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Former Researchers

Angelina Peñaranda

Associate Professor at the department of Physics

 

Anna Gras

Associate Professor at the department of Agri-food Engineering and Biothecnology

Antoni Giró

Full Professor at the department of Physics

 

Quim Valls

Associate Professor at the department of Physics

 

Rosa Carbó

Associate Professor at the department of Agri-food Engineering and Biothecnology

Carlota Auguet

Associate Professor at the department of Physics

 

 

Former students and postdocs

 

Post-docs

  • Francesc Font: One year post-doctoral research stay in the group (2017-2018). Currently at the Center for Mathematical Research (CRM).
  • Carlos A Lugo-Vélez: Three year postdoctoral research stay in the group (2009-2012). Currently at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

PhD students

  • Eduardo MorenoComputer modeling of the polarity and amoeboid motion of living cells. 2022, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Martí CatalàMathematical modelling to study infectious diseases: from understanding to prediction. 2021, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Miquel MarchenaDevelopment and application of atrial myocyte models to investigate mechanisms that confer patients a high risk of atrial fibrillation. 2020, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Allisson Dantas: Federal University of Riu Grande do Norte (UFRN). 2020, co-supervised in the department of Physics.
  • Nura AhmadMultiapproach computational modelling of tuberculosis. Understanding its epidemiological dynamics for improving its control in Nigeria. 2020, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Pablo Araujo: PhD at the department of Agri-food Engineering and Biothecnology. Developing an individual-based model to study the bacterial denitrification process. 2017, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 
  • Pedro André Arroyo: One year visiting PhD Student of the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil): Semi-continuum approach to discreteness. 2018.

Master students

  • Sònia Miani: Improving the development and testing of an EEG medical software for Epilepsy diagnosis according to regulatory guidelines (Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering, 2022).
  • Benjamin Harun Tezcan: Establishing links between image segmentation and deep learning interpretability methods (Master in Automatic Control and Robotics, 2022).
  • Yago Ferreiro: Heat transfer enhancement in air by means of acoustic fields (Master in Aerospace Science and Technology, 2022).
  • Julia Cabrera: Simple mathematical model of the Tuberculosis lesion formation in a secondary lobe of the lungs (Master in Engineering Physics, 2022).
  • Eva Rifà: Study of the evolution of new variants during an epidemic (Master in Engineering Physics, 2021).
  • Mateo Alonso:  Development of a cardiac model for the study of sudden cardiac death in infants (Master in Engineering Physics, 2021).
  • Silvia Alvarez: Spatially distributed SIR models for COVID-19 propagation (Master in Atomistic and Multiscale Computational Modelling in Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2021).
  • Nica Gutu: Biochemical model for the amoeboid motion of Dictyostelium discoideum cells (Master in Engineering Physics, 2020).
  • Nora Wieczorek i Masdeu: Numerical model of cardiac electromechanics (Master in Mathematics, 2019).
  • Thomas Prade: Measurement of sarcoplasmic reticulum passive leak current and its relation with spark characteristics in atrial myocytes (Master in Photonics, 2019).
  • David Conesa: Integration of a subcellular calcium model with cardiac action potential in human atria. (Master in Atomistic and Multiscale Computational Modelling in Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019).
  • Nikolina Krizanec: Mathematical modeling of calcium handling dysfunctions leading to atrial fibrillation (Master in Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering, 2017)
  • Miquel Marchena: Development of a computational model of calcium singalling in cardiac cells at the submicron scale (Master in Atomistic and Multiscale Computational Modelling in Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry 2016).

Bachelor students

Internship students

  • Radu Diaconescu: Spatio-temporal reaction-diffusion model exploring the role of fibroblasts in the formation of granuloma in tuberculosis (DAAD RISE Scholarship, Life Sciences - Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2022, University of Freiburg)
  • Sammy Mustafa (undergraduate student funded by the Northwestern University, 2022)
  • Anna Bandoni: An epidemiological model for malaria that accounts for gene deletions (BioFam Master internship, 2022)
  • Fabian Puga: Alternans in homogeneous and heterogeneous cardiac tissue (BioFam Master internship, 2022)
  • Inmaculada Baxarias: Analysis and prediction of COVID-19 for EU-EFTA-UK and other countries (Engineering Physics, 2021) (Research support staff)
  • Ann-Kathrin von Mickwitz: Analysis of X-Ray scattering images from three-dimensional cardiac infarcted myocardial tissue (DAAD fellowship. Mathematics 2021, University of Bremen)
  • Pablo Palacios: Analysis and prediction of COVID-19 for EU-EFTA-UK and other countries (Engineering Physics, 2021) (Learning Scholarship) 
  • Tomàs Urdiales: Analysis and prediction of COVID-19 for EU-EFTA-UK and other countries (Engineering Physics, 2021) (Learning Scholarship) 
  • Daniel Molinuevo: Analysis and prediction of COVID-19 for EU-EFTA-UK and other countries (Engineering Physics, 2021)
  • Katerina Krassakopoulou: Computational modelling of interactions between immune system and Mycobacterium tuberculosis inside an alveolus (Erasmus+ student from University of Patras, 2019).
  • Friedrich Puttkammer: Biophysical computational modeling of the intracellular electrophysiology of a single cardiac cell (Biophysics, 2019, student from the Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • Maria Franz: Deterministic and stochastic modeling of calcium dynamics (Biochemistry, 2019, student from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Dafni Giannari: Comparison study of the Electrophysiology of neurons and cardiac cells. (Erasmus+ student from University of Patras, 2018).
  • Pablo Navarro: From ABM to continuous: A tuberculosis alveolar infection model (Engineering Physics, 2018).