Maciej Wojtkowski

The Project

Structural and functional imaging by Fourier domain Optical Coherence Tomography


Dr. Maciej Wojtkowski
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Grudziadzka 5
87100 Torun

Thirty-two year old Polish citizen Maciej Wojtkowski is currently an assistant professor at the Institute of Physics of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland.  This position follows a number of research visits and exchanges with the Universities of Vienna, Kent and MIT. 
Dr. Wojtkowski also has experience in managing and participating in projects funded by the Polish Committee of Scientific Research and the US National Institute of Health.  He received his PhD in physics from Nicolaus Copernicus University in 2003.

Project Description

The objective of this proposal is to study various methods of receiving new information on morphology and the function of living organisms by the development of contemporary optical imaging modalities.. Wojtkowski and his team believe that the development of novel methods based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) might be useful for quantitative assessment of early structural and functional changes in the living tissue.

They propose using the new instrumentation and measurement methods to obtain valuable information about the function and structure of living bio-medical objects. In particular, they would test the applicability of the method by using the novel instrumentation to analyze the posterior and anterior segments of the human eye in clinical conditions.

The results of their project could have widespread research and clinical applications in ophthalmology; to elucidate changes in retinal morphology and function associated with retinal disease and glaucoma, and to develop and demonstrate new methods for retinal visualization and morphometry which could improve diagnostic sensitivity and the assessment of disease progression.