MSc. Mohamed Ameen

“I have no special talent, I’m only passionately curious” -Albert Einstein

   

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name Mohamed S. Ameen
E-Mail mohamed.ameen@plus.ac.at
Address Hellbrunner Straße 34
5020 Salzburg
Austria
+43 (0) 662 – 8044 5146
Web page https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohamed-ameen-94b17394/
Nationality Egypt

EDUCATION

since 09/2019 PhD candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience – Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind” – Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Salzburg (CCNS), University of Salzburg, Austria
Supervisor: Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Kerstin Hoedlmoser
2014 – 2016 M.Sc. in Neuroscience – Joint Master in Neuroscience (JMN) – Universities of Strasbourg, Freiburg, & Basel
Master thesis title: “Characterizing the effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) on 40Hz oscillations in the transition from Wakefulness to Sleep”
Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Bekinschtein
2008 – 2013 B.Sc. in Pharmacy – Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt

EMPLOYMENT

since 09/2019 PhD Student at the University of Salzburg, Austria / Department of Psychology / Laboratory for Sleep, Consciousness, and Cognition Research
03/2017 – 08/2019 Research Assistant at the University of Salzburg, Austria / Department of Psychology / Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience / Laboratory for Sleep, Consciousness, and Cognition Research
11/2016 – 02/2017 Senior Pharmacist – S.A.T pharmacies – Cairo, Egypt
09/2015 – 01/2016 Student Assistant – Radiology Department – University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg am Breisgau, Germany

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

05/2022 Grant for short-term academic work abroad (€1.950,00) – University of Salzburg – Austria
09/2019 DOC doctoral fellowship (€115.000,00) – Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW) – Project: “Generating predictions during Sleep”
02/2017 Meetings and Courses Fellowship (€500,00) – European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)
06/2016 Bourse Boussole International mobility aid (€1000,00) – Strasbourg – France

PUBLICATIONS

2023
Ameen, M. S., Petzka, M., Peigneux, P., & Hoedlmoser, K. (2023). Post-training sleep modulates motor adaptation and task-related beta oscillations. Journal of Sleep Research, e14082. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.14082
2022 Ameen, M. S., Heib, D. P. J., Blume, C., & Schabus, M. (2022). The Brain Selectively Tunes to Unfamiliar Voices during Sleep. Journal of Neuroscience, 42(9), 1791–1803. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2524-20.2021
2020 van Schalkwijk, F. J., Hauser, T., Hoedlmoser, K., Ameen, M. S., Wilhelm, F. H., Sauter, C., Klösch, G., Moser, D., Gruber, G., Anderer, P., Saletu, B., Parapatics, S., Zeitlhofer, J., & Schabus, M. (2020). Procedural memory consolidation is associated with heart rate variability and sleep spindles. Journal of Sleep Research, 29(3), e12910. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.12910
2019 Ameen, M. S., Cheung, L. M., Hauser, T., Hahn, M. A., & Schabus, M. (2019). About the Accuracy and Problems of Consumer Devices in the Assessment of Sleep. Sensors, 19(19), 4160. https://doi.org/10.3390/s1919416

TALKS

02/2023 5th Symposium on Sleep, Cognition, and Consciousness – “Exploring model complexity and temporal dynamics of aperiodic activity during sleep.”
03/2022 (Lecture) Master seminar organized by the European Federation of Psychology Students (EFPS) in Vienna  – “Dare to Dream: the content and function of dreams.”
01/2022 1st Neuroscience Summit – Egypt “How connected is the (sleeping) brain to the world?”
09/2020 25th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS 2020) – “The preferential processing of relevant sounds continues during NREM sleep.”
02/2020 4th Symposium on Sleep, Cognition, and Consciousness – “K-complex mediate the preferential processing of relevant sounds during NREM sleep.”
03/2017 3rd Symposium on Sleep, Cognition, and Consciousness – “Characterizing the effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) on 40Hz oscillations in the transition from Wakefulness to Sleep.”

AWARDS

11/2022 Young Investigators Award (Life Sciences) – University of Salzburg
09/2020 Finalist – Young Scientist Abstract Award – the 25th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS2020)
02/2020 Best presentation (2nd prize) – 4th Symposium on Sleep, Cognition, and Consciousness
12/2019 Poster prize – Salzburg Neuroscience annual meeting ’19

RESEARCH STAYS & INTERNSHIPS

11/2022 – 02/2023 Research stay at the Electrophysiology, Memory, and Navigation Laboratory – Columbia University, New York, USA
05/2022 – 08/2022 Research stay at the Neuropsychology and Functional Neuroimaging Research Unit (UR2NF) – Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium
03/2016 – 07/2016 Master Thesis internship – Consciousness and Cognition Lab – Cambridge University, UK
09/2015 – 01/2016 Research intership – Advanced Brain Imaging lab – Radiology Department – Univeristy Hospital Freiburg, Germany
06/2015 – 07/2015 Student internship – Biomicrotechnology lab, Dept. of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

since 10/2019 Student Speaker – Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind”

TECHNICAL & SOFTWARE SKILLS

Acquisition hdEEG: EGI Geodesic – Brainproducts BrainAmp – Alphatrace ambulatory EEG system
fMRI: 3T PRISMA Magnetom
Wrist actigraphy: MotionWatch (CamNTech) – MiFit (Xiaomi) – ActiGraph wGT3X-BT (ActiGraph)
Programming Matlab (Advanced)
Python (Intermediate)
R and Rmarkdown (Advanced)
Data processing EEGlab (Advanced)
Fieldtrip (Advanced)
MNE python (Moderate)
SPM12 (Beginner)
HRV data: Kubios & BrainVision Analyzer (Advanced)
Psychophysics  Psychtoolbox (Advanced)
Experiment builder (beginner)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Strcuture and functions of the sleeping brain

Brain oscillation

Open science

Science communication