Projects

 

Current Projects

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C-CLEAN Project

​Title:

Proof of concept for rapid detection of surfaces contaminated by SARS-CoV-2 using multispectral holographic and optical analysis with artificial intelligence.

Type: 

Collaborative project in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded within the Emergency Call for Research Projects on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 of the Institute of Health 'Carlos III' (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities), and a Project of Acquisition of Scientific and Technological Equipment of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities 2019.

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez-González.

Participants:

Group of Interdisciplinary Physics of the University of Seville (coordinator), "Virgen del Rocío" and "Virgen Macarena" University Hospitals (Seville), Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS), Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies (RAdytTA), EOD-CBRN Group of the Spanish National Police, Astronomical Observatory Center of 'Calar Alto' (CAHA, Almería), Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) (Granada)

 University of Cádiz-INIBICA  and the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA), with the support of the HUMAINT Project of the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission.

Description:

The objective is to carry out a proof of concept of a system that allows the detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus on fluid samples on surfaces through an innovative combination of advanced multispectral optics and artificial intelligence techniques.

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HUMAINT Project

Title:

HUman behavior and MAchine INTelligence

 

Type:

European Commission project, 2018-2021.

 

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilia Gomez

 

Description:

HUMAINT is an interdisciplinary project of the Center for Advanced Studies of the JRC of the European Commission. It aims to understand the impact of artificial intelligence on human behavior, focusing on cognitive and socio-emotional abilities, and decision making.

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FUSCLEAN Project

Title:

Combined optical imaging and ultrasound focusing for hand-held, non-invasive cleaning of implanted cerebrospinal fluid shunting devices in patients of hydrocephalus: initial design and proof-of-concept (FUSCLEAN)

 

Type:

H2020 European High Impact Project in the ATTRACT Program (led by CERN), 2019-2020.

 

Principal Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

Dr. Javier Marquez Rivas.

 

Description:

This project presents the design and development of a handheld device for the application of focused image-guided ultrasound for preventive and non-invasive acoustic cleaning of implanted valves in patients with hydrocephalus.

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LITMUS Project

Title:

Liver Investigation: Testing Marker Utility in Steatohepatitis

 

Type:

European Project H2020, 2017-2020.

 

Principal Investigator: (from WP5)

Prof. Dr. Manuel Romero Gomez.

 

Description:

The objective of LITMUS is to develop, validate in a robust way and advance in the regulation of biomarkers to diagnose, stratify the risk and / or monitor the progression of NAFLD / NASH and the stage of fibrosis. This will be achieved through a tripartite, objective-based collaboration, delivering a platform for definitive and impartial evaluation for biomarkers.

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'Laboratory of Intelligent Optics' (LOI) Project

Title:

Equipment for acquisition and integration of hyperspectral images in the optical, thermal, terahertz (THz) and X-ray ranges in Laboratory and Field environments

 

Type:

Scientific-Technical Equipment Project, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, 2019-2020.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

Start-up of a new "Intelligent Optics Laboratory" (LOI) to obtain hyperspectral images in the optical, thermal, terahertz (THz) and X-ray ranges.

BOC Project

Title:

Software to help to diagnose multiple sclerosis using artificial intelligence and optical analysis of the oligoclonal bands.

 

Type:

Transference Project, Junta de Andalucía, 2017-2020.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González

Dr. Guillermo Izquierdo Ayuso.

 

Description:

Development of programs to aid early diagnosis and analysis of the progression of multiple sclerosis through the optical processing of images of oligoclonal bands (BOCs) and artificial intelligence algorithms.

 

Neurofotonics Project

Title:

Study of the Application of Neurophotonics, Hyperspectral Imaging and Laser Doppler Vibrometry for the Improvement of Neurosurgical Treatment of Refractory Pediatric Epilepsy.

 

Type:

Health Research Project, Junta de Andalucía, 2016-2021.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González

Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

 

Description:

Implementation of neurophotonics techniques for intraoperative use in neurosurgery interventions. In collaboration with the Neurosurgery Service of the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital and the Applied Neuroscience Group of the Biomedicine Institute of Seville (IBIS).

 

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Astronomical Image Project

Title:

Application study of multispectral imaging techniques in astronomy. Development of augmented reality systems and 3D videos of constellations.

 

Type:

Own Research Plan, University of Seville, and GFI. 2018-2021.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González

 Dr. Jesús Aceituno Castro

Dr. Jorge Iglesias Páramo.

 

Description:

Start-up of the collaboration between the Astronomical Center Observatory of Calar Alto (Almería), the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia IAA-CSIC (Granada) and the University of Seville through the Group of Interdisciplinary Physics .

