In this position the ESR will be employed by UHEI (University of Heidelberg) and enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Heidelberg, the oldest University of Germany. The ESR’s role in this project will be to develop new diagnostic devices to assess different aspects of renal function transcutaneously. More specifically:
- Develop a novel transcutaneous device with light emitting diodes (LEDs) and optical sensors to permit the detection of NIR tracers developed by ESR2 (Cyanagen, CY) for measuring different aspects of renal function (GFR, tubular secretion and re-absorption).
- Develop mathematical tools necessary to model the clearance of NIR tracers developed by ESR2 (CY).
- Test the devices on normal and diseased animals in close collaboration with partner CY.
- Collaborate with scientists developing in vivo models.