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FelixScholkmann_14Nov2018v3_200dpi.jpg Dr. Felix Scholkmann
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1748-4852
Address (office at BORL, USZ, Zurich):
Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory (BORL), Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Frauenklinikstr. 10, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Email: Contact[AT]Felix-Scholkmann.com

 

Professional experience

 

Logo_USZUZH_120_75Sept 2008 – present
Research scientist
Group of Prof. Dr. M. Wolf, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH)

Logo_UniBern_120_74March 2010 – Dec 2012, Aug 2016 – present
Research scientist
Group of Prof. Dr. U. Wolf, Institute for Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

SLogo_UniBern_120_74ept 2016 – March 2017
Research scientist
Group of Prof. Dr. E.J. Müller, Molecular Dermatology, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

 

Education

USZ_Logo_Tiny.pngSept 2010 – Aug 2014
University of Zurich (CH), doctorate studies
Supervisors: Prof. R. Pfeifer, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Dept. of Informatics, University of Zurich (CH); Prof. Dr. M. Wolf, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Dept. of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH) | Sept. 2014: Dr. sc. nat.

USZ_Logo_Tiny_3.pngSept 2008 – June 2010
University of Zurich (CH), postgraduate studies
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NTA_Logo_2.pngSept 2004 – Sept 2008
University of Applied Sciences nta Isny, Isny (Germany)
Major field of study: Physics
Focus: Nanotechnology, laser engineering, biomedical optics
March 2007–Aug 2007, Dec 2007–Feb 2008: Semester abroad at the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Research group of Prof. Dr. M. Wolf, Dept. of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH)
Sept 2007–Dec 2007: Diploma thesis at the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Research group of Prof. Dr. M. Wolf, Dept. of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH); Institute for Biomedical Engineering (D-ITET), ETH/University Zurich (CH). Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. A. Donges, Prof. Dr. M. Wolf
Sept 2008: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Physics

Research stays

 

Logo_UnivTokyo_v1.pngSeptember/October 2018 (1 month)
The University of Tokyo, Developmental and Brain Science Laboratory, Department of Physical and Health Education, Graduate School of Education, Tokyo (Japan), research group of Prof. Dr. Gentaro Taga (Research project: Analysis of oscillations in human head tissue perfusion and oxygenation)

Logo_NIMS_v1.pngSeptember 2018 (1 week)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Advanced Nano Characterisation Center (ANCC), Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy group, Tsukuba (Japan), research group of Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay (Research project: Investigations into electrical signalling inside axons)

Kobe_Logo1August 2018 (1 month)
Kobe University, Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe (Korea), research group of Prof. Dr. Dr. Roumiana Tsenkova (Research project: Infrared spectroscopy of water using the aquaphotomics approach)

SNU_LogoJuly 2018 (3.5 weeks)
Seoul National University, Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, Seoul (Korea), research group of Prof. Pan Dong Ryu (Research project: Detection, extraction and analysis of the primo vascular system)

UniSalzburg_Logo2.pngMay 2018 (1 week)
University of Salzburg, Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Salzburg (Austria), research collaboration with Dr. Pierre Madl (Research project: Changes in autoluminescence of cells due to chemical intoxifications or electromagnetic field exposure)

Logo_TUDresden2.pngMay – June 2017 (2 weeks), August 2017 (1 week)
TU Dresden, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Institute of Anatomy, Dresden (G), research group of Prof. Dr. Richard Funk (Research projects: Microscopic investigation of cells regarding specific membrane nanotube connections)

UCL-Logo1.pngJan – Feb 2017 (3 weeks), July – August 2015 (3 weeks), April – July 2014 (3 months)
University College London, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, London (UK), research group of Dr. Ilias Tachtsidis (Research project: Computational modelling of physiological signals; signal-processing of functional near-infrared spectroscopy signals)

Logo_Meluna_2.pngNov 2010 (1 week)
MeLuNa International Biophotonics Laboratory, Amersfoort (NL), research group of Prof. Dr. R. Van Wijk/Dr. E. Van Wijk (Research project: Measurement of tissue autoluminescence, blood perfusion and oxygenation in humans)

Logo_Milano_1May 2009 (1 week)
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Physics, Milan (IT), research group of Prof. Dr. A. Torricelli (Research project: Measurement of optical properties of tissue phantoms using time-resolved near-infrared spectroscopy, TD-NIRS))

