Calendar of Seminars & Symposiums

Past Events

Guest Speaker Presentation
Professor Robert Griffin, PhD

Director, Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
"High Frequency Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Rotating Solids -- Amyloid and Membrane Proteins"
Monday, July 18, 2011; 4:00pm-5:00pm
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

Visit SIVIC at RSNA 2011 - November 27 - December 2
Visualization and Analysis of Dynamic MRSI and Perfusion MRI Using the Open-Source SIVIC Software Framework 
Space Number: LL-INE1174

Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD - RSNA 2011 Presentation
Basic Principles of Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Space Number: LL-MIE2453

Guest Speaker Presentation
Professor Howard Halpern, MD, PhD
Center for EPR Imaging In Vivo Physiology
Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
University of Chicago
"Oxygen Images of Tumors in Living Animals from Mice to Rabbits and Beyond"
Friday, December 9, 2011; 10:00am-11:00am
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

Journal Club - January 19, 2012 at 4:30pm in Byers Hall 209
Witney TH, Kettunen MI, Brindle KM. Kinetic Modeling of Hyperpolarized 13C Label Exchange between Pyruvate and Lactate in Tumor Cells. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2011; 286(28): 24572-24580.

Guest Speaker Presentation
Marie Schroeder, PhD

Sir Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
University of Oxford
"Visualising Cardiomyocyte Function Using Hyperpolarised Carbon-13 Magnetic Resonance"
Monday, February 6, 2012; 3:30pm - 4:30pm;
Mission Bay, Byers Hall, BH-212

Journal Club - February 23, 2012 at 4:30pm in Byers Hall 209
Lau AZ, Chen AP, Hurd RE, Cunningham CH.  Spectral-spatial excitation for rapid imaging of DNP compounds.  NMR in Biomedicine.  2011. doi:10.1002/nbm.1743

Mansson S,  Petersson JS, Scheffler K. Fast metabolite mapping in the pig heart after injection of hyperpolarized (13)C-pyruvate with low-flip angle balanced steady-state free precession imaging.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  2012. doi:10.1002/mrm.24183

Wiesinger F, Weidl E, Menzel MI, Janich MA, Khegai O, Glaser SJ, Haase A, et al. IDEAL spiral CSI for dynamic metabolic MRI imaging of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2011. doi.10.1002/mrm.23212

UCSF Bioengineering 241: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Winter Quarter 2012 (January 11 - March 12, 2012); Time - MW - 2:00pm-3:30pm - QB3/Byers Hall, Room 215
Faculty: Drs. John Kurhanewicz, Dan Vigneron, Sarah Nelson, Sabrina Ronen, Susan Moyher Noworolski, Duan Xu, Peder Larson

Course Description: This course will cover a broad spectrum from basic MR physics to clinical applications of MR spectroscopy that provides noninvasive physiologic and biochemical information. The course will cover basic theory, underlying biochemistry and physiology, basic and advanced techniques for acquiring and processing MR spectroscopic data, and biomedical applications for this emerging medical imaging modality.  Bio-engineering 240, which provides basics of conventional MR imaging, is not a pre-requisite but is advised.

2012 HMTRC WORKSHOP
Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI Technology Development

The March 2012 Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI Technology Development Workshop includes lectures, hands-on training and discussions on dissolution DNP methodology, polarizer instrumentation, MR Sequence and Acquisitions, Bioreactors, Animal Preps, Chemistry Preps and Software. 

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Location: UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Auditorium (600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158)
Register for the HMTRC Workshop at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=crqpt
Details of the workshop, can be found in the Workshop Program.

Guest Speaker Presentation
Dr. Jeff M. Sands, MD

Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Renal Division Director
Emory University
"Regulation of Renal Urea Transport"
Tuesday, February 12, 2012 at 10:30AM
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

Guest Speaker Presentation
Brandon Armstrong, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Department of Physics
AA. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital
"Advances in Free Radical Imaging Using Overhauser-Enhanced MRI"
Tuesday, July 23, 2013; 10:00am-11:00am
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 215

UCSF Bioengineering 297: Hyperpolarized MR Seminar

Summer Quarter 2013 (July 2 - August 13, 2013); Time - Tuesdays - 3:00pm-3:45pm (lecture,  UCSF QB3/Byers Hall, Room 215), 3:45pm-4:30pm (lab, Biomedical NMR Lab or Surbeck Lab for Advanced Imaging)
Instructors: Peder Larson, PhD; Cornelius vonMoze, PhD; David Wilson, MD, PhD; Subramaniam Sukumar, PhD, and Mark van Criekinge

