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We are always on the look for bright minds that wish to share their passion with us.

If you are a student or a laser scientist, a specialist in molecular sciences, a physician, a nurse, an engineer, or a data analyst – if you share the motivation to devise new approaches for quantifying the molecules of life to improve human health – do get in touch with us!

Dr. Mihaela Žigman
Email: mihaela.zigman@mpq.mpg.de

  • M.Sc. // Investigating spectroscopic workflows in human blood analysis

    For master students of Physics, Biophysics, Statistical Physics or related:

    The Broadband Infrared Diagnostics (BIRD) group, at the Chair of Experimental Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) is combining femtosecond laser-based technologies, and molecular spectroscopy with computational data analyses for developing novel molecular infrared fingerprinting techniques to probe human health.

    BIRD Master

    Dynamic and highly interdisciplinary team of physicists, data scientists, biologists and clinical personnel are working together towards the application of infrared spectroscopy for molecular medicine and diagnostics. In particular, minuscule changes in the molecular makeup left in the blood trail are used to capture and characterize health and disease in human population (www.attoworld.de/bird)

    We have an opening for a master thesis project which will evaluate spectroscopic workflows and a data-science related topic analysing measured spectroscopic data. Our aim is to study the diagnostic capacity of spectroscopic profiling by analysing the infrared molecular fingerprints of human blood plasma. Tasks will focus on analysing how different workflows and deviations from a standardized protocol can lead to variations in the captured spectral measurements. If interested, please do get in touch with us: Dr. Mihaela Zigman (mihaela.zigman@mpq.mpg.de) and Tarek Eissa (tarek.eissa@physik.uni-muenchen.de) and talk to us about the possibility!
    Our group is based at the Research Center in Garching (Forschungszentrum Garching, Section Physics of LMU, Am Coulombwall 1, 85748 Garching), which is easily accessible by public transport.

    Required qualifications:

    1. strong academic record ;
    2. interest in medical applications;
    3. basic knowledge in biophysics/physical chemistry;
    4. basic knowledge in statistics/data analytics

    Dr. Mihaela Zigman
    Tarek Eissa


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