Tim de Coster, PhD

Tim de Coster is specialized in mathematical modeling and computational methods, with a special interest in the biophysics underling 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.

Email: T.J.C.de_Coster@lumc.nl

Publication: Pubmed

Top-cited publications

8 times cited (±3/year) Source: Scopus

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 (±2/year) Source: Scopus

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


3 times cited (±1/year) Source: Scopus

Frontiers in physiology, Volume 9, 4 1 2018, Pages 1381 Myocyte Remodeling Due to Fibro-Fatty Infiltrations Influences Arrhythmogenicity. De Coster T, Claus P, Seemann G, Willems R, Sipido KR, Panfilov AV. Abstract


Most recent publications

04 Dec 2020

American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, Volume 320, Issue 1, 4 1 2020, Pages H245-H247 A shock-free approach for ambulatory cardioversion in atrial fibrillation. De Coster T. Abstract


01 Dec 2020

Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.), Volume 30, Issue 12, 1 1 2020, Pages 121107 Universal mechanisms for self-termination of rapid cardiac rhythm. Biasci V, Sacconi L, Cytrynbaum EN, Pijnappels DA, De Coster T, Shrier A, Glass L, Bub G. Abstract


01 Jul 2020

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