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Cambridge Brain MRI meeting schedule

Cambridge Brain MRI meeting schedule


The Cambridge Brain MRI meetings are intended to provide a forum for discussion and to facilitate new collaborations for anyone interested in magnetic resonance imaging or magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the brain. The meetings run from 3-5pm four times per year. Topics discussed include work on human brain imaging, animal imaging, and ex vivo or phantom imaging. The format is that we have one external invited speaker per session, followed by a series of presentations from researchers at Cambridge, particularly with a focus on those working at the postdoctoral / young principal investigator level. Every meeting also has a "Data Blitz" which is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to present for 1 minute (exactly!!) with one slide. This is a great opportunity to advertise the availability of a new method, or to seek collaborators for a new project, or to showcase a piece of recently completed work.


Next meeting

The fourth Cambridge Brain MRI Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st November 15.00 – 17.00. The meeting will be in the Herchel Smith Ground Floor Seminar Room, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, ( Unfortunately the Institute of Public Health large seminar room is not available for this meeting, but it will be available for future meetings.

We are delighted to welcome Prof Peter Jezzard from the University of Oxford as our external speaker. We also have 3 excellent talks from internal speakers.


Chairs: Chris Rodgers & Hugh Markus

15.00-15.40       Peter Jezzard, Oxford - Advances in the Assessment of Cerebrovascular Disease using Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

15.40-16.00       Ajay Halai - Predicting behavioural deficits in chronic post stroke aphasia using multi modal imaging

16.00-16.20       Tara White, visiting from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA  - title TBC

16.20-16.40       Kamen Tsvetanov - Understanding age differences in brain  signal variability with  vascular factors

16.40-17.00       Radiographers' update, DataBlitz and discussion

17.00                   Refreshments

We will repeat the DataBlitz for projects not presented last time so if you, or anyone from your group, has a slide they would like to present about their work please do email it to Chris Rodgers on  before Friday 16th November at 17.00. If somebody is new in your group please do encourage them to attend and present, even if it’s to present future planned projects at the DataBlitz rather than finished work.



The Cambridge Brain MRI meetings are organised as a service to the Cambridge MRI/MRS community by Hugh Markus, Chris Rodgers, Zoe Kourtzi. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to speak, have suggestions for future meetings, or other feedback on things you like or constructive comments on things that are not good.


Future Meeting Schedule 

If you have anything you would like to present at a future meeting, we would love to hear from you.


Previous Meetings

19 Sep 2018: Meeting #3

The third Cambridge Brain MRI Meeting took place on Wednesday 19th September 15.00 – 17.00.


Chair: Zoe Kourtzi

15.00-15.40       Charlie Stagg, Oxford - Oscillations and Inhibition: towards an understanding of the neurophysiology of motor learning 

15.40-16.00       Polytimi Frangou - GABA-ergic inhibition for perceptual learning in the visual cortex

16.00-16.20       Thomas Cope - Combining fMRI and PET to explain abnormal tau propagation in dementia

16.20-16.40       Rik Henson - Physical, cognitive and neurobiological characteristics related to head motion during brain scanning

16.40-17.00       DataBlitz and discussion

17.00                   Refreshments


6 Jun 2018: Meeting #2

Following the success of the inaugural Cambridge Brain MRI Meeting, the second meeting took place on Wednesday 6th June at 15.00 – 17.00.


15.00-15.45       Gert Jan Biessels      7T MRI in cerebrovascular disease

14.45-16.00       Josh Kaggie             Multi-Parametric Brain Mapping

16.00-16.15       Pei Huang                7T Laminar-specific MRI

16.15-16.30       Su Li                       Brain Imaging in Dementia

16.30-17.00       DataBlitz and discussion


28 Mar 2018: Meeting #1

Chris Rodgers. "The WBIC: Sequences à la carte and plans for the future"
Guy Williams. "Handling the data: facilities, expertise and networks"
Catarina Rua. "MT and QSM of the Human Locus Coeruleus and Substantia Nigra at 7T"
Alex Murley. "A user's perspective on scanning at 7T"

Followed by refreshments and opportunity for discussion.