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    1. Pre- and Post-doctoral Positions in Biomedical Optics and Biomechanics Opening at University of Houston

      Pre- and Post-doctoral Positions in Biomedical Optics and Biomechanics Opening at University of Houston

      The Biomedical Optics Laboratory ( http://bol.egr.uh.edu ) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston, TX invites applications for pre- and post-doctoral positions in the area of biomedical optical imaging, photoacoustics, and biomechanics. Documented experience in one of the following areas is required: optical coherence tomography (OCT), opto(photo)acoustics, light-sheet microscopy (instrumentation and software development), optical elastography/biomechanics, and Brillouin Spectroscopy . The successful applicants will join a dynamic team to work on projects such as optical methods to study tissue (ocular, skin, heart) biomechanics and develop advanced optical methods for developmental biology. Excellent opportunities ...

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    2. Research Assistant / Research Associate Opening at University of Kent

      Research Assistant / Research Associate Opening at University of Kent

      Physics and Astronomy Location: Canterbury Salary: £28,762 to £40,931 per annum Research Assistant (Grade 6): £28,762 - £32,348 per annum / Research Associate (Grade 7): £36,386 – 40,931 per annum Grade: Grade 6 Research Assistant to Grade 7 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - 36 Months Release Date: Sunday 21 August 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 18 September 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Interview Date: Tuesday 27 September 2022 Reference: NATS-159-22 We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious researcher to join the Applied Optics Group (AOG) in the School of Physics ...

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    3. University of Applied Sciences, Jena Receives a BMBF Grant to Establish a Interdomain Framwork for an AI-based OCT-Data Image Analysis

      University of Applied Sciences, Jena Receives a BMBF Grant to Establish a Interdomain Framwork for an AI-based OCT-Data Image Analysis

      The University of Applied Sciences, Jena has received a Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant for €799,558 to establish an Open Lab Framework for an AI-based interdomain OCT-Data analysis. The principal investigators are Prof. Dr. Dirk Schmalzried, Prof. Dr. Jens Bliedtner and Prof. Dr. Iwan Schie. Within the project 'OpenLab AI - OpenLab for Data Analysis and Applied AI' a cross-domain framework for the analysis and processing of optical tomographic image data will be developed, which can be used cross-domain for the investigation of material surfaces in the domain of manufacturing and quality assurance as well as in ...

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    4. Aquyre Biosciences Reaches Major Procedure Milestone During Lung Awareness Month

      Aquyre Biosciences Reaches Major Procedure Milestone During Lung Awareness Month

      Aquyre Biosciences recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month by reaching a milestone of over 400 lung biopsy procedures completed using the CelTivity ™ microscopic system. CelTivity provides an easy-to-read image, like a PET scan for cells, making cancer cells glow. Physicians found that by using CelTivity they had a significantly higher rate of cancer detection (96%), compared to traditional methods (57%). By using CelTivity, physicians can be more confident in their findings and quickly provide diagnosis guidance to patients. CelTivity is the only microscopic system on the market to provide physicians with a non-destructive Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) of a biopsy for ...

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    5. Baylor College of Medicine Receives NIH Grant for for In vivo investigation of fallopian tube transport

      Baylor College of Medicine Receives NIH Grant for for In vivo investigation of fallopian tube transport

      Baylor College of Medicine Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $67,582 for In vivo investigation of fallopian tube transport. The principal investigator is Dierdre Scully. Below is a summary of the proposed study. The overall objective of this study is to investigate the role of cilia in the fallopian tube (oviduct) in vivo. To accomplish this, my lab has developed a highly innovative, high resolution volumetric optical imaging method that provides unprecendented 4D resolution of the oviduct in its native state. Cilia are traditionally considered to generate the driving force required for oocyte/embryo transport, a theory reinforced by ...

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    6. AI-powered platform for OCT scans analysis can be tested for free

      AI-powered platform for OCT scans analysis can be tested for free

      Altiris AI is the first digital tool for automated OCT scan analysis. It’s an artificial intelligence-powered system that supports eye care professionals in diagnostic decision-making. As of today, the Altris AI platform detects more than 100 retina pathologies and pathological signs on OCT scans and differentiates between pathological and non-pathological OCT scans. The system can be tested for free online by any curious eye care professional. The web platform was created by Maria Znamenska, a Ph.D. in Ophthalmology with a team of experienced retina experts. Millions of OCT scans were collected in ophthalmic clinics to create this unique ...

