PathLAKE Plus £13.5 million funding: Press release
We are excited to announce that PathLAKE has received funding of £13.5 million towards the PathLAKE Centre of Excellence!
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has emphasised the importance of supporting Artificial Intelligence and embracing technology to save lives.
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Cancer Research UK: Professor Nasir Rajpoot awarded funding to use machine learning to improve the early detection of oral cancer
Congratulations to Professor Nasir Rajpoot!
Cancer Research UK is funding a study to examine the use of machine learning to assist pathologists and improve the early detection of oral cancer.
"We are very excited to work on this project with Dr Khurram and his team at Sheffield. Early detection of cancer is a key focus area of research in our lab and this award by CRUK adds to the portfolio of research at the TIA lab on early detection of cancer.
The pilot project will pave the way towards the development of a tool that can help identify pre-malignant changes in oral dysplasia, crucial for the early detection of oral cancer. Successful completion of this project carries significant potential for saving lives and improving patient healthcare provision." -- Professor Nasir Rajpoot
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'Pathcomp' Beat the Pathologist Competition!
Join us in the exciting 'Beat the Pathologist' Competition to learn exciting ways to annotate and explore digital pathology! Follow the link for more information & registration.
There are three categories:
Up to year 6 (primary)/ Y7-Y11 (secondary)/ Y12-Y13 (Sixth Form)
Prizes are awarded to the top three scorers in each category.
Tango2: Beat the Pathologists!
Welcome to the competition! This competition has been created for children to experiment and learn exciting ways to annotate.
Please follow the link here for further information.
There are three main levels:
Lung Cancer Trial Paper
Congratulations to Shan Raza who has recently had his jointly first-authored paper on the TRACERx lung cancer trial published in Nature Medicine.
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15th European Congress on Digital Pathology
We were delighted to host the last ECDP Congress at the scenic Warwick Campus.
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Cancer Research Award UK
We are delighted to announce the award of a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Early Detection grant in the amount of £406K to Dr Ali Khurram (Sheffield University) and Prof Nasir Rajpoot for research on developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to predict malignant transformation of oral epithelial dysplasia.
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Positions available in our group
We would like to let you know that there are 4 postdoc positions available in our group on the development and optimization of deep learning based algorithms for the analysis of pathology images, with applications to early diagnosis and personalized treatment of cancer.
If you would like to learn more about them, please follow the links:
Cancer Research UK Grant
We are delighted to share the following good news about the award of a CRUK grant to Fayyaz and his pathologist colleague from the Royal Brompton hospital in London for research on ML for early detection of mesothelioma.
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MoNuSaC challenge contest
TIA team's submission led by Simon Graham to the MoNuSaC challenge contest tops the leaderboard.
Simon will be presenting the method details at the ISBI online conference 3.30pm London UK time on 3rd of April.
Improving COVID-19 Testing Efficiency using Guided Agglomerative Sampling
Results of our simulation study on how intelligent pooled sampling can save Covid tests is now on bioRxiv - Improving COVID-19 Testing Efficiency using Guided Agglomerative Sampling
Welcome Fayyaz Minhas
We are delighted to inform you that Fayyaz Minhas has joined the PathLAKE project as an Assistant Professor from October 2019.
Prior to joining Warwick, Dr. Minhas worked as a Principal Scientist at Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad, Pakistan since 2007. He has over 8 years of experience of teaching and research in computer science and has taught courses on Machine learning, Bioinformatics, Quantum Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Cancer Bioinformatics, Computational Biomolecular Design, Biometrics, Python Programming, etc. If you would like to find out more about Fayyaz Minhas, please visit our team section.
Welcome Shan Raza
We are delighted to inform you that Shan Raza has joined the PathLAKE project as an Assistant Professor from May 2019.
Before joining Warwick, Shan held a postdoctoral position for two years at the Institute of Cancer Research, UK working on TRACERx lung project funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK). Prior to that, he worked for three years as research fellow at Warwick computer science department on a BBSRC funded project exploring the origin of new beta cells during pregnancy. If you would like to find out more about Shan Raza, please visit our team section.
PathLAKE is go!
Greg Clark, former UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), announced that UK Research and Innovation will invest £10 million in the PathLAKE project as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The University of Warwick has been awarded £2.3 million of the funding, and will work with partners and experts at the lead partner University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Royal Philips and teaching hospitals and universities at Belfast, Oxford and Nottingham in the three-year project, focussing on breast, prostate lung and colon cancers.