I am Marc Koppert, born on April 11, 1984 in Geleen.
I went to Bernardinuscollege in Heerlen and graduated for my Gymnasium. Afterwards I went to Eindhoven University of Technology to study BioMedical Engineering. In January 2009 I received my Bachelor of Science degree. In August 2009 I graduated on 'Left atrium segmentation for electrophysiology ablation' in the group BioMedical Image Analysis & Interpretation of Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny and I received my Master of Science degree.
The group BioMedical Image Analysis & Interpretation focuses on the quantative analysis and 3D visualisation of high-dimensional medical images. Computer vision algorithms aim to extract essential information from images, for quantitative assessment of a disease or a process. Pattern recognition (automated diagnosis), segmentation, enhancement, motion and shape analysis play a major role.
On the first of March 2010 I started as PhD student at the University of Utrecht and I am working at Stichting Epilepsie
Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), a Dutch epilepsy centre. For my research I am looking into epileptic seizures and the
main focus is understanding seizure dynamics. We are using mathematical neuronal models of the brain and simulate
different states, the normal, resting, state of the brain and the seizure state of the brain. By changing parameters,
like connectivity, we try to better understand the dynamics of the transitions between the two states and devise methods
to stop seizures or maybe even prevent them.
My main hobbies are: geocaching, mountainbiking, cycling and, unfortunately just in winter time, speed skating.