Konstantinos Magkoutas | Regenerative Medicine | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Konstantinos Magkoutas | Regenerative Medicine |Best Researcher Award

Dr at ETH Zürich Switzerland

I am a highly skilled engineer with extensive experience in control systems and medical devices. Currently, I work as a Closed Loop Control Engineer at Hamilton Medical, focusing on advanced control algorithms for mechanical ventilation. My background includes a postdoctoral position at ETH Zürich, where I led projects on artificial heart technology and managed substantial fundraising efforts. With a Doctor of Science degree from ETH Zürich, I specialize in intelligent ventricular assist devices and have a strong track record in research, development, and clinical trials. My technical expertise is complemented by strong leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, as well as proficiency in various software tools.

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Work Experience 💼

Closed Loop Control Engineer, New Technology Group, Hamilton Medical (11/2023 – Present)
• Project management, research, and development of cutting-edge control algorithms for mechanical ventilation
• Design in-silico and in-vitro verification and validation procedures for medical devices and control algorithms, including regulatory aspects
• Participate in clinical trials, conduct clinical data analysis, and documentation

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zürich (03/2023 – 09/2023)
• Led collaborative project between ETH Zurich and Cleveland Clinic on blood pump inflow cannula design and orientation optimization
• Developed and executed in-vitro characterization of a novel, soft total artificial heart for heart disease patients
• Managed fundraising proposals ~ 1 million CHF
• Supported the supervision of two PhD researchers

Research Assistant, Product Development Group Zürich, ETH Zürich (09/2018 – 02/2023)
• Ideation, design, assembly, calibration, and in-vitro testing of novel aortic sensor for hemodynamic and biomechanical data acquisition
• Developed and executed large animal experiments to validate the clinical readiness of the aortic sensor
• Developed algorithmic approaches for data processing and evaluation
• Created a data-driven iterative learning control strategy for blood pumps
• Developed a genetic-algorithm-based optimization framework for the optimization of control parameters of blood pump controllers
• Instructed undergraduate and graduate courses, supervised 20 Bachelors and Masters students

Warehouse Management, Hellenic Air-force (01/2017 – 06/2017)
• Directed stock maintenance
• Developed procedures for automatic stock monitoring and tracking
• Controlled stock records

Project Engineer, LABOR S.A. (06/2014 – 09/2014)
• Created technical reports and tested electrical equipment in compliance with EU protocols
• Conducted inspection and certification of electrical equipment
• Provided technical guidance to clients to harmonize products with relevant EU guidelines

Education 🎓

Doctor of Science, ETH Zürich (09/2018 – 03/2023)  PhD Thesis: Novel sensing and control strategies towards intelligent ventricular assist devices. MSc Degree, Cranfield University (09/2017 – 09/2018)  Master Thesis: S-duct Aerodynamics: Parameterization and optimization of complex intake geometries Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (10/2010 – 07/2016) Diploma Thesis: Investigation of curved fuel injector effects on contra rotating vortex pair (CVP) development

General Skills 🛠️

Leadership Skills Managed and organized the PhD board of the Zurich Heart project Guided and inspired a group as Deputy Director of the Editing team at 48th Cranfield’s Engine Symposium. Communication Skills  Presented in multiple international conferences and workshops  Representative of the Zurich Heart project in Scientifica, an exhibition held by ETH Zürich  Collaborated with physicians and surgeons on data management, establishment of implantation protocols, and medical device assessment. Teamwork Skills  Part of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, vets, surgeons, and engineers for complex animal experiments.  Collaborated with Zurich Heart consortium members on cross-functional projects. Computer Skills MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Jira, Notion, Confluence, Miro, MS Project
Math Works MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, Simulink (Real time), LabVIEW, Git AUTODESK INVENTOR, Siemens NX12, Mesh Mixer, 3D printing slicers ANSYS ICEM, ANSYS Fluent

