María del Carmen Martínez Antón
Carmen obtained her BSc in Biomedical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) in 2017.
After an Erasmus period of 6 months in Graz (Austria) in order to conduct the Bachelor Thesis, she came back to
her native town, Zaragoza. There, she continued her studies also in the biomedical engineering field, where she
got her MSc degree. In the last years of her studies, she started to develop interest in the research field of
biomedical signal processing. After the master thesis, she had the opportunity to continue working as a Research
Assistant at the Biomedical Signal Interpretation and Computational Simulation group (BSICoS) of the I3A
institute in Zaragoza. Currently, she is working at the Institut für Biomedizinische Technik (IBT) at the Karlsruher
Institut für Tecchnologie (KIT) in Karlsruhe as part of the PersonalizeAF network. Her research in this new project
will be focused on characterizing areas of fibrosis and scar by means of changes in conductivity.
Goals and expectations in PersonalizeAF:
I’m really looking forward to taking part of the PersonalizeAF network. Being part of this project allows us to work and collaborate with several important and well-recognized institutions from different points of view, such as research, industrial, and clinician. Although I strongly believe this is a really challenging project, I am committed to dedicate myself to this PhD and I will do my best to contribute improving atrial fibrillation diagnosis and treatment. During my PhD project I expect not only to gain more confidence about working in a multidisciplinary environment, but also to acquire a deeper knowledge to achieve a successful research career. For this reason, I am very glad with the idea of collaborating with other ESRs and explore our backgrounds and cultures in this long-term adventure.