Mr Bjoern Gerold
Medical Ultrasound
e: Mr Bjoern Gerold

Bjoern gained his BSc degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Padova, the research project and the consequent thesis had the title "Sviluppo di algoritmi per la discriminazione tra vene e arterie nel fondo retinico". The work consisted in developing algorithms to distinguish veins from arteries of the retina by image processing. He then graduated from the University of Padova with an MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. During the second year (ERASMUS) of the Masters course he worked at his final project in IMSaT. He investigated "MRI compatible diagnostic ultrasound transducers and arrays". This work involved transducer fabrication and MRI compatibility testing’s.

Bjoern started his PhD at the University of Dundee in November 2009 under the supervision of Dr. Paul Prentice. He is a Marie Curie Fellow in the European Nanoporation project. This involves to be seconded to InSightec Ltd (Haifa,Israel) for half of his PhD period. In IMSaT he studies the fundamental development of ultrasonic cavitation clouds. To do so he uses high-speed photography, nano-pulsed lasers and ultrasound transducers. This research is linked to the Nanoporation project, which investigates local drug delivery for cancer treatments. In fact in Israel he collaborates with biologists medics and to indentify the best ultrasound parameters for sonoporation.
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