Tim De Coster, PhD

Tim De Coster is specialized in mathematical modeling and computational methods, with a special interest in the biophysics underlying cardiac arrhythmias.

After obtaining his Master's degree in Theoretical Physics at KU Leuven (Belgium), he started his PhD training in the cardiac interdisciplinary field at the Physics department at UGent (Belgium) and the Biomedical Sciences department at KU Leuven (Belgium) under the supervision of Sasha Panfilov, Piet Claus and Karin Sipido. For his thesis, he investigated the influence of adipose tissue into the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias, both looking at structural and electrical changes to the heart.

He joined the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology in the fall of 2018 to delve deeper into the concept and realisation of biological cardiac defibrillation. These studies are supported by the ERC.

In the near future, he wants to unravel the underlying mechanisms of spontaneous termination, which studies are supported by a NWO Off Road grant. His aim is to use the acquired insight to strengthen the heart such that it is less prone to sustained arrhythmias.

Email: T.J.C.de_Coster@lumc.nl

Publication: Pubmed

Top-cited publications

17 times cited (±3/year) Source: EuropePMC

Scientific reports, Volume 8, Issue 1, 1 1 2018, Pages 2050 Arrhythmogenicity of fibro-fatty infiltrations. De Coster T, Claus P, Kazbanov IV, Haemers P, Willems R, Sipido KR, Panfilov AV. Abstract


16 times cited (±3/year) Source: EuropePMC

Food and waterborne parasitology, Volume 13, 13 2 2018, Pages e00030 Recent advancements in the control of <i>Taenia solium</i>: A systematic review. de Coster T, Van Damme I, Baauw J, Gabriël S. Abstract


11 times cited (±3/year) Source: EuropePMC

The New England journal of medicine, Volume 383, Issue 4, 1 1 2020, Pages 396-397 Evidence for potential elimination of active <i>Taenia solium</i> transmission in Africa? Gabriël S, Mwape KE, Hobbs EC, Devleesschauwer B, Van Damme I, Zulu G, Mwelwa C, Mubanga C, Masuku M, Mambwe M, De Coster T, Phiri IK, Berkvens DL, Colston A, Bottieau E, Speybroeck N, Ketzis JK, Willingham AL, Trevisan C, Dorny P. Abstract


Most recent publications

23 Jan 2024

Scientific reports, Volume 14, Issue 1, 23 4 2024, Pages 2003 Genome-wide equine preimplantation genetic testing enabled by simultaneous haplotyping and copy number detection. De Coster T, Zhao Y, Tšuiko O, Demyda-Peyrás S, Van Soom A, Vermeesch JR, Smits K. Abstract


03 Jan 2024

Computers in biology and medicine, Volume 169, 3 1 2024, Pages 107949 Fast creation of data-driven low-order predictive cardiac tissue excitation models from recorded activation patterns. Kabus D, De Coster T, de Vries AAF, Pijnappels DA, Dierckx H. Abstract


11 Dec 2023

Cell reports methods, Volume 3, Issue 12, 11 2 2023, Pages 100671 Opto-electronic feedback control of membrane potential for real-time control of action potentials. Ördög B, De Coster T, Dekker SO, Bart CI, Zhang J, Boink GJJ, Bax WH, Deng S, den Ouden BL, de Vries AAF, Pijnappels DA. Abstract