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

 

 

Mavis Boakye-Yiadom | clinical research | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mavis Boakye-Yiadom | clinical research | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Ghana

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A dedicated herbal medicine practitioner and researcher with extensive experience in clinical pharmacology and traditional medicine. Holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, focusing on psychometric measures of dyspepsia patients. Also, possesses an M.Sc. in Chinese Materia Medica and a B.Sc. in Herbal Medicine. Currently, serving as Resident Medical Herbalist and Head of Department at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, with a track record of regulatory and teaching roles. Actively contributes to advisory committees and holds memberships in various professional bodies, demonstrating a commitment to advancing herbal medicine and healthcare quality.

 

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Educational Qualification 🎓

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacology)Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (08/2015 – 09/2021)Research focus: Psychometric measures of patients presenting with Dyspepsia at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research Clinic, Mampong-Akuapem, Eastern Region, Ghana Masters in Chinese Materia Medica (Natural Product Chemistry)Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China (09/2009 – 06/2012)Research focus: Isolation of chemical constituents and rapid profiling of PhGs from the rhizomes of Cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma based on modern analytical chemistry methods Bachelor of Science (Honors) Herbal Medicine Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (08/2001 – 06/2005)Research focus: Management of Infertility in Agrata Herbal Centre Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, Elective ScienceSt. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana (09/1997 – 12/2000)Primary and Junior Secondary School, Basic Education Certificate Examination Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (09/1988 – 08/1997)

Work Experience 💼

Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana (02/2013 – Present)Resident Medical Herbalist and ResearcherHead of Department, Clinical Research Department (since 2015)University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana (09/2018 – 09/2021)Part-time Lecturer in Traditional Medicine for Third Year Physician Assistant studentsSt. Luke Natural Health Clinic, Tema, Ghana (10/2008 – 08/2009)Resident Medical HerbalistTraditional Medicine Practice Council, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana (01/2008 – 10/2008)Regulatory OfficerFood and Drugs Board, Accra, Ghana (04/2007 – 12/2007)Regulatory OfficerTetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana (11/2006 – 04/2007)Intern Medical HerbalistCentre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana (09/2005 – 09/2006)Intern Medical HerbalistAgrata Natural Health Centre, Kumasi, Ghana (05/2005)Student Medical Herbalist (Attachment)J. H Herbal Centre, Kumasi, Ghana (05/2002)Student Medical Herbalist (Attachment)

Advisory Committees 🤝

Technical Advisory Committee, Clinical Trials of the Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana (Member)Technical Advisory Support in Traditional Medicine, West African Health Organisation (Member)Technical Advisory Support in Healthcare Quality, West African Health Organisation (Member)Research Committee of the Ministry of Health, Ghana (Member)Curriculum Review Committee on Master of Science degree in Medicinal Plant Research and Drug Development programme at Pan African University for Life and Earth Sciences Institute, Nigeria (Member)Review of Antimalarial Medicine Policy, National Malaria Control Programme, Ghana (Member)Technical Working Group to review monographs on medicinal plants (Member)Review of malaria case management guideline document (Member)Malaria Elimination Think Tank Workshop (Member)

Awards and Group Memberships 🏆

Member: Centre for Plant Medicine’s Oku Ampofo’s Conference Planning Committee (2023)Member: Centre for Plant Medicine’s Oku Ampofo’s Conference Reviewers Committee (2023)Member: Centre for Plant Medicine Research Risk Management Committee (2023)Member: Ad Hoc committee for the establishment of a Centre for Plant Medicine Research Herbal Clinic in Accra and other parts of the countryMember: GSDF proposal and implementation Committee (2023)Member: Centre for Plant Medicine’s Oku Ampofo’s Conference Science Committee (2022)Member: Communication Committee of the Centre for Plant Medicine ResearchMember: 45th Anniversary Planning Committee, Centre for Plant Medicine ResearchMember: Quality Manual Development Committee, Centre for plant Medicine ResearchMember: Research Policy Committee, Centre for Plant Medicine ResearchJudge-Science fair 2011, Tianjin International School, TianjinWinner-2009 Chinese Competition for foreign students in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.Member/Secretary – Planning Committee for the 6th Traditional Medicine Day/9th Ghana Traditional Medicine Week Celebration.Member/Ex-General Secretary: Ghana Association of Medical Herbalists

Publications Top Notes 📝

 

Wang, T., An, Y., Zhao, C., Han, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Wang, W., & Zhang, Y. (2011). Regulation effects of Crataegus pinnatifida leaf on glucose and lipids metabolism. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59(9), 4987–4994.

 

Han, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Liu, E., Zhang, Y., Li, W., Song, X., Fu, F., & Gao, X. (2012). Structural characterisation and identification of phenylethanoid glycosides from Cistanches deserticola Y.C. Ma by UHPLC/ESI-QTOF-MS/MS. Phytochemical Analysis: PCA, 23(6), 668–676.