Awards 🏅

ASAIO Top Category Abstract Award, San Francisco (2023), The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers Prize for outstanding Master Thesis, Cranfield (2017), Awarded £5000 bursary towards the completion of Thermal Power MSc program, Cranfield (2017), 3rd Place Business Plan award for Self-Printing business proposal, Thessaloniki (2016)

Interests and Extracurricular Activities 🌟

Building and programming Lego-robots for multiple tasks, Reshaping used materials to create art, Traveling the world to explore foreign cultures, meet new people, and taste different cuisines, Reading books, cooking, playing Handball

Publications Top Notes 📝

 

  1. Title: Continuous heart volume monitoring by fully implantable soft strain sensor
    • Authors: SA Dual, B Llerena Zambrano, S Sündermann, N Cesarovic, M Kron, …
    • Year: 2020

 

  1. Title: Cardiac output estimation: Online implementation for left ventricular assist device support
    • Authors: A Petrou, M Kanakis, K Magkoutas, B De Vries, M Meboldt, MS Daners
    • Year: 2020

 

  1. Title: Control of ventricular unloading using an electrocardiogram‐synchronized pulsatile ventricular assist device under high stroke ratios 🫀🔋
    • Authors: K Magkoutas, M Rebholz, S Sündermann, A Alogna, A Faragli, V Falk, …
    • Year: 2020

 

  1. Title: Physiologic Data-Driven Iterative Learning Control for Left Ventricular Assist Devices
    • Authors: K Magkoutas, P Arm, M Meboldt, M Schmid Daners
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Title: Pressure and bernoulli-based flow measurement via a tapered inflow VAD cannula
    • Authors: K Petersdorff-Campen, MA Dupuch, K Magkoutas, M Meboldt, C Hierold, …
    • Year: 2021

 

  1. Title: Continuous monitoring of blood pressure and vascular hemodynamic properties with miniature extravascular Hall-based magnetic sensor
    • Authors: K Magkoutas, M Weisskopf, V Falk, MY Emmert, M Meboldt, N Cesarovic, …
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Title: Experimental investigation of geometry effects and performance of five-hole probe in measuring jets in crossflow
    • Authors: K Magkoutas, T Efstathiadis, A Kalfas
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Title: Genetic algorithm-based optimization framework for control parameters of ventricular assist devices
    • Authors: K Magkoutas, LN Rossato, M Heim, MS Daners
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Title: Building an interdisciplinary program of cardiovascular research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology–the ETHeart story
    • Authors: AP Kourouklis, X Wu, RC Geyer, V Exarchos, T Nazari, J Kaemmel, …
    • Year: 2022

 

 

Nune Manasa | Tissue engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Nune Manasa | Tissue engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine India

With a Ph.D. in Medical Nanotechnology and extensive research and teaching experience, this professional has made significant contributions to the field of biotechnology and biomaterials. They have held positions such as Assistant Professor and Research Associate, showcasing expertise in stem cell research, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology. Their achievements include numerous awards, memberships, and editorial roles in esteemed journals. Additionally, they actively participate in academic committees and serve as a reviewer for prestigious journals and grant proposals. With a commitment to excellence in research and education, they continue to drive innovation in the biomedical field.

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 📚🎓Academic Profile

  • Ph.D. in Medical Nanotechnology (2016) from Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology (2009) (80%) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (J.N.T.U), Hyderabad, India
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology, Botany & Chemistry (2007) (81%) from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

 🔬👩‍🏫 Research & Teaching Experience 

Assistant Professor at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bengaluru from July 2017 – July 2022. Research Associate in the Chemistry of Physics & Materials Unit of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India from February 2016 – November 2016. CSIR-Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India from October 2014 – November 2015. ICMR-Junior Research Fellow in the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India from April 2011- September 2014. Teaching Assistant in the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India from January 2010 – March 2011. Research Intern of Biotech Consortium of India Ltd (BCIL) at Indian Immunologicals Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad from November 2009 – December 2009. Project Trainee at Indian Immunologicals Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad from January 2009 – October 2009

