A systems approach to understanding chronic disease

Summer school
(3 September → 11 September 2023)

Programme of the school in 2022

Welcome from the Director

Computational Medicine (CompMed) is an emerging multidisciplinary field. It aims to developing computational and personalized models of chronic diseases based on data collection from patients. CompMed applies a systems approach to the study of the mechanisms of chronic disease with the ultimate objective: application of the models in the treatment of chronic diseases and advance healthcare. Within the CompMed Summer School, theoretical and practical sessions delivered by a leading panel of international scientists, medical doctors and specialists in entrepreneurship and business creation. Beside the lectures, seminars and case studies, students will work on design-thinking workshops aimed at introducing students to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

CompMed Summer School brings together international students enrolled in various second-year Masters of Biohealth engineering and Biotechnology at the University Grenoble Alpes (France), University of Barcelona (Spain) and University Federico II of Naples (Italy).


Doctor in organic chemistry,
Professor at Université Grenoble-Alpes

About the school

The CompMed summer school brings together for the first-time international students enrolled in various tracks of the Université Grenoble-Alpes second-year Master degree in Health engineering.

Rather than taking the traditional syndrome approach, CompMed applies a systems approach to the study of the underlying mechanisms of chronic disease.

Theoretical and practical sessions delivered by leading specialists are followed up with design-thinking workshops aimed at introducing students to the world of innovation and entrepreneuriat.


Advanced courses on :

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):

  • Systems approach
  • Clinical characterization
  • Biological & key issues
  • Innovative solutions to unmet needs


And also:

  • Sequential Design of the school
  • Lung structure and function
  • Deterministic modelling of oxygen transport
  • O2 transport and ROS
  • Digital Health Framework
  • Risk Assessment
  • Clinical & Patient Decision Support
  • Spatial risk assessment of the impact of pollution on Health
  • Disease transmission modeling
  • Creative thinking sessions

Hands-on :

  • O2 transport and utilisation
  • Impact of O2 transport & utilisation on mitochondrial ROS
  • ICT platform to support integrated care

Interactive group work and coaching on innovation project

Student testimonies

Steering Committee

Facutly of Pharmacy, UGA

Dr. Isaac CANO
Hospital Clinic, Univ. Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Josep ROCA
Hospital Clinic, Univ. Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Michel SEVE
Dean of the Facutly of Pharmacy, UGA

Prof. Peter WAGNER
Univ. California San Diego, USA

A collaborative partnership involving