News and events
MBI imaging expert a key speaker at international conference22 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.