First NeuroSQUID Review Conference: At the intersection of medical imaging, neurophysiology, and high-Tc superconductivity

MEG SQUID

Welcome to a full-day conference with the latest research developments, interesting discussions and network opportunities!
When: Tuesday 9 Feb 2016 at 9.00-17.00
Where: At 9:00-12:45: Sahlgrens Aula at Sahgrenska University Hospital.
13:00-16.30: Tor Bjurström (A2045), University of Gothenburg, Medicinaregatan 3, Gothenburg, Sweden

During this conference, the audience will learn about recent advances in the fields of medical imaging, neurophysiology, and high-Tc superconductivity. It is at the interface of such multi-disciplinary endeavors where new and exciting discoveries are waiting to be made!

Our invited speakers will talk about their latest research breakthroughs:
•Matti Hämäläinen, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, USA; Basic neuroscience and clinical research with MEG
•John Clarke, University of California at Berkeley, USA; Ultra-Low Field MRI and T1 Contrast: Tumors and Brains
•Risto Ilmoniemi, Aalto University, Finland; MEG–MRI: A combined functional and structural neuro-imaging technique•Michael Faley, FZ-Jülich, Germany; High-Tc SQUIDs for biomedical applications
•Francesco Tafuri, Second University of Napoli, Italy; High-Tc superconducting materials and devices at the nanoscale

NeuroSQUID: A collaboration between UGOT, Chalmers, and KI/NatMEG

We are using MEG to investigate the physiology of touch, the neurophysiological mechanisms behind hypertension, and the neuroscience of cognition. Our contributing speakers will fill us in on the progress made during this first year of the NeuroSQUID project:
•Dag Winkler, Chalmers
•Thilo Bauch, Chalmers
•Mikael Elam, UGOT and SUH
•Johan Wessberg, UGOT
•Martin Ingvar, KI
...and more!

The registration is closed. If you would like to participate, please email:
seminars@medtechwest.se
If you have any other questions, please email: justin.schneiderman@neuro.gu.se

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Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a functional neuroimaging technique used clinically for epilepsy workups and pre-surgical mapping and in neuroscience research for multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Autism spectrum disorders, addiction, and much more. At the heart of MEG systems are superconducting sensors called SQUIDs. Since their invention, SQUIDs have paved the way to a variety of research and clinical applications including MEG as well as an exciting new medical imaging technique called ultra-low field MRI. Newer developments in the field of high-Tc superconductivity promise even more sensitivity to the biomagnetic signals studied for clinical and medical-research applications

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The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation-funded project NeuroSQUID
This conference is a part of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation-funded NeuroSQUID project. The aim of NeuroSQUID is to make the most sensitive magnetometers employing high-Tc superconducting quantum effects at the nanoscale. We hope that sensors based on this technology will lead to a paradigm shift in neuroimaging, neuroscience, and medicine with beyond state-of-the-art MEG hardware.

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