International Organizing Committee:

A. Zahradníková (Slovakia), Scientific Organizer

M. Bär (Germany)

B. Echebarria (Spain)

S. Luther (Germany)

I. Zahradník (Slovakia)


Keynote lectures


Markus Bär

Wave instabilities in models of excitable heart tissue – from alternans to ventricular fibrillation

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany

Elizabeth Cherry


Alternative Mechanisms for Alternans in Cardiac Tissue

Cornell Univeristy, Ithaca, NY, USA

Piero Colli-Franzone

Mathematical aspects and numerical methods for reaction-diffusion modeling in eletrocardiology

Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Geneviève Dupont

Modeling the spatio-temporal organization of cytosolic Ca2+ in non-excitable cells

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Blas Echebarria

Properties of cardiac alternans: the effect of supernormal conduction velocity

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Martin Falcke

Stochasticity in cellular models of calcium signaling

Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Flavio Fenton

Termination of Atrial Fibrillation Using Pulsed Low-energy Far-field Stimulation; A Computational and Optical Mapping Study

Cornell Univeristy, Ithaca, NY, USA

Stephan Luther

Arrhythmias at the level of whole heart

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Gottingen, Germany

Alexander Panfilov

Electrical heterogeneity in ventricular arrhytmia – from cell to tissue

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gernot Plank

Bidomain modelling of propagation in cardiac tissue

Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Yohannes Shiferaw

Electrical and calcium-handling aspects of alternans: from cell to tissue

California State University, Northridge, CA, USA

Pawel Swietach

Interplay between pH, Ca, and E-C coupling at the cellular level

Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Andrew Trafford

Calcium homeostasis and arrhythmia

The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Edward White

Mechano-electric feedback at cell and tissue level

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Ivan Zahradník

Models as tools for experimental cell research: from molecule to cell

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Alexandra Zahradníková

Modelling excitation-contraction coupling at cellular and molecular level

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia