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Balcom, Bruce (Chemistry & Physics)

Calhoun, Larry (Chemistry)

Mastikhin, Igor (Physics)

UNB MRI Research Centre


ICMRM-12: 12th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microimaging (March 24/13)

25th-29th August 2013, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK

The chairs and organising committee are pleased to announce the first call for abstracts for ICMRM12, to be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK. Detailed information about the conference and abstract submission can be found at http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/ICMRM12

Location The conference will be held in the historic City of Cambridge at Fitzwilliam College, one of the 28 undergraduate colleges of the University of Cambridge. The conference dinner will be held in the Great Hall at Trinity College. Cambridge is within easy reach of London (<50 mins by train from King’s Cross station) and its major airports and is even closer to Stansted Airport (~30 mins by train)

Provisional Programme ICMRM12 will open with an education session on Sunday 25th August 2013 at 11:00 am and will close on Thursday 29th August 2013 at 5:00pm. In addition to oral and poster sessions, there will be plenary speakers as well as keynote presentations by a number of invited speakers. There will also be a session dedicated to the Colloquium on Mobile NMR (CMMR).

Plenary speakers: Lucio Frydman, Klaas Prüssmann and Warren S. Warren

We are pleased to confirm the following invited speakers: Stephen Blackband, Sarah Codd, Simon Duckett, Axel Haase, Jürgen Hennig, Peter Jakob, Katsumi Kose, Malcolm Levitt, Ben Newling, John Pauly, Daniel Topgaard

Abstract Submissions Submissions for oral and poster presentations at ICMRM12 are now invited. Please access the ICMRM12 website for detailed information about abstract submissions. http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/ICMRM12

Important Dates
30th April 2013: Deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations
25th June 2013: Early bird registration deadline
15th July 2013: Deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations

Sponsors and Exhibitors Please contact us to discuss opportunities for sponsorship and exhibitions during ICMRM12.

Contact ICMRM12 Administration: tricia "at" paceprojects.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to ICMRM12 in 2013.
Regards,

Professor Lynn Gladden, Dr. Andy Sederman, ICMRM12 Chairs
http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/ICMRM12


Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries (June 16/12)

I.L. Moudrakovski and J.A. Ripmeester, "Gas Hydrates Studied by MRI", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Wiley (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1289

K.W. Feindel, "MRI Studies of Liquids in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Wiley (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1268

EMR

I.V. Mastikhin and B.J. Balcom, "Centric SPRITE MRI of Biomaterials with Short T2*", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, Wiley (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1265


International Conference on MR Microscopy (ICMRM) Beijing 2011 (March 22/11)

The ICMRM conference will be held in Beijing August 14-18 at the China University of Petroleum (CUP). The venue is the CUP conference centre and adjacent conference hotel. The conference hotel is large enough that all attendees may be housed on site at very reasonable cost. The main lecture hall, exhibitor venue, coffee break area, poster display, and extra rooms are mere meters away in the attached Conference Centre which is a modern two story building, with an on-site restaurant. Prof. Lizhi Xiao, the conference chair, has been able to block book the entire conference centre and hotel for the duration of our meeting.

Prof Xiao and his local organizing committee have arranged the wednesday conference excursion to visit city centre Beijing including the Forbidden City with the conference dinner to be held in the Great Hall of the People in Tienanmen Square. More details are provided concerning the program, venue and excursion on the conference web site which is found at http://icmrm11.cup.edu.cn/

The second circular for the conference is available for download (PDF, 1.75 Mb)

Deadline for Abstract Submission April 30, 2011

The objectives of the ICMRM are to communicate recent developments in high-resolution, spatially resolved magnetic resonance methods and applications. Meeting strength stems from the eclectic background of participants and a diverse venue that has traditionally focused on non-clinical applications in science and engineering areas. The 1st ICMRM was held in 1991 in Heidelberg and was originally known as the "Heidelberg Conference". It is the biannual conference of the Division of Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance of the Ampere Society.

Bruce J. Balcom, Professor
Director MRI Research Centre
Canada Research Chair in MRI of Materials
Director, Institute for Materials Visualization and Analysis
Department of Physics
The University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, E3B 5A3
New Brunswick, Canada


MR microscopy conference in Beijing - ICMRM11 (Dec 9/10)

The 11th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy will be held in Beijing, Aug 14-18, 2011.

http://www.cup.edu.cn/icmrm11/

The first circular for the conference is available for download (PDF, 289 kB)

The objectives of the ICMRM are to communicate recent developments in high-resolution, spatially resolved magnetic resonance methods and applications. Meeting strength stems from the eclectic background of participants and a diverse venue that has traditionally focused on non-clinical applications in science and engineering areas. The 1st ICMRM was held in 1991 in Heidelberg and was originally known as the "Heidelberg Conference". It is the biannual conference of the Division of Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance of the Ampere Society.

Bruce J. Balcom, Professor
Director MRI Research Centre
Canada Research Chair in MRI of Materials
Director, Institute for Materials Visualization and Analysis
Department of Physics
The University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, E3B 5A3
New Brunswick, Canada

Government of Canada Provides Support to Canada Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick (March 19/09)

Bruce BalcomFREDERICTON, New Brunswick, March 19, 2009 — The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today offered his congratulations to the Canada Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick, whose position was recently renewed.

Bruce Balcom is the renewed Canada Research Chair in Materials Science Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Balcom's research involves the application of new methods of MRI to a broad array of problems in materials science. This research will help develop and improve a new materials research capability in Canada and facilitate the introduction and development of new processes and products.

“Dr. Balcom, one of Canada's leading scientists and engineers, will generate the knowledge we need to solve tough problems,” said Minister of State Goodyear. “That is why we are pleased to announce the renewal of Dr. Balcom's Canada Research Chair in Materials Science MRI here at the University of New Brunswick.”

As Director of the University of New Brunswick's MRI (UNB MRI) Centre, Dr. Balcom and his team have invented a family of new MRI methods. The successful application of the centre's new MRI techniques, with allied hardware and software innovations, has opened new vistas in material science research. Detecting how water and oil move through rock and concrete is one of the many practical applications of Dr. Balcom's work, which is already being used by the oil and gas industry.

The UNB MRI Centre is the only material science MRI laboratory in Canada and the only university-based laboratory of its type in North America. The birthplace of the Single-Point Ramped Imaging with T1 Enhancement (SPRITE) technique, it is considered the leading laboratory worldwide in many aspects of material science MRI.

On February 23, 2009, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $120.4 million to fund 134 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs in 37 Canadian universities. The research chairs will conduct research in variety of fields of direct interest to Canadians. This investment also includes $6.6 million for the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support research infrastructure.

Read the full press release by the Government of Canada
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?m=/index&nid=437979

Photo from
http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/physics/mri/


Canada Research Chairs in magnetic resonance (Feb 23/09)

Government of Canada has announced today an investment of $120.4 million to fund 134 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs in 37 Canadian universities. This includes renewal of two Tier 1 Chairs involved in magnetic resonance research.

Raymond Laflamme (University of Waterloo) Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Quantum Information

Bruce Balcom (University of New Brunswick) Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Materials Science and MRI. Bruce has also been awarded a complementary CFI funding under the Leaders Opportunity Fund.

Our sincere congratulations to Raymond, Bruce and their colleagues with this well-deserved recognition.

http://www.chairs.gc.ca/web/media/releases/2009/february_e.asp