I am currently a PhD student in the BEAT research team (CIIRC) under the supervision of prof. Olga Stepankova. I have a background in engineering with a degree in Cybernetics, robotics and biomedical engineering from the Czech Technical University. Next to my research in neuroimaging, I also enjoy teaching engineering courses, preparing creative teaching materials and writing textbooks.
The focus of my research lies in applying advanced machine learning methods on structural, diffusion, and functional head MRI data and extracting useful patterns of the underlying pathology. The main goal is to investigate diffusion MRI data and state-of-the-art processing techniques in the context of Alzheimer’s disease but also in healthy aging and link its parameters to well-established diagnostic markers (CSF biomarkers, brain atrophy, psychological profile, etc). I am particularly interested in the role of the human cholinergic system (basal forebrain and its radiations) in the Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive disorder, and subjective cognitive decline.
Undergraduate courses at CTU:
BE5B33PRG Programming Essentials (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, international program, English)
Graduate courses at CTU:
F7PMIARVD Analysis and recognition of multidimensional data (Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech)
Postgraduate courses at CTU:
XP33PPD Practical Data Mining Problems (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, English)
2011 – 2014: B.Sc. in Cybernetics and Robotics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague
2014 – 2017: M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague
2015 – 2018: B.Sc. in Specialization in Pedagogy, Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, Czech Technical University, Prague
2017 – present: Ph.D. studies in Biocybernetics and Artificial Intelligence (research topic: Basal Forebrain, Cholinergic White Matter Pathways, and Cognition in Normal Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, supervisors: prof. Olga Štěpánková, dr. Lenka Vysloužilová)
Nemy, M., Dyrba, M., Brosseron, F., Buerger, K., Dechent, P., Dobisch, L., … & Ferreira, D. (2022). Cholinergic white matter pathways along the Alzheimer’s disease continuum. Brain.
Cedres, N., Ferreira, D., Nemy, M., Machado, A., Pereira, J. B., Shams, S., … & Westman, E. (2022). Association of Cerebrovascular and Alzheimer Disease Biomarkers With Cholinergic White Matter Degeneration in Cognitively Unimpaired Individuals. Neurology.
Němý, M., Cedres., N., Grothe, M.J., Muehlboeck, J.-S., Lindberg, O., Nedelska, Z. … & Ferreira, D. (2020). Cholinergic white matter pathways make a stronger contribution to attention and memory in normal aging than cerebrovascular health and nucleus basalis of Meynert. Neuroimage, 211, 116607.
Němý, M., Vysloužilová, L. & Krupička, R. 2017, Mapping the Changes of the Human Brain in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Němý, M., Pokorný, M. & Šimánek, J. 2014, Long Term Monitoring of Human Body Motion in Area.
Němý, M., Dyrba, M., …, Jessen, F., Ferreira, D., & Teipel, S. (2021, March), Cholinergic white matter pathways, cerebrovascular disease, and cognition along the spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease. 15th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease, virtual conference. ORAL PRESENTATION.
Němý, M., Grothe, M., Westman, E., Barroso, J., & Ferreira, D. (2020, June), Multimodal imaging reveals human cholinergic system functional and structural integrity in vivo. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, virtual conference. POSTER PRESENTATION.
Němý, M., Westman, E., Barroso, J., & Ferreira, D. (2020, April), Novel multimodal imaging methods for in vivo investigation of the human cholinergic system. Advances in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Therapies An AAT-AD/PD Focus Meeting, virtual conference. ORAL PRESENTATION.
Němý, M., Westman, E., Barroso, J., & Ferreira, D. (2019, March). Cholinergic White Matter Pathways, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Cognition in Normal Aging. 14th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease, Lisbon, Portugal. ORAL PRESENTATION.
Němý, M., & Vysloužilová, L. (2018). Measurement of Basal Forebrain Atrophy in Alzheimer’s Disease using Tensor-Based Morphometry: Preliminary Study. In H. Georgi & R. Šlamberová (Eds.), Ageing 2018: Proceedings of the 4th Gerontological Interdisciplinary Conference (pp. 184-193). Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine. ORAL PRESENTATION AND CONFERENCE PAPER.
Němý, M., Westman, E., Barroso, J., & Ferreira, F. (2018, June). Probabilistic Fiber-tracking of the Human Cholinergic System. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague (Czech republic). ORAL PRESENTATION.