ESR 14

Tissue identification for surgical guidance using biophotonics
Host institution/company
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (Ireland)
Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels, Biophotonics@Tyndall, IPIC, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork.

Kevin Manley, Stryker
Type of contract
36-months full-time research grant within the PHAST-ETN project.
Brief description of the project
The Biophotonics@Tyndall team that was formed recently and has gained a lot of recognition already. The team is specializing in fundamental and translational research in biophotonics and has established strong industrial collaboration projects. Many of the ongoing clinical studies focus on label-free optical spectroscopy and imaging.
The present project is about developing a laboratory fibre-optic based prototype of combined diffuse reflectance and autofluorescence spectroscopy. The system will be evaluated in terms of how well the properties can be extracted, and which wavelengths should be employed.
Studies will be conducted ex-vivo and in-vivo for these preclinical evaluations. An appropriate fibre optical probe will be developed, allowing light from many sources to be combined, as well as signal light to be collected in a small foot print.
This work will be conducted together with SpectraCure having vast experience in fibre optical light delivery and collection for tissue treatment.

Planned secondments at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Spectracure AB (Sweden) and Stryker Ltd. (Ireland).
Applicants should hold or expect to attain, as a minimum an MSc in Electronics, Optical Engineering or Photonics, Physics, Bioengineering or related area
Knowledge and Experience
A demonstrated knowledge of at least two of the following: photonics, electromagnetic fields, optical sensing, spectroscopy, lasers, optical fibers, bioengineering, data analysis or control of instrumentation.
Research project carried out in at least one of the above disciplines
Skills and Competencies
- Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of English proficiency, please see UCC language skills required to be enrolled in a PhD Course.
- Evidence of interest, aptitude and research experience in the above disciplines
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels by email at
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