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Dermatology Dissertation / Thesis Topics - 2

I have added a function to search ongoing and completed clinical trials registered for a drug. You can search for any condition. I think this may be a good starting point for your thesis topic hunt. This script uses a free webservice provided by aetna. This application is available here.
Clinical Trials
The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) has a very comprehensive and innovative clinical trial protocol search system here. You can narrow down your search based on document or ontology (UMLS SNOMED CT) based criteria. NaCTeM is operated by the University of Manchester with close collaboration with the University of Tokyo. The system is called ASCOT (Assisting Search and Creation Of clinical Trials). ASCOT integrates a component for recommending eligibility criteria based on a set of selected protocols. The open access publication on ASCOT is available here. BTW the photo on the right was taken by me last year in front of University of Manchester. Oh No!.. It is not a self portrait :)

Updated: NEW Dermatology Thesis Topics MarketPlace 

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON