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The Program at a Glance
Who: Two Universities,one Research Center and one Medical Center  
Where: Heraklion and Chania, Crete  
When: Applications are now open and close on May 28,2021. Lectures start during the last week of September 2021 
Duration/Credits: 15 Months (90 ECTS) or 24 Months (120 ECTS)  

1st TRIMESTER  20/9-20/11 Introductory Module

2nd TRIMESTER 26/11-12/2 Biofabrication, Molecular Diagnostics and Therapy Module

3rd TRIMESTER 22/2-9/4 Bio-Medical Imaging Module

4th TRIMESTER 01/05-20/06 Medical Information Systems Module


3rd TRIMESTER 26/2-16/4 Bio-Medical Imaging Module 

Module Moderator: Prof. Apostolos Karantanas

BME 11 γ-, X-ray, MRI and Ultrasound Imaging Apostolos Karantanas, Thomas Maris, Kostas Perisynakis, George Papadakis, Michael Klontzas, John Damilakis, Michael Mazonakis

ΒΜΕ 12 Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging Sensors Costas Balas, George Kopidakis

ΒΜΕ 13 Bio-spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging Costas Balas, Aggelos Filipidis, George Filipidis

ΒΜΕ 14 Advanced Microscopy Giannis Zacharakis, George Tserevelakis

ΒΜΕ 15 Medical Image Analysis Michael Zervakis, Kostas Marias, Georgios Manikis, Nickolas Papanikolaou

BME 11 γ-, X-ray, MRI and Ultrasound Imaging

Apostolos Katranas (Course Moderator)

is a full Professor of Radiology and Chairman Dpt of Radiology-Medical School-University of Crete, Chairman of the Dpt of Medical Imaging/Chairman Scientific Committee-Heraklion University Hospital, Affiliated Researcher in Computational BioMedicine Laboratory and Head Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems/Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), President of the "Hellenic College of Radiology", Member of the Educational Committee and Research Committee of the European Society of Radiology,  Member of the Sports Injuries Subcommittee/ESSR, and Editor-in-Chief "Hellenic Journal of Radiology". He is chairing the "Committee for Coordination of Academic Institutes" in Crete, is a board member of the "Greek Atomic Energy Commission" and he is chairing the "European Society of Radiology Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee ".Apostolos Karantanas undertook musculoskeletal training on metabolic bone disorders in New York University Medical Center and on MR imaging-MSK applications in Manchester Medical School/Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has been given more than 600 invited lectures in 34 countries and is a regular faculty member in European Congress of Radiology, IDKD, ISS, Erasmus courses MSK MRI, School of MRI/ESMRMB, ESOR and ESSR. He is the author of more than 265 publications in peer review journals (>6.000 citations in Google Scholar, H index 41), 7 books (3 international), and 70 chapters in books. His main research is focused on imaging of musculoskeletal disorders including trauma and emergencies, bone marrow, osteoporosis, sports injuries, hip joint, osteoarthritis, spondyloarthropathies, applications of newer MR sequences and advanced models of data analysis focused on Radiomics and Precision Medicine.  


 

Thomas, George Maris

is an Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the Medical School of the University of Crete. He was born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1963. He received his BSc in Physics from the University of Crete in 1985, his M.Sc. in Medical Physics in 1986 from the University of Surrey (UK) and his doctorate (Ph.D) in Medicine in 1997 from the Medical School of the University of Athens. He worked as a Medical Physicist in the Medical Physics department of the University of Athens since 1989. In 1998 he was appointed Medical Physicist at the Medical Physics department of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete (PAGNH). In 2003 he was elected Assistant Professor of Medical Physics (permanency in 2008) and in 2015 he was elected Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the Medical School of the University of Crete. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has more than 2094 non-self scientific citations in his work (Scopus 05/2020, h-index: 24). He has participated as an invited speaker in more than 50 international scientific conferences/congresses and as an author and co-author in more than 240 oral and poster presentations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists (HAMP) since 2000 (Chairman: 2010-2012). He is a HAMP delegate for educational matters in the European Federation of Medical Physicists (EFOMP) since 2004. He is a member of the European Society/Congress of Radiology (ESR, ECR). He is jointly possessing one active international patent: (PCT: WO/2015/044781). He is (a): a founder and acting CEO of a spin off (www.marismagnetics.com) and (b): a Co-founder and member of the BoD of a spin out (www.rt-safe.com) companies.His research interests are focused on quantitative MRI (qMRI) with applications in Gel dosimetry, Clinical medical imaging and Hyperthermia.