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    7. Thorlabs Adds Holographic Grating Spectrometer to Its OCT Portfolio

      Thorlabs Adds Holographic Grating Spectrometer to Its OCT Portfolio

      Thorlabs announced today that it has expanded its Spectral-Domain OCT (SD-OCT) offering with the release of the HG10 Holographic Grating Spectrometer, a fiber-based, high-speed spectrometer that provides sub-nanometer resolution in the optical range of 810 to 965 nm. With an acquisition speed of up to 130 kHz, USB 3.0 connection, external synchronization options via a TTL trigger input, and rigid design, the HG10 spectrometer is ideal for stable and rapid spectrum acquisition. It is based on the ones used in Thorlabs’ well-established turnkey Ganymede™ Series of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging systems and has been designed to support easy ...

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    8. Social Issues in Optics and Photonics Salon

      Social Issues in Optics and Photonics Salon

      The Wellman Anti-Racism Effort (WARE), a collaborative team comprised of students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is excited to advertise our ongoing seminar series, the Social Issues in Optics and Photonics Salon , hosted virtually on Thursday afternoons and evenings this fall. For decades, the Wellman Center as a research institution has been dedicated to solving human health problems through scientific discoveries, innovation, and the development of new optical technologies. The histories of science, medicine, and technology adoption include many examples of bias, racism, misrepresentation, and exclusion of women and minority groups ...

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    9. PhD Studentship in Ophthalmic Imaging at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

      PhD Studentship in Ophthalmic Imaging at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

      The Bio-Optics & Optical Engineering Lab at the Nicolaus Copernicus University invites applications for the PhD student position in a project entitled Deciphering nano-scale tissue motion in healthy and diseased eyes for next-generation ocular diagnostics financed by the Polish National Science Center (Programme OPUS, 2023-2026). We are seeking a talented young researchers for the position: PhD student. In this project, we will develop high-speed in vivo optical imaging methods and uncover pulsation-induced nano-scale tissue motion within and in-between eye structures. In this project, the research groups of Dr. Ireneusz Grulkowski at Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland) and Dr. Bernhard Baumann at Medical ...

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    10. Northeast Symposium on Biomedical Optics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, November 10th, 2022

      Northeast Symposium on Biomedical Optics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, November 10th, 2022

      Greetings! Registration is now open for the Northeast Symposium on Biomedical Optics (NESBO) to be held on November 10 th, 2022 in Cambridge, MA. NESBO is a symposium organized by postdocs and graduate students where similarly early career scientists give invited talks about their research in the general area of biomedical imaging and sensing. The symposium is also a networking and professional development opportunity for early career scientists. This year's sessions in biomedical optics include: image processing and machine learning, neurophotonics, and advances in optical-molecular imaging. Also included with NESBO is a poster competition (with prizes!), an academia to ...

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    11. Data Scientist Opening in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hosptial

      Data Scientist Opening in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hosptial

      Employer Description Guillermo (Gary) J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. Tearney Lab – Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital The Tearney Lab is an 80+ person multidisciplinary lab led by Guillermo (Gary) Tearney, MD, PhD . The goal of the Tearney Lab is to see every cell in the human body so that disease can be detected at its earliest stages when it can be cured. To this end, the lab has pioneered multiple optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices that enable 3D imaging at the microscopic scale in living human patients. These technologies include multimodality OCT where OCT is combined with ...

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    12. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Optical Coherence Tomography) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Optical Coherence Tomography) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Employer Description Guillermo (Gary) J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. Tearney Lab – Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital The Tearney Lab is an 80+ person multidisciplinary lab led by Guillermo (Gary) Tearney, MD, PhD . The goal of the Tearney Lab is to see every cell in the human body so that disease can be detected at its earliest stages when it can be cured. To this end, the lab has pioneered multiple optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices that enable 3D imaging at the microscopic scale in living human patients. These technologies include multimodality OCT where OCT is combined with ...

