Biomedical and Health Research Institute (IUIBS)

This fellowship must be completed not later than June 2024


Biomedical and Health Research Institute (IUIBS) at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)  at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria concentrates the University research in the fields of biomedicine, biotechnology, biomedical technology, hospital systems and public health, with the participation of university and hospital reseach groups and a wide array of external collaborators. Among its many areas of activity, the Institute hosts the Medical Technology for Sustainable Development effort (, a multidisciplinary program with collaborators across the World to bring affordable advanced medical technology to all.

Research proposals

  • Medical image computing for COVID-19 screening and diagnosis. Possible topics include but are not limited to multimodal (eg. Computed Tomography, X-Ray, Ultrasound,…) chest image analysis using artificial intelligence, data annotation for algorithm training, infrared thermal imaging, etc. Computer vision for social-distancing monitoring.
  • Construction of digital anatomy atlases for patient information, medical education and therapy planning. Advanced visualization. Use of the digital atlases in remote training and telemedicine applications.
  • Affordable image guided therapy (IGT) systems based on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Percutaneous procedures. Deployment of training systems. Virtual surgical simulation for minimally invasive surgery.
  • Digital content creation for medical and biomedical engineering remote education and training. Management of remote education technology platforms.

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