2024/02/10 | People | Artificial Intelligence
As every year in mid-February, the ARTORG recognizes the important scientific contributions of females among our teams for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year, we illustrate this on five examples of the work of young women from different ARTORG research groups.
Fulbright Scholar & ESKAS Researcher
«I am assisting with research involving a surgical intraoperative diagnostic device, that utilizes a polarimetric signal to differentiate between tumor and healthy tissue. This project provides the unique opportunity for a biomedical engineer to be fully embedded with a team of surgeons, pathologists, and cell and molecular biologists in order to develop a tailor-made, clinically validated, scalable ID solution for tumor surgery.»
Research Project: “Where Astrophysics meets Medicine”, Polarimetry: A novel Intraoperative Diagnostics (ID) modality for the detection of pancreatic cancer.
Assistant Professor of Robotics and Micromechatronics
«I recently joined the ARTORG Center at the University of Bern and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Inselspital as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Robotics and Micromechatronics. In my research, I work at the intersection of robotics and medicine to engineer better instruments for surgery. This profession allows me to pursue my interests in engineering and medicine simultaneously and make meaningful contributions to healthcare.»
PhD Researcher & Biomedical Engineer
«In my research, I work on an interdisciplinary project where we contribute to a better understanding of the human middle ear and, therefore, improve surgical procedures for conductive hearing loss in the future. As a woman in science, I believe women bring unique skills to the table that are indispensable to achieving the greatest potential possible.»
Research Project: DYNAMITE - DYNamic phAse-constrast MIcroTomography of the human middle Ear.
Postdoctoral Researcher & Biophysicist
«I am a part of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics group. Our research exploits experimental, theoretical and numerical approaches to bone mechanics and aims at improving fracture risk prediction in a clinical setting. In particular, my research delves into understanding how bone composition, structure, and mechanical properties are interrelated at different length scales. Deciphering the interplay of bone tissue properties and its evolution with age, disease and treatment will help improve prevention of bone fractures in the elderly.»
Research Project: High-throughput assessment of bone structure-properties relationship at the tissue level.
Resident in Neuroradiology & Research Associate
«Being a resident physician in neuroradiology and a scientist in medical image analysis puts me at a unique interface between research advancements and their translation to everyday practice. I enjoy furthering both my diagnostic skills as well as my technical understanding of explainable artificial intelligence methods, which allows me to develop and investigate research questions with direct clinical impact.»
Research Project: Human-centred Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal and Longitudinal Data in Radiology.