Grant agreement No. P-SV-22-173 funded by the Lithuanian Research Council (LMT)’s “Students’ summertime research practice” call.
Duration 4 July, 2022 – 31 August, 2022.
scientific research carried out „The influence of the shape of the subarachnoid space and the peculiarity of the cerebrospinal fluid flow on the removal of harmful substances from the subarachnoid space “
by student: Greta Kaminskaitė
Subarachnoid space disease is currently one of the world’s most pressing health problems, disabling up to 600,000 people each year and killing around 150,000. Although some of the factors that determine the clinical outcome of patients have been identified, there are also some potential factors whose influence has not been sufficiently investigated. In this context, the present study will provide a preliminary assessment of the influence of one of the so far little studied factors, i.e. the influence of the shape of the subarachnoid space and the specificity of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on the removal of harmful substances from the subarachnoid space of the brain. This is interdisciplinary research that will broaden the horizon of fundamental knowledge and the results may have practical benefits if it is found that the influence of the shape of the subarachnoid space and the specificity of the flow of the CSF on the removal of harmful substances is important for the patient’s outcome, which would allow the development of techniques for predicting the patient’s outcome, which would help the medical profession in providing personalised and timely treatment.
The research will focus on improving the student’s skills in the use of advanced software, including work with medical data, numerical modelling and data processing. The research will involve collaboration with a medical image segmentation expert from Kaunas Clinic. One of the important aims is to present the results of the research at a conference or in a scientific journal.
Projekto ID: P-SV-22-173
Call: Students’ summertime research practice
Funding: Financed by Research Council of Lithuania grant agreement No. P-SV-22-173 „Student’s summertime research practice“
Total funding amount: EUR 1,570.29