Honors/ Awards🏆🎖️

Invited to the ASEAN-INDIA Women Scientists Conclave (AIWSC), 24-26 April 2024 Singapore, co-organized by Singapore’s Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) with India’s Department of Science & Technology and Anushandhan National Research Foundation (ANRF) with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat.American Chemical Society (ACS) complimentary membership as an appreciation in recognition for being an ACS peer-reviewer in March 2024.Best poster award at the National Symposium on Recent Trends in Biomedical Engineering (NSRTBME 2023) organized by MIT Manipal from 31st March – 1st April 2023.Second place in the Science poster presentation during the National Science day programme held at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine on 24/02/2023.SBAOI-MAHE Young Scientist Award and first prize for the oral presentation titled ‘Polycaprolactone Nanofibers Coated with Cell-Derived Matrix for Uterine Tissue Engineering’ at the International Conference on Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine and Devices (BIO-Remedi 22) held at IIT Guwahati, December 15-18, 2022.Life member (Awardee) of the Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) since March 2023.Life member of the Society for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) since October 2022.Certificate of Appreciation awarded for being the resource person for the faculty development program titled “Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research: Guidelines and Screening Procedures for Protocols” organized by Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore on January 28th 2022 & July 2nd 2021.Second prize for oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Recent Trends in Bioengineering (ICRTB 2021), organized by MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, Pune (MITBIO) from February 12-13, 2021Best poster award at the 5th Indian Peptide Symposium organized by Indian Peptide Society on September 24-25, 2015, at JNCASR, Bangalore, IndiaSenior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF) award from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Resource and Development Group in 2014.Selected as Project trainee for DBT-Biotech Industrial Training Programme (BITP) by the Department of Biotechnology & Biotech Consortium of India Ltd (BCIL) at Indian Immunologicals Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad in 2009.GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) – Biotechnology qualified in 2010.GRE (Graduate Record Examination) – Obtained 1210/1600 – 75.6% in 2008.

 🔍📝 Reviewer & Examiner

‘Ph.D. Coordinator’ of MIRM from February 2023.’IQAC Coordinator’ of MIRM from October 2022-March 2023.Member Secretary for the Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR) of MIRM, MAHE since November 2020.Stem cell expert of the IEC committee of SDM University, Dharwad in December 2023.Guest topic editor for ‘Frontiers in Neuroscience’ (IF-5.152) in the section ‘Translational Neuroscience’ for a research topic on ‘Combinatorial Neural Engineering Approaches for Neurotrauma and Neurological Disorders’ in February 2023.Guest editor for ‘JoVE’ (IF-1.4); editing a special issue in methods collection on “Designing of ECM-based biomimetic scaffolds for nerve tissue engineering applications” since September 2022.Peer-reviewed an Israel Science Foundation grant in March 2024.Peer-reviewed for various prestigious journals including ‘Biotechnology Journal’, ‘Journal of Polymer Science’, ‘Journal of Tissue Engineering’, ‘ACS Nano’, ‘Journal of Nanobiotechnology’, ‘Small’, ‘Neuroscience Bulletin’, and many more.Invited to be part of a screening committee of the National Post Doc Symposium (NPDS) 2022 jointly organized by BLiSC and IISER Thiruvananthapuram, July 20-22, 2022, in March 2022.Appointed as external question paper setter for Yenepoya University, Mangalore for setting Ph.D. entrance test questions in July 2020.Doctoral Advisory Committee member, protocol panel member, thesis examiner invitation for internal and external Ph.D. candidates since 2021.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Self-assembling peptide nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering: novel approaches and strategies for effective functional regeneration
    • Authors: M Nune, P Kumaraswamy, U Maheswari Krishnan, S Sethuraman
    • Journal: Current Protein and Peptide Science
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 70-84
    • Year: 2013
    • Citations: 102

 

