Imaging the Living Brain in Health and Disease: MRI and PET Scanning


Imaging the Living Brain

Professor Gary Egan

Director
ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function
Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University

Multi-modal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is of great interest for the investigation and modelling of normal brain structural and functional connectivity, as well as connectivity changes in neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Rapid advances in novel MR imaging techniques continues to provide new insights into brain function in neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

Join the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, established in 2014 to gain insight to the application of multi-modal MRI to measure brain structural and functional changes in Huntington’s disease and Friedreich’s ataxia research. Learn more about the Brain Function Centre, which undertakes multi-scale brain research to understand how the brain integrates information in large-scale networks to yield complex behaviours including attention, prediction and decision making. The Brain Dialogue is the Centre’s knowledge sharing program (cibf.edu.au) that actively disseminates and communicates recent findings in brain research to the public.

About the Speaker:

Gary Egan is Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, which is an Australian flagship research centre funded from 2014-2020 to understand how the brain interacts with the world. He is also Professor and Director of the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) research platform at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The MBI facilities include a high field strength MRI scanner and a MR-PET scanner for human and large animal imaging research, an ultrahigh field MRI scanner and a PET-SPECT-CT scanner for small animal imaging research. He leads the development of advanced MRI methods to investigate integrative brain function, and the application of novel MR biomarkers in neuroscience research.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday 11 February, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Location
The Royal Society of Victoria