[Comp-neuro] PhD position announcement - High resolution quantitative optical imaging of neurometabolic and neurovascular coupling mechanisms

Renaud Jolivet renaud.jolivet at epfl.ch
Tue Oct 2 10:53:58 CEST 2007

Noninvasive functional neuroimaging tools are widely applied to study 
the human brain in action. However, the hemodynamic signals of the most 
extensively used method are still not well understood. This joint EPFL 
and ETHZ PhD project aims at understanding the quantitative aspects of 
hemodynamic changes that occur in the brain. For this aim, novel 
multimodal high resolution optical imaging tools will be developed and 
applied in animal experiments.

The thesis project (3 years) will consist of the following tasks

1. Development and validation of quantitative spectroscopic optical 
imaging (Lausanne).
2. In-vivo experiments in the rat and data analysis (Zurich).

Applicants should have a strong interest and background in engineering 
and/or physics. Experience in animal experiments are not mandatory, 
however, the candidate must be open and interested in this part of the 
project. Please contact Prof. Dr. Bruno Weber bweber at pharma.unizh.ch or 
Prof. Dr. Christian Depeursinge christian.depeursinge at epfl.ch.     

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