  • Melanin incorporated electroactive and antioxidant silk fibroin nanofibrous scaffolds for nerve tissue engineering
    • Authors: M Nune, S Manchineella, T Govindaraju, KS Narayan
    • Journal: Materials Science and Engineering: C
    • Volume: 94
    • Pages: 17-25
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 91

 

  • Silica-based bioactive glasses and their applications in hard tissue regeneration: A review
    • Authors: N Al-Harbi, H Mohammed, Y Al-Hadeethi, AS Bakry, A Umar, MA Hussein, …
    • Journal: Pharmaceuticals
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 75
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 77

 

  • PLGA nanofibers blended with designer self-assembling peptides for peripheral neural regeneration
    • Authors: M Nune, UM Krishnan, S Sethuraman
    • Journal: Materials Science and Engineering: C
    • Volume: 62
    • Pages: 329-337
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 69

 

  • Self-assembling peptide nanostructures on aligned poly (lactide-co-glycolide) nanofibers for the functional regeneration of sciatic nerve
    • Authors: M Nune, A Subramanian, UM Krishnan, SS Kaimal, S Sethuraman
    • Journal: Nanomedicine
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 219-235
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 31

Hafsah Akhtar | Biomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hafsah Akhtar | Biomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Dr at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Pranali Parab is a highly skilled researcher with extensive experience in biomaterials and biomedical engineering. With a Ph.D. in Biomaterials from The University of Sheffield and a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from NUST Islamabad, her expertise spans ceramic and polymer synthesis, chemical characterizations, and cell culture techniques. Pranali has demonstrated leadership as a research associate, lab in-charge, and graduate teaching assistant, supervising numerous projects and interns. She has received several awards and grants for her outstanding contributions to the field. Pranali is passionate about bone repair and regeneration and actively contributes to research and technology awareness initiatives.

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Education🎓

PhD in Biomaterials Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom2017-2022 PhD Thesis: Metal Oxide Substituted Polyurethane foams for enhanced craniofacial bone repair: Exploring the properties of Cerium, Zirconium, and Copper-doped Zinc Oxide nanoparticles as potential additives for bone regeneration and angiogenesis. Project Supervisor: Prof. Gwendolen Reilly MS in Biomedical Sciences School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan 2013-2015 Master’s Thesis: Designing and Fabrication of a functional stent graft for the treatment of Oesophageal Cancer (Higher Education Commission funded project). Project Supervisor: Dr. Murtaza Najabat Ali BS in Applied Biosciences Atta ur Rehman School of Applied Biosciences, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan 2009-2013 Bachelor’s thesis: Identification of Mycoviral infections in environmental fungal isolates (Higher Education Commission Project). Project Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Faraz Bhatti

 

Professional Experience

Research Associate ‘Member Bone Research Group’ Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), Lahore. 2016-Present Lab In-charge & Advanced User Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope. Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. 2018-2021 Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct Module for PhD Students. Diamond Labs. Chemical and Biological Engineering Labs. Department of Mechanical Engineering Labs. Research Supervision Master’s Students (2 Co-supervisions), IRCBM, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus. Master’s Students (2 Co-supervisions), Undergraduate Summer Student (1 Co-supervision), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Research Internees (2) from Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland. Erasmus Research Mobility Program. Intern Seed Biotech Lab, Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Lahore, Pakistan. 2012 (6 weeks) Intern Molecular Biology Lab, Atta ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan. 2010 (6 weeks)

