vibrant present. From its origins as a center of steel production to its modern-day status as a hub for education and industry, Elektrostal has plenty to offer both residents and visitors. With its beautiful parks, cultural attractions, and proximity to Moscow, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this dynamic city. Whether you’re interested in exploring its historical landmarks, enjoying outdoor activities, or immersing yourself in the local culture, Elektrostal has something for everyone. So, next time you find yourself in the Moscow region, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Elektrostal.

Q: What is the population of Elektrostal?

A: As of the latest data, the population of Elektrostal is approximately XXXX.

Q: How far is Elektrostal from Moscow?

A: Elektrostal is located approximately XX kilometers away from Moscow.

Q: Are there any famous landmarks in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal is home to several notable landmarks, including XXXX and XXXX.

Q: What industries are prominent in Elektrostal?

A: Elektrostal is known for its steel production industry and is also a center for engineering and manufacturing.

Q: Are there any universities or educational institutions in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal is home to XXXX University and several other educational institutions.

Q: What are some popular outdoor activities in Elektrostal?

A: Elektrostal offers several outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and picnicking in its beautiful parks.

Q: Is Elektrostal well-connected in terms of transportation?

A: Yes, Elektrostal has good transportation links, including trains and buses, making it easily accessible from nearby cities.

Q: Are there any annual events or festivals in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including XXXX and XXXX.

Elektrostal's fascinating history, vibrant culture, and promising future make it a city worth exploring. For more captivating facts about cities around the world, discover the unique characteristics that define each city . Uncover the hidden gems of Moscow Oblast through our in-depth look at Kolomna. Lastly, dive into the rich industrial heritage of Teesside, a thriving industrial center with its own story to tell.

Was this page helpful?

Our commitment to delivering trustworthy and engaging content is at the heart of what we do. Each fact on our site is contributed by real users like you, bringing a wealth of diverse insights and information. To ensure the highest standards of accuracy and reliability, our dedicated editors meticulously review each submission. This process guarantees that the facts we share are not only fascinating but also credible. Trust in our commitment to quality and authenticity as you explore and learn with us.

Share this Fact:

  • Contact QUT Contact QUT

Hospital readmission prediction with domain knowledge

Study level.

  • Master of Philosophy

Faculty/School

Faculty of Science

School of Computer Science

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre

Centre for Data Science

Supervisors

qut medical engineering research facility

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has highlighted that reducing avoidable hospital readmissions supports better health outcomes, improves patient safety and leads to greater efficiency in the health system. Previous studies have reported that up to 11% of the emergency (ED) population are 'heavy users' with a higher prevalence of psychosocial problems and often co-existing chronic medical conditions.  All Australian governments have committed to reforms under the National Health Reform Agreement Addendum,1 and the ability to predict factors that influence readmission is of great importance as careful invention may reduce the occurrence of heavy use of services leading to greater efficiency and better health outcomes.

With increased adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in hospitals across Australia, many analytic applications for predicting patient readmission have been proposed and suggested several influential predictors to readmissions. Existing models exhibit only moderate level of predictive performance and limit their approach to using aggregate features (e.g. the number of diseases), not considering interferences between diagnosis. It is common for patients to have one or more diagnoses, which is called comorbidity. Many studies have studied the importance of comorbidity and identified some associations between them to prevent or detect diseases. However, these existing approaches have not been applied to applications for hospital readmission prediction and therefore, this research will adopt frequent pattern and association mining to find patterns of patient characteristics that contribute to hospital readmission. In addition, as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) provides relationships between diagnoses, procedures and medications, this research will explore associations between them for improving prediction performance.

This research will investigate the characteristics associated with intensive hospital use by mining HER data.

Research activities

The main activities include:

  • comparison study on validating previous findings from clinical studies
  • development of methods to identify latent relationships between features in EHR data
  • development of algorithms for specific domain knowledge linkage with EHR data
  • design and implement a readmission prediction model based on the proposed algorithms.

