Responsible DL Approaches to Modelling Metabolic Plasticity and Heterogeneity in Melanoma using Digital Pathology and Hyperion data
Historically, melanoma was once a rare cancer. However, over the past few decades, it has evolved to become one of the fastest growing cancers and accounts for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths globally. The MALMO Project (Mathematical Approaches to Modelling Metabolic Plasticity and Heterogeneity in Melanoma), supported by the ITMO Cancer, aims to use image processing and artificial intelligence (AI) in understanding the initial conditions and progression of the disease using multi-modal digital pathology imaging. Our goal is to bring these tools to a higher level of AI interpretability / explicability / responsibility.
2. Data preparation: Image pre-processing involves the correction of image acquisition artefacts. Identify the most suitable combination of pre-processing techniques to improve image quality and prepare data for AI training. Python will be used.
3. Data annotation: You will be trained by an experienced pathologist and will assist in the annotation of pathology slides. QuPath will be used.
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