Course Description: Hyperpolarized NMR and MRI is an emerging modality that can be used to study biochemical reactions, including metabolic conversion, as well as pH, redox potential, perfusion, transport, and more.  It has promising clinical applications for cancer imaging, as well as potential for novel experiments in pre-clinical models and cells.  This modality is enabled by the development of Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), which requires specialized equipment to prepare a hyperpolarized solution for experiments.  This course covers the mechanisms behind Dissolution DNP and experimental considerations. Attendance in this course and completion of a practical HyperSense operation Exam is required to used the Oxford Instruments HyperSense DNP polarizers at UCSF.

For more information, see the course website:
https://intrarad.ucsf.edu/twiki/bin/view/Carbon13/SummerSeminar

2013 HMTRC Retreat
The UCSF Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center (HMTRC) will be holding a center retreat on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in the Presidio, Golden Gate Club, Hawthorn Room (135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129) from 8:30am-3:30pm. The retreat will be focused on the recent and future technological developments of the center.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30am and the program will start at 9:00am.  The retreat will include presentations from each of the Technology Research and Development (TR&D) projects on technical development updates and future directions followed by a poster session during lunch and each of the poster presenters are invited to present a summary of their poster.

Driving Directions to the Presidio, Golden Gate Club - 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94149

Coil Day at UC Berkeley
Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Time: 9:30am 
Location: Cory 140, the newest instructional lab (donated by TI and Agilent)
For more information, see website: https://mikmini.eecs.berkeley.edu/groups/coilday/.

Guest Speaker Presentation
Matthew Merritt, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Advanced Imaging Research Center, Radiology
"Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Studies of Intermediary Metabolism: Gluconeogenesis in the Liver, Compartmentation and Substrate Competition in the Heart"
Thursday, January 16, 2014; 12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch will be provided at 11:30am
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 215

Guest Speaker Presentation
Sonal Josan, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Stanford University
Department of Radiology
"Dynamic metabolic imaging with 3D spiral CSI for hyperpolarized [2-13C]pyruvate"
Thursday, January 23, 2014; 4:00pm-5:00pm
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

Guest Speaker Presentation
Leo Tam, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow, Yale University, Biomedical Imaging
"Nonlinear Gradient Encoding: Design and Implementation on a 3T Human Scanner"
Thursday, March 6, 2014; 1:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

2014 HMTRC WORKSHOP
Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI Technology Development

The March 2014 Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI Technology Development Workshop includes lectures, hands-on training and discussions on dissolution DNP methodology, polarizer instrumentation, MR Sequence and Acquisitions, Bioreactors, Animal Preps, Chemistry Preps and Software. 

Date: Tuesday, March 11 & March 12, 2014
Location: UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Auditorium (600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158)
Details of the workshop, can be found in the Workshop Program.
On-line Workshop Presentations

Guest Speaker Presentation
Yesu Feng, PhD

Research Fellow, Duke University
"Long-lived nuclear spin states and its implication for hyperpolarization"
Tuesday, August 5, 2014; 12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch will be provided at 1:00pm
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

2014 HMTRC Hyperpolarized MRI Meeting 
The center sponsored a lunch-time meeting focused on the underlying biologic and biomedical issues associated with the hyperpolarized MR research conducted by the Collaborative and Service Projects

Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014; 11am - 2pm
Location: UCSF Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

Guest Speaker Presenation
Mathew Merritt, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Advanced Imaging Research Center, Radiology
"Substrate Selection in Heart Failure"
Friday, October 3, 2014; 10:30am-11:30am
Lunch will be provided at 11:45am in BH-102G
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 212

Guest Speaker Presentation
Hideo Utsumi
, PhD
Professor, Research Managing Director,
Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation,
Kyushu University
"Redox molecular imaging using in vivo DNP-MRI"
Tuesday, November 18, 2014; 11:00am-12:00pm
Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm
Mission Bay, Byers Hall 215

Guest Speaker Presentation
Michael J. Harsh

Vice President and Executive Advisor
GE Ventures
"Technology Innovation at GE Healthcare"
Thursday, January 15, 2015; 12:15pm-1:15pm
Lunch will be provided at 1:15pm
Mission Bay, Mission Hall 1401
















       

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