Propose improved models or algorithms to predict hospital readmissions.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this project, we expect you to have:

  • knowledge of data mining and machine learning
  • knowledge of databases
  • good programming skills (preferably Python).

Scholarships

You may be eligible to apply for a research scholarship.

Explore our research scholarships

Contact the supervisor for more information.

IMAGES

  1. QUT Medical, Engineering and Research Facility

    qut medical engineering research facility

  2. QUT

    qut medical engineering research facility

  3. QUT

    qut medical engineering research facility

  4. The Medical Engineering Research Facility Of The Queensland University

    qut medical engineering research facility

  5. QUT

    qut medical engineering research facility

  6. QUT Medical, Engineering and Research Facility

    qut medical engineering research facility

VIDEO

  1. Gemini North Hilo Base Facility

  2. Important cardiovascular research happening in Oklahoma

  3. De Lima finally steps out of Camp Crame after almost 7 years

  4. Google announced its new feature that allows Android phones to lock themselves in case of theft

  5. पेट कम करने कि एक्सरसाइज ✅💪| Pet ki charbi kam kaise kare

  6. Simplex Method with special case (Alternative Optimum) Operations Research by Hamdy A.Taha

COMMENTS

  1. QUT

    The Medical Engineering Research Facility supports research and training in medical devices, implants, biomaterials, and surgical equipment and techniques. We are helping to make medical procedures safer and more efficient, leading to better health outcomes for patients. We can support medical research and development from concept to completion ...

  2. MERF research

    The Medical Engineering and Research Facility seeks to fill this gap, applying the basic principles of the enlightenment to create an environment that reforges the links between medicine, physics and engineering, and with the philosophical questions that drive them. ... QUT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where QUT now stands ...

  3. Research facilities

    The centre is based in Brisbane with facilities located at QUT's campuses at Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point, along with facilities at major hospital sites around Brisbane, giving our researchers and collaborators excellent opportunities for fundamental and translational research. ... Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) MERF brings ...

  4. Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

    The Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) is the first facility to support the full cycle of research, validation, commercialisation and training activities necessary to ensure widespread adoption of new medical devices and techniques throughout Queensland, and around the world. MERF is designed to meet Australia's emerging needs in orthopaedic and artificial organ research, and ...

  5. Our people and facilities

    The advanced imaging facilities and the experienced support staff available at QUT are paving the way towards transforming healthcare: Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) - located at the Prince Charles Hospital, MERF provides a suite of capabilities to support surgical research and training.

  6. Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

    The Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) is the first facility to support the full cycle of research, validation, commercialisation and training activities necessary to ensure widespread adoption of new medical devices and techniques throughout Queensland, and around the world. MERF is designed to meet Australia's emerging needs in orthopaedic and artificial organ research, and ...

  7. Facilities

    QUT a university for the real world ® ... MEDICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY. MERF supports research and training in medical devices, implants, biomaterials, and surgical equipment and techniques from concept to completion, including consultation, development, testing and reporting with state-of-the-art surgical theatres, pre-clinical ...

  8. Laboratories

    The Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) supports medical devices research and development in a state-of-the-art QUT facility. We carry out biomechanical testing and tissue characterisation in the fully equipped, PC2 rated labs at MERF. MERF also houses our live animal facility and facilitates our cadaveric testing capabilities.

  9. Medical Engineering Lab

    Medical Engineering Lab. Our medical engineering laboratory is home to an industrial 6 degree-of-freedom robotic testing facility, "George", used for mechanical characterisation of musculoskeletal systems and tissues. 'George' is capable of complex multi-axis motion and using custom-programming, applies motion to single or multi ...

  10. QUT

    Research Engineering Facility; Samford Ecological Research Facility; VISER; Allied facilities. Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub ... Distinguished Professor Griffiths is a respected molecular geneticist who has brought a translational focus to medical research to increase QUT's influence and its impact on human health as director of the ...

