Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (01/10/2013 03.06)

Multidimensional morphofunctional analysis of histological specimens

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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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Research Fields

Physics - Biophysics

Eligibility criteria

Master degree; proven experience in the scientific field of interest of the project; good knowledge of english; the title of Phd is an advantage

Selection process

“The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview”

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università di Firenze -LENS

Public research
Florence - Italy