Early Stage Researcher 3.3: Giovanni Ometto

My name is Giovanni Ometto and  I have recently started my new research job and Phd studentship within the REVAMMAD programme, part of the European Union’s 7th Framework (FP7) Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme. For this project i will be based in Aarhus (Denmark) at the University Hospital.

I am a bioengineer and I graduated at the Department of Bioengineering of the University of Padova, one of the REVAMMAD partners.  During my studies I gradually realised that image processing was the branch of bioengineering I was most interested in, so I made it my specialism. For my MSc final project I worked on wide field images of the retina, as part of a wider project carried out by the Department of Bioengineering.

After graduating I worked in London for a company conducting research into contact lenses and sports vision, and my role was developing and validating new image analysis processes.

My ESR will be supervised by Prof. Toke Bek and my research will focus on the diabetic patients in whom the grader of retinopathy makes a different reccommandation about the following screening interval than a decision model that has been proven to work under some circumstances. The clinics’ experience suggests that the discrepancy between the model and the graders comes from ignoring some information like the distribution of retinal lesions. This is the starting point of my research.

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