IEEE EMBS Middle East - Africa International Student Conference 2022


"Emerging Technologies, the Future of Healthcare Systems"

The conference is part of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) International Student Conference (ISC) Series and is open to all students (high school and university level) from around the world in a hybrid format (both in-person and virtually). This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, meet fellow students, academics, and industry partners, and learn more about the amazing world of Biomedical Engineering! The event will be the very last in a series to mark the IEEE Day 2022 celebrations

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 04 Oct 2022 08:00 AM
  • End time: 05 Oct 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+03:00) Nairobi
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For virtual participants, kindly reach out to

  • Kyambogo University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Uganda
  • Building: CTF Auditorium 106

  • Ekirapa Emmanuel (0759597029)

    Chair, IEEE Kyambogo University Student Branch


  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)


Yasemin Akay, PhD Yasemin Akay, PhD of University of Houston, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Cancer Drugs, Therapeutics and Assessment of Treatment Responses


Yasemin M. Akay is currently an Instructional Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston. She received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey and M.S. and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (NIH) in the Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, the Department of Physiology Dartmouth Medical School, the Department of Biology, Dartmouth College and in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University, School of Medicine, Advanced Research Center

Previously, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Biological & Health Systems Engineering, Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University and Instructional and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston. Dr. Yasemin M. Akay's research focuses on novel technologies for cost-effective high-throughput screening of novel cancer drugs and therapeutics and assessment of treatment responses

She is currently exploring the effect of maternal cigarette smoking and/or alcohol consumption during pregnancy by analyzing the mRNA expressions of a single cell analysis of the infant rats’ dopamine neurons using patch-clamp electrophysiology and DNA microarrays


Address:Texas, United States

Metin Akay, PhD Metin Akay, PhD of University of Houston, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Engineering Innovations in Healthcare


Prof. Metin Akay is currently the founding chair of the new Biomedical Engineering Department and the John S. Dunn professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1981 and 1984, respectively and a Ph.D. degree from Rutgers University in 1990

Dr. Akay has played a key role in promoting Biomedical Education in the world by writing and editing several books, editing several special issues of prestigious journals, including the Proc of IEEE, and giving more than hundred keynote, plenary and invited talks at international conferences, symposiums and workshops regarding emerging technologies in biomedical engineering

His Neural Engineering and Informatics Lab is interested in developing an intelligent wearable system for monitoring motor functions in Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Patients and detecting coronary artery disease. In addition, his lab is currently investigating the effect of nicotine on the dynamics of ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neural networks as well as the detection of coronary occlusions


Address:Texas, United States


Find the Draft Program here, and direct any inquiries to the organizing chair



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