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- Professor of MR Physics and Neuroimaging
- Imaging Neuroscience
- Institute of Neurology
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
Our work is focused on the development and optimization of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for neuroimaging. We address the entire imaging chain from the data acquisition (MRI pulse sequences) over image reconstruction to image processing and biophysical modeling. All developments aim at improving the current imaging methods, translating new methods to applications and thus opening up new fields of neuroimaging research.
The central long term goal is to develop and apply non-invasive MRI methods for reliable characterization of the detailed anatomical and functional microstructure of the human brain (e.g., cortical layers). To resolve the subtle microstructure and its changes in health and disease, unprecedented isotropic resolution (200 µm), minimal artifact levels and high specificity of the imaging are essential. To address the extraordinary challenges, we pursue an interdisciplinary approach developing novel MRI and fMRI acquisition methods, image processing methods and integrated biophysical models. Recent examples of these developments include optical tracking based prospective motion correction, linear modeling of MR relaxation constants and R1-based cortical mylein maps.
For more details, please visit the WTCN Physics Group web-site: http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/Research/physics.html
|01-OCT-2009||Senior Lecturer||Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL IoN||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-DEC-2006 – 30-SEP-2009||Principal Research Fellow||Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL IoN||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-DEC-2006||Head of Physics||Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL IoN||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2004||Dr. phil.||Doktor der Philosophie – Neuroscience||Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen|
|2000||Dipl.||Diplom – Neuroscience||Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen|