PBRC Research Students Publishing Success

Four Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre (PBRC) PhD Students have recently been awarded their degrees, and along the way all have published a number of high quality research articles.

 Dr Kylie Foster successfully completed her PhD studies with a thesis entitled “The biophysics of the salt stress response of plant roots: A mathematical study of passive and active transport of water and ions in plant roots.” Kylie’s thesis, which received glowing reports from examiners, was preceded by the publication of four journal papers and was followed by the submission of a fifth paper, which is currently under review.

 K.J. Foster and S.J. Miklavcic (2013) “Mathematical modelling of the uptake and transport of salt in plant roots”, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 336, pp132-143.

K.J. Foster and S.J. Miklavcic (2014) “On the competitive uptake and transport of ions through differentiated root tissues”, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 340, pp1-10.

K.J. Foster and S.J. Miklavcic (2015) “Toward a biophysical understanding of the salt stress response of individual plant cells”, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 385, pp130-142.

K.J. Foster and S.J. Miklavcic (2016) “Modelling root zone effects on preferred pathways for the passive transport of ions and water in plant roots”, Frontiers in Plant Physiology, 7:914

 Dr Josh Chopin has graduated with a PhD with thesis entitled “New methods and algorithms for image-based plant phenotyping”. Josh’s research has been published in the following articles.

 J. Chopin, H. Laga, C.Y. Huang, S. Heuer, S.J. Miklavcic (2015) “RootAnalyzer: a cross-section image analysis tool for automated characterization of root cells and tissues”, PLoS One.

J. Chopin, H. Laga, S.J. Miklavcic (2015) “The influence of object shape on the convergence of active contour models for image segmentation”, The Computer Journal, 59(3), pp 603-615.

J. Chopin, H. Laga, S.J. Miklavcic (2016) “A new method for the accurate, high throughput volume estimation from three 2D projective images”, International Journal of Food Properties.

J. Chopin, H. Laga, S.J. Miklavcic (2016) “A hybrid approach for improving image segmentation: application to plant phenotyping”, to appear in PLoS One.

J. Chopin, H. Laga, S.J. Miklavcic (2013) “Selection of parameters in active contours for the phenotypic analysis of plants”, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) 2013.

 Dr Ulrich Eck graduated with a PhD thesis entitled “Precise co-location of haptic devices in visuo-haptic augmented reality”. Ulrich’s research was published in the following articles.

 U. Eck, F. Pankratz, C. Sandor, G. Klinker, and H. Laga. (2015) “Precise haptic device co-location for visuo-haptic augmented reality”. IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 21(12):1427–1441,.

U. Eck, F. Pankratz, C. Sandor, G. Klinker, and H. Laga. (2014) “Comprehensive workspace calibration for visuo-haptic augmented reality” In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, pages 123—128, Munich, Germany, Sep 2014. IEEE

U. Eck, P. Stefan, H. Laga, C. Sandor, P. Fallavollita, and N. Navab (2016) “Exploring visuo-haptic augmented reality user interfaces for stereo-tactic neurosurgery planning” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, pages 208—220, Bern, Switzerland, Aug 2016.

 Dr Nazmul Islam successively completed his PhD studies with a thesis entitled “Fluid flow and particle transport through periodic capillaries”.  A major part of Nazmul’s research work has been published in the following journal article with a second work currently under review.

 N. Islam, B.H. Bradshaw-Hajek, S.J. Miklavcic and L.R. White (2015) “The onset of recirculation flow in periodic capillaries: geometric effects”, European Journal of Mechanics B. Fluids, 53, pp 119-128

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