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Here you will find all the latest news about DRCMR and the researchers and students working at the centre.

  The magnet for the upcoming national 7T scanner has successfully arrived at the DRCMR, Hvidovre Hospital. It was a spectacular view as two large cranes delivered the new 42 ton magnet. A series of photos from the installation March 1st, 2014 are below. The scanner is scheduled to be operational late 2014.
Together with an international organizing comitee, Lars G. Hanson from the DRCMR co-organized the ESMRMB course "MRI simulation for sequence development, protocol optimization, and education"  in December 2013 at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany (main organizer: Tony Stöcker). The course addressed uses of MRI simulators such as the advanced JEMRIS simulator, and the locally developed Bloch Simulator targeted at MRI education. The 40 participants appear on the picture below. 
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A study of brain function by DRCMR research leader Hartwig R. Siebner and international co-workers was published in the prestigious journal PNAS, September 2013. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional MRI (TMS & fMRI), the study demonstrated how the right side of the brain actively supports the language function in the left side following virtual brain lesioning similar to left-side stroke. This may well be important for understanding stroke recovery.
The acquisition part of the course described below has ended, but a repeat is scheduled. Sign up for DRCMR news on the main page to receive notifications of this and other activities. Course title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques and Analysis Content and format: The course covers introductory MRI acquisition and image processing methods. The first half of the course until December 2013 is mainly lectures on MR basics, acquisition methods and parameters. Analysis of functional and structural imaging data will be covered during the second half of the course starting around January/February 2014. The course starts at a level requiring little or no MR experience. A technical background is not required. The target audience is employees and students at the MR department but the course is open and free for external participants. DRCMR employees, students, new-comers and co-workers are given priority if we (against expectations) have to limit the number of…
On October 1st, 2013, Henrik Lund succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled MR study of normal-appearing brain tissue in MS: Cognitive correlations and blood-brain barrier permeability. Congratulations to Henrik !
Two major scientific events took place in Copehagen in August 2013, co-organized by the DRCMR.
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On August 30th 2013, Kristian Steen Frederiksen succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Corpus Callosum in aging and dementia.  Congratulations to Kristian. Assessment Committee:Professor Murali DoraiswamyProfessor Leif ØstergaardProfessor Marianne Juhler (Chairperson) Supervisors: Gunhild Waldemar (MD, DMSc, Rigshospitalet), Ellen Garde (MD, PhD, DRCMR), Steen Hasselbalch  (MD, DMSc, Rigshospitalet)
June 2013,  Mark Lyksborg succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Determination of magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers for multiple sclerosis treatment effects". Congratulations to Mark.
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Remarkable research involving collaborators and an employee of the DRCMR has been published in the very prestigious journal Science. Sid Kouider(1,2), Carsten Stahlhut(2) and Sofie Gelskov(1,3) has in collaboration with French scientists studied the development of consciousness in babies.
MD Joyce P. M. van der Vegt has together with colleagues and collaborators at the DRCMR, in Holland, and in Germany reported remarkable brain responses in patients with Parkinson's disease during a gambling task.
The cover page of the February issue of Journal of Magnetic Resonance features work performed at the preclinical MR scanner at DRCMR.
Ayna Baladi Nejad successfully defended her Ph.D on January 25th, 2013. Details about the work and the assessment are given below.  A neuroimaging minisymposium was held connection with the Ph.D. defense.   Longitudinal MRI study of functional brain connectivity during a working memory task in antipsychotic-naïve, first-episode schizophrenia patients Thesis authored by:   Ayna Baladi Nejad, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University Assessment by: Kerstin von Plessen, Prof, MD, Copenhagen University, Denmark Nick Ramsey, Prof, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands Siegfried Kasper, Prof, MD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria Thesis work has been supervised by: Hartwig R. Siebner, Prof, DMSc, Danish Research Centre of Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre Hospital William F.C. Baaré, PhD, Danish Research Centre of Magnetic Resonance; Hvidovre Hospital Birte Y. Glenthøj, Prof, DMSc, Center for Neuropsychiatric Schizophrenia Research & Lundbeck Foundation Center for Clinical Intervention and Neuropsychiatric Schizophrenia Research,…
An attractive position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering (BME) is open in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark. The application deadline is January 15th, 2013. Depending on the experience of the appointed person(s), the position may involve elements of MRI to a smaller or larger extent. A strong background in one of mentioned areas is required. MRI development is relatively new and thriving at the department of Electrical Engineering. There is a strong collaboration between the DRCMR and the BME group at DTU, mostly mediated by Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen, Axel Thielscher and Lars G. Hanson who are all senior researchers associated with both institutions to various extent. Students and junior faculty substantiate the collaborations which will be strengthened along with other collaborations in the coming years. DTU and DRCMR collaborations involve many other people, both at the DRCMR and in…
  The Faculty of Health Sciences at Copenhagen University awarded a co-financed PhD stipend to Steffen Angstmann. The grant was awarded for his project "Neural mechanisms of freely chosen actions" and will cover the next three years. We congratulate him on this success.  
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