João Almeida e Sousa

João Almeida e Sousa

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EDUCATION

Integrated MSc. in Biomedical Engineering

Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2010-2015

Specialisation in Medical Imaging in the last 2 years of the degree.

 

EXPERIENCE

Medical Image Analyst

May 2016 – June 2019

Bioxydyn Ltd. (www.bioxydyn.com), Manchester, United Kingdom

Medical Imaging Services Department

Performed image data quality control according to defined standard operating procedures, extracted stats and delivered outputs to customers in the context of clinical trials. Responsible for ensuring that all data analysis was performed correctly and authorised analysis results and other business operational documentation where required. Ensuring audit trails were clear, concise and of use to other team members doing future analysis or Quality Control checks. Experience with regulatory requirements of ISO9001:2015.

Improved Bioxydyn’s image analysis pipelines through well managed prototype development plans. Supported the development of the company’s analysis platform, using Python (numpy, scipy), UNIX and GitHub.

 

Medical Image Processing Intern

September 2014 - December 2015

Retmarker S.A. (www.retmarker.com), Coimbra, Portugal

Image Processing Department

Processed and analysed image datasets provided by clients in order to generate technical reports with the results of the company’s product output: Retmarker Screening. Dissertation written and presented to obtain Master’s degree titled “Contributions to the Automatic Detection of Laser Marks in Retinal Digital Fundus Images” (concluded on 22th September 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/10316/29942).

 

Summer Internship

July 2014 – September 2014

Radiotherapy Department of CHUC, Coimbra, Portugal

Wrote and validated the Quality Control protocols of the recent HDR (High Dose Rate) Brachytherapy equipment.

 

Short Term Scholarship

July 2013 – August 2013

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Built an optical system composed by lenses, mirrors, pinholes, a laser and a microscope. The purpose was to amplify the laser beam so that it could cut biological tissue, more specifically, axons. The head of the laboratory where I did research is Dr. Kim Young.

Research interests

CURRENT PROJECT

UK Renal Imaging Network (UKRIN): MRI Acquisition and Processing Standardisation (MAPS)

Funded by Medical Research Council Partnership grant MR/R02264X/1

https://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/research/uk-renal-imaging-network

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/spmic/research/uk-renal-imaging-network/ukrin-maps.aspx

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine