Anna Wittgenstein

I started my PHD in October 2018 after I finished my master’s program in Biomedical Engineering in Graz. During my master’s thesis I worked at the transmission electron microscope (TEM) and the more time I spent acquiring images the more fascinated I got. Therefore, I developed an interest in image acquisition and working in this group will be the perfect opportunity for me to raise my level of understanding the relation between structure and function. Especially the role of collagen fibres as a structural component of human heart tissue. Furthermore, the possibilities multiscale research carries are very appealing to me, the depth of information it creates makes it even more compelling. To investigate the components of tissue and their properties with a motivated team is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Thus the project “Multiscale Determinants of Myocardial Mechanics” with David Nordsletten’s group is the perfect fit. It combines biomechanical testing with imaging to investigate the correlation between structural change and function of the myocardium.


Research Interests

  • Biomechanical Testing
  • Imaging Acquisition (MRE, MRI and microscopy)
  • Image Reconstruction
  • Segmentation
  • Collagen Networks