NeuRA MRI Seminar Series 2016

The new NeuRA MRI seminar series will provide researchers with the opportunity to present their work-in-progress and network.

We would like the seminar series to represent the cross-disciplinary scope of MRI research currently being undertaken across the NeuRA/UNSW precinct by including pre-clinical and clinical sciences, as well as more fundamental methodological topics relating to methods of acquisition and analysis. We eventually intend to invite MRI researchers from other Australian institutions.

The seminar series will represent a unique and critical knowledge platform where junior and more senior researchers can exchange ideas about current research into MRI techniques and applications.

We propose a unique format for constructive discussion about MRI research. Presenters are encouraged to concentrate on the details of their MRI acquisition parameters, types of sequences and innovative MRI methods, and provide an in-depth discussion of the strengths and limitations of methods of analysis (i.e., processing and statistical) beyond what is typical in presentations of MRI data in biomedical or clinical journals.

The seminar will take place every last Tuesday of the month between 12 and 1pm in the seminar room of NeuRA. The first seminar is scheduled for Tuesday 28th of June 2016. Talks will last for 40 minutes followed by a 20-minute discussion to promote constructive exchange.

Please contact us if you wish to participate and present your work.

If you have a NeuRA email, you can subscribe to the mailing list here to receive monthly updates on the talks, and unsubscribe here. If you don’t have a NeuRA email but wish to subscribe to the mailing list, please contact us directly.

Primary Contacts

Dr Lauriane Jugé (T: +612 9399 1872 E:
Dr Lucette Cysique (T: +612 9399 1880 E:

Date Speaker Institution Topic
June 28, 2016 at 12:00pm  Prof Caroline (Lindy) Rae  NeuRA  T2* time theory and resting state brain activity
July 26, 2016 at 12:00pm  Dr Andre Bongers  UNSW  Pre-clinical MRI at UNSW – capabilities, projects and methods research
September 1, 2016 at 12:00pm  Dr Nirbhay Yadav  Johns Hopkins University MRI Imaging using Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) Methods
September 27, 2016 at 12:00pm  Dr Bart Bolsterlee  NeuRA  Diffusion tensor imaging of human skeletal muscle
October 25, 2016 at 12:00pm  Dr Fiona Kumfor / Dr Ramon Landin-Romero  NeuRA Structural Imaging in Clinical Populations: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis Techniques
December 13, 2016 at 12:00pm  Prof Rhoshel Lenroot  NeuRA Thousands of voxels and millions of SNPs – what’s a poor researcher to do?  Methods for multivariate data analysis in the world of imaging genomics


Location: NeuRA Seminar Room