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    13. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (In Vivo Microscopy) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (In Vivo Microscopy) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Employer Description Guillermo (Gary) J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. Tearney Lab – Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital The Tearney Lab is an 80+ person multidisciplinary lab led by Guillermo (Gary) Tearney, MD, PhD . The goal of the Tearney Lab is to see every cell in the human body so that disease can be detected at its earliest stages when it can be cured. To this end, the lab has pioneered multiple optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices that enable 3D imaging at the microscopic scale in living human patients. These technologies include multimodality OCT where OCT is combined with ...

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    14. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCT Image Processing and Machine Learning) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCT Image Processing and Machine Learning) at Massachusetts General Hospital

      Employer Description Guillermo (Gary) J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D. Tearney Lab – Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital The Tearney Lab is an 80+ person multidisciplinary lab led by Guillermo (Gary) Tearney, MD, PhD . The goal of the Tearney Lab is to see every cell in the human body so that disease can be detected at its earliest stages when it can be cured. To this end, the lab has pioneered multiple optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices that enable 3D imaging at the microscopic scale in living human patients. These technologies include multimodality OCT where OCT is combined with ...

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    15. Research Associate in Engineering Opening at the Technical University of Dresden

      Research Associate in Engineering Opening at the Technical University of Dresden

      The research group Clinical Sensoring and Monitoring at the Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus at TU Dresden is seeking for a highly motivated and technically skilled Research Associate in Engineering (f/m/x) at the next possible date. The salary is according to the TV-L dispositions and is possible in the salary group E13 TV-L if the personal requirements are met. The position is a full-time employment and the contract is limited to 24 months. In the project "Investigation of the damage and modal behavior of fast rotating geometrically complex structures by in-situ measurement techniques", the simulation model and ...

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    16. Senior Research Fellow Opening at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

      Senior Research Fellow Opening at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

      UCL - Institute of Ophthalmology, London Location: London Salary: From £46,979 UCL Grade 8, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract Placed On: 22nd September 2022 Closes: 18th October 2022 Job Ref: 1886911 Interview Date: TBC Full time, Fixed Term: The post is funded for 12 months (in the first instance). Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow to join the research group of Professor Marinko Sarunic at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The project involves developing adaptive optics optical coherence tomography (AOOCT) imaging systems. The duties include designing and building ...

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    17. Massachusetts General Hosptial Receives NIH Grant for Screening for Barrett's Esophagus Progressors with Multimodality Tethered Capsule Image-Guided Biopsy

      Massachusetts General Hosptial Receives NIH Grant for Screening for Barrett's Esophagus Progressors with Multimodality Tethered Capsule Image-Guided Biopsy

      Massachusetts General Hosptial Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $643,503 for Screening for Barrett's Esophagus Progressors with Multimodality Tethered Capsule Image-Guided Biopsy. The principal investigator is Guillermo Tearney. Below is a summary of the proposed study. Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a deadly cancer that is preceded by a metaplastic change called Barrett's esophagus (BE). It has long been thought that endoscopic screening for BE followed by endoscopic surveillance can significantly decrease the mortality of EAC. This unfortunately has not borne out as the cost and inconvenience of conscious sedation prohibits endoscopy from being used as a population-based ...

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    18. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Robotic Point-of-Care OCT

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Robotic Point-of-Care OCT

      Duke University Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $97,825 for Robotic Point-of-Care OCT . The principal investigator is Mark Draelos. Below is a summary of the proposed study. The PI was previously funded by the F30 mechanism while completing the Duke Medical Scientist Training Program. He has since completed medical school and internship and now returns for a full-time research career. This career development proposal is an effective continuation of the PI’s prior mentored training and research experience and seeks to develop him into an independent investigator. The proposed project concerns the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in ...

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    19. University or Rochester Receives NIH Grant for Investigation of Brain Elasticity in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Enabled by Optical Coherence Elastography

      University or Rochester Receives NIH Grant for Investigation of Brain Elasticity in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Enabled by Optical Coherence Elastography

      University or Rochester Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $51,752 for Investigation of Brain Elasticity in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Enabled by Optical Coherence Elastography. The principal investigator is Gary Ge. Below is a summary of the proposed study. The rapidly advancing field of “elastography” has had some major successes in answering basic science questions and improving clinical diagnostics and therapies. For example, increased liver stiffness is strongly correlated with advanced liver disease such as fibrosis, increased aortic stiffness has been linked with cardiovascular disease, and multiple cancers can be assessed with viscoelastic heterogeneity. Other studies have used ...

