PhD candidate - Early diagnosis of glaucoma using eye movements and Bayesian statistical modeling
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, and early detection is crucial for effective management. This interdisciplinary project aims to develop a novel approach for the early diagnosis of glaucoma by integrating eye-movement analysis and Bayesian statistical modeling. As the successful candidate, you will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and industry partners to explore innovative methods for identifying early signs of glaucoma through the analysis of eye movements.
Qualifications and skills:
The research will be conducted within the Vestibular and Oculomotor Research Group, which is part of the Department of Neuroscience at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam. The department has an international character with a good balance between worldwide recognized research and an excellent social working environment. Your project will benefit from active collaborations with our local partners from the Department of Ophthalmology as well as our Indian partners at the Medical Research Foundation and the Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Chennai.
The supervision for this project will be provided by Dr. Peter Bremen, Assistant Professor (co-promotor) and Dr.ir. Johan Pel, Associate Professor (promotor). You will collaborate with a team of experienced researchers with backgrounds in neuroscience, (biomedical) engineering, ophthalmology, and psychology.