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Succeeding as a woman in biomedical engineering

In this interview, our Editorial Advisor Chae-Ok Yun shares  insights into her daily working life, the difficulties she had to overcome during her early steps and provides advice for your young women aspiring to become engineers.

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BME in Musculoskeletal Research

Prof-Alan-Lefor-medical-technologies-robotics-engineeringThis thematic series will review and feature innovative biomedical engineering concepts in musculoskeletal research, development and surgery 

Engineering Tissue and Disease Models

New Content ItemThis thematic series, inspired by TERMIS 2018 and led by thought leaders in the field, will address outstanding challenges in tissue and disease modelling. 

Engineering Robotic Surgery

New Content ItemThis thematic series will review the status quo in robotic surgery, its surrounding clinical environment, as well as the key technologies that will shape the future.

Sang Yup Lee

Dr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents.

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A call for unity at TERMIS 2018

BMC Biomedical Engineering recently attended the 2018 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society World Congress in Kyoto, Japan. This triennial meeting attracted a wide range of delegates from academia, industry and government. In this blog we describe some of the meeting’s highlights!

Aims and scope

BMC Biomedical Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of biomedical engineering, including fundamental, translational and clinical research. It combines tools and methods from biology and medicine with mathematics, physical sciences and engineering towards the understanding of human biology and disease and the improvement of human health.

  • Biomaterials, nanomedicine and tissue engineering
  • Medical technologies, robotics and rehabilitation engineering
  • Biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Computational and systems biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging


Harriet Manning, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science andTechnology

Section Editors

Alan Lefor, Jichi Medical University

António Veloso, University of Lisbon

Yong Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhi Yang, University of Minnesota

Jong Chul Ye, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dimitrios Zeugolis, NUI Galway

Section Editor Alan Lefor on BMC Biomedical Engineering

In this interview, Prof. Alan Lefor discusses his vision for BMC Biomedical Engineering, provides an outline of his research interests and and shares some tips for our authors.

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