 

Han, L., Ji, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Li, W., Song, X., & Gao, X. (2012). Preparative isolation and purification of four compounds from Cistanches deserticola Y.C. Ma by high-speed counter-current chromatography. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 17(7), 8276–8284.

 

Han, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Zhang, Y., Zhang, P., Liu, E., Wang, T., & Gao, X. (2014). Separation and purification of two isomeric saponins from Albiziae cortex by High-Speed Counter-Current Chromatography and Preparative High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Separation Science and Technology, 49(4), 594-600.

 

Thomford, K. P., Edoh, D. A., Thomford, A. K., Boakye- Yiadom, M., Yirenkyi, A., Attuah. K., & Appiah, A. A. (2014). Effectiveness of the combination of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta and Clausena anisata in uncomplicated malaria. International Journal of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2(12), 1367-1370.

 

Boakye-Yiadom, M., Han, L., Li, W., Zhang, Y., Liu, E., Song, X., & Wang, T. (2016). Chemical Constituents from the stems of Cistanche deserticola. Chinese Herbal Medicines, 8(3), 293-296.

 

Boakye-Yiadom, M., Offei-Abrokwa, D., Sapaty, C., Yeboah, R., & Ocloo, A. (2016). Retrospective study on Mist Diodia, as an antihypertensive. Journal of Natural Science Research, 6(24).

 

Antwi, S., Asiedu-Larbi, J., Martey, O., Quasie, O., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Ayertey, F., Yeboah, R., Sapaty, C. A., Offei-Abrokwa, D., Oduro-Mensah, D., Kumatia, E. K., & Ocloo, A. (2019). Safety and Effectiveness of Mist Antiaris, a Herbal Preparation for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy. BioMed Research International, 2019, 2607872.

 

Saloni Tandon | Life sciences | Best Researcher Award

 Ms. Saloni Tandon | Life sciences | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

With a B.Tech + M.Tech Dual Degree in Biotechnology from the Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, and a stellar score of 95%, I possess a comprehensive understanding of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Neurosciences, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship. As a Research Associate at Celebal Technologies Pvt. Ltd., I spearheaded the establishment of the BioTech Research department, focusing on healthcare research and applications. My expertise lies in developing AI-based solutions for precision oncology and microsatellite identification tools. I have a proven track record of successful projects, including an end-to-end cloud-based solution for precision oncology. Additionally, my research contributions include papers on tumor detection and tissue engineering applications.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

 

 

Education

B.Tech + M.Tech Dual Degree (Biotechnology), Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan (2015 – 2020) Scored 95%. Comprehensive understanding of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Neurosciences, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship.. Sangeet Bhaskar (Kathak Dance), Pracheen Kala Kendra Chandigarh, India (2018). Visharad (Kathak Dance), Bhatkhande Sangit Vidhyapith Lucknow, India (2018)

Professional Experience

Research Associate, Celebal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (01/2022 – present) Established the BioTech Research department focusing on healthcare research and applications. Currently developing AI-based solutions for the healthcare industry. Successfully developed an end-to-end cloud-based solution for precision oncology and a microsatellite identification and instability prediction tool. Mentored and managed a team for developing an oncology-based drug sales advisory chatbot. Two research papers and two review papers related to our work are under publication. Research Intern, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, DRDO (09/2019 – 12/2019) Worked on Polymeric Immunosensors for Tumor detection and Silk-based scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Gained knowledge about various biomaterials. Trainee, Biotech Park (02/2018 – 03/2018) Worked on bioethanol production from agro-waste (banana peels) and leaves of Calotropis procera using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Team Member, Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan (01/2017 – 06/2017) Contributed to the LAMP project, developing a student information management system using HTML, PHP, and MySQL on Linux.

📚Top Noted Publication

Title: Silk-based composite scaffolds for tissue engineering applications
Authors: S Tandon, B Kandasubramanian, SM Ibrahim
Journal: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Year: 2020
Volume: 59
Issue: 40
Pages: 17593-17611
Citations: 62

Title: Advancements in hydrogel-functionalized immunosensing platforms
Authors: SM George, S Tandon, B Kandasubramanian
Journal: ACS omega
Year: 2020
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Pages: 2060-2068
Citations: 52

Title: Polymeric immunosensors for tumor detection
Authors: S Tandon, SM George, R McIntyre, B Kandasubramanian
Journal: Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express
Year: 2020
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Pages: 032001
Citations: 13

Title: Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymer Nanocomposites
Authors: S Kabra, S Tandon, B Kandasubramanian, S Thomas, L Somasekharan
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2021
Citations: 6

Title: POSS nanocomposites for defense and space applications
Authors: S Kabra, S Tandon, B Kandasubramanian
Book: Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymer Nanocomposites
Year: 2021
Pages: 481-498
Citations: 3

Title: A Cloud-based Precision Oncology Framework for Whole Genome Sequence Analysis
Authors: S Tandon, M Sharma, P Kasar, A Kala
Journal: Computational Biology and Chemistry
Year: 2024
Article Number: 108062