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Danilo graduated his Integrated Master degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2012 at University of Coimbra, where he continued as a research fellow until July of 2013. The main goal of his project was to develop new methodologies to access eye’s cataract hardness and location, and determine in real-time the optimal energy for phacoemulsification (project PTDC/DTP-PIC/0419/2012).
In August of 2013, he joined the BioMediTech ,Tampere University of Technology, Finland, as a researcher in the project Hybrid Imaging System supported by the TEKES funded strategic research project “Human Spare Parts”, Finnish Cultural Foundation. The objective of this project was to develop a hybrid imaging tool with Optical Projection Tomography and selective plane illumination microscopy optical techniques for image 3D tissue engineered constructs over time.
During March of 2014 and May of 2017, he was enrolled as a PhD student at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, through the project AGEYE ,a Marie Curie Initial Training Network action, funded by the 7th EU framework programme, to foster research training in Vision Sciences (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-608049). The main aim of this network was to advance our understanding of how the eye’s structural and physiological changes occur with age, and to improve the therapeutic alternatives available to restore those visual capabilities that are affected by ageing.
In August of 2017, he joined the Research Group of Ophthalmology at KU Leuven, Belgium, as a post-doc in the ADMIRE project: Alzheimer’s disease Detection using Multimodal Imaging of the Retina. The aim of this project was to develop new biomarkers based on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, Fundus Imaging, and Hyperspectral imaging to detect retinal manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease.
Since July of 2018, he has been a post-doc at BIGR, directly involved in the MERLIN project which has as main ambition to improve in-depth diagnosis and therapeutic follow-up of diseases that impact the eye’s retina.
Danilo A. Jesus’ main interests are algorithms that contribute to an accurate evaluation of biological parameters, data acquisition and their analysis, biomedical signal/image processing studies, and data science. In summary, he is very interested in contributing to ophthalmic imaging by creating new diagnostic procedures or by improving the existing ones.