 

Further education

 

  • Basic course in higher education didactics at the medical faculty (PD Dr. med. Jan Breckwoldt, Anja Pawelleck), University of Zurich, Zurich (CH) (2 days, May 2018)
  • Advanced training course: “Mobile voting and feedback systems” (Dr. U. Brändle), Didactica, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH) (1/2 day, Nov 2017)
  • Advanced training course: “(Digital) knowledge management for teaching” (Dr. S.A. Keller), Didactica, University of Zurich/ETH Zurich, Zurich (CH) (1day, Nov 2017)
  • Advanced training course: “Using results from educational psychology for academic teaching” (Dr. A. Deiglmayr, Dr. N. Dittmann Domenichini), Didactica, University of Zurich/ETH Zurich, Zurich (CH) (2 days, Nov 2017)
  • Advanced training course: “Successful fund acquisition for researchers” (K. de Korte), Graduate Campus, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH) (2 days, Oct/Nov 2017)
  • Advances training course “Successfully designing research proposals”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich (CH) (1/2 day, Feb 2015)
  • Advanced training course “COMSOL Multiphysics” (Dr. S. Friedel), ETH Zurich (CH) (1 day, Sept 2013)
  • Advances training course “System Identification and Kalman Filtering: Theory and Practice Using MATLAB” (PD Dr. A. Amann), ETH Zurich (CH) (5 days, June 2012)
  • Advanced training course “Good clinical practice (GCP)” (Dr. G. Senti), University Hospital Zurich, Zurich (CH) (3 days, Dec 2011). GCP Refresher course (4. Dec. 2014 and 12. Dec 2017)
  • Advanced training course “Methods and models for fMRI data analysis in neuroeconomics” (Prof. K.E. Stephan), Department of Economics, University of Zurich (CH) (5 days, Nov/Dec 2011)
  • Advanced training course “Regression Methods” (Prof. B. Seifert, Dr. A. Tschopp), Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Zurich (CH) (4 days, Nov 2010)
  • Summer School 2010: “Biophotonics and Applications of Biophotons”, International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss (GER) (6 days, Aug 2010)
  • Advanced training course “Introduction to Biostatistics” (Prof. B. Seifert, Dr. A. Tschopp), Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, University of Zurich (CH) (5 days, June 2010)
  • Training course, laser protection officer, FH Isny (GER), Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft Mainz (GER) (1 day, Jan 2007)
  • Advances training course “Nanotechnology” (research group of Prof. Dr. N. Schwesinger), Institute for Physics of Electrotechnology, Munich University of Technology, Munich (GER) (7 days, Oct 2006)

 

Memberships in scientific committees, boards and societies

(i)  Memberships in scientific societies

(ii)  Memberships in boards and committees

  • Member of the Executive Committee, International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT) (2018-2021)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS) (since 2016)
  • Member of the Communication Committee, Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS) (since 2015)

(iii)  Editorial activities

 

Awards and scholarships

 

  • Aug 2018 | Best Poster Award. Awarded at the14th Symposium of Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 31 August. Topic: „Cerebral hemodynamic responses in preterm neonates to visual stimulation measured with functional near-infrared spectroscopy: Classification according to subgroups“
  • Aug 2017 | Melvin H. Knisely Award; the highest award given by the society to acknowledge a “young researcher with outstanding accomplishments in the investigation of oxygen transport to tissue”. Awarded at the conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), University of Halle (Saale), Germany, 19.-23. August
  • July 2014 | Dietrich W. Lübbers Award for “sustained research activities in the field of oxygen transport to tissue”. Awarded at the conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), University College London, London, UK, 28 June-3 July
  • June 2013 | Young Scientist Scholarship. Awarded at the conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), Darthmout College, Hannover (USA), 22–26 June
  • Dec 2012 | [foif]x[eis] Swiss Research Award for Complementary Medicine 2012 for research on the topic “Art Speech Therapy and Physiology” together with PD Dr. Ursula Wolf & R. Rosenberger. Awarded at the ASA TCM congress, Soluthurn, Switzerland, 7 Dec
  • Aug 2012 | Britton Chance Award for “a junior researcher 30 years old or younger with outstanding research accomplishments in the field of oxygen transport to tissue”. Awarded at the conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), Bruges, Belgium, 19–23 Aug
  • July 2011 | Duane F. Bruley Award. Awarded at the Conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA), 24–27 July
  • July 2010 | Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF) Award for best presentation. Awarded at the conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona (CH), 18–23 July
  • Dec 2009 | Best Poster Award. Awarded at the 446. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Optical Imaging of Brain Function, DPG-Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (D), 7–10 Dec
  • Oct 2008 | Advancement Award “Student International”. Chamber of industry and commerce (IHK) Bodensee/Oberschwaben (GER)
  • Oct 2004 –Sept 2008 | Full scholarship (8 semesters), Prof. Dr. Harald Gruebler Foundation Isny
  • Sept – Dec 2007 | Scholarship (1 semester), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Scholarship to carry out research culminating in a diploma thesis, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Research group of Prof. Dr. M. Wolf, Dept. of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH); Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBT), ETH/University Zurich (CH)

