News and events


Monash Biomedical Imaging Seminar

Speaker: Dr Phillip Ward
Topic: Neuroimaging of cerebral physiology: Deconvolving the neurological from the vascular
Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (a light lunch is provided) 
Venue: MBI Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton campus


Monash Biomedical Imaging Seminar

Speaker: Dr Adeel Razi
Topic: Computational neurodegeneration: From proteins to phenotypes through dysconnection
Date: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (a light lunch is provided) 
Venue: MBI Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton campus


Monash Biomedical Imaging Seminar

Speaker: Dr Ian Harding
Topic: Imaging neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (a light lunch is provided) 
Venue: MBI Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton campus


Monash Biomedical Imaging Seminar

Speaker: Dr Sharna Jamadar
Topic: Towards multimodal imaging of cognitive reserve: Development of simultaneous MR-PET for the study of cognitive reserve in healthy ageing 
Date: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (a light lunch is provided) 
Venue: MBI Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton campus


Skyra 3T MRI upgrade - technical seminar

The Skyra 3T MRI scanner will be upgraded to the latest platform, E11, which will improve image quality for users and boost the flexibility, consistency and efficiency of the scanner. In this seminar, Siemens Healthineers will provide an overview of the capabilities of this new platform. View seminar flyer

Date: Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (a light lunch is provided) 
Venue: MBI Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton campus


Monash Biomedical Imaging Seminar

Speaker: Dr Zhaolin Chen
Topic: From simultaneous to synergistic MR-PET (and back again) 
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (a light lunch is provided) 
Venue: MBI Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton campus
MRI brain scan 

The obesity epidemic: how the brain responds to food choices

27 March 2018

Monash Biomedical Imaging's MRI facilities have helped Monash University researchers investigate the cognitive mechanisms underpinning unhealthy food choices.

View the YouTube video or read the full article on the Monash Lens.

Kamlesh Pawar 

MBI imaging expert a key speaker at international conference

22 March 2018

One of Monash Biomedical Imaging’s research fellows will deliver three oral presentations at the world’s biggest conference for imaging scientists later this year. Dr Kamlesh Pawar will present at the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting in Paris, 16-21 June. His presentations will include his research on novel pulse sequence development and deep learning based image reconstruction methods, which aim to improve the image quality and reduce the scan time of MR imaging.
MR-PET brain 

Creating next-gen neuroimaging technologies

6 March 2018

Monash Biomedical Imaging's Prof Gary Egan, Dr Sharna Jamadar and Dr Zhaolin Chen have received an ARC Linkage Grant to develop new techniques to improve the data produced by MR-PET scanners. Their work to better fuse the MR and PET data will enable researchers to discover new aspects of the brain that are not possible using each technology alone.
How your brain stops you from drinking too much 

How your brain stops you from drinking too much

28 January 2018

Monash Biomedical Imaging's Prof Gary Egan and A/Prof Michael Farrell, along with researchers from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, have used magnetic resonance imaging to discover the area of the brain that regulates our fluid intake and tells us when to stop drinking by predicting when we have consumed enough to rehydrate.

CT scanner brolga 

New CT scanner brings extinct animals to life

19 December 2017

Monash Biomedical Imaging’s new CT technology is helping researchers to digitally archive extinct Australian animals, while other investigators are using the scanner’s high-resolution power to develop realistic 3D surgical training simulators.

Heart hospital 

Australia’s first dedicated heart hospital

17 December 2017

The Victorian Heart Hospital is a partnership between the Victorian State Government, Monash University and Monash Health.  It is a Victorian flagship health project, which will deliver world-leading cardiac services and boost the Victorian economy through innovation, education and research. Monash Biomedical Imaging will be a key partner in the Hospital's research and innovation.


Clinical imaging data access and storage improved

12 December 2017

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners are expensive equipment capable of producing large amounts of valuable research data. For investigators to maximise their research outcomes, the data they obtain from MRIs must be stored securely, its quality verified, and it should be accessible to the wider research community.

Phil Ward 

Victoria Fellowship awarded to MBI researcher

31 October 2017

Monash Biomedical Imaging's Dr Phil Ward was one of 12 early career researchers to receive a Victoria Fellowship this year. He will use the award to study new magnetic resonance imaging techniques at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre and learn the skills needed to bring MR-based oxygen and blood-flow imaging into MR-PET research in Victoria. He will also visit the world first high-field MR-PET being developed at Forschungszentrum Jülich.


Mental health research facility coming soon to MBI

14 July 2017

A $2.2m donation from the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund, supported by $1m from Monash University, will establish BrainParkTM, a cutting-edge clinical research platform as part of the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, and located at Monash Biomedical Imaging.

Do we really need 8 glasses of water a day?

17 May 2017

Research led by Monash Biomedical Imaging's Associate Director, A/Professor Michael Farrell, has revealed the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking, in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Secrets of the agers

5 May 2017

The brains of "super agers" are being studied using our MR-PET simultaneous scanner to find out why they remain sharp in their senior years while others decline.

Memory and cognitive control projects receive ARC funding

1 Nov 2016

Monash Biomedical Imaging researchers have been awarded two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grants to help further our understanding of memory and cognitive control.

Psychophysiological award for Sharna Jamadar

4 October 2016

The Society of Psychophysiological Research recently awarded Monash Biomedical Imaging's Dr Sharna Jamadar as the co-recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology. Dr Jamadar also addressed the Society at its meeting in Minnesota, USA.

Calling all startups

24 Aug 2016

Applications are now open for the first Bridge to MassChallenge Australia startup competition, which provides winning entrants with free access to high-calibre commercialisation know how, start-up mentoring and entrepreneurial leadership.

MBI researcher Dr Sharna Jamadar on her way to Antarctica

16 Jul 2016

Monash Biomedical Imaging researcher Dr Sharna Jamadar is heading to Antartica as part of the Homeward Bound Project. Dr Jamadar will join 76 other women on the trip, to develop leadership, and focus on climate, biological and earth systems research.

New imaging system launched

25 May 2016

A revolutionary MR-PET imaging scanner that will help develop new therapies and medical devices to improve healthcare outcomes was officially launched at Monash Biomedical Imaging on 5 May.

World leader in MR-PET imaging awarded veski fellowship

4 May 2016

Monash Distinguished Professor Jon Shah, a world leader in MR-PET technology development and biomedical imaging, has been presented with a veski innovation fellowship.

Meet the Cognitive Neuroscience of Ageing Team

13 April 2016

We are interested in how the brain's executive functions are maintained in healthy ageing from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. Our inter-disciplinary team includes cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists and medical physicists.