 

Kostas Persinakis

Kostas Perisinakis was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in 1968. He received his BSc in Physics from the University of Athens in 1991, his MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Patras in 1995, and his PhD in 1999 from the Medical School of the University of Crete. He joined the Medical Physics Department of the Medical School of the University of Crete in 1996 as Scientific Associate. In 2000 he was elected Lecturer, in 2005 Assistant Professor and in 2015 Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the same institution. He is Affiliated Researcher in theInstitute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH).He is author or co-author in more than 100 scientific full-papers published in peer-review journals indexed in Index Medicus and PubMed, which have received more than 2600 citations (Scopus, Dec 2019, h-factor=28). He has participated as an invited speaker in more than 100 national/international congresses/seminars. He is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Physica Medica - European Journal of Medical Physics (EJMP) and  serves as Reviewer in peer-review journals such as ‘Medical Physics’, ‘Physics in Medicine and Biology’, ‘Radiology’, ‘European Radiology’, ‘Investigative Radiology’, ‘Journal of American College of Cardiology’ and ‘Circulation’,  among others. He is a member of the Greek Association of Medical Physicists (GAMP), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. (EANM).His main research interests are within the areas of CT dosimetry and technology, Quantification of the radiation dose and associated radiogenic risks from radiological procedures, Optimization of patient/occupational exposure and image quality in radiological procedures .


 

Georgios Z. Papadakis

is a Nuclear Medicine physician, who is currently holding an adjunct lecturer position in the Department of Radiology at the School of Medicine in the University of Crete and a Research Associate Position at the Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems Unit of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). Dr Papadakis worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Radiology & Imaging Sciences Department of the Clinical Center (CC), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda (Maryland, USA) and has established ongoing collaborations with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), in USA. His main research activities broadly lie on the clinical and pre-clinical applications of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, applications of modern hybrid imaging modalities (PET/CT & PET/MRI), and computational biomedical applications, with emphasis on neuroendocrine tumors, multi-system endocrinopathies, cardiovascular applications, rare bone diseases and neuroinflammation. He is author or co-author in more than 80 scientific papers published in peer-review journals indexed in Index Medicus and PubMed, which have received more than 1160 citations (source: Google Scholar, Dec 2020, h-index:16). Of note his very recent publication (Oct. 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which is recognized as the world’s leading medical journal. In addition he is the author or co-author in more than 60 scientific presentations in top international Radiology and Nuclear Medicine meetings such as the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), the SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging), the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the EANM (European Association of Nuclear Medicine). He is member in the Editorial Board of the following international Journals indexed in pubmed or google scholar: Annals of Gastroenterology, Toxicology Reports, Oncology Letters, and the Hellenic Journal of Radiology. Dr. Papadakis’ research work has received several awards such as the “International Best Abstract Award” in the 2019 SNMMI meeting in California, USA, the “Gold Healthcare Business Award 2020”, two Certificates of Merit (RSNA, 2014) and has been highlighted in top Radiological journals such as the cover of the highly-esteemed “Radiographics” July-August issue (2015) http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.2015140232 and the cover of the 2014 annual report of the division of intramural research of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, MD, USA https://annualreport.nichd.nih.gov/2014/.


