Dr Aurore Lyon graduated from Telecom ParisTech Engineering School in Paris (France) with a Master in Engineering, and from the University of Oxford (UK) with a Master in Computer Science. She obtained her PhD at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, working in the Computational Cardiovascular Science group. Her PhD focussed on using computational techniques for analysis, modelling and simulation of ECG signals for patient risk stratification in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
In April 2018, she started working at Maastricht University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focusses on cardiac electromechanics and the coupling from cellular electrophysiology to whole-heart mechanics and hemodynamics. Specific projects of research include electromechanical modelling, effect of exercise on cardiac pathologies such as ARVC or deformation imaging analysis in atrial fibrillation patients. Her interests lie in combining computer simulations with clinical and experimental data to better understand cardiac physiology (e.g. exercise) and disease mechanisms (e.g. arrhythmia). In September 2020, she was awarded a CVON Young Talent grant and a UU-3Rs Stimulus grant to join the Department of Medical Physiology at the UMC Utrecht. There, she applied her computer modeling expertise to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and established strong links between experimental and clinical groups. She is now back in Maastricht as of September 2021.