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[at]sbg.ac.at
Address Hellbrunner Straße 34
5020 Salzburg
Austria
+43 (0) 662 – 8044 5146
Web page www.sleepscience.at
Nationality Egypt

EDUCATION

since 09/2019 PhD student – Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind” funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund / University of Salzburg, Austria /
Laboratory for Sleep & Consciousness Research – 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

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

09/2019 DOC doctoral fellowship (115,000€) – Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW) – Project: “Generating predictions during Sleep”
02/2017 Meetings and Courses Fellowship (500€) – European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)
06/2016 Bourse Boussole International mobility aid (1000€) – Strasbourg – France

PUBLICATIONS

2021 Ameen MS, Heib DP, Blume C, Schabus M (2021) The brain selectively tunes to unfamiliar voices during sleep. Available at: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.26.457494v1.
2020 van Schalkwijk, FJ, Hauser T, Hoedlmoser K, Ameen MS, Wilhelm FH, 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 MS, Cheung LM, Hauser T, Hahn MA, Schabus M (2019) About the Accuracy and Problems of Consumer Devices in the Assessment of Sleep. Sensors 19:4160.

TALKS

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

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

INTERNSHIPS

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 (Beginner)
Data processing EEGlab (Advanced)
Fieldtrip (Advanced)
MNE python (Beginner)
SPM12 (Beginner)
HRV data: Kubios & BrainVision Analyzer (Advanced)
Experiments Psychtoolbox (Advanced)
Experiment builder (beginner)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Mechanisms of sleep and dreams
Information processing and predictions during sleep
Sleep-associated memory consolidation
Brain oscillatory dynamics
Open science
Science communication