Turgut Durduran

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

November 2015 – ICREA Research Professor; February 2009 - Group Leader – Medical Optics. Dr. Turgut Durduran is a group leader at ICFO. He founded the ICFO-Medical Optics group in 2009 when he joined ICFO and in 2014 he received his tenure and became a professor/group leader. In 2015, he became an ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) Professor at ICFO. Over the years, the group has grown exponentially, currently, with a large number of PhD students, post-docs and engineers collaborating with about a dozen hospitals and biomedical institutes world-wide. He has participated in many advisory boards, grant review boards ranging from the National Institutes of Health to the review of the FP7 projects at the European Commission. He has authored over hundred peer-reviewed papers and delivered over a hundred and fifty invited talks in international conferences and colloquia.

Research interests

Turgut is a physicist who is an expert in biomedical optics. He studies the physics of photon propagation in biological tissues and builds machines that can see through our bodies like never before. His group is highly multi-disciplinary: physicists, engineers and medical doctors, and collaborates closely with hospitals and biomedical centers all around the world. Turgut’s current focus is the measurement of hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism. His dream is to see these devices becoming standard clinical equipment for the doctors of the future.

Selected publications

– Dragojevic T, Hollmann JL, Tamborini D, Portaluppi D, Buttafava M, Culver JP, Villa F & Durduran T 2018, ‘Compact, multi-exposure speckle contrast optical spectroscopy (SCOS) device for measuring deep tissue blood flow’, Opt. Express 9, 322-334

– Giovanella M, Ibañez D, Gregori-Pla C, Kacprzak, Mitjà G, Ruffini G & Durduran T 2018, ‘Concurrent measurement of cerebral hemodynamics and electroencephalography during transcranial direct current stimulation’, Neurophotonics, 5(1), 015001

– Delgado-Mederos R, Gregori-Pla C, Zirak P, Blanco I, Dinia L, Marín R, Durduran T & Martí-Fàbregas J 2018, ‘Transcranial diffuse optical assessment of the microvascular reperfusion after thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke‘, Biomedical Optics Express Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 1262-1271

– Gregori-Pla C, Cotta G, Blanco I, Zirak P, Giovannella M, Mola A, Fortuna A, Durduran T & Mayos M, ‘Cerebral vasoreactivity in response to a head-of-bed position change is altered in patients with moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea‘, PLoS ONE 13(3): e0194204.

– Pagliazzi M, Konugolu Venkata Sekar S, Di Sieno L, Colombo L, Durduran T, Contini D, Torricelli A, Pifferi A & Dalla Mora A 2018, ‘In vivo time-gated diffuse correlation spectroscopy at quasi-null source-detector separation‘, Optics Letters, 43, 11, 2450 – 2453.

– Zirak P, Gregori-Pla C, Blanco I, Fortuna  A, Cotta G, Bramon P, Serra i, Mola A, Solà-Soler, Giraldo-Giraldo B, Durduran T & Mayos M 2018, “Characterization of the microvascular cerebral blood flow response to obstructive apneic events during night sleep“,Journal of SPIE.digital library,Neurophotonics, volume 5,issue 4