 

Michail Klontzas

is a research fellow and radiology resident of the Department of Medical Imaging of the University Hospital of Heraklion and collaborating researcher of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology (ICS-FORTH). He received his PhD as a Marie Curie fellow and Burkett Scholar from Imperial College London on metabolomics & bone tissue engineering and holds an MD from the University of Crete (Summa Cum Laude - upper 5% of Class 2014). His PhD thesis was voted by Imperial students as one of the three best departmental PhD theses of 2018. After obtaining his PhD he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Emory University School of Medicine and the W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering of Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in omics analyses and stem cell biomanufacturing for musculoskeletal applications. His expertise lies in the fields of musculoskeletal imaging, omics analyses and tissue engineering. He has published several peer-reviewed journal papers (h-index: 9, i-10: 8 – Google Scholar), six book chapters for international publishers and his work has been presented in several conferences in Europe and the USA. He is an editorial board member for Cell and Tissue Banking and ad-hoc reviewer for several high impact journals in the fields of biomedical engineering and radiology such as the European Journal of Radiology, European Radiology, Regenerative Medicine, Materials, PLoS Medicine and others.


 

John Damilakis

is a full Professor and Chairman at the Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Crete and director of the Department of Medical Physics of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He is Vice President and President-elect of the ‘International Organization for Medical Physics’ (IOMP), Immediate Past President of the ‘European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research’ (EURAMED), Past President of the ‘European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics’ (EFOMP) and Past President of the ‘Hellenic Association of Medical Physics’. Prof. Damilakis is a member of 2 ICRP Task Groups (TG 108 and TG 109) and member of the steering committee of the ‘EuroSafe Imaging’ of the European Society of Radiology. He is coordinator or an active research member of several European and national projects. As a Visiting Professor he has given lectures on dosimetry and radiation protection in Boston University, USA. His publications have been focused on medical radiation protection and dosimetry. He is editor of 2 books published by the IOP Publishing and Springer-Verlag and co-author of 2 chapters in books published by Springer and Academic Press. Number of publications in PubMed: 215, h-index 45 (Google Scholar). Many of these publications are in leading journals such as Medical Physics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Radiology, Investigative Radiology and European Radiology. John Damilakis has given more than 300 invited presentations in national and international conferences including ECR, RSNA, AAPM, IAEA, ICRP, IOMP and EFOMP meetings. He has received 10 awards for his work.


 

Michalis Mazonakis

is an Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the Medical School of the University of Crete. He was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He attended the University of Crete, Greece where he received the bachelor degree in Physics in 1990. He obtained his M.Sc. in Medical Physics from the University of Surrey, UK in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Crete in 2001. During the period 1995-1996 he was a scientific associate in the Medical School of the University of Crete. From 1997 to 2010 he served in a permanent position as Medical Physicist in the University Hospital of Heraklion. In 2010, he was elected Assistant Professor of Medical Physics in the Medical School of the University of Crete. He was director of the Radiation Oncology Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion from 2019 to 2020. He currently works as Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the Medical School of the University of Crete. He is author and co-author of 70 publications in peer-review journals. He has given more than 45 invited lectures in conferences and seminars. He has participated in more than 100 presentations in international and national conferences. He has reviewed papers for 11 different scientific journals. He serves as Associate Editor in the European Journal of Medical Physics. His research interests are focused on the dosimetry and the assessment of radiogenic risks from radiation therapy and on the development of methods for the efficient volume measurement from CT and MRI data. He is member of the Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists, the European Society of Radiology and the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology.


 

ΒΜΕ 12 Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging Sensors

Costas Balas (Course Moderator)

