Below you can find a list of exemplary theses proposals. Please click into the title to find out more. To learn more about the context of these projects, we strongly encourage you to visit the pages of the supervising faculty members and their research groups linked from here.

Note that this list is continuously updated and that you are welcome to contact our faculty members with your own proposals. 

 

Title

Hosting Group

Supervisor

Cell tracking of bacteria in microfluidic chips under fluorescence microscopy Dynamical Systems Biology Lab
Experimental and Health Science Dept.
Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
[email protected]
Detecting circadian rhythmicity in single-cell transcriptomics data Dynamical Systems Biology Lab
Experimental and Health Science Dept.
Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
[email protected]
Molecular basis of cellular memory Dynamical Systems Biology Lab
Experimental and Health Science Dept.
Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
[email protected]
Fast algorithms for treatment planning in electroporation based therapies Biomedical Electronics Research Group
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Antoni Ivorra
[email protected]
Galvanic power transfer Biomedical Electronics Research Group
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Antoni Ivorra
[email protected]
Computational modeling to assess how to ensure continuous lesions during point-to-point radiofrequency cardiac catheter ablation Biomedical Electronics Research Group
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Ana Gonzalez
[email protected]
Computational modeling of the occurrence of thrombus formation on the catheter during radiofrequency cardiac ablation Biomedical Electronics Research Group
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Ana Gonzalez
[email protected]
Microwave Imaging for Endoscopic Explorations and Interventions Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Marta Guardiola
[email protected]
Modelling of atrophy in brain structures due to Alzheimers' Disease Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Continuum model of brain mechanics including vascular structures and haemodynamic forces Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Effect of haemodynamic-driven fiber orientation on cardiac function Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Morphometric characterization of the left atrial appendage: separating chicken wings from cauliflowers Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Electrical and motion activation patterns in an experimental swine model of dyssynchrony and CRT Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Virtual reality platform for left atrial appendage occlusion device implantation Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations of blood flow in the left atrial appendage in patient-specific geometries Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Study of the inter-relation between structural and functional brain integrity measures in neurodegenerative diseases from magnetic resonance images Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Oscar Camara
[email protected]
Study of the optimum number of antennas of a microwave image generation prototype for clinical endoscopic applications Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Judit Chamorro Servent
[email protected]
Modelling of thrombus in the left atrial appendage Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Andy Luis Olivares
[email protected]
Machine learning tools for risk prediction of thrombus formation in left atrial appendages Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Andy Luis Olivares
[email protected]
Cardiac development in the fetus: from sponge to cavity Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Bart Bijnens
[email protected]
Synchrotron based phase-contrast microCT analysis of cardiac fibres Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Bart Bijnens
[email protected]
Synchrotron based phase-contrast microCT analysis of cardiac morphology Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Bart Bijnens
[email protected]
Synchrotron based phase-contrast microCT analysis of the aorta Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Bart Bijnens
[email protected]
A tool for the assessment of cardiac function in patients with genetic cardiac abnormalities Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Bart Bijnens
[email protected]
Prediction of the Outcome of Pituitary Gland Adenoma Operation in the Patients With Acromegaly Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Miguel A. González Ballester
[email protected]
Analysis of the aortic elastic laminae structure of an animal model of Marfan syndrome in synchrotron X-Ray micro-CT images Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Patricia Garcia
[email protected]
Aorta wall stress analysis using finite-element methods in Marfan syndrome Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Patricia Garcia
[email protected]
Finite-element mechanical model of a cardiomyocyte Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Patricia Garcia
[email protected]
Automated Measurement of Elastic Laminae in Arteries from Marfan’s Syndrome Patients. Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Patricia Garcia
[email protected]
Mathematical model of the oxygen and nutrients transport in the fetal circulation. Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Patricia Garcia
[email protected]
Fluid dynamics in anatomical challenging root canals Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Movement analysis for the study of osteoarthritis pathogenesis Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Prediction of trabecular micro-fractures Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Advanced segmentation techniques for micro-CT images of Trabecular Bone Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Development of a rigid-body model for Tai Chi analysis Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Multiscale movement modelling Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Study of bone micro-fracture Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Human Body Posture and its incidence over breathing parameters Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Simone Tassani
[email protected]
Visual analytics of clinical studies with >1000 patients Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Sergio Sánchez Martínez
[email protected]
Deep Brain Stimulation - Entering the era of human neural-network modulation Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
System biology model of emphysema progression in a cohort of ex-smokers Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
Deep radiologist: using deep convolutional networks to improve malignancy prediction in CT scans Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
Colon segmentation using statistical shape models Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
Biological inspired computation of the brain for hearing impaired patients Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
Intra-operative guidance for foetal surgery Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
Task transference in surgical theatre Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Mario Ceresa
[email protected]
Integrating imaging, genetics, and clinical data for stratified disease quantification - A collaboration with the UK Biobank Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Karim Lekadir
[email protected]
Multi-atlas cardiac segmentation based on big data from the UK Biobank Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Karim Lekadir
[email protected]
Bone disease quantification using high-dimensional radiomics and machine learning - A collaboration with Stanford University Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Karim Lekadir
[email protected]
Resurrect the extinct ancestor of a dynamical gene regulatory network Systems Biology Unit
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Aaron New
[email protected]
Heart rate variability from facial videos to measure stress Cognitive Media Technologies Research Group
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Federico Sukno
[email protected]
Spatio-temporal effect of intracranial electrical stimulation into brain areas Computational Neuroscience
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Adrià Tauste
[email protected]
Mechanical quantification of epithelial tissue morphogenesis Mechanics of development and disease Research Group
IBEC Barcelona
Vito Conte
[email protected]
Mechanical and geometrical characterization of cell dynamics in intestinal organoids Integrative cell and tissue dynamics Research Group
IBEC Barcelona
Xavier Trepat
[email protected]
Quantification of hepatic steatosis using machine learning and color image processing Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Gemma Piella
[email protected]
Building a data-driven 3D+t atlas for zebrafish brain Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Gemma Piella
[email protected]
Mechanobiology and computational systems biology for the exploration of the early development of atherosclerosis Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Jérôme Noailly
[email protected]
Multiscale biophysical simulations of the human intervertebral disc Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Jérôme Noailly
[email protected]
Evaluation of the influence of proteoglycan loss in Intervertebral disc degeneration using a novel multiscale modelling approach Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Jérôme Noailly
[email protected]
Development of cartilaginous tissue finite element models based on biochemical composition obtained by MRI images Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Jérôme Noailly
[email protected]
Composition-based finite element model of proximal femur to evaluate risk of fracture Simulation, Imaging & Modelling for Biomedical Systems
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Jérôme Noailly
[email protected]
Distinguishing direct and indirect interactions using multivariate nonlinear interdependence measures Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Ralph Gregor Andrzejak
[email protected]
Finding epileptic brain areas by analyzing micro-electroencephalographic recordings Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
Information and Communication Technologies Dept.
Ralph Gregor Andrzejak
[email protected]