Labrinus van Manen (PhD-student, Dept. of Surgery) received a Eurolife Scholarship, to visit the ICube Laboratory of Prof. Sylvain Gioux at University of Strasbourg. The 3-months research stay under the umbrella of the Eurolife Scholarship Program for Early Career Researchers, took place in Autumn 2018 and the 6.000 euro and was funded by the Directorate of Research, LUMC.
The aim of this research exchange project was to improve the quality of oncologic surgery by the use of quantitative NIR fluorescence and hyperspectral imaging.
The Eurolife scholarship programme offered Labrinus van Manen a great opportunity to get familiar with new improvements for image guided surgery, such as quantitative and hyperspectral imaging. The University of Strasbourg has excellent facilities to perform these experiments. Implementation of the knowledge about quantification and data-analysis techniques of the Strasbourg group will have an immediate effect on the ongoing and future clinical trials in Leiden.
In 2017, Dr Sven Mieog (also member of the image-guided oncologic surgery research group at LUMC) already visited the laboratory of Prof. Sylvain Gioux, supported by a Eurolife short-term exchange grant.