Academic Projects 🎓🔬📚

Solvent Casting/Particle Leaching (SCPL) Scaffold Synthesis for Craniofacial Bone Repair (Completed) Role of Zinc Oxide in Bone Regeneration (Completed) Cell Attachment and Biocompatibility of Next Generation Oxide Containing Bioactive Scaffolds for Craniofacial Vascularization and Bone Regeneration (Completed) Cell Viability, Mineralization, and Collagen Production of hTERT BMSCs in Basal and Osteogenic Media (Completed) Bioactive Scaffolds for Orbital Floor Repair and Regeneration (Completed) Evaluation of Analgesic Effect of Honey, Mint, Aloe Vera, and Rose Water in Balb/c Mice: Comparative Study (Completed) Development of Novel Biofunctional Polymer-Based Natural Biomaterial Films and Surfaces for Biomedical Applications (Completed) Evaluation of LDA, QDA, and Decision Trees for Multifunctional Controlled Below Elbow Prosthetic Limb Using EMG Signals (Completed) Designing and Simulation Analysis of Tracheal Splint Coated with Adipose Stem Cells for the Treatment of Weak Trachea (Birth Disorder) (Completed)

 

Awards 🏆🎖️

Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant WBC Glasgow 2020 (Virtual), United Kingdom (2020) Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant TERMIS EU MEETING 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Armours and Brasiers Travel Grant TERMIS EU MEETING 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant BioMedEng 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Engineering Research Symposium – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (1st Position – Materials, 2019) 2nd Year Postgraduate Poster Presentation – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (Runners Up, 2019) Doctoral Academy Award, University of Sheffield for Doctoral Studies (2017) Best Poster Presentation Award, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2014) 3rd Position in Annual Career Fair Poster Presentation ASAB, NUST, Pakistan (2014) Rector’s High Achiever’s Award for Position and Participation in All Pakistan Competitions, NUST, Pakistan (2013) 3rd Position ‘Invent a Blueprint’ All Pakistan Math Olympiad, GIK Institute of Engineering, Pakistan (2012) Member of the Year Award NUST Science Society, NUST, Pakistan (2011) Fauji Fertilizers Company Merit Scholarship (2009-2015)

 

Technical Skills 💻🔧📊

  • Technical Procedures: Ceramic and Polymer Synthesis, Chemical and Physical Characterizations, Cell Culture, ELISA.
  • Equipment Trainings: Fluorescent Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscope, RAMAN Spectroscopy, Plasma Spray Coating, Confocal Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction.
  • Technical Software: GraphPad Prism, Image J, Wildfire PRO Engineer, AUTOCAD, SolidWorks, Fusion 360.
  • Application Packages: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Mendeley, EndNote.

Administrative Skills 📊📝📋

  • Management, Analytical, and Coordination Skills

Extracurricular Activities 🌟📰📚

Founder of ‘The Inside Story’ – A Social Media Project for the Awareness of Research and Technology Among Masses (2014-2016), Author at Student Run Online Magazine ‘I R Nustian’ (2013-2014), Joint Secretary Information, NUST Science Society (2011-2012), Director Public Relations, NUST Science Society (2010-2011)

Research Interests 🧪🔬

    • Biomaterials, Ceramics, and Bio composites for Bone Repair and Regeneration, Multifunctional Biomaterials

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Therapeutic efficacy of neurostimulation for depression: techniques, current modalities, and future challenges
    • Authors: H Akhtar, F Bukhari, M Nazir, MN Anwar, A Shahzad
    • Journal: Neuroscience bulletin
    • Pages: 115-126
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 60

 

  • Development of K-doped ZnO nanoparticles encapsulated crosslinked chitosan based new membranes to stimulate angiogenesis in tissue engineered skin grafts
    • Authors: L Shahzadi, AA Chaudhry, AR Aleem, MH Malik, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, F Alvi, …
    • Journal: International journal of biological macromolecules
    • Volume: 120
    • Pages: 721-728
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 37

 

  • Development of biocomposites from coir fibre and poly (caprolactone) by solvent casting technique
    • Authors: HC Obasi, AA Chaudhry, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, MH Malik
    • Journal: Polymer Bulletin
    • Pages: 1-13
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 19

 

  • New biofunctional loading of natural antimicrobial agent in biodegradable polymeric films for biomedical applications
    • Authors: B Ghafoor, MN Ali, U Ansari, MF Bhatti, M Mir, H Akhtar, F Darakhshan
    • Journal: International journal of biomaterials
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 18

