Global Summer/Winter School
S029 Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering

Session A

Course Title: S029 Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering

Duration: 2020.7.9-2020.7.24 (2 weeks)

Campus: Minhang 


Course Description

In light of emerging techniques in biomedical engineering, especially in the field of neural technologies, we plan to organize the 2020 international summer school of Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering (FBME) & the 5th IEEE EMBS International Summer School of Neural Engineering (ISSNE).  The ISSNE started in 2013 in Shanghai as a platform for networking the future leaders in biomedical engineering, aiming for introducing the latest development of cutting-edging biomedical technologies, particularly the neurotechnologies. In combining with FBME in 2020, we are going to organize a 2-week program including the tutorials, seminar talks, laboratory practice as well as Chinese cultural activities.

The FBME-ISSNE will use the unique platforms as its teaching support, i.e. the huge clinical hospital system of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. With 12 top-ranked affiliated general and specialized hospitals, and the largest outpatient number and hospital admission number in China, SJTU has its uniqueness in bench-to-bed clinic-driven research and teaching. Students will have face-to-face meetings and discussions with the experts from the departments of neurology, radiology and neuroimaging centers, and get the opportunities of onsite training on translational neural engineering in these affiliated divisions.


  • Cutting-edge techniques in biomedical engineering, the lectures cover the latest development in biomedical engineering technologies, delivered by leading scientists in these areas.

  • Field trips to biomedical company, research centers or clinical hospitals; The students will visit our affiliated or partner biomedical research centers, companies and clinical hospitals, experiencing the new how the new technologies are changing the human’s life and healthcare.

  • Hand-on laboratory practices; The school will offer the students opportunities for laboratory practice.



    Prof. Shanbao TONG

    Shanbao Tong received his B.S. degree in radio technology from Xi'an Jiao Tong University (Xi'an, China) in 1995, and M.S. degree in turbine machine engineering and Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China) in 1998 and 2002 respectively. From 2000-2001, he was a research trainee in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and 2002-2005, he had postdoctoral training in Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His Ph.D. dissertation was on EEG signal processing in brain injury following cardiac arrest, and was awarded the top 100 distinguished Ph.D. dissertations of China (2004). Dr. Tong joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an associate professor in 2005 and has been a full professor since 2009. He established the neural engineering laboratory. His research interests include neural signal processing, cognitive neural engineering, optical neurovascular imaging, brain connectivity and stroke rehabilitation.

    Dr. Tong is the founding chair of the IEEE EMBS Shanghai chapter which was awarded the Best New Chapter of IEEE EMBS (2013), and he is also the founding chair of the IEEE EMBS international summer school of neural engineering starting from 2013 biennially. Dr. Tong was the Associate Editor of IEEE TBME and is still an active Associate Editor of IEEE TNSRE, Deputy Editor of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. Board member of Chinese society of neural engineering.  He was the conference chair of the 2017 IEEE EMBS international conference of neural engineering.


    Prof. Yao LI


    Dr. Yao Li received her B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2002, and her Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2008. She then worked in Stony Brook medical center as a postdoctoral associate. She joined the School of Biomedical Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an associate professor in 2010. She is currently the assistant dean of the institute for medical imaging technology in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Li was supported by many research agencies including the National Science Foundation in China, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education of China, and Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Committee, etc. She is the associate editor of BMC Neuroscience, guest editor of Stem Cells International. She is the senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and member of Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Her research interests include ultrahigh resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, multimodal functional magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical study in brain function and disorders. Project.



    Attendance: 15%

    Participation in question discussion: 20%

    Visit report: 30%

    Final program summary: 35%


    Program Director : Prof. Shanbao Tong (

Program Coordinator: Ms. Hanqun Wang (

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