is a full Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) -Technical University of Crete (TUC), Chania, Greece, where he has been since 2002. From 1995 to 2001 he served as a faculty member researcher in the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser-Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). He is the technology inventor and the founder of www.dysismedical.com an international, VC-backed biophotonics company with FDA-approved innovative products for the early, noninvasive diagnosis of cervical neoplasia. For more than ten years he held the BoD member, CSO and acting CEO positions. In 2016 he founded and became the CEO and CSO of http://www.qcell.tech/, a VC-backed spinoff of TUC, innovating in artificial spectral vision. His research interests span both biophotonics and hyperspectral imaging. Much of his work has been on the understanding and the modeling of complex light-matter interaction phenomena as a basis for developing diagnostic methods. His methods and technologies are currently becoming standard of care in NHS (UK) and in other countries. In the hyperspectral sector he has worked on developing novel staring and snapshot hyperspectral camera systems together with their applications in microscopy, endoscopy and don destructive testing. He has received several awards including the Greek first innovator award (2013), and he has given numerus invited and plenary talks. He has published more than 80 per-reviewed publications and holds several international patents pending and granted. His research has been showcased in prominent international media such as Research Outreach, CNN.com, Economist, Science & Vie, The Times


 

George Kopidakis

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete. He is also affiliated researcher at FORTH since 2005. He received a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Crete and a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University in 1995. After his graduate work at Ames Laboratory-Iowa State University, USA, he worked as a research assistant professor at the Center for Atomic-Scale Materials Physics (CAMP), Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark. He then moved to Laboratoire Leon Brillouin (CEA-CNRS), Saclay, France, initially with an individual Marie Curie EC post-doctoral fellowship and later as a CNRS research associate. He was a research associate at the Physics Dept. and a visiting associate professor at the Dept. of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, where he was appointed assistant professor in 2003. His research interests include theory and modeling of materials. Current activities include atomistic simulations with quantum and classical models for the structural, vibrational, mechanical, electronic, optical properties of amorphous and nanostructured materials, fundamentals and applications of localization and transfer of nonlinear excitations.


 

John E. Stratakis

is a research fellow in the Department of Medical Physics (radiotherapy unit) of the University of Crete and a medical physicist in the University Hospital of Heraklion Crete. He was born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1974 and received a BSc In Physics from the University of Crete in 1997 and the MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Surrey, UK. In 1998 he received a PhD degree in Medical Physics from the Medical School of the University of Crete. His professional activities include also a Laboratory Associate post in the Technical Education Institution of Heraklion, Applied Informatics and Multimedia Division and a radiation protection officer in the Hospital of Agios Nikolaos, Crete. His research interests include: Monte Carlo dosimetry applied to radiographic and interventional procedures. He is author or co-author in 18 scientific papers published in peer-review journals and in two book chapters. He is a member of European Congress of Radiology (ECR), ESTRO and Hellenic Society of Medical Physics.


 

ΒΜΕ 13 Bio-spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging

Costas Balas (Course Moderator)

is a full Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) -Technical University of Crete (TUC), Chania, Greece, where he has been since 2002. From 1995 to 2001 he served as a faculty member researcher in the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser-Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). He is the technology inventor and the founder of www.dysismedical.com an international, VC-backed biophotonics company with FDA-approved innovative products for the early, noninvasive diagnosis of cervical neoplasia. For more than ten years he held the BoD member, CSO and acting CEO positions. In 2016 he founded and became the CEO and CSO of http://www.qcell.tech/, a VC-backed spinoff of TUC, innovating in artificial spectral vision. His research interests span both biophotonics and hyperspectral imaging. Much of his work has been on the understanding and the modeling of complex light-matter interaction phenomena as a basis for developing diagnostic methods. His methods and technologies are currently becoming standard of care in NHS (UK) and in other countries. In the hyperspectral sector he has worked on developing novel staring and snapshot hyperspectral camera systems together with their applications in microscopy, endoscopy and don destructive testing. He has received several awards including the Greek first innovator award (2013), and he has given numerus invited and plenary talks. He has published more than 80 per-reviewed publications and holds several international patents pending and granted. His research has been showcased in prominent international media such as Research Outreach, CNN.com, Economist, Science & Vie, The Times


 

Aggelos Philippidis

received his Doctorate degree from Chemistry Department of the University of Crete, Greece, in 2009. His thesis was on the study of molecular compounds metal-chalcogenides: Synthesis, Characterization and study of their solution chemistry. He received his master degree from the same department, in 2003. At that period he has investigated the geographical and botanical classification of Greek extra virgin olive oil by NMR spectroscopy and chemometrics. He received his B.Sc. degree from the same department, in 2001. He is currently performing his post doctoral studies at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) Crete, Greece. During his post doctoral research he has focused on the development of a prototype Raman system for the analysis of art works and cultural heritage objects. He has also worked with spectroscopic techniques such as absorption, fluorescence, Raman and FT-IR in the field of agro foods analysis. During 2018-2020, he was teaching personnel in the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete. He has published 34 articles in international refereed journals with over than 650 citations (h-index 13).


