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Women in Science Speaker Tour

2021-2022 Speaker Tour (in-person)

Dr. Nadja Bressan

Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering University of Prince Edward Island

Speaker Tour Dates and Locations


Saint Mary’s University
Scotiabank Theatre
Sobey School of Business

Tuesday, November 30
11:30-12:45 pm

Veterinary Medicine Engineering – A New Field of Science

Nadja Bressan currently works at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island and does research in Control Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Nadja’s research program is based on Veterinary Medicine Engineering and takes place in her lab, the MAB  Mechatronics Applied to Biomedicine. This novel field aims to improve therapeutics, animal care, and animal research developing models to replicate human and animal real-time data as digital twin, enabling learning and reasoning dynamically to improve decision-making of physicians, veterinarians, and scientists without exploiting animals.

Nadja Bressan received a BS in Industrial Automation from Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, in 2005; MSc in Automation, Instrumentation and Control in 2007 and PhD (European Doctorate) in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 from Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. Nadja developed the first Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system for total intravenous anesthesia using Target Controlled Infusion in the neurosurgery environment. Nadja was a clinical researcher at the Anaesthesiology Department of Hospital Geral de Santo António in Porto, working regularly in the neurosurgery setting collaborating in clinical and animal research.

Dr. Alana Pindar

Environmental Science
Cape Breton University

Speaker Tour Dates and Locations


St. Francis Xavier University

Thursday, November 4
1:15 pm