Stream Leader: Caroline Rae

Invited Speakers

N.R. Jagannathan – All India Institue of Medical Sciences (MRI) Study of Cancer Metabolism by MRI and in-vivo MR Spectroscopy.

Professor & Head of the Department of NMR & MRI Facility at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Research interests are in clinical and pre-clinical cancer using MRI and MRS. Author or co-author of over 300 publications and 5 edited volumes. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc, Bangalore); Fellow of National Science Academy (FNASc, Allahabad); Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences India (FAMS), Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (FNA, Delhi) and Fellow of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM, USA). He is the Associate Editor of Biophysical Reviews (Springer) and is a member of Editorial Boards of: (i) NMR Biomedicine (John Wiley); (ii) MAGMA (Springer); (iii) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Elsevier); (iv) Magnetic Resonance Insights (Libertas Academica); and (v) Biomedical Spectroscopy & Imaging (IOS Press). Dr. Jagannathan is currently the President of Indian Chapter of ISMRM; Vice-President of Molecular Imaging Society of India; and member of Chapters Committees of ISMRM; member of Quantitative Imaging Network of NCI, NIH. He was the past President of Asian Biophysics Association (ABA) and Indian Biophysical Society (IBS).


Leigh Johnston – School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne. Pathways to contrast in sodium MRI.

A/Prof Leigh Johnston is member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, a researcher in the Melbourne Brain Centre Imaging Unity, and Head of the Animal MRI facility at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.  Leigh’s research focus since 2005 has been Magnetic Resonance Imaging, following a PhD in statistical signal processing and postdoctoral work (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium and York University, Canada) in system identification and computer vision.  Her research interests are in MRI acquisition and reconstruction, in particular sequence development for sodium imaging at 7T, and development of imaging analysis methods for application to brain disorders and diseases.


Jarryd Pla – School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales. Title TBC.

Dr Jarryd Pla is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW. His research interests include spin-based quantum information processing and the application of quantum technologies to spin resonance spectroscopy. Jarryd was the recipient of the 2015 AIP "Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics", awarded for his work on demonstrating the first quantum bit based on a single atom in a silicon nanoelectronic device. 

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