Research Highlights

Dialysis Model

In the treatment of kidney disease, many patients require dialysis to remove waste products from their blood. The dialysis process can take up to four hours and during this time, the blood from the patient is passed through a dilayzer where the blood is filtered and returned to the patients bloodstream in a continual process. A typical dialyzer is shown in the illustration. It works by passing blood through perforated tubes encased in a cassette within the dialyzer. Blood flows in one direction down the tubes and a filtration fluid, diaysate, flows in the opposite direction. Diffusion and convection drive the exchange of solutes through a number of tiny channels that connect the tubes and thereby clean the blood. Sophisticated mathematical models of this process allow practitioners to gain insights into this complex process thereby allowing them to tailer treatments to the individual needs of a patient.


This project is led by Prof. Bohun



The cNab.Lab

In the computational nanobiophysics lab – the cNab.Lab – computer simulations are used to study biophysical systems, often with biomedical and nanotechnology applications. Research topics include the design of nanofluidic devices, such as nanopores and nanopits, for the characterization of biomolecules including DNA and proteins, optimizing the efficacy of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents in MRI, modeling the motion of “twitcher” bacterial cells moving across surfaces, and exploring applications of “green” nanoparticles derived from corn.










Jul 16, 2020 @ 2:03pm
The Klick Health project was reported in the PM360 online magazine:
Jul 15, 2020 @ 1:38pm
The @TheSIAMNews and @CAIMS_SCMAI Annual Meeting, planned to be held in Toronto, is now happening online. Lots of exciting work to be enjoyed remotely:
May 27, 2020 @ 11:28am
The NSERC Engage-funded collaborative project of Lennaert van Veen and @klickhealth has led to this promising paper: CLAIM_lab photo
May 27, 2020 @ 11:18am
Eric Ng is defending his MSc thesis right now - the first online thesis defence in the program. Good luck! CLAIM_lab photo
Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:45pm
MCSC graduate Jacob Morra presenting with Klick Lab's Yan Fossat. Thanks to the NSERC Engage program!
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:18pm
Left to right: Brady, Andrew and Hendrick (with beard). CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:17pm
Right to left: Marcus, Parikshit, Leanna and Kyle (with beard). CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:17pm
Left to right: Hendrick, Amber and Martin (with beard). CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 2, 2019 @ 2:15pm
A late shout out to those sharing pizza at the winter social. Right to left: Celina, Chris and Alin (with beard). CLAIM_lab photo
Apr 19, 2018 @ 11:45am
Really impressed with all speakers at #3mtOnt - so much cool research out there..
Mar 21, 2018 @ 4:51pm
Congratulations Eryn!
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Ontario Tech University @ontariotech_u
#UOIT3MT winners! Erin Frawley takes top marks with Elysabeth Reveall-Roy as runner-up and Tara Hattangadi the People’s Choice!
Jun 14, 2017 @ 4:43am
Greg Lewis and Lennaert van Veen represented CLAIM at the SIAM Dynamical Systems meeting. Some talks are here:
Nov 9, 2016 @ 1:19pm
Ashlea Colton is set to defend her MSc. thesis on 3D modelling of CANDU reactors on the 18th. Good luck Ashlea!
Nov 9, 2016 @ 1:16pm
Alberto Alinas is set to defend his MSc. thesis on bifurcations in a non-local PDE at the end of this semester. Good luck Alberto!
May 6, 2016 @ 3:25pm
Thanks everybody for attending the Spring Social. We enjoyed the Distinguished Lectures by Bjorn Engquist and dinner at the Red Room.
Jan 7, 2016 @ 12:21pm
Hear Bard Ermentrout explain neural field models at last year's SIAM Snowbird conference:
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:23pm
Turing Patterns and the "diffusion" mechanism of activator and inhibitor chemicals.…/tweaking-pattern-equations