The 10th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM) took place in Montana in September and 9 members of the Magnetic Resonance group attended along with several previous members who have continued in the field. The ICMRM is the pre-eminent international conference for the communication of recent developments in high-resolution, spatially resolved magnetic resonance methods and applications.
Members of the group were invited to present six talks in a variety of different sessions. Dan Holland and Prodromos (Makis) Parasoglou were both awarded talks in the Young Investigators session and received a travel bursary and a number of books. Dan who gave a talk on "Velocity Imaging using Compressed Sensing" is a senior PDRA at the MRRC working in conjunction with Microsoft Research Cambridge on novel NMR data analysis methods currently focusing on the use of Compressed Sensing, sparse k-space sampling and Bayesian analysis. Makis who gave a talk on "Accurate Reconstruction of Under-sampled Images with Compressed Sensing and Dynamic Filtering" works with Nestle and has succeeded in accelerating the acquisition of MR imaging by applying under-sampling strategies based on Compressed Sensing and smart sampling strategies.
Approximately 100 posters were presented at the conference on a range of applications of MRI and the prize for the best Student poster was awarded to Sarah Creber for her work on "Colloidal Acceleration in Porous Media Studied using NMR". Sarah is working on Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes and Colloidal Transport in Porous Media.
Lynn Gladden, Mike Johns, Andy Sederman, Jon Mitchell, Jürgen Kolz and YaYing Chen also attended and presented their work.
The conference took place in West Yellowstone, just outside Yellowstone National Park and the conference outing was a tour of the Park.