UOI

The University of Ioannina (www.uoi.gr/en) was founded in 1964 in Ioannina, Epirus, in the North-western part of Greece. Today the University has 17 departments with over 500 faculty members, 13,500 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate students (MSc and PhD). The University of Ioannina has established a quality management system that is in conformance with the International Management System Standard ISO 9001:2000, as well as the Greek Management Efficiency Standard, with a scope of “Project Management of Research and Development of Technological and Other Related Programs and Activities”. The clinical work will be undertaken by the Department of Neurology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University. The Neurology clinic is a 26-bed inpatient facility, which is served by the presence of 8 specialized neurologists. The clinic operates a neurophysiology unit that includes a laboratory of electroencephalography, electromyography and evoked dynamics. The outpatient department runs several outpatient clinics, including neurodegenerative diseases, diseases associated with polyneuropathy-myopathies, chronic pain and Parkinson’s. The clinic has extensive experience from conducting several clinical trials funded by public and private organizations. The technical work in the PD_Pal project will be undertaken by the Unit of Medical Technology & Intelligent Information Systems (MedLab). MedLab is a highly innovative and self-contained research unit strongly activated in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and development of Intelligent Information systems. It has an internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative Information Technology (IT) applications, products and services.

People

Prof Dimitrios I. Fotiadis received the Diploma degree in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering and materials science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1990. He is currently a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, where he is also the Director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, and is also an Affiliated Member of Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Dept. of Biomedical Research. He was a Visiting Researcher at the RWTH, Aachen, Germany, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. He has coordinated and participated in more than 200 R&D funded projects. He is the author or coauthor of more than 250 papers in scientific journals, 450 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and more than 50 chapters in books. He is also the editor or coeditor of 35 books. His work has received more than 12.000 citations (h-index=57). He is IEEE EMBS Fellow, Technical Committee of information Technology in Healthcare, Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Associate Editor for Computers in Biology and Medicine. His research interests include multiscale modeling of human tissues and organs, intelligent wearable/implantable devices for automated diagnosis, processing of big medical data, sensor informatics, image informatics, and bioinformatics. He is the recipient of many scientific awards including the one by the Academy of Athens.Prof Dimitrios I. Fotiadis received the Diploma degree in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering and materials science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1990. He is currently a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, where he is also the Director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, and is also an Affiliated Member of Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Dept. of Biomedical Research. He was a Visiting Researcher at the RWTH, Aachen, Germany, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. He has coordinated and participated in more than 200 R&D funded projects. He is the author or coauthor of more than 250 papers in scientific journals, 450 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and more than 50 chapters in books. He is also the editor or coeditor of 35 books. His work has received more than 12.000 citations (h-index=57). He is IEEE EMBS Fellow, Technical Committee of information Technology in Healthcare, Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Associate Editor for Computers in Biology and Medicine. His research interests include multiscale modeling of human tissues and organs, intelligent wearable/implantable devices for automated diagnosis, processing of big medical data, sensor informatics, image informatics, and bioinformatics. He is the recipient of many scientific awards including the one by the Academy of Athens.

Art Director

Dimitris Fotiadis

Prof Spyridon Konitsiotis received his degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ioannina in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the same Faculty in 1990 with the thesis topic "Neuropharmacology and Functional Anatomy of the Basic Ganglia". He is a Neurologist and Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ioannina. He was a fellow of the Alexander Onassis Foundation and a Fellow of the American Parkinson's Disease Association and of the National Parkinson Foundation at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. His research interests focus on motor diseases, neuropharmacology, Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis. He has more than 130 publications in scientific journals, conferences and books in books, and has received more than 3.400 citations (h-index=31). He has significant clinical experience in patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. He also has specialized training on subjects such as: extrapyramidal diseases, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) as well as selection, preparation, intraoperative assessment, postoperative monitoring, regulation and programming of electrical stimulus parameters in patients with electrodes implanted in basal ganglia (deep brain stimulation).

Art Director

Spyridon Konisiotis