Medical Engineering: Fully Funded EPSRC PhD at Swansea: Development of deepometry

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend
  • 6 August 2021
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Medical Engineering: Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarship: Development of deepometry for the supervised and weakly supervised learning of imaging data

This scholarship is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Start date: October 2021

Subject areas: Medical Engineering

Project supervisors: Dr Claire Barnes, Professor Paul Rees and Professor Huw Summers

Project description: 
Imaging flow cytometry offers the opportunity to derive high volume data related to millions of cellular events in a short period of time. The technique combines both flow cytometry and fluorescent microscopy; the resulting multivariate data generated can then be used for a number of important applications.

Deepometry is an open-source workflow developed with the objective of applying deep learning algorithms to the analysis of cytometry data. At present the workflow has the capacity to use both supervised and weakly supervised techniques to characterise cells. Our new project, ‚ÄėDeepometry 2‚Äô aims to develop our current software for use on both 2D and 3D images. This project will involve software development and the application of this deep learning tool to a number of exciting datasets.¬†

The project will be in conjunction with researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston and with GSK, Philadelphia.


Candidates should hold a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or its equivalent) in Medical Engineering. Analytical disciplines including Computer Science or other related disciplines will be considered.

  • The successful candidate should be extremely motivated and have excellent time management skills.
  • They should have excellent analytical skills to apply to this project.¬†
  • The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (developing contacts with industry) and so should have excellent communication skills.¬†
  • Some experience with programming and scripting languages (MATLAB essential, Python desirable) are required.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5+ in each component) to be met by point of application. For details on the University‚Äôs English Language entry requirements, please visit ‚Äst

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK candidates only.


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This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,609.


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