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Bushra Ríaz Syeda working with leading MEG experts at Harvard

Bushra Ríaz Syeda, PhD student in Justin Schneiderman´s research group, just returned from visiting Boston for a 3 months short-term research stay. Bushra was given the opportunity to work in Nouchine Hadjikhani´s and Kestutis Kveraga´s research team. Nouchine is an associate professor in radiology at Harvard Medical School as well as a visiting professor at Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre (GNC) in Continue Reading


MTW BLOG: Traumatic torso injuries in Norway

Stefan Candefjord and Ruben Buendia were in Sandnes in March to perform measurements on traumatic torso injuries (chest and abdomen) using a very realistic porcine model developed by Nils Petter Oveland and colleagues. The project is a collaboration between Chalmers/MedTech West, University of Stavanger/Stavanger University Hospital, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Medfield Diagnostics AB. The goal of the project Continue Reading


MTW blog: Jennifer Alvén receives award in Mexico

Jennifer Alvén, PhD student in the Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis research Group at Chalmers and at MedTech West, just got back from Mexico, where she was rewarded IBM best student paper (track: Biomedical image analysis and applications) at ICPR (International Conference on Pattern Recognition) 2016 for the article Shape-aware multi-atlas segmentation.


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“Are we all robots?” Read doctoral student Jennifer´s blog

“Sometimes our lives seem better fit for robots, better for machines that can be programmed. We work. We clean. We drive the kids. We’re not robots. We are human beings.” As already told here, MedTech West and Chalmers doctoral student Jennifer Alvén is blogging regularly on the Chalmers website, and it´s always worth reading. Her last blog is about the Continue Reading


MedTech West researchers in Paris on fNIRS2016 conference

October 14th – 16th, Paris welcomed the functional near-infrared spectroscopy conference fNIRS2016. The conference was locally hosted by the Institute of Neuroscience and Cognition (INC) of the Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité. This biennial conference has seen increasing attendance since its inception in 2010 when it was held in Boston, United States and now attracts more than 300 international Continue Reading


Elin Eriksson Hagberg blogging from Seoul and the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism

Seven collaborators representing the Sahlgrenska Academy and the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and MedTech West was visiting Seoul, the capital of South Korea, to attend the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism October 1-6, BIOMAG 2016. The venue was COEX Convention Centre and Mall located in the Gangnam district. In the picture above, you can see (back row Continue Reading


MTW blog: PhD student Jennifer Alvén blogging at Chalmers

Hi! My name is Jennifer Alvén and I am a PhD student in the computer vision and medical image analysis research group at the department of signals and systems at Chalmers university of technology. I have been a PhD since February 2015, and before that I started out as a master thesis student in the same group in July 2014. Continue Reading


Hampus with his mother Anette in Thailand last year

3-year-old Hampus can now hear thanks to cochlea implant (CI)

- I felt as if my whole life came crashing down when we found out that our son was deaf , says the 3-year-old boy´s mother, Anette. We discovered that something was wrong when Hampus was six months and he didn´t seem to hear the fire alarm. Neither did Hampus react when his father was banging pots together. Soon Hampus Continue Reading


Medtech4Health-dagarna hos MedTech West i Göteborg

Äntligen dags för min hemmaplan Göteborg! Helene Lindström och Henrik Mindedal från MedTech West hade satt ihop ett digert program med stopp på både Sahlgrenska, Chalmers och Wellspect Healthcare i Mölndal. MedTech West är Medtech4Healths nod i Västsverige, vilket betyder att de har en viss finansiering och är en del i vårt programkontor. De är en centrumbildning som officiellt startade Continue Reading


Helge Malmberg together with Professor Stephen Grossberg from Boston University

The Brain´s Networks Conference Blog

Stephan Maier (left) and Sven Ekholm (right) with Nobel Laureate Arvid Carlsson Among the important tasks for the Academy facing the opening of the new Center for Imaging and Interventions (BoIC) are to support new research projects related to imaging and inform various research groups about new research possibilities. More recently courses and conferences have also been initiated with focus Continue Reading


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MedTech West´s PhD students travelling Germany

The two of us attended the 7th International Summer School on Biomedical Engineering(ISSBE) in Wittenberg, Germany, from 17th to 29th of August. At summer school we learned about recent developments and ongoing research in the field of neural imaging and stimulation. Speakers like Risto Ilmoniemi, Jens Haueisen and Myriam Pannetier Lecoeur gave lectures in e.g. ultra low field MRI in Continue Reading


MedTech West in California

Since October 2014 I have been working as a visiting scholar in one of the world’s foremost groups in the field of neuroimaging and aging, the Jagust Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. This research group is headed by professor William Jagust who was one of the pioneers in using positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Continue Reading


Distinguished researchers brought to Western Sweden for a symposium on neuro oscillations and next-gen MEG sensors

A lunch-to-lunch symposium that took place in Gothenburg on May 27-28 brought distinguished researchers from Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the US. The organizers were particularly proud to host two of the most well-known MEG names in the world: Matti Hämäläinen from Aalto University, Finland and Harvard’s MGH in the US and Riitta Hari from Aalto University. The symposium Continue Reading