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

 

 

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