[visionlist] PhD in Imaging: Nottingham and Moorfields London

Crabb, David david.crabb at ntu.ac.uk
Wed Apr 13 14:30:44 GMT 2005

Dear All,

I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention to anyone who would like to do an exciting PhD project in imaging of retinal disease.



PhD Studentship for September 2005

Analysis of retinal images in eye disease

School of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Nottingham Trent University & Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are leading causes of blindness and visual impairment. Modern imaging technology actually 'photographs' minute structures within the living eye and these are used by clinicians to detect disease and manage patients. A serious problem faced by clinicians caring for these patients is the meaningful interpretation of the high dimensional data and complex images yielded by these sophisticated instruments. 

Computational, statistical and image processing solutions are required building on work already published by the supervisory team. In particular, the project will examine the use of techniques currently used to quantify changes in MRI images of the brain. The project is an exciting one and will have direct impact on the care of patients. Moorfields has an international reputation for clinical research and further collaborative work will involve the University of Toronto, Canada. Results will be presented at conferences in the US and Europe, and extensive travel funding for this is available. The student could work in Nottingham or London.

A suitable candidate could have a good background in Visual Science, Image Processing, Computing, Statistics or Maths. Ophthalmic knowledge will not be required but extensive computer-programming skills (C, Java, Matlab) will be a key advantage. The 3-year studentship is open to UK and EU candidates and is worth around £12K per annum (tax free), with all fees for PhD registration waived.

Applications (CV, including 2 referees and a statement of interest) should be submitted (in writing or email) to the principle project supervisor: 

Dr. David Crabb, School of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Nottingham, NG11 8NS. (david.crabb at ntu.ac.uk, Tel: 0115 848 3275). 

Informal enquires are encouraged. Deadline for applications: 31st May 2005 

Further details can be found at www.science.ntu.ac.uk/msor/dpc

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