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Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Fellowships for two CIBM research scientists

Two CIBM research scientists have been awarded the prestigious Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship. Ileana Jelescu CIBM MRI EPFL AIT research staff scientist  Jessica Bastiaansen CIBM MRI CHUV-UNIL affiliate member Both researchers aspire to a permanent professorship and … Read More

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EEG microstates of dreams

Most of us are dreaming every night, although we are unlikely to remember any of our dreams. When we sleep, our brains repeatedly cross a boundary between unconsciousness and dreaming – a particular form of consciousness.  Recently, researchers from the … Read More

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CIBM welcomes new Ad-Interim Section Head Dimitri Van De Ville

CIBM is pleased to welcome Prof. Dimitri Van De Ville as Ad-Interim Section Head of CIBM MRI EPFL Animal Imaging and Technology Section. Dimitri Van De Ville is Associate Professor at the Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, EPFL and holds … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 9 – October 27, 2020

This 9th edition of the Breakfast and Science has seen turnout of 61 attendees of the CIBM Community. These included CIBM core and affiliate members from the five founding partner institutions , CIBM associate members from industry Nestle Health Science … Read More

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CIBM community at MICCAI 2020

Members of the CIBM Community had the opportunity to present their research through pre-recorded video presentations, pitches, live Q/A sessions, as well as digital posters at the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention society’s 23rd international conference from October 4th … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 8 – September 29, 2020

The Breakfast and Science Seminar #8, held on 29th September, featured two presentations of CIBM research.  The first talk was given by Maria Giulia Preti and the second one by Daniel Wenz. Decoupling of brain function from structure reveals regional … Read More

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CIBM expertise contributing to Nature Neuroscience paper on reproducible EEG and MEG research

A Perspective paper entitled ‘Issues and recommendations from the OHBM COBIDAS MEEG committee for reproducible EEG and MEG research’ co-authored by Cyril Pernet, Marta I. Garrido, Alexandre Gramfort, Natasha Maurits, Christoph M. Michel, Elizabeth Pang, Riitta Salmelin, Jan Mathijs Schoffelen, … Read More

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CIBM MRI CHUV-UNIL Section Head appointed to National Research Council

CIBM MRI CHUV-UNIL Section Head, Professor Matthias Stuber of the Department of Medical Radiology at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL)  was elected as a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Biology and Medicine Division … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 7 – August 25, 2020

The Breakfast and Science Seminar #7, held on 25th August, featured two presentations of CIBM research.  The first talk was given by Gabriel Girard. The second talk represents a long-standing research collaboration which started in 2015 between Dr. Gregoire Wuerzner, MD, … Read More

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CIBM community in full force at ISMRM 2020

CIBM participated in the global flagship conference on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), held 8-14 August. Although this edition of ISMRM 2020 was virtual, there was a strong presence by members of … Read More

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A new technique revolutionizing imaging of the moving eye

Eye movements are a major obstacle for imaging the eye, especially in the cases of children, the elderly or patients with eye disease. Supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, a team of researchers  composed of neuroscientists, engineers, mathematicians, and … Read More

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Partial volume modelling research published in the human brain mapping journal

The new research article, “Partial‐volume modelling reveals reduced gray matter in specific thalamic nuclei early in the time course of psychosis and chronic schizophrenia” Yasser Alemán‐Gómez et al, 10 July 2020, is published by Wiley, https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25108 and supported by CIBM … Read More

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CIBM joint research collaboration leads to open source code on automated segmentation of cortical and white matter lesions in Multiple Sclerosis

In a joint effort, core and affiliate members of the CIBM Signal Processing Module in collaboration with the CIBM associate members from the Translational Imaging in Neurology (ThINk) Group headed by Prof Cristina Granziera,  Basel University and University Hospital and … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 6 – June 30, 2020

The sixth of the regular CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar series – held the last Tuesday of the month – took place on Tuesday June 30th, with some fascinating insights into the important work being carried out by CIBM partners. … Read More

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CIBM SP EPFL Section Head receives prestigious award for medical imaging

The IEEE’s most prestigious annual Award for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is to be bestowed on Professor Michaël Unser, Head of the Biomedical Imaging Group at EPFL, and of the CIBM SP EPFL Mathematical Imaging Section. The 2020 … Read More

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CIBM featured in new Netflix series

The Netflix series, Babies, features ground-breaking science developed by CIBM and other neuroscience centers and reveals how infants develop during their very first year. Professor Micah Murray, whose work is highlighted in the documentary, is Head of CIBM EEG CHUV-UNIL … Read More

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Deep Learning for Cardiac MR Image Quality Assessment

A peer-reviewed research article on Deep Learning, reveals that an Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can achieve similar results to a human expert in terms of assessing image quality on 3D whole-heart cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The article, entitled “Deep … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 5 – May 26, 2020

CIBM’s fifth Breakfast & Science Seminar, held on May 26 featured two talks highlighting CIBM researchers’ latest research findings. Ileana Jelescu, Research Staff Scientist & 14T MRI Operational Manager, CIBM MRI EPFL Animal Imaging and Technology Section presented on “The … Read More

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Webinar: Fundamentals of Topographic EEG Analyses by Prof. Micah Murray

As part of the ANT Neuro Educational Webinar Series, Professor Micah Muray spoke about “Fundamentals of Topographic EEG Analyses” to an audience of 345  people whose feedback was unanimously postive: “I really liked the polling questions! Micah’s presentation was very … Read More

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Tutorial: Biomedical Image Reconstruction—From Foundations To Deep Neural Networks at ICASSP 2020

Initially planned to be in Barcelona, due to COVID-19, the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP 2020, the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications, took place from May 4-8 … Read More