 

Grants

 

  • 2018 | UniBE Initiator Grant, University of Bern, Switzerland (CHF 20,000)
  • 2018 | Swiss National Fund (SNF), Scientific Exchange grant (3 month research stay in Japan and Korea) (CHF 9’200.-)
  • 2015 | Swiss National Fund (SNF), International Short Visits grant (3 month research stay in the UK) (CHF 3’300.-)
  • 2009-2015 | 7 travel grants from the University of Zurich and Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy (total: CHF 2’200.-)
  • 2010 | Co-Principal investigator of the investment grant (CHF 4’000,-) entitled “Investigation of effects of different interventions on heart rate variability” funded by the Josephine Clark Fond of the University of Bern, Switzerland

 

Peer-review activity

(numer of peer-reviews done: 218, as of April 2018)

Journal of Biomedical Optics (25 x), NeuroImage (23 x), Journal of Neural Engineering (12 x), Advances in Experimental Biology and Medicine (11 x), Biomedical Optics Express (8 x), Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (7 x), Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (7 x), Neurophotonics (7 x), Physiological Measurement (5 x), Scientific Reports (5 x), Human Brain Mapping (5 x), Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (4 x), Applied Optics (4 x), Sensors (4 x), Imaging Science Journal (4 x), Measurement Science and Technology (4 x), Frontiers in Neuroscience (3 x), Brain Research (2 x), Biomedical Signal Processing & Control (2 x), Optical Engineering (2 x), Nuclear Science and Techniques (2 x), Physics in Medicine and Biology (2 x), Asian Journal of Mathematics and Computer Research (2 x), British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research (2 x), Journal of Electronic Imaging (2 x), Brain and Cognition (2 x), Computers in Biology and Medicine (2 x), Journal of Neuroscience Methods (2 x), Astroparticle Physics (2 x), Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering (2 x), Neuropsychologia (2 x), Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience (2 x), Optics Letters (2 x), Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (1 x), Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (1 x), Journal of Biological Physics (1 x), Experimental Brain Research (1 x), Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods (1 x), PLOS ONE (1 x), International Journal of Medical Sciences (1 x), Journal of Translational Engineering in Health & Medicine (1 x), Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (1 x), Psychophysiology (1 x), Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (1 x), Journal of Injury and Violence Research (1 x), Journal of Laser Applications (1 x), Frontiers in Physiology (1 x), Biomaterials (1 x), Journal of the Optical Society of America A (1 x), Journal of Visualized Experiments (1 x), BioMed Research International (1 x), Brain Sciences (1 x), Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine (1 x), Brain Topography (1 x), Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express (1 x), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (1 x), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (1 x), International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience (1 x), The Journal of Neuroscience (1 x), Annals of Clinical Case Reports (1 x), Annals of Botany (1 x), Annals of Biomedical Engineering (1 x), Chaos (1 x), Neuroscience & Behavioural Reviews (1 x), Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface (1 x), Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine (1 x), Current Medical Imaging Reviews (1 x), Applied Sciences (1 x), Complementary Therapies in Medicine (1 x), Lasers in Surgery & Medicine (1 x), Cell Biology and Toxicology (1 x), Entropy (1 x), Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology (1 x), Physiological Reports (1 x), WATER Journal (1 x), Neuroscience (1 x), Biosystems (1 x), Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience (1 x), Journal of Biophotonics (1 x), Biosensors and Bioelectronics (1 x), Algorithms (1 x), Molecular Neurobiology (1 x)