 

  • Zinc containing calcium phosphates obtained via microwave irradiation of suspensions
    • Authors: AA Chaudhry, H Khalid, M Zahid, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, B Younas, F Manzoor, …
    • Journal: Materials Chemistry and Physics
    • Volume: 276
    • Pages: 124921
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 8

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hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. George Mason University, United States

👩‍🔬 With 5 years of experience as a biomedical engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur, I specialize in developing translational contrast agent platforms for enhancing early-stage tumor diagnosis. Additionally, I possess 1 year of healthcare product management experience as a Co-Founder of a biotech start-up. My expertise lies in problem-solving, stakeholder relationship management, and project planning, with a strong passion for innovation and improving patient outcomes through healthcare product development and leadership.

 

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Education 📚

PhD in Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Aug. 2017 – Dec. 2022)Masters in Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2017)Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) in Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka (Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2015)

Technical Skills 🛠️

Languages: Python, Matlab, Perl

Software Skills: Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD), Adobe Illustrator

Experimental Skills: Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture, Biomaterial Design, Synthesis and Characterization, Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis, Rheology of Soft Materials, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electroimpedance Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), In-vitro Tissue Models, DNA Extraction, Cell Transfection, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), In-vivo Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging

Research Awards 🏅

WeSci Women in STEM Crowdfunding Campaign Winner, 2023George Mason University Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, 2023Biomedical Engineering Society Advanced Biomanufacturing (AbioM) Best Graduate Work Award, 2023George Mason University Office of Provost and Executive Vice-President Award, 2018University of Bridgeport School of Engineering Academic Accomplishment, 2017University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day, Winner of Best Graduate Poster, 2017ASEE Northeast Conference, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Third Place in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016Ramaiah Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Best B.E Project, 2015

Highlighted Presentation 🎤

  • Gordon Imaging Institute and MGH, Harvard University (Invite) Aug. 2023
    • Oral: Non-invasive Whole Body PA Imaging of Small Animals using ICG dye constructs. Cambridge, MA

Presentations 📊

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2022Virginia Catalyst Conference Sept. 2022George Mason University ”Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference” Mar. 2022Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2020Materials Research Society Annual Meeting Dec. 2019

Leadership and Volunteer Experience 🤝

President of Graduate Association for Bioengineering Students at George Mason University.Member of International Student Advisory Board at George Mason University.Responsible for mentoring undergraduate students.Part of Letters to Pre-Scientist Program exchanging letters with middle and high school female students to demonstrate the importance of women in STEM.

Relevant Skills 🧪

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Contrast Agents
  • Drug Delivery
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Rational Design of Solutions to Health Problems
  • Grant Writing
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strong Communication

Entrepreneurial Experience 💼

NIRView Biosciences Inc. (March 2023 – Present)Co-Founder and CEO, Fairfax, VA Responsible for identifying customer needs, conducting product-market fit analysis, and building sustainable business and revenue models. Define the vision of the product and communicate it to the product development team and stakeholders. Proposal writing to secure non-dilutive funding from different government agencies. National Science Foundation I-Corps Entrepreneurial Program (May 2023 – July 2023)Entrepreneurial Lead, NSF I-Corps Bay Area Node, UC Berkley Determined business plans, mission statements, and visions for public health products. Conducted extensive customer discovery interviews to determine product-market fit.

Relevant Media and Websites 📰

Relevant Awards 🏆

Key Personnel and Investigator on NSF Grant Award Number 2325234.1st place winner and Mason’s Choice Winner of Patriot Pitch Competition (2023).2nd place winner of Accelerate Investor Conference (2023) pitch competition.Principal Investigator on NSF Small Business Innovation and Research Grant.Contrast agent technology selected as STAT News Best 64 technologies in the United States, 2023.

