Special symposium on High Field MRI Challenges4 January 2011
The Symposium is organized to pay a tribute to Kamil Ugurbil of the University of Minnesota, the pioneer in High Field MRI. Kamil Ugurbil has been awarded a honorary doctorate of Maastricht University on behalf of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience..
On the occassion of the honorary doctorate for Kamil Ugurbil of Maastricht University, the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center, M-BIC (http://mbic.unimaas.nl/) , has the honor and the privilege to invite you for a special symposium on High Field MRI Challenges to be held at Maastricht, January 21st , 2011.
Speakers: Kamil Ugurbil (University of Minnesota), Rainer Goebel (Maastricht University), Jon Shah (Forzungszentrum Jülich), Itamar Ronen (Leiden UMC), Peter Luijten (UMC Utrecht), David Norris (Radboud University Nijmegen), Wim Vanduffel (KU Leuven), Pieter Roelofsema (KNAW NIN), Klaas Nicolaij (TU/e BMT) and Bob Turner (MPI Leipzig).
The symposium starts at 9.00 AM and will end at 2.00 PM, including a walking lunch.
For logistics and administrative purposes we ask you to subscribe via Dick.Veul@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Attending the symposium is free of charge.
- Development of ultrahigh field magnetic resonance methodology for MR imaging and spectroscopy
- High specificity and high resolution mapping of brain function using MR methods and ultra high magnetic fields
- Mechanisms of coupling of MR detectable signals to brain activity
- Oxidative-metabolism in the brain and neurochemistry
- Cardiac bioenergetics- regulation of oxidative phosphorylation and mechanical work
More on Kamil Ugurbil:
Dr. Kamil Ugurbil is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Neurosciences, and Medicine, and holds the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair of Radiology at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. Dr. Ugurbil was educated at Robert Academy, Istanbul (high school) and Columbia University, New York, New York where he received A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in physics, and chemical physics, respectively. He worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories after receiving his Ph.D. in 1977, and subsequently returned to Columbia University in 1979 as an Assistant Professor. In 1982, he moved to the University of Minnesota where he started the in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy research effort, which ultimately led to the creation of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR).