A team of scientists headed by Dr. Tian Qiu, leader of the Cyber Valley Biomedical Microsystems research group, and Professor Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have made a decisive contribution to improving complex surgical training by developing a very realistic prostate phantom. They then gave the 3D printed model to a medical team from the University of Freiburg, which practiced the surgical removal of the gland. To quantitatively evaluate the results, the group of scientists developed an automatic system to provide feedback to the trainee surgeon immediately after the training session – something that would be impossible with real tissue.
Prof. Fischer delivered the Nianqiang Lecture at the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics, and the Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen, P.R. China.
Tian Qiu has been appointed Cyber Valley Research Group Leader. He will lead the "Biomedical Microsystems" group at the University of Stuttgart. We wish him all the best!
Jan will visit Columbia University (Hess lab) in the US for four months as part of his PhD project on enzyme powered nano systems.
Congratulations to Udit Choudhury for defending his thesis on the "Dynamics of self-propelled colloids and their application as active matter", and best of luck as he is leaving the group to start a Postdoc at AMOLF in the Netherlands.
Congrats and good luck to Dr. Dhruv Singh