Doctoral fellow - Dept. of Information Technology, IDLab, Ghent University
Visiting student researcher - Gevaert Lab, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics research, Stanford University
Principal investigator: prof. Kathleen Marchal (PhD)
Determining molecular alterations in cancer is becoming essential for optimal therapy planning and development. However, current derivation of a wide range of genetic alterations is expensive and slow. In contrast, tissue samples from tumors are widely available, because the diagnosis of cancer typically requires histopathological assessment of tissue sections (next to specific molecular tests).
My research focuses on investigating whether molecular alterations can be associated with morphological changes in digitized histopathology slides, which are widely available. If successful, this approach could help to guide molecular testing.
Marija Pizurica pursues an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in bioinformatics and computer science engineering at Ghent University, under the guidance of prof. Kathleen Marchal. She is a Visiting Student Researcher at Stanford University for which she received a fellowship from the Belgian American Education Foundation. At Stanford, she performs research in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics research under the guidance of prof. Olivier Gevaert.
Contact & links
- Lab address:
1) Dept. of Information Technology, IDLab, Ghent University,
iGent Toren, Technologiepark 126, 9052 Gent
2) Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics research,
Stanford University, 1265 Welch Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
- Marija Pizurica is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks