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Webinar – Ultra High Field MR Imaging and Spectroscopy in Clinical and Translational Research

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Date & Time May 6th, 2019 - 11:00-12:00
Location Online (GotoWebinar)

Webinar description

In vivo NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy are exceptional tools to look non-invasively at the brain from complementary point-of-views, whether we want to study its anatomy, structure, function or metabolism. Thanks to the development of ultra-high field MR scanners, physicists can propose new methods and participate with neuroscientists, bio-informaticians and physicians to the development and validation of new biomarkers to diagnose brain pathologies or evaluate treatment response. The speakers will focus on presenting the opportunities and challenges of MR Imaging and Spectroscopy at ultra-high field and will use few examples to illustrate how UHF MRI and MRS can help in better understanding the Human brain in normal and pathological conditions.

This webinar is organized jointly by the research infrastructures EATRIS, NeurATRIS and France Life Imaging.

Keywords: Ultra-high magnetic field, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Diffusion, Metabolism


Dr. Cyril Poupon

After obtaining a Masters and Engineer Diploma in Signal and Image Processing from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, Cyril Poupon completed a PhD in Biomedical imaging at Telecom ParisTech and Frédéric Joliot Hospital Service (CEA, Orsay). His research was focused on the development of one of the first methods to map in vivo the structural connectivity of the human brain from diffusion-weighted MRI data, contributing to better understand the human brain connectome.

After a period of three years working for General Electric HealthCare (2000-2002) as a research engineer, Cyril Poupon was hired by the CEA in 2002 as a MR physicist and moved to Neurospin in 2007 where he successively held a position of MR physicist in the laboratory of MRI and Spectroscopy, and the position of Expert in Image Processing in the laboratory of Image Analysis.

In 2010, Cyril Poupon took the position of Director of the laboratory of MRI and Spectroscopy of Neurospin, co-leading the two following transverse research programs: “Pushing the limits of MRI” targeting the development with his team of ultra-high field imaging methods and “Multiscale Human Brain Architecture” modeling the human brain at various scales, and developing, in particular, methods to map the human brain structural connectome and tissue microstructure. Since 2017, he has become the Deputy Director of Neurospin in charge of the MRI platform. Neurospin is a member platform of the node Paris Sud of the French national research infrastructure France Life Imaging.

Since 2018, Cyril Poupon is also Chairman of EATRIS Imaging Platform.

Dr. Fawzi Boumezbeur

Fawzi Boumezbeur is a Physicist at NeuroSpin (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique – CEA) specializing in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and non-proton (13C, 31P, 7Li, 23Na) Magnetic Resonance Imaging at ultra-high magnetic field. After a Bachelor degree in Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (Paris) and a Master degree in Medical Imaging from University Paris-Sud (Orsay), Fawzi Boumezbeur did his PhD at Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot (Orsay) and spend two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA) studying normal and pathological energy metabolism and neurotransmission in the brain using in vivo 1H and 13C MRS. His research is focused on developing, validating and applying new MR biomarkers to investigate brain physiology, metabolism and pharmacology from animal models to patients cohorts.



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This webinar is part of a series of webinars jointly powered by EATRIS and NeurATRIS, covering the usage of biological and technological tools in neurodegenerative diseases and their potential application in translational medicine. For more information, please visit: https://eatris.eu/insights/2nd-series-neuroimaging-webinars/

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