Wall Scholars Alumni Lunch with Malebogo Ngoepe

Jan 16, 2019
  • Capacity: 12
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location:
    Peter Wall Institute Seminar room
    6331 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC

Modelling clots in aneurysms

An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge that develops on a blood vessel as a result of the weakening of that vessel. The complex flow conditions inside the aneurysm can lead to rupture, with subsequent morbidity or mortality.  Aneurysms are most commonly found on vessels of the brain and on the aorta. Blood clots are associated with aneurysms, and their presence can either serve to stabilise the aneurysm, or can accelerate the time to rupture. The effect that a clot has on an aneurysm differs from patient to patient. Various computational models have been developed in an effort to understand aneurysm growth and progression. In this talk, the development of a model that aims to predict clot growth in aneurysms will be discussed.

Dr. Malebogo Ngoepe is a researcher and lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Malebogo Ngoepe is visiting PWIAS as part of the Institute’s partnership with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies and the STIAS Iso Lomso fellowship programme.

Please register for this event by Friday, January 11, 2019.