I am driven to further our understanding of cardiac arrhythmias, and to improve the diagnosis and therapy of patients with heart rhythm disorders. As a postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University and a senior scientist at Philips Research, I combine my scientific curiosity with the clinical need for valorization.

As an academic scientist, I strive to bring more insight in the arrhythmia mechanisms of patients that suffer from sudden cardiac arrest without a clear cause (also known as idiopathic ventricular fibrillation). Ultimately, this would not only help diagnosis and treatment of these patients, but also help the early detection of a risk for sudden cardiac arrest in undiagnosed, seemingly healthy individuals.

As an industry scientist, I aim to bring the newest insights of the field of cardiac research to the benefit of patients and cardiologists by improving the transition from science to valorization in a transparent fashion.

Ultimately, I hope to use my dual background as biomedical engineer and medical doctor to bring the fields of industrial engineering, academic science and clinical medicine closer together.

Funding for idiopathic VF imaging with ECGI

The Dutch Heart Foundation has granted a ~1 million euro subsidy for our study on idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. We will use electrocardiographic imaging to investigate the substrate of such arrhythmias in patients throughout the Netherlands. Press release.

EHRA YIA second prize

Our work was selected as Finalist in the Young Investigator Award: Basic and Translational Science competition of the EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2017 conference in Vienna, Austria, 18-21 June 2017 and received the Second Prize during the conference!

Winner of the Clinical Needs Translational Award

Our team's work was awarded a joint award by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and Computing in Cardiology (CinC) with the Clinical Needs Translational Award. This award was recognized at the eCardiology Working Group Meeting of ESC in Rome (August 29, 2016) and the CinC conference in Vancouver (September 14, 2016).

PhD thesis

I have defended my PhD thesis on September 29, 2016 at Maastricht University in a public defense. Please, find a copy of this thesis here. The defense recording is available through this link (4PM CEST, 10AM EDT, 8AM MNT), first 15 minutes is in Dutch, the remainder in English.

Finalist in ISCE 2015 Young Investigator Competition

We are selected as finalist in the Jos Willems Young Investigator Competition 2015, to be held during the annual conference of the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE), 15-19 April 2015, San Jose. We hope to see you there to discuss our latest work!

Winner of CinC 2014 Young Investigator Award

We are selected as winner in the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Awards of the Computing in Cardiology (CinC) Conference 2014, held in Cambridge, MA, September 2014.

A demonstration

For a quick demonstration on the inverse problem and noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging, have a look at this animation.

Shared data

We are sharing validation data! Find out more here.
 
 
You can find my personal website here.