Mr Renfei Ma

BEng Zhejiang Univ.

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Renfei Ma entered into the Mixed Honors Class in the Chu Kochen Honors College of Zhejiang University in September, of 2011, and was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in Energy and Environment Systems Engineering in June, 2015.

After graduating, he came to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute to become one of the first PhD Candidates in the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE).

Research | Current


A multiscale computational framework for the liver lobule

The Auckland Virtual Liver project was initiated in 2010 by Professor Peter Hunter of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, in parallel with the German Government and funded by the Virtual Liver Network (VLN).

We are collaborating with surgeon Dr Adam Bartlett of the New Zealand Liver Transplantation Unit, and scientists Dr Stefan Höhme of University of Leipzig, Germany, and  Dr Dirk Drasdo of INRIA,France.

We use computational modelling approaches to improve pre-surgical planning and intra‚Äźoperative guidance. We also develop instruments to monitor the movement and deformation of the liver during surgery in order to use the virtual organ model for surgical guidance during the operation.

The project will take advantage of the linkage with VLN to contribute to the spatio-temporal multiscale framework for multispecies liver tissue models by analysis of experimental images for systems medicine. 


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