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TWINNING OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Objective

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is known as the most versatile and advanced medical imaging modality capable of producing tomographic images emphasizing different tissue (material) properties and hence facilitating the diagnosis of a wide range of anomalies. The complexity and the importance of MRI make it a specific research field with dedicated research centers throughout the world. Bilkent University’s National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM) in Turkey is an established MRI research center with an excellent research track record but limited access to European research networks. The HE Twinning program aims at networking research institutes from the Widening countries (such as Turkey) with their advanced counterparts in Europe to integrate Widening countries into the European research network.
In order to integrate UMRAM into the European research networks, Bilkent University-UMRAM as the coordinating partner, together with German Cancer Research Center - DKFZ (Germany), Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Germany), and University of Nottingham (UK) as advanced partners are forming a team to conduct an EU Horizon Twinning Project (MRITwins) in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
The project team’s research expertise lies in the field of “MR Engineering,” where novel hardware and enabling software is developed for MRI. Beyond the short-term goals of the twinning project, this team is formed to make a long-term impact on MR Engineering research by joining their complementary expertise. To initiate a long-term research collaboration between the project participants, the twinning program allows for an exploratory research component limited to 30% of the total budget. The scope of the MRITwins Project includes research work where highly credible project partners will explore the topic of “re-engineering MRI scanners with open-source hardware and software” with a specific focus on the novel gradient and radiofrequency array technologies.

Coordinator

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF
Net EU contribution
€ 750 000,00
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara
Türkiye

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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Region
East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data