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Talk: “A Multisensory Perspective on Primary Cortices” by Prof. Micah Murray at CNS 2020 Virtual Meeting

The 27th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society CNS 2020 Virtual meeting took place from May 2-5, 2020. During the Symposim Sessions part of the program, CIBM EEG CHUV-UNIL Section Head, Professor Micah Murray gave an informative and exciting talk on “A … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 4 – April 28, 2020

Considering the COVID-19 circumstances, the fourth CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar  took place through video conference and the program was a little different than usual. There was only one speaker, Vincent Taelman, a research staff scientist from the CIBM PET … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 3 – March 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the third CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar took place through videoconference with an attendance of 52 members of the CIBM community including members from ETHZurich and industry partner Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH. Indeed these were special circumstances … Read More

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Article: Diffusion MRI biomarkers of white matter microstructure vary nonmonotonically with increasing cerebral amyloid deposition

Patience and persistence, qualities research staff scientists have, pays off when a paper finally sees the light and is published. In this case,  a project which was started at New York University School of Medicine during the postdoctoral work on … Read More

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Article: Predicting antidepressant response by electroencephalography

During a sabbatical at Harvard Medical School in Boston, CIBM EEG HUG-UNIGE Section Head, Christoph M. Michel and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, both leading experts in neurotechnology were invited to give their views on the paper by Wu, W., Zhang, Y., Jiang, … Read More

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Update: CIBM during COVID-19

In these challenging times, we are all mobilized to fight against COVID-19. As the CIBM is made up of five partner institutions and at different locations, CIBM staff shall be adopting the rules and regulations according to their physical place … Read More

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Press release: A potential screening tool for learning difficulties in schoolchildren: As simple as pressing a button

How do you tell if a young child is on a good trajectory for their cognitive development? An estimated 17% of children have at least one developmental disorder that affects their global cognitive abilities. Early intervention strategies are widely recognized … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 2 – February 25, 2020

The second Breakfast & Science Seminar from the CIBM was held at Campus Biotech in Geneva on February 25th 2020. Olivia Bejuy, Research Staff Scientist at the CIBM PET HUG-UNIGE Molecular Imaging Section, was the first presenter to jumpstart the … Read More

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Spotlight: 2020 Journal of Neuroimaging Top Five Cited Articles

2020 started with the Journal for Neuroimaging’s recognition campaign of their well-received top five cited authors from the past two years. The article “Clinical Neuroimaging Using 7 T MRI: Challenges and Prospects” by Maria Isabel Vargas, Pascal Martelli, Lijing Xin, … Read More

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Event: CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 1 – January 28, 2020

The highly anticipated Breakfast & Science Seminars from the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) has resumed its monthly seminars. The CIBM Breakfast and Science Seminars aim to unite the scientific community on a regular basis (every last Tuesday of the … Read More

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Spotlight: December 2019 Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Editor’s Pick

The paper “An automated approach to fully self-gated free-running cardiac and respiratory motion-resolved 5D whole-heart MRI” by Lorenzo Di Sopra, Davide Piccini, Simone Coppo, Matthias Stuber (CIBM), and Jérôme Yerly (CIBM) was selected as Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM) Editor’s … Read More

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Award: 2019 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award

Receiving over 450 citations and 48000 full views, the paper entitled “Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Inverse Problems in Imaging”, appearing in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 26, No. 9, September 2017, by Kyong Hwan Jin, Michael T. McCann, … Read More

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Event: Measuring metabolite diffusion with diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy

The CIBM had the pleasure to host a seminar on the measurement of metabolite diffusion with diffusion-weighted MR spectroscopy by Dr. Julien Valette – from the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) in Paris – on Friday December 13th. Diffusion-weighted NMR … Read More

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Event: Innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

On Thursday December 12th, Dr. Pascal Sati – Staff Scientist in the Translational Neuroradiology Section of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland – discussed innovative magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at … Read More

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Social: CIBM celebrated 2019 at the Maison Cailler and Chalet de Gruyères

As the end of the year approaches, the CIBM celebrated 2019 with chocolate and cheese. CIBM staff had an introduction to the logistics behind the elaboration of perfect chocolate candies followed by their very own chocolate bar creation during an … Read More

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Award: Daniela Zöller receives the EDEE best Doctoral Thesis Award

This Friday November 29th, Daniela Zöller (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Doctoral School in Electrical Engineering. The PhD work was supervised by Prof. Dimitri Van De Ville – affiliated with the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale … Read More

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Social: CIBM hosts young aspiring scientists at “Journée Oser tous les Métiers”

Thursday November 14th was the annual “Journée Oser tous les Métiers” (JOM) – a day that aims to introduce students from grades 7 to 9 to a non-cliché profession, without limiting themselves to traditionally female or male sectors. For this … Read More

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Article: Brain regions in humans show behavioral specialization according to how much brain structure determines brain activity

The brain is constituted by an assembly of neuronal populations interconnected by structural pathways. Is it possible to quantify the relationship between this structure and brain functional activity that happens on top of it? Located at the Campus Biotech in … Read More

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Event: CIBM 15th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 30th marked the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM)’s 15th Anniversary. We are proud to share that our celebration at the Forum Rolex Learning Center on the EPFL campus was a success with over 250 participants. The event brought … Read More

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Press release: When a diseased liver disrupts the brain

The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the human body. But what happens when it malfunctions? Researchers from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL), the Vaud University Hospital Centre (CHUV), the Centre for Biomedical Imaging … Read More

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CIBM renewed its identity

CIBM – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE FOR AN ESTABLISHED PARTNERSHIP IN BIOMEDICAL IMAGING CIBM’s 15th  year anniversary in October, 2019, marks a true ‘coming of age’ for the CIBM as it matures from a newcomer into an established partnership for biomedical imaging … Read More

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