Virtual Organ Modelling with Advanced Transport and Visualization Tools

Pharmacokinetics, the study of a drug’s course through the body, is an essential quantitative tool used in all stages of drug development and administration. The liver is the primary site of drug metabolism and elimination from the body, but it is difficult to model due to its complex structure. A virtual organ will be developed for the liver using modern mathematical techniques such as fractals in conjunction with flow reservoir modelling software developed by the Computer Modelling Group Inc. The model will be used to investigate the effects of disease and injury on the liver’s ability to process a drug.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr.Jack Tuszynski


Rebeccah Marsh


Computer Modelling Group Inc.


Physics / Astronomy


Life sciences


University of Alberta



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