2019 News:


We are pleased to send this invitation round

Dear all,

The Chicago chapter of the international association of Italian scientists (AIRIcerca) would like to invite you to its social event that will take place during the upcoming conference Neuroscience 2019! We will get together on Sunday October 20th at 8.00pm at the Emporium – Fulton Market (839 W Fulton Market-Chicago, https://emporiumchicago.com/location/fulton-market/) for a night of arcade games, music and drinks. The event flier is attached to this email.

Please RSVP using this link: https://forms.gle/GZ8UW8AiFY6JbB4e8

The bar is easily reachable by train (green line, Morgan stop) from the conference venue, https://goo.gl/maps/jWwvZqn5bXHMoQWF7
You will need a picture ID (passport or driver’s license) to access the bar.

We look forward to meeting you all!

Board AIRIcerca Chicago Chapter

Cristiano Alessandro,
Anadi Canepa,
Lorenza Culotta,
Dalia De Santis,
Francesca Foggetti,
Eleonora Forte,
Alessandra La Rosa,
Marco Mambelli,
Christian Marinaccio
Roberto Ponciroli

Newsletter of the University of Pavia

L’Università di Pavia al centro del sistema europeo di modellizzazione del cervello

The wonder of Human Brain; 40° Rimini Meeting, 18-24 August 2019 STREAM


We are glad to invite you at the seminar entitled:


Prof. Carlo Pierpaoli

Quantitative Medical Imaging
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
 National Institute of Health (NIH)


Monday 30 September 2019, h 14:00

Aula Volta

Corso Strada Nuova


Brief Bio:

Dr. Pierpaoli’s is an Investigator in the Quantitative Medical Imaging Section, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH. Research in his lab is aimed at extracting accurate and reproducible biomarkers from data acquired with non-invasive imaging techniques, primarily Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Pierpaoli is mainly known for his contributions in the field of diffusion MRI applied to brain studies. He is a fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance and received the NIH Award of Merit for performing the first diffusion tensor imaging study of the human brain.


Tensor‐based morphometry (TBM) performed using T1‐weighted images (T1WIs) is a well‐established method for analyzing local morphological changes occurring in the brain due to normal aging and disease. However, in white matter regions that appear homogeneous on T1WIs, T1W‐TBM may be inadequate for detecting changes that affect specific pathways. In these regions, diffusion tensor MRI (DTI) can identify white matter pathways on the basis of their different anisotropy and orientation. In the last couple of years, our lab has investigated the possibility of performing TBM using deformation fields constructed using all scalar and directional information provided by the diffusion tensor (DTBM) with the goal of increasing sensitivity in detecting morphological abnormalities of specific white matter pathways.

In this talk I will present results that indicate that DTBM could be a powerful tool for detecting morphological changes of specific white matter pathways in normal brain development and neurological disorders.


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