Dr. Johann Wanek, MSc Med Phys, PhD - University of Zurich

Dr. Johann Wanek

MSc Med Phys, PhD

University of Zurich

Zurich, ZH | Switzerland

Main Specialties: Forensic Pathology


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Dr. Johann Wanek, MSc Med Phys, PhD - University of Zurich

Dr. Johann Wanek

MSc Med Phys, PhD

Introduction

Johann Wanek received his Engineering degree in High Frequency and Communication Engineering from the Higher Technical College in Austria. During his Master’s in Medical Physics at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK) his research interest was the entropy-based registration algorithm, employed for the spinal position assessment in the proton therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland. He finished his PhD study at the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zürich, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, UK. The PhD project investigated the effects of X-ray imaging on dry cells and fragmented DNA by using Monte Carlo algorithms. In his pioneering work on dry cell phantoms, the relationship between radiosensitivity and DNA fragments was initially shown. These findings play a fundamental role in decision making regarding the imaging modality used in paleoradiological studies of ancient mummies. His main research interests are interdisciplinary and center on statistical physics and bioengineering.

Primary Affiliation: University of Zurich - Zurich, ZH , Switzerland

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Education

Jul 2014
University College London
PhD
Medical Physics
Dec 2008
Open University UK
MSc
Medical Physics
Dec 2006
Open University UK
MSc
Science
Jul 1975
Eng. (HTL)

Experience

Apr 2019
Prediction of micromechanical changes of dna in critical gene sections
Investigator
Looking for funding

Publications

12Publications

744Reads

69Profile Views

24PubMed Central Citations

A novel infusion-drainage device to assess lower urinary tract function in neuro-imaging.

BJU Int 2017 Feb 20;119(2):305-316. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

Neuro-Urology, Spinal Cord Injury Centre & Research, University of Zürich, Balgrist University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bju.13655DOI Listing
February 2017
19 Reads
3.533 Impact Factor

Thermal grill conditioning: Effect on contact heat evoked potentials.

Sci Rep 2017 01 12;7:40007. Epub 2017 Jan 12.

ICORD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep40007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5228159PMC
January 2017
36 Reads
1 Citation
5.080 Impact Factor

Design and Application of a New Automated Fluidic Visceral Stimulation Device for Human fMRI Studies of Interoception.

IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med 2016 31;4:2000108. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Clinic for Neuroradiology University Hospital Zurich Zürich 8091 Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JTEHM.2016.2538239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991687PMC
August 2016
24 Reads

Design of an fMRI-compatible optical touch stripe based on frustrated total internal reflection.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2014 ;2014:4952-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944735DOI Listing
July 2016
11 Reads
1 Citation

Risk to fragmented DNA in dry, wet, and frozen states from computed tomography: a comparative theoretical study.

Radiat Environ Biophys 2016 May 16;55(2):229-41. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00411-016-0637-6DOI Listing
May 2016
368 Reads
1 Citation
1.530 Impact Factor

Modeling ancient Egyptian mummification on fresh human tissue: macroscopic and histological aspects.

Anat Rec (Hoboken) 2015 Jun;298(6):974-87

Swiss Mummy Project, Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.23134DOI Listing
June 2015
25 Reads
1 Citation
1.530 Impact Factor

"Modeling ancient Egyptian embalming": radiological assessment of experimentally mummified human tissue by CT and MRI.

Skeletal Radiol 2013 Nov 8;42(11):1527-35. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

Department of Radiology, Trauma Center Murnau, Prof.-Küntscher-Strasse 8, 82418, Murnau, Germany,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00256-013-1696-2DOI Listing
November 2013
22 Reads
3 Citations
1.743 Impact Factor

Direct action of radiation on mummified cells: modeling of computed tomography by Monte Carlo algorithms.

Radiat Environ Biophys 2013 Aug 25;52(3):397-410. Epub 2013 Apr 25.

Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00411-013-0471-zDOI Listing
August 2013
180 Reads
1 Citation
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Design and evaluation of a low-cost instrumented glove for hand function assessment.

J Neuroeng Rehabil 2012 Jan 17;9. Epub 2012 Jan 17.

SCI Research Center, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-9-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3305482PMC
January 2012
15 Reads
11 Citations
2.740 Impact Factor

X-ray absorption-based imaging and its limitations in the differentiation of ancient mummified tissue.

Skeletal Radiol 2011 May 12;40(5):595-601. Epub 2011 Jan 12.

Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00256-010-1035-9DOI Listing
May 2011
13 Reads
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Enhancement of bend sensor properties as applied in a glove for use in neurorehabilitation settings.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010 ;2010:5903-6

SCI Research, Spinal Cord Injury Center, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, 8008, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627534DOI Listing
March 2011
16 Reads
2 Citations