Dr Patricia Garcia-Canadilla is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Cardiovascular Diseases and Child Development group of Sant Joan de Deu (SJD) Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Before joining SJD, she was a postdoctoral researcher at IDIBAPS (Hospital Clinic Barcelona) and at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science in the University College London (UK). During 2016 she was also a visiting post-doctoral researcher in the Swiss Light Source synchrotron (Villigen, Switzerland), specifically in the X-ray Tomography group. She received her PhD in Information and Communication Technologies by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in July 2015. She received a MSc degree in Biomedicine from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain) in 2011 and a BSc degree in Telecommunication Engineering by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain) in 2010. During her PhD she developed computational models of the fetal circulation to understand blood flow redistribution in intrauterine growth restriction. Then, during her first postdoctoral period she worked on the development of image processing tools for the analysis of high-resolution synchrotron microtomography images of human fetal hearts with congenital heart diseases as well as high resolution episcopic microscopy images from mouse embryonic hearts to characterise the normal development of myocardial architecture. Her current research focuses on the development of different machine/deep learning-based tools to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of different fetal anomalies, including congenital heart disease and intrauterine growth restriction, as well as for risk stratification of clinical deterioration in paediatric postoperative patients with congenital heart disease.
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