 

George Filippidis

is  a Principal Staff Scientist (ELE B) at Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser - Foundation for Research and Technology (IESL-FORTH) Crete, Greece, in charge of the non‐linear microscopy group (NLM). He received his B.Sc. degree from the Physics Department of the University of Crete in 1995 and his Doctorate degree from the Medical School of the same University in 2000. He performed his post-doctoral studies at IESL-FORTH. His main fields of interest are biophotonics, spectroscopy and bio-imaging. His research group activities include the in vivo elucidation of molecular mechanisms and biological processes by employing various spectroscopic techniques with emphasis on advanced microscopic modalities, optical characterization of tissue, nanosurgery and the implementation of non-linear image contrast modalities (MPEF, SHG, PSHG, THG) as novel diagnostic tools for Cultural Heritage studies. He has published 64 articles in international refereed journals (h index 21), 30 full-length articles in edited and refereed proceedings volumes, 28 conference proceedings and 3 book chapters. He was co supervisor in 3 PhD, 8 masters and 9 diploma theses from the Physics Department of the University of Crete and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is co-author in 1 patent. He has 3 invited talks in international conferences, 1 plenary lecture and an invited internet lecture at Max Born Institute.


 

ΒΜΕ 14 Advanced Microscopy

Giannis Zacharakis (Course Moderator)

is a Principal Researcher (Associate Professor level) at IESL – FORTH, and the Director of the Laboratory for Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging. He is the Past President of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI), President between March 2019 – March 2020, Vice President between March 2018 – March 2019 and previously has served two terms as a Member of the Council of the same Society. He received his BSc in Physics in 1997 and his PhD in 2002 from the University of Crete. During 2003 and 2004 he has been a Research Fellow in Radiology at Harvard University, Boston. Between 2005 and 2009 he has been a Research Associate at FORTH-IESL and was promoted to Research Scientist between 2009 and 2016. In 2017 he was elected in his current position. His main fields of interest are Biophotonics, Biomedical and Optical Imaging focusing on developing novel tools and key enabling technologies for imaging biological processes in living systems, ranging from cells to organs to whole organisms. He is active on both applied and fundamental research on novel photonic devises, concepts and new theory development and has developed technologies for three-dimensional, tomographic imaging in model organisms and novel optical and optoacoustic microscopic techniques to extend imaging capabilities to unprecedented depths in opaque media. He has 62 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 48 articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 2 book chapters, 1 editorial article and 2 patents, as well as over 1600 citations (h-index 19). He has more than 50 presentations in international conferences, where he has been awarded 3 first prizes and has been invited more than 20 times in international conferences, schools and meetings.


 

George J. Tserevelakis

is currently a Research Associate at the Laboratory for Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging of IESL/FORTH and a visiting lecturer at the Biology Department of the University of Crete. He received a B.Sc. in Physics (2006), a M.Sc. in Optics and Vision (2008) and a Ph.D. (2013) from the University of Crete, Greece. During 2013-2014, Dr. Tserevelakis was a Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich and member of the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging. His main project was the development of a novel, hybrid imaging system integrating non-linear microscopy modalities, such as Multiphoton Excitation Fluorescence and Second / Third Harmonic Generation with Optoacoustic Microscopy and Raster Scan Optoacoustic Mesoscopy. His research interests include the development and application of novel optical and optoacoustic imaging systems for the monitoring of complex biological processes in a label free manner at microscopic and mesoscopic scales. He has published 29 refereed scientific papers in international journals, 5 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 1 book chapter and has 1 patent to his name.


