BIRC NEWS


Congratulations to the Robarts Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group

Congratulations to the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group at Robarts for winning the 2019 This Is Our Lab competition of the World Molecular Imaging Society! The video was just released (COVID production delays) so please enjoy!


Technique gives new insight on brain disorders

A new technique that flattens the wrinkles and folds in the brain's hippocampus for a 2D view could make it easier to understand brain disorders LEARN MORE HERE

2021 CIHR Project Grant Success

Paula Foster (co-applicants – Adam Shuhendler, Greg Dekaban, Carlos Rinaldi, Tim Scholl) for her grant titled “Development of magnetic particle imaging for in vivo cell tracking”
John Ronald (co-applicants – Greg Dekaban, Mansour Haeryfar, Tim Scholl, Jonathan Thiessen, Justin Hicks) for his grant titled “Development of molecular imaging tools to monitor the fate of an off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor natural killer (CAR-NR) cell immunotherapy
Donald Welsh (co-applicants – Mamadou Diop, Christopher Ellis, Daniel Goldman) for his grant titled “Reimagining O2 demand-to-O2 supply coupling in the microcirculation cellular mechanisms to disease application
Shawn Whitehead (co-applicants - Greg Dekaban, Ting-Yim Lee) for his grant titled "Evaluationg the relationship between age-dependent white matter microglia activation and post-stroke cognitive impairment

2021 Ontario Research Fund Award

Congratulations to Aaron Fenster, PhD & Fenster Translational Lab who have been awarded a $2.65Million Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence to continue their groundbreaking imaging research to advance innovation and advance 3D testing for personalized medicine

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2021 Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Drs. Keith St. Lawrence and Jonathan Thiessen on their CFI grant award for their project titled "Revealing the Functional and Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Disease with Better Imaging Tools" and receiving the Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty: Team Award

More information HERE


New Frontiers in Research Fund 2020 Exploration

Congratulations to Justin Hicks PhD, Leonard Luyt PhD and Dr. Shehzad Ali on their NFRF grant award for their project titled "Assessing and addressing barriers for rural and remote Canadian communities to access nuclear molecular imaging of dementia" 

 


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Events


PeMS Virtual Seminar Series

The monthly PeMS will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4pm, (except for January 2022). The next talk will be held on November 3rd at 4pm. Lucas Narciso will present on PET/MR Image derived input function for O15-water Imaging. 

For zoom information please contact westernubirc@uwo.ca


ImNO 2022 - Call for Abstracts

The Imaging Network Ontario (ImNO) hosts an annual symposium that promotes collaborations, broadcasts career opportunities, informs trainees on diverse imaging applications and fosters a greater understanding of the commercialization process.
 
The 20th symposium will be held virtually, and the symposium features world-renowned keynote speakers and sessions that bring together our trainees with imaging scientists, clinicians and patient groups, and industry representatives. The 2021 symposium had 400 participants and showcased 160 trainee presentations in either 20-minutes oral presentations and 3-minute pitch presentations.
The submission deadline is Friday, December 3, 2021 
More information on ImNO 2022 HERE

Indigenous Canada Course 

Join a Western-wide study group surrounding the Indigenous Canada Course offered by The University of Alberta through Coursera. We start August 9th! All are welcome!
This will include end of week discussions for those interested, interactive discussions and conversation on discord with channels dedicated to each module as well as other topics surrounding Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing, Indigenous culture, history and present-day affairs.
This is a 12-week course and you can also study at your own pace and take part in the online discussion and community!
Enroll for the course for free:
    https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

and join the discussion on discord for online and live group discussions, events
and more!
    https://discord.gg/dwn8tu5Md8

This study group is brought to you by:
CREDIT (Council On Reforming EDI For Trainees) of Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistriy, PAW (Postdoctoral Association of Western) and The Indigenous Curriculum Committee of The Faculty of Health Sciences.. 


Image-Guided Therapeutics and Diagnostics Symposium (IGTD)

Submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentations, to be delivered virtually at the Image-Guided Therapeutics and Diagnostics Symposium (IGTD) on November 17th and 18th. IGTD will bring together clinicians, researchers, students, and industry organizations who are interested in emerging diagnostic and therapeutic health technologies. Abstract submissions are due October 4th, 2021