Guilherme Bicalho Saturnino




PhD Student


DTU Elektro

Research Interests

Simulation of electric fields caused by transcranial stimulation methods and EEG/MEG forward models using finite element method (FEM)
Currently in the development tem of the open-source software software SimNIBS:

Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


BSc in Physics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


2015 - Present

PhD Student at DRCMR and Technical University of Denmark

2013 - 2014

Research Assistant: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany

2011 - 2013

Research Assistant: Physics Depaetment, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Full CV


Antonenko, D., Thielscher, A., Saturnino, G. B., Aydin, S., Ittermann, B., Grittner, U. & Flöel, A.
Towards precise brain stimulation: Is electric field simulation related to neuromodulation? Brain Stimulation. 12, 5, p. 1159-1168, 2019.
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Conde, V., Tomasevic, L., Akopian, I., Stanek, K., Saturnino, G. B., Thielscher, A., Bergmann, T. O. & Siebner, H. R. The non-transcranial TMS-evoked potential is an inherent source of ambiguity in TMS-EEG studies. NeuroImage. 185, p. 300-312, 2019.
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Htet, A. T., Saturnino, G. B., Burnham, E. H., Noetscher, G., Nummenmaa, A. & Makarov, S. N.
Comparative performance of the finite element method and the boundary element fast multipole method for problems mimicking transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Journal of Neural Engineering. 16, 2, p. 1-13, 024001. 2019.
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Karabanov, A. N., Saturnino, G. B., Thielscher, A. & Siebner, H. R. Can Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Localize Brain Function? Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-12, 213. 2019.
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Puonti, O., Saturnino, G. B., Madsen, K. H. & Thielscher, A.
Value and limitations of intracranial recordings for validating electric field modeling for transcranial brain stimulation. NeuroImage. 208, p. 1-14, 116431. 2019.
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Saturnino, G. B., Madsen, K. H. & Thielscher, A. Electric field simulations for transcranial brain stimulation using FEM: an efficient implementation and error analysis. Journal of Neural Engineering. 16, 6, 27 p., 066032. 2019.
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Saturnino, G. B., Siebner, H. R., Thielscher, A. & Madsen, K. H. Accessibility of cortical regions to focal TES: Dependence on spatial position, safety, and practical constraints. NeuroImage. 203, p. 1-17, 116183. 2019.
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Saturnino, G. B., Thielscher, A., Madsen, K. H., Knösche, T. R. & Weise, K. A principled approach to conductivity uncertainty analysis in electric field calculations. NeuroImage. 188, p. 821-834, 2019.
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Saturnino, G. B., Puonti, O., Nielsen, J. D., Antonenko, D., Madsen, K. H. & Thielscher, A.
SimNIBS 2.1: A Comprehensive Pipeline for Individualized Electric Field Modelling for Transcranial Brain Stimulation. Brain and Human Body Modeling. Springer, p. 3-25, 2019.
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Farcito, S., Puonti, O., Montanaro, H., Saturnino, G. B., Nielsen, J. D., Madsen, C. G., Siebner, H. R., Neufeld, E., Kuster, N., Lloyd, B. A. & Thielscher, A. Accurate anatomical head segmentations: a data set for biomedical simulations. 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, p. 6118-6123, 2019.
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Nielsen, J. D., Madsen, K. H., Puonti, O., Siebner, H. R., Bauer, C., Madsen, C. G., Saturnino, G. B. & Thielscher, A.
Automatic skull segmentation from MR images for realistic volume conductor models of the head: Assessment of the state-of-the-art.
NeuroImage. 2018.

Saturnino, G. B., Madsen, K. H., Siebner, H. R. & Thielscher, A.
How to target inter-regional phase synchronization with dual-site Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation.
NeuroImage. 163, p. 68-80, 2017.

Minjoli, S., Saturnino, G. B., Blicher, J. U., Stagg, C. J., Siebner, H. R., Antunes, A. & Thielscher, A.
The impact of large structural brain changes in chronic stroke patients on the electric field caused by transcranial brain stimulation.
NeuroImage. Clinical. 15, p. 106-117, 2017.

Madsen, K. H., Thielscher, A., Saturnino, G. B. & Duemose Nielsen, J.
Computationally Efficient and Geometrically Accurate Head Models for EEG Based on FEM.

Bicalho Saturnino, G., Siebner, H. R., Madsen, K. H. & Thielscher, A.
Feasibility of focused multichannel optimization of transcranial current stimulation.
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Korshoej, A. R., Bicalho Saturnino, G., Rasmussen, L. K., von Oettingen, G., Sørensen, J. C. H. & Thielscher, A.
Enhancing Predicted Efficacy of Tumor Treating Fields Therapy of Glioblastoma Using Targeted Surgical Craniectomy: A Computer Modeling Study.
P L o S One. 11, 10, s. e0164051 26 p., 2016.

Heise, K-F., Kortzorg, N., Saturnino, G. B., Fujiyama, H., Cuypers, K., Thielscher, A. & Swinnen, S. P.
Evaluation of a Modified High-Definition Electrode Montage for Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS) of Pre-Central Areas.
Brain Stimulation. 9, 5, p. 700-704, 2016.

Saturnino, G. B., Antunes, A. & Thielscher, A. On the importance of electrode parameters for shaping electric field patterns generated by tDCS. Neuroimage 120 (2015): 25-35.

Thielscher, A., Antunes, A. & Saturnino, G. B. Field modeling for transcranial magnetic stimulation: A useful tool to understand the physiological effects of TMS? Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. IEEE, 2015.