Dr. Francesco Clavica

Post Doc

University of Bern, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Cardiovascular Engineering

Phone
+41 31 632 7601
Fax
+41 31 632 7576
E-Mail
francesco.clavica@artorg.unibe.ch
Postal Address
Murtenstrasse 50
3008 Bern
Switzerland
   
2014 - present Postdoctoral researcher in the Cardiovascular Engineering Group, ARTORG Center, University of Bern, Switzerland 
2011 - 2014 Postdoctoral researcher at (joint position):
- Department of Urology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands    
- Bristol Urological Institute, Southmed hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom      
2007 - 2011 PhD at Brunel Institute for Bioengineering, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
2007 Apr-Aug Research Assistant at Neurosurgery Department, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
2001 - 2006 Studies in Biomedical Engineering, Master and Bachelor of Science, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • biomedical fluid dynamics
  • microfluidics
  • cerebral blood flow
  • wave analysis
  • cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urinary system
  • electrophysiology

Journal articles

Clavica F., Homsy A., Jeandupeux L., Obrist D., ‘Red blood cell phase separation in symmetric and asymmetric microchannel networks: effect of capillary dilation and inflow velocity’ Scientific Reports  (Accepted) 2016.

Clavica F., Zhao X., ElMahdy M., Drake M.J., Zhang X., Carugo D., “Investigating the flow dynamics in the obstructed and stented ureter by means of a biomimetic artificial model.” PLOS ONE; 9(2):e87433, 2015.

van Asselt E, Choudhary M, Clavica F, van Mastrigt R. ‘Urethane anesthesia in acute lower urinary tract studies in the male rat.’ Laboratory Animals: 1-7, 2015 

Choudhary M., Clavica F.,van Mastrigt Ron, van Asselt E.  ‘A novel single compartment in vitro model for electrophysiological research using the Perfluorocarbon FC-770’, Physiological Research, 20;65(2):341-8, 2014.

Choudhary M. S., van Asselt E., van Mastrigt R., Clavica F., ‘Neurophysiological modelling of bladder afferent activity in the rat overactive bladder model’, Journal of Physiological Sciences,  65(4):329-38, 2014.

Clavica F., Choudhary M. S., van Asselt E., van Mastrigt R., “Frequency analysis of urinary bladder pre-voiding activity in normal and overactive rat detrusor.” Neurourology and  Urodynamics, vol. 34, pp. 794-9, 2013.

Clavica F., Parker K., Khir W. A., ‘Wave intensity analysis in air-filled flexible vessels’, Journal of Biomechanics, 26, 48(4):687-94, 2011. 

Refereed conference proceedings

Niederhauser T., Cantieni T., Grämiger M., van Mastrigt R., Burkhard F., Obrist O., Clavica F., ‘Towards an automatic detection and quantification of urinary bladder activi-ty in overactive bladder patients’ Annual congress of Swiss, Austrian 
and German Societies of Biomedical Engineering (BMT conference), Basel, Switzerland, 2016.

Clavica F., A. Homsy, L. Jeandupeux, H. Keppner, D. Obrist “Blood cell dynamics in a simple model of microvascular networks” 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Gyeongju, South Korea, 2015.

Grundmann A., Clavica F., Landolt A., Barrett M., Weber D. Obrist “Measurement of Fluid Pressure in Microchannels” 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Gyeongju, South Korea, 2015.

Zolliker D., Niederhauser T., Grämiger M., van Mastrigt R., Burkhard F., Obrist O., Clavica F., “Frequency analysis of urinary bladder pre-voiding activity in normal and overactive human detrusor: a pilot study” Proceedings of the 37th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Milan, Italy, 2015.

Carugo D., Zhang X., Drake J. M., Clavica F., “Formation and characteristics of laminar vortices in micro-scale environments within an obstructed and stented ureter: a computational study” 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS) San Antonio, USA, 2014.

Clavica F., Barrett M., Weiss P., Landolt A, Weber B., Obrist D., “In vivo assessment of hematocrit distribution at bifurcation in cerebral microcirculation” Annual meeting of Swiss Society for Biomed. Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014.

Choudhary M. S, van Asselt E., Clavica F., van Mastrigt R. ” Validation of rat overactive bladder model by bladder wall stress estimation”, International Continence Society Conference (ICS), Barcelona, Spain, 2013.

Carugo D., ElMahdy M., Zhao X., Drake M.J., Zhang X., Clavica F., “An Artificial Model for Studying Fluid Dynamics in the Obstructed and Stented Ureter”, Proceedings of the 35th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Osaka, Japan, 2013.

Choudhary M. S, van Asselt E., van Mastrigt R., Clavica F., “A Novel Single Compartment In Vitro model: Perflurocarbons for Electrophysiological studies of the Rat Urinary Bladder”, Proceedings of the 35th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Osaka, Japan, 2013.

Clavica F., Choudhary M. S., van Asselt E., van Mastrigt R., “Can an Algorithm Predict a Voiding Contraction in Unconscious Rats?”, Proceedings of the 35th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Osaka, Japan, 2013.

Bijoś D., Drake M.J., Clavica F, Vahabi B., “Identification of anoctamine (Ano1) calcium activated chloride channels in porcine urinary bladder and characterization of their functional role in the bladder using niflumic acid”, International Continence Society Conference (ICS), Bejing, China,  2012.

Choudhary M. S., Clavica F., van Asselt E., van Mastrigt R., “Frequency analysis of afferent nerve activity in the rat overactive urinary bladder model”, Proceedings of the 34th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, San Diego, USA, 2012

Clavica F., Alastruey J., Sherwin S J., Khir A.W., “One-dimensional computational model of an asymmetrical human bronchial tree”, Physiologic Fluid Mechanics Conference, London (UK) (winner of the best poster prize), 2011.

Clavica F., Alastruey J., Sherwin S.J., Khir A.W., “One-Dimensional Computational Model of Pulse Wave Propagation in the Human Bronchial Tree”, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010.

Clavica F., Alastruey J., Sherwin S J., Khir A.W., “One-dimensional Modelling of Wave Propagation in a Model of Human airways”, 17th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Edinburgh, UK, July 5-8, 2010.

Clavica F., Alastruey J., Sherwin S.J., Khir A.W., “One-dimensional Modelling of Pulse Wave Propagation in a Model of Human airways”, Proceedings of the 31st Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Minneapolis, USA, 2009.