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

15 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


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

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


7 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

03 Oct 2022

Genome biology, Volume 23, Issue 1, 3 1 2022, Pages 201 Parental genomes segregate into distinct blastomeres during multipolar zygotic divisions leading to mixoploid and chimeric blastocysts. De Coster T, Masset H, Tšuiko O, Catteeuw M, Zhao Y, Dierckxsens N, Aparicio AL, Dimitriadou E, Debrock S, Peeraer K, de Ruijter-Villani M, Smits K, Van Soom A, Vermeesch JR. Abstract


19 May 2022

Circulation research, Volume 131, Issue 1, 19 3 2022, Pages 24-41 Sbk2, a Newly Discovered Atrium-Enriched Regulator of Sarcomere Integrity. van Gorp PRR, Zhang J, Liu J, Tsonaka R, Mei H, Dekker SO, Bart CI, De Coster T, Post H, Heck AJR, Schalij MJ, Atsma DE, Pijnappels DA, de Vries AAF. Abstract


01 Dec 2021

Reproduction, fertility, and development, Volume 34, Issue 2, 1 1 2021, Pages 260-261 51&#x2003;Genome-wide abnormalities resulting from heterogoneic cell division persist in the blastocyst-stage bovine embryo. De Coster T, Masset H, Tsuiko O, Smits K, Van Soom A, Vermeesch J. Abstract