[Comp-neuro] 2nd Summer School in Biomedical Engineering, Aug 10 -- 16, Schoenburg, Germany

Uwe Graichen uwe.graichen at tu-ilmenau.de
Wed Mar 28 10:05:33 CEST 2007

We would like to announce the

2nd Summer School in Biomedical Engineering
Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Principles and Applications
August, 10-16, 2007
Schoenburg, Germany

Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DWMRI) is one of the
fastest growing areas in medical imaging. It provides a detailed (i.e.
voxel based) view onto the anisotropic diffusion in the living brain.
This allows for numerous applications such as the anatomical analysis of
fiber geometries, the study of connectivity in the brain, and the
inclusion of anisotropic conductivity information into EEG/MEG source
localization both in patients and volunteers. However, although there is
a fast growing interest in these applications, in-depth knowledge of the
theoretical basis of DWMRI techniques seems sometimes limited.

The objective of the International Summer School is to provide in-depth
education on DWMRI techniques covering both the theoretical foundations
and its practical applications. The lectures will aim at a thorough
understanding of the underlying mechanisms of DWMRI and thus will
develop a critical view on current applications and possible future
developments. In particular, the use of DWMRI for the revelation of the
anatomical organization of the brain and for modelling
electrophysiological measurements of brain activity (EEG, MEG) will be
covered. Another main topic will be the validation DWMRI based results.
Moreover, the International Summer School is expected to facilitate the
exchange of ideas on latest developments in the field.

Target Group:
PhD students
advanced Master students
researchers entering the field of diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance

Invited speakers:
Peter Basser (NIH Bethesda, Maryland)
Robert Turner (MPI Leipzig)
Thies Jochimsen (MIPS Stanford)
Maxime Descoteaux (INRIA Nizza)
Marc Tittgemeyer (MPI Koeln)
Tim Behrens (FMRIB Oxford)
Derek Jones (DCAL London)
Alfred Anwander (MPI Leipzig)
Cameron McIntyre (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Daniel Guellmar (University Jena)
Hubertus Axer (University Jena)
Filip Scheperjans (FZ Juelich)

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