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Supporting the Intelligence Systems for Medicine Laboratory

A message from the ISML's Director, Winthrop Prof. Karol Miller

Dear Visitor,
Since 1996, the Intelligence Systems for Medicine Laboratory has been one of the world's leaders in applying academic research in biomechanical and numerical methods to the challenges of "real-world" medicine. Are you interested in enabling new breakthroughs in medicine using advanced biomechanical techniques? If so, please consider becoming a part of our team by making a charitable, tax-deductible gift to support our ongoing research and development programs.

Consider the unique environment you will help to prosper:

A interdisciplinary incubator for medicine technology

The ISML enables an interdisciplinary team of engineering researchers, computer scientists, applied mathematicians, and software engineers to bring the power of computational science and information technologies to bear on a wide range of unsolved medical challenges in specialties such as neurosurgery, cancer research.

Rapid development of new ideas

Throughout its history, the ISML has provided the tools, techniques, and personnel to help physicians and researchers rapidly develop and evaluate new applications for medicine. The ISML's computational environment, accomplished core research team, and accumulated experience in research and develop reduce the time and cost of new research, reduce duplication of effort, and help limited grant funds go further. At the same time, the ISML's strong medical collaborations encourage a pragmatic, practical development approach that encourages tested, robust results.

Focus on the future

The ISML's core capabilities enable medical professionals to focus less on the details of image handling and computational requirements and more on the fundamental questions of understanding disease and providing better patient care. The ever-increasing richness of information available from today's medical imaging technologies only increases the value of, and need for, the ISML's approach to interdisciplinary development.

The need for private funding

The majority of the ISML's work is funded through grants from the Australia government(ARC & NHMRC). While this government sponsorship is critically important, particularly for ongoing research and clinical studies, it is poorly suited for initiating new projects and encouraging the evaluation of early ideas, exactly the kind of potential breakthrough research that the ISML enables. The cumbersome nature of the government grant application and review process further delays some of the newest and most innovative early developments in medicine and medical computation.

What you can do

If you share our vision of the future of medicine, we encourage you to work with us to make it a reality.
If I can answer any questions or provide additional information, please contact me directly at +(61) 8 6488 8545 , or via email to [email protected]
You may also consult the UWA's donation pages for more information. Please specify that the Intelligence Systems for Medicine Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, should be the sole recipient of your donation.
Thank you for your interest and your support.

Winthrop Prof. Karol Miller, Director of the Intelligent Systems for Medicine Lab