02 Apr 19. Job - PhD studentship
Precision Medicine Project - Virtual biopsy with the Eye – using machine learning to detect & track chronic kidney disease.
Supervisor(s): Dr Tom MacGillivray, Dr Neeraj Dhaun, Professor Bal Dhillon, Dr Alan Fleming
Centre/Institute: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
Industrial Partner: Optos
Closing date: 8th April 2019
The student, with support from members of the VAMPIRE team, will learn about machine learning algorithms (e.g. random forest, neural networks) and apply these as a cutting-edge means of utilising retinal measures to classify the clinical status of study participants.
The student will gain key skills by attending appropriate courses (such as those offered by the Education Programme at the Edinburgh CRF on statistical analysis, etc.) and accessing on-line materials offered by the Edinburgh Imaging Academy (e.g. anatomy, physics, biomechanics).
They will also interact with the expert members of our group.
By the end of the project, the student will be expert in retinal imaging biomarkers of renal and systemic vascular health and will have investigated conventional clinical biomarkers and novel retinal endpoints.
Deadline: 8th April 2019