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Modelling of Diffusion Weighted MRI

  • Full or part time
    Dr G Williams
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Recent methodological advances in diffusion weighted MRI allows for more complex modelling of anatomical parameters. There is interest in more pathologically meaningful metrics (such as axonal diameter measurements), those that more accurately reflect tissue complexity (such as kurtosis) and metrics that are robust and comparable across multi-centre studies. For such problems the optimal pulse sequences for such acquisitions are undetermined. This project will be to trial both different acquisition schemes and modelling, and apply these methods to clinically relevant research questions. The project will benefit from a research collaboration agreement with Siemens and access to both 3T and 7T field strength scanners for data acquisition. The project will be appropriate for a candidate with a background in Physics and strong mathematical skills, and an interest in translating methodology to provide novel and practical research tools.

Funding Notes

Funding deadline is 3rd December 2019 for start in October 2020. When applying indicate on the application the funding options (GATES USA *deadline 9/10/19*, Gates Cambridge or other Cambridge Funders). Home/EU and International applications are all considered for funding.


Applicants can only be considered if they apply via the applicant portal which can be found at this link; please do not send in an enquiry and CV as this will not be considered an application.

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