Open Master’s Theses

 

This is a list of open Master’s Theses projects. In case you are interested in one of them please get in contact with the respective supervisors. Should you have a related idea that you would like to pitch, please don not hesitate to contact one of the supervisors as well.

This project is located at the Center for Medical Image Analysis & Navigation. It aims to support ACL surgery by developing intraoperative navigation support. For more information please get in contact with Prof. Philippe Cattin.

This project is located at the Computational Physiology & Biostatistics Group. It addresses the relationship between physiological development and temperature regulation mechanisms in infants. The goal of the master thesis project is to implement in Matlab a deterministic mathematical model of the incubator and the infant’s body, including the temperature regulation mechanisms in both infant and incubator. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Edgar Delago-Eckert.

This project is located at the Biomaterials Science Center. It consists of three main tasks:
1. Implementation of a customizable data processing and tomographic reconstruction pipeline,
2. Development of a super-resolution acquisition protocol and reconstruction algorithm,
3. Experimental validation and quantification of the super-resolution µCT system. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Georg Schulz.

This project is located at the Division of Audiology and Neurootology of the University Hospital Basel. It. aims to quantify the DDS which include experimental work on a life size mechanical ear. This functional model allows to simulate pre-operative DDS and post-operative VSB. Within the thesis you will learn to design and execute an experimental study. For more information please get in contact with PD Dr. Christof Stieger.

This project is located at the Center for medical Image Analysis & Navigation. The goal of this thesis is to simulate the behavior of sound waves for inference of the underlying tissue using a convolutional neural network. You will learn the basics of solving partial differential equations with finite elements to numerically compute a sound wave given by the Helmholtz equation, solving the so-called forward problem. For more information please get in contact with Carlo Seppi.

This project is located at the Center for medical Imaging & Analysis. It aims to study the effects of bending loss oscillations and bending-induced birefringence on the performance of edge-Fiber Bragg Grating sensors. For more information please get in contact with Samaneh Manavi.

This project is located at the AMT Center. It offers the possibility to work on the development of a localised heat source (i.e. ablation catheter) to reproduce the heating generated in real tissue during thermal therapies. MR temperature maps of developed tissue-mimicking phantoms will then be acquired and validated using a direct temperature monitoring system. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Marco Fiorito.

This project is located at the AMT Center. It works with radio frequency coils, which are a key component for signal detection in an MRI system. At low magnetic fields, the inherent low sensitivity in 1H NMR requires these detectors to be further optimized to boost quality and speed of the acquired images. Your goal is to investigate the optimal features of various RF coil geometries with a strong practical approach. You will combine theoretical aspects and simulations with hands-on work to build and use your own RF coils. For more information please get in contact with Maksym Yushchenko.

This project is located at the Laboratory for Movement Analysis of the University Children’s Hospital of Basel. In gait analysis a link is missing between plantar pressure data and data of patient specific foot kinematics. The goal of the thesis is to develop a routine to link the plantar pressure measurements and multi-segmental foot kinematics & to integrate it into existing clinical and research methods. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Jacqueline Romkes.

This project is located at the Human Locomotion Research Group of the University Children’s Hospital Basel. Ankle foot orthoses represent an important treatment option for children with cerebral palsy. The aim of this project is to develop a customizable mechanical model of an AFO within an existing musculoskeletal modelling framework, and to apply it in a cohort of paediatric CP patients to evaluate their gait pattern and the muscles’ energetic demand. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Enrico De Pieri.

This project is located at the Human Locomotion Research Group of the University Children’s Hospital Basel. Clinical applications of markerless motion tracking are dependent on understanding the forces applied to the human body. The aim of this project is to further advance current musculoskeletal models for predicting ground reaction forces in a cohort of paediatric patients with cerebral palsy who present altered foot-ground contact patterns. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Enrico De Pieri.

This project is located at the Biomedical Lasers and Optics Group. It aims to ablate hard and soft bone, muscle, fat and skin tissues using a laser and measure the emitted acoustic shock wave using an optoacoustic sensor-based Fiber Bragg grating system. For more information please get in contact with Ferda Canbaz.

This project is located at the Biomedical Lasers and Optics Group. It aims to characterize the plasma emission from different biological samples to differentiate soft and hard tissues or healthy, cancerous or laser-induced thermally damaged tissues using an optical detection system. For more information please get in contact with Ferda Canbaz.

This project is located at the Biomedical Laser and Optics Group. aims to study the methods for extending the depth-of-focus (DOF) of the OCT system in a miniaturized design.
• Conducting a literature review on the existing methods for extending DOF in OCT systems. 
• Implement the chosen method in the sample arm of the OCT system. 
• Evaluating the performance of the designed system. For more information please get in contact with Arsham Hamdidi.

This project is located at the Cartilage Engineering Group of te Department of Biomedicine. It aims to (i) identify a protocol enabling the isolation chondro-progenitor cells (ChP) from OA cartilage specimens and (ii) to investigate the migration, proliferation and chondrogenic responses of the ChP once exposed to LDN-193189 (i.e., a commercially available BMP type I receptor kinase). For more information please get in contact with Prof. Andrea Barbero.

This project is located at the Computational Physiology & Biostatistics Group. We recently developed an algorithm that groups healthy patients and those with airway diseases, such as asthma and COPD, in different clusters according to the fluctuation patterns in each patient’s lung function parameters recorded over a sufficiently long time period. For more information please get in contact with Dr. Edgar Delgado-Eckert.

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