The role of cerebral vasculature in brain development has not been properly studied yet. At the same time, it is obvious that brain vessels must play a role in brain growing and folding formation due to cerebral circulation and mechanical effects of vessel-tissue interaction. The main goal of this project is to develop computational models of cerebral circulation coupled with other parts of the vascular system (e.g. circle of Willis) integrated into patient-specific mechanical models of brain development. This project will be performed in collaboration with researchers from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in New Zealand.
Supervisor: Oscar Camara, Mireia Alenyà