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Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316716

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 597 440

  • EU contribution

    € 3 597 440

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

The High field Magnetic Resonance (HiMR) Initial Training Network aims to train the future leaders of academic and industrial research in the fundamental science and novel applications of ultra-high field (UHF) in vivo magnetic resonance (MR), in order to address an increasing and currently unmet demand from academia and industry for such specialists. The highly complex and multi-faceted nature of UHF MR means that excellent training can only be provided by immersing ESRs in an environment that integrates different research areas, sectors and groups. The HiMR ITN is centred on a cutting edge, multidisciplinary research program that exploits the complementarities of the participants. This research programme is organised into four themes each focused on a crucial area of development of UHF. The first focuses on improved structural imaging, advancing our understanding of the origins of contrast in MRI scans and developing non-invasive biomarkers for multiple sclerosis. The second theme is centred upon exploiting UHF to develop ultra-high resolution functional MRI (fMRI) which will be very important in basic neuroscience research. It also aims to make fMRI more quantitative, thus encouraging its uptake in the clinic. The third theme aims to exploit the enhanced sensitivity of MR spectroscopy (MRS) at UHF in developing highly specific biomarkers. The final theme will develop novel hardware for both research and in the clinic, and methods of monitoring and correcting motion which limits in-vivo MR resolution. Finally the HiMR ITN will provide a unique opportunity to measure safety outcomes over a large group of workers. The proposed interdisciplinary and intersectoral training program, embedded in this research program, will provide a platform for training ESRs to become specialists in UHF MR, whilst also furnishing them with experience of a broad range of work environments, experimental techniques and theoretical knowledge relevant to the full range of in vivo MR.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Address

University Park
Ng7 2rd Nottingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 842 909,98

Administrative Contact

Paul Cartledge (Mr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 238 018,88

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 252 811,46

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 462 837,76

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 462 837,76

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 588 813,28

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 256 787,96

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 492 422,92

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316716

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 597 440

  • EU contribution

    € 3 597 440

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom