Two Western U researchers receive grants to find solutions for arthritis

Arthritis Society Canada is trying to uncover more solutions to arthritis disease which is currently affecting six million Canadians, according to Dr. Sian Bevan.
The national charity has announced two researchers from Western University have been awarded grants to further research how to prevent and treat this disease.
Dr. Matthew Teeter is one of the eight recipients. He is a professor in medical biophysics, medical imaging and surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He is also a scientist at Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute.


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2023 Imaging Conferences

ISMRM-ESMRMB & ISMRT 32nd Annual Meeting, June 3-8, 2023, Toronto, Ontario REGISTER HERE
SNMMI, June 24-27, 2023, Chicago, IL, USA 
BioEM 2023, June 18-23, 2023, Oxford, England. Registration opens February 10, 2023 HERE
WMIC 2023, September 5-9, 2023, Prague, Czech Republic

Seminar Series presentation slides available

June 3rd, 2022 Seminar Series: Dr. Mohammad Mehrmohammadi's presentation titled "Light and sound work together to enable the next generation of intellingent theranostic systems" slides are now available HERE


BIRC Newsletter 2023 - Issue 9

The BIRC Newsletter (2023 - Issue 9) is available HERE

BIRC Seminar Series

Dr. Munitta Muthana will be giving a talk titled "Nanobugs as Drugs: Bacterial Derived Nanomagnets Enhance Tumour Targeting and Oncolytic Activity of Cancer Killing Viruses" on April 4th, 2023 at 11am in MSB 148 At Western. The presentation will take place in person. To join via Zoom please contact

PeMS Seminar Series

Dr. Patrick Veit-Haibach will be giving a talk (title TBD) on April 14th, 2023 at 12pm in Shuttleworth Auditorium at SJHC. The presentation will take place in person. To join via Zoom please contact

Dr. Patrick Veit-Haibach is a dual-certified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician. His research interests focus on multi-modality molecular imaging strategies, particularly combined PET/MRI and PET/CT, perfusion- and hypoxia-imaging. Current projects involve clinical and preclinical molecular imaging research in esophago-gastric cancer, hematological and lymphomatous malignancies, breast cancer, HCC, sarcoma and ENT cancer as well as hybrid-modality hypoxia imaging and machine learning endeavors in PET


The 6th annual Preclinical Imaging Consortium (formerly Midwest Preclinical Imaging Consortium) will take place on Wednesday, May 10 through Friday, May 12, 2023 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Registration HERE and more information HERE

Job opportunities

Lawson Health Research Institute (London, Ontario) in association with Siemens Healthcare Limited are offering a three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) involving the application of MRI and PET/MRI for detecting microbiome bacteria. The project will focus initially on MRI, but will provide an opportunity for the applicant to gain knowledge and skills in PET/MRI.

Job descriptions and qualifications HERE