Maria Delgado, student

Maria Delgado, research assistant




Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.









Current position


Research assistant
She is focusing on managing big patient data (data collection, mangement and statistical analysis), as well as collaborating on the development of objective methodologies (measurement and data analytics) for the assessment of brain function during standard clinical assessments, and helping to establish novel tools for risk assessment of patients at risk of faints and falls as Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and gait monitoring.





  • Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Universitat de Barcelona (2019).



Research interests


She has lately focused on the red blood cell segmentation for malaria detection using deep learning in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Technical University of Catalonia. She was a research fellow in The Institute of Photonic Science (ICFO) handling the biological research by preparing culture media and assessing the growth, viability and vitality of Phytoplankton using optical and fluorescent microscopy and spectophotometry, and collaborating with the software development and execution of an imaging flow cytometer. She was an undergraduate researcher in Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) reproducing different protocols from literature to synthesize nanoparticles and nanotubes.






XXXVII Annual Congress of the Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering (CASEIB2019) – Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Barcelona.


ICFO Summer Research Fellowship – Fundació Catalana-La Pedrera Ignacio Cirac Program Chair at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO).






Conference papers and communications


M. Delgado-Ortet, S. Alférez, Á. Molina, A. Merino and J. Rodellar. Upcoming. Red Blood Cell Segmentation for Malaria Detection Using Deep Learning. XXXVII Annual Congress of the Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering (CASEIB2019), Santander (Spain), November 2019.


M. Delgado-Ortet, M. Jofre and V. Pruneri. “Design and experimental implementation of an Imaging Flow Cytometer” SRF Symposium, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Castelldefels (Spain), September 2017.


M. Badia Castelló, M. Delgado-Ortet, L. Serviá Goixart, N. Montserrat Ortiz, S. Iglesias Moles, R. Gavilan Rabell, S. Carvalho Brugger, J. Trujillano Cabello. “Analysis of the Impact of a Formative Assessment on the Knowledge and Attitude towards Organ Donation in Baccalaureate Students”. 50th Spanish Society of Intensive, Critical and Coronary Unit Medical Care (SEMICYUC) Congress, Santander (Spain), June 2015.


M. Delgado-Ortet. “Checkmate? From Brain Death to Organ Donation”. ISBN 978-84-941750-7-7; pages 95-107 (Spain, 2015).