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Anesthesia Project

Title:

Study of the effects of repeated general anesthesia on the development of the central nervous system and potential measures of non-invasive diagnosis and neuroprotection.

 

Type:

Health Research Projects 2017-2020, Junta de Andalucía.

 

Principal Investigator:

Dr. María José Mayorga Buiza.

 

Description:

Study of the effects of repeated general anesthesia on the development of the central nervous system and potential measures of non-invasive diagnosis and neuroprotection.

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Custom Bioelectromagnetism Project

Title:

3D modeling of electromagnetic fields generated by electrodes implanted in the central nervous system.

 

Type:

Research Projects, Group of Interdisciplinary Physics of the University of Seville and Neurosurgery Service of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospitals, 2018-2021.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González, Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

 

Description:

Design and development of 3D models to calculate the electromagnetic fields generated by electrodes implanted in the central nervous system to control neuropathic pain and neurostimulation.

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Hydrocephalus Project

Title:

Study and personalized 3D modeling of the hydrodynamics of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation in hydrocephalus patients and related pathologies.

 

Type:

Research Projects, Group of Interdisciplinary Physics of the University of Seville and Neurosurgery Service of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital. Since 2005, this line remains active today.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González, Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

 

Description:

Design and development of 3D models of cerebrospinal fluid circulation and biomechanical behavior of structures and tissues of the central nervous system in patients with hydrocephalus and related pathologies. In collaboration with the Neurosurgery Service of the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital and with the Center of Advanced Neurology of Seville.

 
 
 

Previous projects

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Window Project of the National Museum of Science and Technology

Title:

Window of the National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) with optical instruments in the ETS Engineering of the University of Seville with virtual reality system for people with disabilities.

 

Type:

Project of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

Scientific dissemination project in the framework of the celebration of the International Year of Light established by UNESCO in 2015 (IYL2015).

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FLIP FP7 Project

Title:

Fatty Liver: Inhibition of Progression

 

Type:

FP7 European Project (2009-2011).

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Vlad Riatzu

 

Description:

This project studies the mechanisms of liver disease progression in NAFLD and proposes preventive and therapeutic strategies.

The project is based on the largest European cohort of patients histologically diagnosed with NAFLD, together with clinical and epidemiological data, and with DNA biobanks, frozen liver tissue and serum.

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EXIT Fetal Surgery Program

Title:

FETAL Surgery Program and EXIT Procedures (Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment). It includes several first cases in Spain.

 

Type:

Projects of the Andalusian Health Service, Junta de Andalucía, 2007-2010. Start-up of the EXIT Fetal Surgery Program at the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital.

Program currently active

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Guillermo Antiñolo Gil,

Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas,

Prof.Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

R&D Project applied in Health in collaboration between the “Fetal Medicine and Therapy Program” and the “Neurosurgery Service” of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital and the Group of Interdisciplinary Physics (GFI) of the University of Seville.

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Optical Concentration Project

Title:

Analysis and development of a solar concentration optics for photovoltaic concentration.

 

Type:

Research contract 68/83 with the company Abengoa Sola New Technologies, 2008-2009.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

R&D project applied.

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EVI project

Title:

Intraoperative Visual Stimulator.

 

Type:

Research Projects, Group of Interdisciplinary Physics of the University of Seville and Neurosurgery Service of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital, 2006-2009.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González, Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

 

Description:

Design of a device to stimulate the optic pathway through the eyelids of anesthetized patients to monitor the condition of the optic pathway during brain tumor interventions that could affect it. Used in various neurosurgical interventions.

Twin Epignatus Project

Title:

First Fetal Surgery Intervention for correction of a Twin Epignatus performed in Spain.

 

Type:

Project of the Andalusian Health Service, Junta de Andalucía. Intervention carried out at the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital in Seville, 2008.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Guillermo Antiñolo Gil.

Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

R&D Project applied in Health in collaboration between the “Fetal Medicine and Therapy Program” and the “Neurosurgery Service” of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital and the Group of Interdisciplinary Physics (GFI) of the University of Seville.

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'Laboratory of Non-invasive Tumor Treatment Technologies' (LTN) with MRgFUS technology Project

Title:

Start-up in Seville (2007) of the first -and only 2013- installation of non-invasive surgery in Spain using magnetic resonance-focused focused ultrasound technology (MRgFUS).

