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"Retinal Vascular Modeling, Measurement and Diagnosis"

Objective

"The REtinal VAscular Modeling, Measurement And Diagnosis (REVAMMAD) project will train a new generation of scientists able to effectively translate the latest vascular modeling theory and computerized image analysis techniques into effective interventions for some of the most important chronic medic conditions afflicting the EU, including hypertension and diabetes. It will particularly ensure that there is rich clinical and industrial involvement to ensure that the training is focused with end-users and exploitation in mind.
The vasculature undergoes changes in response to early stages of these diseases, reflecting fundamental physiological processes within the vessels.
The retina provides a unique “window onto the vasculature,” allowing it to be viewed and measurements made in vivo, and advances in imaging technologies make it increasingly possible to measure subtle changes using computer vision algorithms, including through routine medical checks such as eye tests.
The field is currently fragmented, with many excellent pockets of collaboration focused on defined specialisms, particularly between clinicians and modelers, or clinicians and measurement specialists, but lacking overall structure. Despite the importance and incidence of the diseases and the evidence for the possibility of better diagnosis through imaging, there has been relatively little translation of theory into clinical practice.
Integrative action is required to train researchers who understand the medical, clinical, technological and commercial aspects of the problem domain and to establish common working methodologies and tools across the field. REVAMMAD will train early careers researchers who combine these skills in order to motivate the introduction of high impact interventions in the future."

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/ophthalmology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 924 159,62
Administrative Contact
Carolyn Williams (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

HEALTH INTELLIGENCE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 556,64
Address
Moston Road Saxon House
CW11 3HL Sandbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tina Jones (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 261 448,66
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Pacherie-Simeral (Mrs.)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 449 637,76
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anja Stielow
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 556,64
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoe Kidd (Mrs.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 079,46
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITETSHOSPITAL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 079,46
Address
Palle Juul-jensens Boulevard 99
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Westensee
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 487 175,92
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Camporese (Dr.)
OROBIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 257 337,96
Address
Via Gabriele Camozzi 144
24121 Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Antiga (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 227 568,88
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xenophon Zabulis (Dr.)