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13.2 - Physics
3 - PhD
Lund University, Sweden
PhD in Applied Physics
Language requirements
TOEFL minimum score 80
Academic requirements
The optimal candidate should have MSc or correspondent degree, strong aptitude to experimental work and solid background in optics, physics and math. Experience in Matlab programming is advantageous as well as interest in biomedicine and application oriented projects. The person is expected to work in close collaboration with medical doctors and industrial scientist so excellent English and very good communication skills are prerequisite for this position.
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PhD project on upconversion-nanoparticle-based imaging in biomedicine. The group has during the last few years developed imaging techniques that efficiently utilizes the unique properties of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) to improve image quality. Better image depth, contrast and spatial resolution have been obtained as compared to imaging utilizing conventional fluorophores as contrast agents. We have a program for further developing the techniques, in particularly to improve the brightness of the particles, and to develop this for biological applications, with a focus among prostate cancer therapy. The prospective PhD project is focused on biomedical applications of the UCNPs, such as: guiding prostate cancer treatment and monitoring treatment response. The work will include theoretical modeling of light propagation in tissue, experimental work with the instrumentation as well as collaborative work with biologists and medical researchers on the applications.
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34 months between Jun 1 2014 and Dec 31 2017
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Stefan Andersson-Engels (