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  • PhD on: Improving assessment of single ventricle heart function after surgery

    A PhD post is now available, offered jointly by the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Melbourne (Australia),
    on:
    Improving assessment of single ventricle heart function after surgery in children

    Further details available here: https://www.findaphd.com/search/Proj...73464&LID=3536

    Briefly, in collaboration with clinical researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), and biomechanics and multi-scale computational modelling experts at the University of Birmingham and University of Melbourne, this project will investigate the efficacy of Fontan circulation procedures in providing viable long term heart function to children affected by this congenital disease. Students working on this project will:
    • work closely with clinicians at the MCRI to collect magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of heart structure and function of children with a Fontan circulation. In particular, they will measure changes in cardiac output before and after exercise.
    • use the MRI data to create in-silico 3D computer models of the hearts to develop computer simulations of the heart beat that accurately represent the electrical and mechanical function measured in the experimental data;
    • perform ex-vivo measurements of cardiac tissue electrical and mechanical properties sourced from animal models that are commonly used as surrogates for children’s hearts.
    • use the experimental data and the structurally and functionally accurate models of the heart to examine the patterns of electrical activity, strain and stress that are introduced after a Fontan procedure.

    Deadline for applications:
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Regards,

    Dr Daniel Espino
    Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
    University of Birmingham
    Birmingham, UK
    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/pr...no-daniel.aspx
    https://scholar.google.co.uk/citatio...J&hl=en&oi=sra
    Last edited by Dr Daniel Espino; January 16, 2017, 05:05 AM.
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