PhD project

Deep learning methods to investigate causality in longitudinal risk estimation of cardiovascular conditions from retinal images

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Application deadline

31 January 2023

A collaboration with the School of Medicine of the University of Dundee and the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh (Prof Sotirios Tsaftaris). We aim to develop DL methods to identify causal factors of cardiovascular risk in a diabetic population, beyond establishing correlation-like associations. Rich data is available in the GoDARTS bioresources that we have used in several projects (, including full genomic profiles, medications history, and retinal images. The project relies on the long-standing VAMPIRE initiative, providing a solid platform of expertise and software in retinal image analysis and retinal biomarkers for systemic conditions.

How to apply

  1. Email Professor Emanuele Trucco to:
    1. Send a copy of your CV
    2. Discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date).
  2. After discussion with Professor Emanuele Trucco, formal applications can be made via our direct application system.

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PhD funding

The Chinese Scholarship Council provides opportunities for Chinese Students to undertake a PhD programme in any research field at the School of Life Sciences and the School of Science and Engineering. Successful applicants will receive support to enter the China Scholarship Council (CSC) competition scheme.

Funding eligibility: China