  11. People

    As Director of QUT's Medical Engineering Research Facility, he is actively involved the development and translation of frontier technologies to medicine. Prof. Brown read Medical Engineering at QUT, Australia, receiving the Best Overall Engineering Project prize for his honours project design of an anechoic and electromagnetically modulated ...

  12. New ventilator prototypes part of university's COVID-19 response

    Professor Cameron Brown, director of QUT's Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF), has been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to develop a revolutionary type of ventilator hood ...

  13. QUT

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Medical) Help design the future of healthcare with a medical engineering degree from QUT. Apply your engineering expertise to develop lifesaving medical equipment and improve global health outcomes. You are viewing Australian and New Zealand students' course information. You are viewing international students ...

  14. QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility

    The Queensland University of Technology's Medical Engineering Research Facility (QUT MERF) is designed to meet Australia's emerging needs in orthopaedic and artificial organ research, providing a comprehensive suite of research and training facilities at the one location. A.G. Coombs Projects was tasked with ensuring the facility's ...

  15. QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) annual report 2009

    Pearcy, Mark J., Crawford, Ross W., & Lee, Philip (2009) QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) annual report 2009. (Unpublished) ... The Biological Research Facility (BRF) conducted over 270 procedures in 2009. This is a wonderful achievement considering less then 40 were performed in 2008. The staff of the BRF worked very hard to ...

  16. QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) Annual Report 2008

    Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular, Orthopaedics, Surgical skills training, Trauma: Pure ID: 57159936: Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Past > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for ...

  17. QUT

    Read the stories behind QUT research. Engage. Industry and partnerships. Work with our students. Employment and mentorship. Find graduate and student talent to employ, or mentor our students. ... Medical Engineering Research Facility Design and Fabrication Facility Samford Ecological Research Facility ...

  18. Research team finds almost a million potential sources of next-gen

    Research published in the journal Cell by a team including Queensland University of Technology (QUT) computational biologist Associate Professor Luis Pedro Coelho has used machine learning to ...

  19. Bogorodskiy Cold Store Facility

    Hotels near Epiphany Cathedral Hotels near Patriarch Pimen Monument Hotels near Tikhvin Temple Hotels near Noginsk Museum and Exhibition Center Hotels near Monument to Catherine the Great Hotels near Monument to Yuriy Stoskov Hotels near Temple of St. Martyr Konstantin Bogorodskiy Hotels near Summery House A.I. Morozova Hotels near Fly Factory Hotels near Volkhonka Park

  20. Elektrostal

    Elektrostal Heavy Engineering Works, JSC is a designer and manufacturer of equipment for producing seamless hot-rolled, cold-rolled and welded steel materials and metallurgical equipment. MSZ, also known as Elemash, Russia's largest producer of fuel rod assemblies for nuclear power plants, which are exported to many countries in Europe.

  21. QUT

    Better lives through advanced medical technologies. The Centre for Biomedical Technologies aims to deliver better health in our lifetime, by improving how we treat complex medical cases stemming from injuries, infection and age-related issues. Our research and development focuses on better patient treatments and quality of life into the future ...

  22. 40 Facts About Elektrostal

    A center for scientific research and innovation. Elektrostal serves as an important hub for scientific research, particularly in the fields of metallurgy, materials science, and engineering. Surrounded by picturesque lakes. ... Elektrostal is equipped with modern medical facilities, ensuring residents have access to quality healthcare services. ...

  23. Countries and Areas

    Countries and Areas. Overviews of national nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile programs and nonproliferation efforts. Select profiles of countries and other areas include in-depth explorations of WMD programs and associated facilities. Material prepared for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

  24. QUT

    We're delivering solutions to the challenges of today and the future. Be part of research that has real impact, locally and on a global scale. See just some of the current projects that are establishing our researchers as international research leaders. We prioritise our research across thirteen areas of strength and innovation.

  25. QUT

    The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has highlighted that reducing avoidable hospital readmissions supports better health outcomes, improves patient safety and leads to greater efficiency in the health system. Previous studies have reported that up to 11% of the emergency (ED) population are 'heavy users' with a higher ...