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The 1st aim of the project is to image histological specimens using a multimodal microscopic platform and to perform a spectroscopic analysis using an optical fiber probe. 2nd aim is to train the imaging and spectroscopic systems on a significant number of histological specimens, by digitizing a large number of microscope slides, analyzing the acquired images and spectra using pattern and spectral recognition algorithms, and comparing them with the diagnostic reference. 3rd aim of the project is to test the capabilities for the automatic diagnostics, by acquiring data with no knowledge of the corresponding diagnosis. The method has the potential to set a new standard for histopathological examination in the near future and, that it is label-free, it could also be extended to in vivo clinical diagnostics, thus reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies. The results of the study will contribute to the Stella Maris project (in-vivo use of the spectroscopic fibre optic sensor)
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Physics - Biophysics
Master degree; proven experience in the scientific field of interest of the project; good knowledge of english; the title of Phd is an advantage
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