Research Experience 📊

George Mason UniversityPostdoctoral Research Fellow (March 2023 – Present)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2019 – December 2022)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2017 – August 2018)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Title: Synthesis of DNA origami scaffolds: current and emerging strategies
  • Authors: J Bush, S Singh, M Vargas, E Oktay, CH Hu, R Veneziano
  • Journal: Molecules
  • Year: 2020

 

  • Title: Solar cells with PbS quantum dot sensitized TiO2–multiwalled carbon nanotube composites, sulfide-titania gel and tin sulfide coated C-fabric
  • Authors: RK Kokal, M Deepa, A Kalluri, S Singh, I Macwan, PK Patra, J Gilarde
  • Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Interactions between avidin and graphene for development of a biosensing platform
  • Authors: I Macwan, MDH Khan, A Aphale, S Singh, J Liu, M Hingorani, P Patra
  • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Size-tunable ICG-based contrast agent platform for targeted near-infrared photoacoustic imaging.
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, CH Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photoacoustics
  • Year: 2023

 

 

  • Title: A Computational Approach for Understanding the Interactions between Graphene Oxide and Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase with Implications for Heart Failure
  • Authors: A Ray, I Macwan, S Singh, S Silwal, P Patra
  • Journal: Nanomaterials
  • Year: 2018

 

 

  • Title: Versatile encapsulation and synthesis of potent liposomes by thermal equilibration
  • Authors: SA Roberts, C Lee, S Singh, N Agrawal
  • Journal: Membranes
  • Year: 2022

 

 

  • Title: Increasing Vaccine Production using Pulsed Ultrasound Waves
  • Authors: J Xing, S Singh, Y Zhao, Y Duan, H Guo, C Hu, A Ma, R George, JZ Xing, …
  • Journal: PLOS One
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Autonomously Propelled Colloids for Penetration and Payload Delivery in Complex Extracellular Matrices
  • Authors: S Singh, J Moran
  • Journal: Micromachines
  • Year: 2022

 

 

  • Title: Rational design of ICG-based contrast agents for near-infrared photoacoustic imaging
  • Authors: M Hanafi, N Such, G Giammanco, S Singh, D Wegierak, E Abenojar, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024

 

  • Title: Transcranial photoacoustic imaging with ICG J-aggregates for imaging blood-brain barrier leak following LPS-induced neuroinflammation
  • Authors: FJ Bodera, S Singh, R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, MJ McVey, MC Kolios
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024

 

 

  • Title: Modified j-aggregates and conjugates thereof
  • Authors: R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, S Singh
  • Journal: US Patent App.
  • Year: 2023

 

  • Title: Indocyanine green-based in-vivo photoacoustic imaging contrast agent platform (Conference Presentation)
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, C Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2023

 

  • Title: Computational Investigation of Chirality-Based Separation of Carbon Nanotubes Using Tripeptide Library
  • Authors: S Singh, HR Divecha, A Ayoola, M Xavierselvan, J Devlin, I Macwan
  • Journal: Biomolecules
  • Year: 2023

 

 

 

Ahmed Abdalla | Cell Therapy | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Ahmed Abdalla | Cell Therapy | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of Jinan, China

👩‍🔬 With over 15 years of experience in research, teaching, and mentoring, I have developed research projects and taught various courses in Basic Science, Pharmacy, and Basic Medicine at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have co-supervised postgraduate students, providing guidance on laboratory experiments, data analysis, and scientific paper writing. My expertise lies in evaluating student progress and providing feedback for their sustained success.🌟

 

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Work History 📅🏫

Research conducting at Kaiti Cell Therapy, Industrial Research Institute of Jinan University, Shandong Province, China (2023 – Present)Associate Professor at Bahri University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Khartoum, Sudan (2022 – 2023)Post-doctorate fellow at School of Life Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China (2016 – 2019)Visiting Scholar at Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science (CAMS) and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) (2017 – 2018)Assistant Professor at Bahri University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Khartoum, Sudan (2016 – 2021)Lecturer at the College of Applied Science, University of Juba (Bahri), Sudan (2009 – 2012)Part-timer in the Faculty of Medicine, Gezira University during the Master’s degree (2007 – 2009)Examination officer in the College of Applied Science, University of Juba (2006 – 2007)Teaching assistant in the University of Medical Science and Technology, Sudan (2005 – 2006)

