PhD opportunity: retinal imaging in MS

18 February 2014

A 3-year funded PhD research project is now being advertised, looking at multi-modal retinal scanning for diagnostic and therapeutic biomarker discovery in neurodegenerative disease. 

The aim of the project is to identify candidate retinal biomarkers that could stratify MS patients, act as early indicators of disease, and be used as outcome measures for studies looking at new therapies. In association with the Anne Rowling Clinic, the project will follow four groups of MS patients: clinically isolated syndrome, relapse-remitting, secondary progressive and primary progressive with an age-matched control cohort. This 3-year studentship is in collaboration with and supported by Optos, an industrial partner. 

The successful candidate will be spending 2-3 months each year working at the Optos HQ within the Image Analysis Research group. You must have a 2:1 (or above) undergraduate degree in a related discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, maths), be a competent programmer (e.g. Matlab) and be a team player ready to work in a collegiate environment. 

For further information contact Dr Tom MacGillivray:

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