Welcome to the Optical Biomedical Imaging Group at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.
The goal of our activity is to conduct high profile studies in the field of biomedical imaging. The research focuses on the fundamental physical aspects of optical imaging. OBIG group (former Medical Physics Group) has pioneered the use of Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in visualization of ocular tissues, and since then the development of novel optical imaging modalities applied to ophthalmology is the primary area of our research interest. Our current efforts are focusing on:
- Morphological imaging of the anterior and posterior segments of the human eye.
- Functional ophthalmic studies.
- Advancements in high speed, in vivo, optical imaging.
- Development of novel data processing methods.
Our group also supports high level teaching of students of various specialties including experimental physics, medical physics and informatics.
TEAM Program, founded by The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) is a project aiming at increase in engagement of young scientists in research performed by the best teams and in the best laboratories in Poland. The program is addressed to research teams’ leaders intending to engage students, PhD students or young PhDs (up to 4 years after the PhD) in the project.
program FNP TEAM – scholarship offer – Post-doc
Within the frames of TEAM program Optical Biomedical Imaging Group at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) (http://www.umk.pl/en/), Toruń, Poland offers scholarship for Post-doc at the amount of 5 000 PLN
The project, entitled
‘Novel optical techniques for enhanced structural, functional and dynamical imaging of anterior and posterior segments of the eye’ consists of two independent parts:
The objective of the first part of the project is to broaden knowledge about the dynamic optical processes in the human retina especially these based on auto-fluorescence of retinal tissue, to develop novel ultrahigh resolution, optical imaging modality for visualization of morphology and function of the human retina. The objective of the second part of the project is to develop new, high performance imaging technology, that will have widespread research and clinical applications, to elucidate changes in morphology and biomechanical properties of the anterior segment of the human eye.
The research conducted by the Post-Doc will involve the spectroscopic studies, theoretical modeling, construction of laboratory set-ups for initial spectroscopic measurements and for measurements in the human eye.
Candidates with a PhD in physics, optical engineering or electronic engineering and laboratory experience in one of the following areas: biomedical optical imaging, interferometry, optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, advanced modern optical spectroscopy or optical coherence tomography are encouraged to apply. Applications should include a CV (including publication list), scanned copy the doctoral degree certificate and a cover letter. The letter should indicate the preferred start date, a brief description of research interests and skills and a statement of long term career goals. The application should be submitted electronically to dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The applicants will be required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) i.e.:
- Must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) after graduation
Application deadline: 28/01/2015 Contact info: Justyna Filipiak – email@example.com
MAESTRO- advanced researchers grants
Competition for advanced academics for the funding of research projects aimed at carrying out pioneering research, including interdisciplinary research, which is important for the development of science beyond the current state of knowledge, and may result in scientific discoveries.
2). NCN MAESTRO program – scholarship offer – post-doc
Within the frames of MAESTRO program, Optical Biomedical Imaging Group, at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU), Torun, Poland offers vacancies for a post-doc position.
The project is entitled:
‘FOCUSING AND IMAGING IN SCATTERING MEDIA BY PARTIAL COHERENCE INTERFEROMETRY AND ADAPTIVE OPTICS’
In this research program we would like to solve one of the most fundamental problems of optics, which is related to imaging throughout highly scattering media. The objective of this project is to study the possibility of exploiting optical properties of turbid media to control the propagation of light and to obtain information about the structures located inside optically inhomogeneous objects.
The specific aims of this program are:
1. Investigation of the possibility to control light propagation in strongly scattering medium by spatial/temporal phase modulation with partial coherence interferometry.
2. Analysis of influence of static and dynamic phase modulation introduced by the scattering medium on tissue imaging.
The post-doc will be responsible for theoretical research associated with validation of Born approximation in turbid media and general diffraction theory, as well as for assembling setups and analyzing the results to investigate the possibility of light control in turbid media..
The post-doc will join Optical Biomedical Imaging Group, Institute of Physics at NCU (http://obig.fizyka.umk.pl) and will be supervised by Prof. dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Candidates with a PhD in physics, optical engineering or electronic engineering, and laboratory experience in one of the following areas: optics, optical engineering, biomedical optical imaging, interferometry, optical microscopy, advanced modern optics are encouraged to apply. Applications should include a CV (including publication list), scanned copy the doctoral degree certificate and a cover letter. The letter should indicate the preferred start date, a brief description of research interests and skills and a statement of long term career goals. The application should be submitted electronically to Prof dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: 2015.01.28 Contact info: Justyna Filipiak – email@example.com
Optical Biomedical Imaging Group
Institute of Physics
Nicolaus Copernicus University
87-100 Torun, Poland
Phone: 0048 56 611-24-11
Fax: 0048 56 611-24-11