Outstanding project of the scientists from Gdansk Tech. Budget 2.5 million € | Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Gdańsk University of Technology

Page content


Date added: 2024-02-05

Outstanding project of the scientists from Gdansk Tech. Budget 2.5 million €

BE-LIGHT is a new European WORLD-CLASS project of scientists from the Gdansk University of Technology in the development of medical diagnostic methods using machine learning and photonics. The project received a high score in the HORIZON–MSCA–2022–DN competition, which emphasized the importance of interdisciplinarity and well-defined research tasks in the field of AI.

The international consortium implementing the project consists of seven academic institutions, including two Polish universities and three hospitals, with complementary expertise in photonics, microscopy, artificial intelligence and clinical trials: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain (Coordinator) Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Germany Sorbonne Université, France Georg August University Göttingen, Germany Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Gdańsk University of Technology, University of Zurich, Switzerland Ocular Microsurgery Institute, Spain University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Spain Seven private companies will cooperate with the consortium, providing internships, apprenticeships and related practical competences. Research topics include: development of diagnostic methods for detecting visual disorders and fundus diseases, optical methods for cardiac imaging using fluorescent dyes, work on the connection of biophysical modeling and machine learning methods in the problem of arrhythmia and cardiac defibrillation, development of super-resolution methods in microscopy and many other. Gdańsk University of Technology is represented in the project by the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The research topics carried out by the GUT team concern the improvement of multimodal imaging systems, the analysis of changes in reflected light caused by blood pulsation in the arteries of the facial skin, and thermal imaging of the skin. Machine learning algorithms will be developed to assess skin lesions and skin perfusion. Methods to improve the quality of images will also be developed. The team's work will be led by prof. Jacek Rumiński, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The consortium will employ 11 young scientists who will carry out doctoral theses financed by the European project. The condition for recruiting scientists is mobility, which states that a person who has not stayed in Poland for more than twelve months in the last three years can benefit from the support.

The project (101119924 – BE-LIGHT) is financed by the European Union under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie DOCTORAL NETWORKS program. Project budget: 2,525,220 Euro.