 

ΒΜΕ 15 Medical Image Analysis

Michael Zervakis (Course Moderator)

is a full Professor at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the Technical University of Crete. He holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Toronto, Department of Electrical Engineering, since 1990. He joined the Technical University of Crete on January 1995, where he is serving as Professor at the department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. He was an assistant professor with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, USA, from September 1990 to December 1994. Prof. Zervakis is the director of the Digital Image and Signal Processing Laboratory (DISPLAY) at the Technical University of Crete. His research interests include modern aspects of signal and image processing, data mining and pattern recognition, imaging systems and integrated automation systems. Under his direction, the DISPLAY lab www.display.tuc.gr covers a wide range of design, analysis, implementation and validation areas. Applications include bioinformatics, biosignal analysis and medical Imaging, biomarker selection from mass genomic data, time-frequency biosignal and EEG characterization, modeling of disease state and progression, as well as cancer research on diagnosis & prognosis. He is coauthor in more than 280 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has participated in several national and European research projects and has participated in the scientific committees of several IEEE conferences. He served as Associate Editor in the “IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing” from 1994 to 1996. He currently serves as associate editor in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical and Health Informatics as well as in the journal of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control.


 

Kostas Marias

is an Associate Professor in Medical Image Processing at the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University in Greece and is the head and founder of the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory at FORTH-ICS. Ηe served as Principal Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS-FORTH) since 2006. During 2000-2002, he worked as a Researcher at the University of Oxford and from 2003-2006 as Associated Researcher at FORTH-ICS. He received his PhD in Medical Image Analysis and Medical Physics from UCL Royal Free & University College Medical School working jointly with the University of Oxford, UK. He has coordinated two EC projects on cancer modelling (ContraCancrum and TUMOR projects), and has actively participated in several other EC funded projects. He is co-author of more than 200 papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings focusing on medical image processing and analysis, biomedical informatics, image-based modelling and radiomics/deep learning medical imaging applications. (h index: 26). He serves as associate editor in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical and Health Informatics as well as in the IET Image Processing journal.


 

Georgios C. Manikis

is currently with the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML) of Institute of Computer Science at Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), working as a technical staff member. He received his MSc (2007) in electronics and computer engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece and has conducted his PhD thesis entitled: "Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques in soft tissue sarcoma studies – Modeling of quantitative MRI parameters" in collaboration with the Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Crete and the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science (ICS), FORTH (thesis defense has been scheduled). He has been involved in various national and European projects as a research assistant and software developer. His research interests are in the areas of medical image analysis focusing on radiomics, machine and deep learning. He has more than 70 publications including oral and poster presentations in international conferences, books and journals.


 

Nikolaos Papanikolaou

is Group Leader of the Computational Clinical Imaging Group and PI in oncologic Imaging at the Centre for the Unknown, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon/Portugal and collaborating Affiliated Scientist at FORTH. His research interests are focused on the development of clinical models based on Machine and Deep Learning algorithms. Dr Papanikolaou studied biomedical engineering at the Technological Institute of Athens (Greece) and obtained his PhD from the Medical School of University of Crete (Greece). He has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed international journals book chapters and international conferences (h-index 30, number of citations 2989), and has delivered more than 100 invited lectures in international congresses and educational courses. He was a member of the editorial board of European Radiology and of abdominal subcommittee of European Congress of Radiology (ECR) from 2007-2009. He has been awarded several scientific prizes, has received 2 research scholarships from ECR and is an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology. His research focuses on the development and validation of imaging biomarkers on cancer applications. He has also initiated the development of a Radiomics Network comprising luminary clinical sites in US and Europe to advance research in that area of Radiomics. He is the Section Editor in Radiomics, Machine Learning and AI, in “Cancer Imaging” the official journal of International Cancer Imaging Society, of which recently he was elected as Fellow.