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    20. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for $504,051 for Secondary Data Analysis for Neonates with Retinal OCT Imaging

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for $504,051 for Secondary Data Analysis for Neonates with Retinal OCT Imaging

      Duke University Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $257,350 for Secondary Data Analysis for Neonates with Retinal OCT Imaging. The principal investigator is Cynthia Toth. Below is a summary of the proposed study. The Secondary Data Analysis for Neonates with Retinal OCT Imaging includes data from 330 infant participants previously enrolled into prospective observational studies which included use of investigational OCT devices for imaging at the bedside. These data have been divided into two groups: the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Group and the Healthy Term Infant Group. The ROP Group consists of data from 239 preterm infants evaluated for ...

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    21. University of Illinois at Chicago Receives NIH Grant for Differential artery-vein analysis in OCT angiography for objective classification of diabetic retinopathy

      University of Illinois at Chicago Receives NIH Grant for Differential artery-vein analysis in OCT angiography for objective classification of diabetic retinopathy

      University of Illinois at Chiago Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $250,000 for Differential artery-vein analysis in OCT angiography for objective classification of diabetic retinopathy. The principal investigator is Xincheng Yao. Below is a summary of the proposed study. This is an administrative supplement application for the R01 project, entitled ‘Differential artery-vein analysis in OCT angiography for objective classification of diabetic retinopathy’ (R01EY030842). The purpose of this supplement application is to add artificial intelligence (AI) topic research for enhanced retinal image construction and automated artery-vein analysis. Potential impact of the proposed AI topic research is twofold: 1) to advance ...

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    22. Stevens Institute of Technology Receives NIH Grant for Dynamic Tracer Kinetic Model to Detect Preclinical Diabetic Retinopathy

      Stevens Institute of Technology Receives NIH Grant for Dynamic Tracer Kinetic Model to Detect Preclinical Diabetic Retinopathy

      Stevens Institute of Technology Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $504,051 for Dynamic Tracer Kinetic Model to Detect Preclinical Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). The principal investigator is Jennifer Kang-Mieler. Below is a summary of the proposed study. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most common complications associated with diabetes. Detection of clinical DR signs can take several years from the onset of diabetes; hence, the long preclinical phase should provide a window to apply interventions that can slow or prevent progression to clinical endpoint (mild to severe visual impairment). In fact, early detection and treatment of DR can prevent ...

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    23. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Multimodal Optical Imaging on the Effect of Maternal Polysubstance Exposure on Fetal Brain Microvessel Function

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Multimodal Optical Imaging on the Effect of Maternal Polysubstance Exposure on Fetal Brain Microvessel Function

      University of Houston Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $609,697 for Multimodal Optical Imaging on the Effect of Maternal Polysubstance Exposure on Fetal Brain Microvessel Function. The principal investigator is Kirill Larin. Below is a summary of the proposed study. The etiology of congenital brain growth anomalies is complex, but prenatal alcohol/ethanol and nicotine exposure (PEE/PNE) are common causal factors in the US and worldwide. Research has mainly focused on the growth deficits in neural stem cells (NSCs) and their progeny following PEE/PNE. However, we recently used high- resolution imaging to document that PEE results in ...

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    24. Stanford University Received a 2022 NIH Grant for development of a Human Ear Cellular Atlas

      Stanford University Received a 2022 NIH Grant for development of a Human Ear Cellular Atlas

      Stanford University Received a 2022 NIH Grant for $803,331 for for development of a Human Ear Cellular Atlas. The principal investigator is Alan Cheng. Below is a summary of the proposed study. Hearing and balance disorders disable nearly half a billion people worldwide, yet there are virtually no pharmacological or biological therapies for these disorders. This alarming state of medicine coexist with the brighter state of science where numerous therapeutic approaches have shown efficacy in animal models. This conundrum reflects the fact that there are important differences between animal models and humans, that we have an incomplete understanding of ...

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