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Turgut Durduran

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

– Gregori-Pla C, Mesquita RC, Favilla CG, Busch DR, Blanco I, Zirak P, Kobayashi Frisk L, Avtzi S, Maruccia F, Giacalone G, Cotta G, Camps-Renom P, Mullen MT, Martí-Fàbregas J, Prats-Sánchez L, Martínez-Domeño A, Kasner SE, Greenberg JH, Zhou C, Edlow BL, Putt ME, Detre JA, Yodh AG, Durduran T & Delgado-Mederos R, 2021,  ‘Blood flow response to orthostatic challenge identifies signatures of the failure of static cerebral autoregulation in patients with cerebrovascular disease’, BMC Neurology volume 21, Article number: 154.

– Maruccia F, Gomáriz L, Rosas K, Durduran T, Paredes-Carmona F, Sahuquillo J & Poca MA, 2021, ‘Neurodevelopmental profile in children with benign external hydrocephalus syndrome. A pilot cohort study’, Childs Nerv Syst 37, pages 2799–2806

– Giovannella M, Urtane E, Zanoletti M, Karadeniz U, Rubins U, Weigel UM,  Marcinkevics Z & Durduran T 2021 ‘Microvascular blood flow changes of the abductor pollicis brevis muscle during sustained static exercise‘, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 4235-4248.

– Fischer JB, Kobayashi Frisk L, Scholkmann F, Delgado-Mederos R, Mayos M & Durduran T 2021, “Cerebral and systemic physiological effects of wearing face masks in young adults“, PNAS 118 (41) e2109111118.

ICREA Memoir 2021