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From Physics to Daily Life: Applications in Biology, Medicine, and Healthcare

From Physics to Daily Life: Applications in Biology, Medicine, and Healthcare

Beatrice Bressan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-33261-8

Sep 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

386 pages

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£60.00

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Description

Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics.

Additional sections of the book deal with knowledge management and technology transfer including its economic aspects. While each chapter has been drafted by an expert in the field, the editor has carefully edited the whole book, ensuring a coherent overall structure.

A must-have for policy makers, technology companies, investors, strategic planners in research and technology, as well as attractive reading for the research community.

Introduction (Sergio Bertolucci)

PART I: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN AN ORGANIZATION
Knowledge Management: From Theory to Praxis (Beatrice Bressan, Daan Boon)

PART II: EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Particle Beams for Cancer (Ugo Amaldi)
Detection and Imaging (David Townsend)
Micro-Fabricated Sensors (Cinzia Da Vià)
Omics: Technologies and Translations (Martin Kussmann)
Technology Fallout in Bioinformatics (Paolo Zanella)
Understanding the Brain: Organizational and Scientific Challenges (Henry Markram)
Online Environments for Research and Care in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Giovanni B. Frisoni)
Data Management Challenges in Paediatric Information Systems (Richard McClatchey)
Health Surveillance (David Manset)

PART III: ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Innovation and Big Data (Edwin Morley-Fletcher)
Universities and Corporations: The Case of Switzerland (Spyros Arvanitis and Martin Woerter)
Conclusion (Marilena Streit-Bianchi)

Index