Oswaldo Baffa: Biomagnetism in Brazil

You are warmly welcome to hear the talk of Prof. Oswaldo Baffa on Friday 15 November 2019 at 14:15 in seminar room F336 at Rakentajanaukio 2 C. Coffee and pulla will be served.

Title: Biomagnetism in Brazil
Oswaldo Baffa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Abstract: A brief survey of the activities in biomagnetism developed in Brazil will be given followed by the presentation of the current activities in our group. Biomagnetism started in Brazil with magnetocardiography at Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC) in Rio de Janeiro, followed by studies in gastroenterology, susceptometry, magnetocardiography at Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) at Ribeirao Preto. Then, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) started studies in biomagnetism applied to drug delivery and magnetic particles. Presently our group is working in the development of instrumentation to detect magnetic nanoparticles with optically pumped magnetometers and on transcranial magnetic stimulation. A survey of all these investigations will be presented. 
Bio: Oswaldo Baffa is a Professor of Physics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Prof. Baffa has done extensive work in the development and applications of biomedical instrumentation, including TMS, optically pumped magnetometers, superconductive-quantum interference devices, electron spin resonance for dosimetry and dating, nanoparticles for radiation dosimetry, and MRI. Prof. Baffa was a John Simon Guggenheim (1986) and Fulbright Fellow (2015). He is currently the scientific director of the RIDC for Neuromathematics (NeuroMat), developing robotic-controlled, multi-locus TMS system in collaboration with Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi’s group.

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