These efforts are designed to spatially resolve and characterize (patho) physiological processes and biophysical mechanisms to promote a transfer from basic research to (pre) clinical studies and vice versa. However, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and imaging speed have become an increasingly stringent limit in new MRI applications.
Promising in this regard is the increase in magnetic field strengths available for both animal (9.4 T) and whole-body MR (3.0 T and 7.0 T) scanners, though ultrahigh-field MRI has earned the moniker of being among the most challenging MRI applications.
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Translational imaging of brain function
How does the brain work? How does external input impinge on internal brain states? How did the functional underpinnings emerge throughout evolution?
In this cutting-edge research program we apply functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and complementary techniques to detail brain functions and network dynamics in humans and small animal models, with a strong clinical focus.
Application criteria Applicants should ideally hold a background in either psychology, medical or life sciences, (bio)physics, signal processing, statistics, or related fields. Background in fMRI is beneficial, but not required.
Project scope You will learn how to plan and conduct fMRI experiments in humans and/or mice, how to handle and adjust advanced functional MRI protocols, as well as complementary techniques.
Project structure Besides a classical project structure, we provide the opportunity for tandem projects in which two students collaborate and support each other. In this form individual objectives are embedded in a common research project. This makes the work more fun and efficient.