Education 🎓📚

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China (2016)Thesis: Potential indicators of occult cancer and the role of ADAM10 in metastasis and thrombogenicity of adenocarcinoma cell lines in vitro.M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, WadMedani, Sudan (2009)Thesis: Some Biochemical Markers of Cardiovascular Disease in Sudanese type II Diabetic Patients.B.Sc. (Honor) in Biochemistry from University of Juba (Currently Bahri University), Khartoum, Sudan (2002)Thesis: Antimicrobial activity of Trigonella-foenum graecum

University Memberships 🏫🎓

University of Jinan, School of Biological Sciences, Jinan, Shandong, China.University of Bahri, College of Applied Science, Khartoum, SudanHuazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Life Sciences, Wuhan, ChinaUniversity of Medical Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Khartoum, Sudan

Courses Taught 📚🎓

Aspects of Animal BiochemistryBasic and Advanced BiochemistryBasic and Advanced ImmunologyBiomaterialsBiomolecules (Chemistry of Protein, Carbohydrate, Lipids, and Nucleic Acids)Cell Biology and SignalingMolecular BiologySpecial topics in Biochemistry (Tumor Biology, and other Diseases)Population GeneticsProtein, Carbohydrate, Lipids, and Nucleic Acids MetabolismOthers such as Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, etc.

Additional Responsibilities and Awards 🏆🎖️

Reviewer for international journals such as Cancer Research and Frontiers in Immunology.Co-supervised international students for PhD and Master’s degrees, assisting in experimental design, paper writing, and thesis dissertation.Leading uniform meetings to discuss work progress in research groups.Overseeing curriculum development and assessment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Applied Science, University of Bahri, Sudan.Development of innovative Cancer Cell Therapy at Kaiti Cell Therapy, Research Institute of Jinan University, China.Recipient of several awards and scholarships for academic excellence and research contributions.

Publications Top Notes 📝

 

  • Title: The long coiled-coil protein NECC2 regulates oxLDL-induced endothelial oxidative damage and exacerbates atherosclerosis development in apolipoprotein E −/− mice
  • Authors: Mu, X., Liu, S.-J., Zheng, L.-Y., … Yang, F.-F., Meng, N.
  • Journal: Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 216
  • Pages: 106–117

 

  • Title: CAR-T cell therapeutic avenue for fighting cardiac fibrosis: Roadblocks and perspectives
  • Authors: Abdalla, A.M.E., Miao, Y., Ahmed, A.I.M., Meng, N., Ouyang, C.
  • Journal: Cell Biochemistry and Function
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 42
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: e3955

 

  • Title: A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease 10 Expressions Modulate Potential Metastatic and Thrombus Formation in Pancreatic Carcinoma
  • Authors: Yu, M., Chen, Q., Li, Q., … Ouyang, C., Abdalla, A.M.E.
  • Journal: Iranian Journal of Public Health
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 51
  • Issue: 8
  • Pages: 1778–1789

 

  • Title: The impact of ExHp-CD (outer membrane vesicles) released from Helicobacter pylori SS1 on macrophage RAW 264.7 cells and their immunogenic potential
  • Authors: Ahmed, A.A.Q., Qi, F., Zheng, R., … Shi, Z., Yang, G.
  • Journal: Life Sciences
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 279
  • Pages: 119644

 

  • Title: Heterogeneous populations of outer membrane vesicles released from helicobacter pylori ss1 with distinct biological properties
  • Authors: Ahmed, A.A.Q., Zheng, R., Abdalla, A.M.E., … Mao, L., Yang, G.
  • Journal: Engineered Science
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 15
  • Pages: 148–165