Guest Speakers


YANIV ASSAF | TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Diffusion Beyond the Tensor and Its Applications in Neuroscience

Yaniv is a Professor of Neurobiology at Tel Aviv University and Co-Director of the Experimental MRI centre (EMRIC) and Cardiff University.


PETER J. BASSER | NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

The Invention and Development of Diffusion Tensor NMR and MRI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Peter is a Senior Investigator, and Associate Scientific Director (ASD), Division of Imaging, Behavior and Genomic Integrity (DIBGI), within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH.



CHRISTIAN BEAULIEU | UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

The Determinants of Anisotropic Water Diffusion

Christian is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Scientific Director of the Peter S Allen MRI Research Centre.





DENIS LE BIHAN | NEUROSPIN

Diffusion MRI: From Conception to Maturity

Director, NeuroSpin/Visiting Professor Kyoto University




SARAH CODD | MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Applications of PGSE NMR to Study Transport Phenomena in Complex Systems
Sarah is co-director of the Magnetic Resonance Lab and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University.



YORAM COHEN | SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND THE SAGOL SCHOOL OF NEUROSCIENCE, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

From DWI to QSI and Beyond
Yoram Cohen is the Jortner Chair in Chemistry at the School of Chemistry of Tel Aviv University, Israel.



MARK D. DOES | VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Experimental Studies of Diffusion in Neural Tissue
Mark is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and the Director of the Center for Small Animal Imaging in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science.




IVANA DROBNJAK | UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

The Evolution of the Shape of the Diffusion Gradient Waveform
Ivana is a Lecturer in Computational Modelling in Biomedical Imaging at the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and Department of Computer Science, UCL.




ELS FIEREMANS | CBI, NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Exploring Tissue Microstructure with Q-T MRI

Els is co-leader of the MRI Biophysics Group at NYU School of Medicine.



JÜRGEN FINSTERBUSCH | SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE, UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER HAMBURG-EPPENDORF

Double-Diffusion-Encoding Experiments: From Vegetables to the Human Brain In Vivo
Jürgen is head of the MR Physics group in the Department of Systems Neuroscience at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf.



SUNE JESPERSEN | CFIN/MINDLAB, AARHUS UNIVERSITY

The Neurite Model of Diffusion in Brain Tissue
Sune is associate professor at the Centre for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.



DEREK JONES | CUBRIC, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

The National Microstructure Imaging Facility

Derek is Director of the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).




JÖRG KÄRGER | LEIPZIG UNIVERSITY

The Rich Harvest of Diffusion NMR with Guest Molecules in Zeolite

Jörg is Professor emeritus of Experimental Physics at Leipzig University.



RALPH KIMMLINGEN |SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH

Magnetom Connectom 3T

Ralph is physicist and system architect within Siemens MR Ultra High Field Team.




MICK MANTLE | MRRC, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Applications of Diffusion MR in Pharmaceutical & Chemical Reaction Engineering Research
Mick Mantle is the Assistant Director of Research of the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (MRRC), Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology University of Cambridge.



MICHAEL MOSELEY | STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Diffusion NMR and MRI

Mike is Professor of Radiology in the Radiological Sciences Laboratory at Stanford.




DMITRY S. NOVIKOV | CBI, NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Mesoscopic Physics of Di f fusion MRI

Dmitry is co-leader of the MRI Biophysics Group at NYU School of Medicine.



EVREN ÖZARSLAN | LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY

Magnetization Dynamics

Evren is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Linköping University.




NOAM SHEMESH | CHAMPALIMAUD CENTRE FOR THE UNKNOWN

Pre-clinical Double Diffusion Encoding

Noam is a Principal Investigator at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP).



GREG J STANISZ | SUNNYBROOK RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Tissue Compartments, Diffusion and Exchange
Greg is a senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and professor at the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada.



JANEZ STEPIŠNIK | UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA AND J. STEFAN INSTITUTE

Measurement of Restricted Diffusion by NMR Modulated Gradient Spin Echo
Janez is professor emeritus of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.



FILIP SZCZEPANKIEWICZ | LUND UNIVERSITY

Diffusion Tensor Distributions and Fat B-tensors: Unravelling the Effects of Cell Shape and Density

Filip is enjoying his last two months as a PhD student at Lund University.



JOHN E. TANNER, JR.

First Quantitative Restricted Diffusion Experiments

John is retired and a tutor of chemistry and physics students for Idaho State University.




ROBERT TURNER | MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN COGNITIVE AND BRAIN SCIENCES, LEIPZIG

Technical Foundations of Diffusion-weighted MRI
Robert is Emeritus Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, and Honorary Professor at the Universities of Nottingham & Amsterdam.


NIKOLAUS WEISKOPF | DEPARTMENT OF NEUROPHYSICS MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN COGNITIVE AND BRAIN SCIENCES

Characterizing Brain Microstructure Using MRI – Towards In-Vivo Histology
Nikolaus is Director of the Department of Neurophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.



THOMAS WITZEL | MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Advances in Hardware for In Vivo Microstructure Imaging of the Brain
Thomas is Director Human MR Imaging Core, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital



YANG XIA| OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

The Early Development of Q-space NMR Microscopy at Massey University

Yang is Professor of Physics at Oakland University.




GARY ZHANG | CMIC, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Going Beyond the DTI: A Journey from ActiveAx to NODDI
Gary Zhang is a Senior Lecturer at the University College London (UCL) and the Deputy Director of the UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging.