Our Vision

In May 2018, a new UK-national branch of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi) was born: the VPHi-UK chapter.

The vision of the UK Chapter is that by 2050, mechanistic, physiology-based, subject-specific modelling will become the UK’s preferred approach to transform data and information about the human body into actionable knowledge to support  discovery, innovation, and delivery of healthcare.


VPHi UK & UCL Mechanical Engineering Solid Biomechanics Lecture Series

10 March 2022

Update: The online lecture series was well attended and led to some very interesting discussions. A screenshot of the organiser (Dr Mehran Moazen, top-left) and the speakers reflects the general mood of the meeting.

Mehran Moazen elected BioMedEng Council Working Group Chair

11 Feb 2022

We are excited to announce that the chair for engagement of the VPHi-UK chapter, Dr Mehran Moazen, has been elected as the Chair for Industry Engagement and Sponsorship Working Group of the council of the BioMedEng Association. 

We look forward to stronger interactions between the VPHi-UK chapter and the BioMedEng Association!

6–7 Sep 2021

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the Covid19 pandemic, the VPHi-UK chapter held its second annual General Assembly (GA) during the BioMedEng21 conference. The BioMedEng21 was held in Sheffield this year in a hybrid format, with 175 in-person attendees and 135 online attendees.

The GA was held on the afternoon of the second day of the conference. An update about the activities of the chapter in the past years was given and the newly elected board was announced. Closer interaction between the VPHi-UK and the BioMedEng association was discussed, in particular, the possibility of representation of VPHi-UK in one of the to-be-constituted working groups of the BioMedEng association. We will keep you posted on the developments on this website!

General Assembly of the VPHi-UK chapter 2020

Considering that we usually have our annual GA at the time and location of the BioMedEng congress and that this year the congress has been postponed to 2021, the VPHi-UK board has decided to update the members with this communication and plan the next GA at the BioMedEng21 congress in Sheffield.