 

Type:

CDTI Infrastructure Projects, MINECO, Junta de Andalucía, 2007-2011. Collaboration with GE Healthcare Spain and Insightec Ltd multinationals.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

Start-up of Spain's first non-invasive surgery facility using MRgFUS technology and start-up of the 'Laboratory of Non-Invasive Tumor Treatment Technologies' (LTN) at the University of Seville. Realization of the first cases in Spain of i) treatment of uterine fibroids (myomas) and ii) palliative treatment of pain in cancer patients with bone metastases.

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Open Fetal Neurosurgery Program of the Intrauter Spina Bifida. First intervention of Europe.

Title:

Open Fetal Neurosurgery Program for Intrauterine Correction of Spina Bifida (in fetuses of 24-26 weeks). It includes the first intervention of this type carried out in Europe (Seville, 2007).

 

Type:

Project of the Andalusian Health Service, Junta de Andalucía, 2007. Start-up of the Spina Bifida Intraútero Open Fetal Neurosurgery Program at the University Hospital "Virgen del Rocío" (HUVR) in Seville.

Program currently active.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Guillermo Antiñolo Gil.

Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

R&D Project applied in Health as a collaboration between the “Fetal Medicine and Therapy Program” and the “Neurosurgery Service” of the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital and the Group of Interdisciplinary Physics (GFI) of the University of Seville.

SAGIQ project

Title:

Surgical Image Analysis and Management System (SAGIQ®).

 

Type:

Projects of the Ministry of Health, Junta de Andalucía, 2004-2006.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

 

Description:

Design and development of the first system of integration of multiple sources of image and data for intraoperative use in the operating room. In collaboration with the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital in Seville, Spain. Used by the Department of Neurosurgery in the period 2004-2010, until it was replaced by the "Portable Smart Operating Room (QIP)" developed by the same authors. Used in more than 350 Child Neurosurgery interventions and in interventions of the Open Fetal Neurosurgery and EXIT Fetal Surgery Program during that period.

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Holo-Rad project

Title:

Evaluation and analysis of the “Holo-Rad” computer-assisted diagnostic system using digital holography in the Radiology Service of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital applied to the detection of breast and lung cancer.

 

Type:

Project of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Junta de Andalucía, 2001-2003.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

Dr. Emilio Olloqui Martín.

 

Description:

Development of the first diagnostic support systems in Radiology through medical image processing methods using digital holography. Start-up of the Group of Interdisciplinary Physics (GFI) of the University of Seville and start of the collaboration with the "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital in Seville, Spain.

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Sports for Disability Project

Title:

Development of optical systems for the analysis of the musculoskeletal system of children and adolescents, analysis of physical quantities in rowing boats and interactive guidance of disabled people on sports courts.

 

Type:

Project of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, 1999-2001. In the Sports Physics Laboratory (LFD) of the ETS Engineering of the University of Seville.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

Development of the Interactive Optical Guidance System (SIGO) for the Sports Practice of People with Disabilities. Through digital holographic image processing techniques.

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Ergometric Analysis Project for Spanish Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Teams

Title:

Ergometric analysis and evaluation systems of rowing and paddling techniques in canoe applied to the Spanish Olympic Teams in the High Performance Center of Rowing and Canoeing in Seville.

 

Type:

Project of the Higher Sports Council in the Sports Physics Laboratory (LFD) of the ETS Engineering of the University of Seville, 2000.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

Design of monitoring and biomechanical analysis systems for the Spanish Olympic Teams of Rowing (Men) and Canoeing (Women). In collaboration with the High Performance Rowing and Canoeing Center "Isla de la Cartuja" in Seville and the Andalusian Center for Sports Medicine.

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'Sports Physics Laboratory' (LFD) Project

Title:

System of registration and evaluation of physical parameters in boats of the High Performance Center of Rowing and Canoeing in Seville.

 

Type:

Project of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, 1998. Start-up of a new "Sports Physics Laboratory" (LFD) in the ETS Engineering of the University of Seville. In collaboration with the High Performance Center of Rowing and Canoeing "Isla de la Cartuja" in Seville.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González.

 

Description:

Design of monitoring and biomechanical analysis systems for the Spanish Olympic Teams of Rowing (Men) and Canoeing (Women).

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Spine Project

Title:

Study and custom 3D modeling of the biomechanics of the spine.

 

Type:

Research Projects, Group of Interdisciplinary Physics of the University of Seville and Neurosurgery Service of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital, 2007-2012.

 

Principal investigators:

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gómez González, Dr. Javier Márquez Rivas.

 

Description:

Design and development of 3D models of spine biomechanics and related neurosurgical pathologies. In collaboration with the Neurosurgery Service of "Virgen del Rocío" University Hospital.