Gabriel Zihlmann, PhD candidate
I have obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Nanoscience from the University of Basel. During my Master’s thesis, I investigated biomagnetism at the micrometer scale using novel quantum mechanical sensors at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I then spent a year in industry contributing to the development of a medical device for the nanomechanical diagnosis of breast cancer. Having developed a strong interest in hard- and software development, I decided to obtain an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Basel specializing in distributed systems. During my most recent Master’s thesis, I approached data reconstruction in quantitative, model-based MRI from a multimedia retrieval and big data perspective in a joint effort between the department of computer science (DBIS Group) and the department of biomedical engineering (AMT Center). In my multidisciplinary PhD project I am extending this work, and pursuing quantitative MRI at low magnetic field in an effort to improve early stroke detection.