PhD student Mari Leppävuori (CREMA, MIPT) has received a funding of 20.000€ from North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund / Eeva, Esko and Timo Laapas Fund for PhD thesis on physiological and acoustic features of the human voice.
MIPT researcher Lassi Rieppo, Ph.D., received a 3-year Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher funding (267 620 €) for a project “Quantum cascade laser infrared spectroscopic tool for assessment of the quality of articular cartilage“. MIPT is the host institution of this project.
MIPT researcher Jukka Hirvasniemi, Ph.D., received a 3-year Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher funding (252 300 €) for a project “Automated analysis of X-ray and magnetic resonance image features in prediction and diagnosis of osteoarthritis“. The host institution of this project is the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, University of Oulu, but the project will be conducted in a close collaboration with MIPT.
MIPT researcher Heikki Nieminen, Ph.D., received a 5-year Academy of Finland Research Fellow funding (434 485 €) for a project “Ultrasound-enhanced fine-needle biopsy (USeFNB): sound-tissue –interactions“. The host institution of this project is University of Helsinki.
Simo Saarakkala delivered an invited lecture at the 2017 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress, Las Vegas, USA on April 27, 2017.
One manuscript accepted for the EMBEC’17 & NBC’17 joint conference:
Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Finnilä M, Lehenkari P, Saarakkala S. Volumetric Assessment of Bone Microstructures by a 3D Local Binary Patterns –Based Method: Bone Changes with Osteoarthritis. IFMBE Proceedings, Springer 2017.
Two manuscripts accepted for the SCIA 2017 conference:
Tiulpin A, Thevenot J, Rahtu E, Saarakkala S. A novel method for automatic localization of joint area on knee plain radiographs. SCIA 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2017.
Kaipala J, Bordallo López M, Saarakkala S, Thevenot J. Automatic Segmentation of Bone Tissue from Computed Tomography Using a Volumetric Local Binary Patterns Based Method. SCIA 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2017.
Professor Timo Jämsä was elected as President-Elect of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES) for 2017-2019. EAMBES is an European alliance representing 8 000 experts in the domain of medical and biological engineering and science. Prof. Jämsä is EAMBES Fellow and council member.
Jukka Hirvasniemi (DIOS, MIPT), Ph.D., has received a research grant of 20 000 euros from Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation for investigation of meaningful X-ray and MR image features related to osteoarthritis.
Ph.D. student M.Sc. Joonas Oinas has received 5 000 euro grant from the Orion research foundation.
PhD student Arttu Peuna (MIPT) has received a funding of 10 000 euros from Instrumentarium Science Foundation for the doctoral thesis “Texture analysis approach to quantitative MRI data for improved sensitivity in characterization of articular cartilage and osteoarthritis”.
Finnilä M.A, Ojanen S., Saarakkala S., Hewitt C., Herzog W., Nieminen P., Hart D.A., Korhonen R.K. Increased cartilage remodelling and impaired chondrocyte mechanotransduction in early post-traumatic osteoarthritis. (Oral presentation)
Finnilä M.A, Karhula S.S., Cooper D.M., Belev G., Nieminen H.J., Korhonen R.K., Lehenkari P.P., Saarakkala S. Synchrotron micro-computed tomography reveals increased osteocyte volume in subchondral bone with osteoarthritis severity. (Poster presentation)
Rieppo L., Karhula S.S., Thevenot J., Hadjab I., Quenneville E., Garon M., Buschmann M.D., Nieminen H.J., Saarakkala S. Determination of extracellular matrix orientation of articular cartilage in 3D using micro-computed tomography. (Poster presentation)
Kestilä I., Thevenot J., Finnilä M.A.J., Karhula S.S., Hadjab I., Kauppinen S., Garon M., Quenneville E., Rieppo L., Pritzker K.P., Buschmann M.D., Nieminen H.J., Saarakkala S. Automatic 3d selection, segmentation, and analysis of human articular cartilage chondrons from micro-computed tomography in vitro. (Poster presentation)
Kauppinen S., Karhula S.S., Thevenot J., Ylitalo T., Rieppo L., Kestilä I., Hadjab I, Finnilä M.A.J., Quenneville E., Garon M., Gahunia H.K., Pritzker K.P., Buschmann M., Nieminen H.J., Saarakkala S. Volumetric analysis of tidemark and vessel perforations through calcified cartilage from micro-computed tomography: associations with osteoarthritis stage. (Poster presentation)
Ylitalo T.,Finnilä M., Karhula S.S., Valkealahti M., Lehenkari P., Hæggström E, Pritzker K.P., Saarakkala S., Nieminen H.J. “Heterogeneity In Extracellular Matrix Of Articular Cartilage As A Function Of Osteoarthritis Progression As Characterized By Micro-Ct” (Poster presentation)