Laboratory of Brain Imaging is one of the core facilities in the Neurobiology Centre, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences. LOBI provides access to cutting edge research support and technologies for internal and external customers. The core technologies being developed and used at the center are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spectroscopy (MRS), electroencephalograpy (EEG - including EEG-fMRI simultaneous recordings), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and computational image analysis.
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Master Research Agreement signed

We proudly announce that representatives of Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAN - director prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, and Siemens Healthineers - director Joanna Miłachowska have signed Master Research Agreement. The alliance concerns the use of magnetic resonance scanner for research projects being conducted in Laboratory of Brain Imaging, directed by dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. NIEB PAN.

First PhD degree in LOBI for Monika Riegel

On the 19th of June Monika Riegel has defended with honours her PhD thesis entitled “Neuronal mechanisms of associative memory of emotionally-charged verbal material-behavioural and fMRI study”. The supervisor of her thesis was prof. dr hab. Anna Grabowska, and the auxiliary supervisor was dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. IBD. This was officially accepted by the Scientific Commitee of the Nencki Institute on the 29th of June, 2018. We are proud of the first doctor who grew up in the Laboratory of Brain Imaging. Until the end of 2018 Monika stays in Geneva for a research project under the supervision of prof. Patrik Vuilleumier (Université de Genève, Switzerland). In 2019 she starts her postdoc under the supervision of prof. Lila Davachi (Columbia University, NYC, US).  Acknowledgements from Monika: I would like to thank all the people who contributed to this thesis, for their help and support. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisors, for accepting me as a doctoral student, for having confidence in me, for being understanding and supportive, and for numerous fruitful discussions about research. Second, I would like to thank my wonderful colleagues from the Laboratory of Brain Imaging and the Laboratory of Psychophysiology, especially those who shared their precious skills and supported my research. Also, I would like to thank the supervisors of my internships who expressed their inspiring opinions on the present project: Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier and Dr. Maureen Ritchey. Working in LOBI was just so much fun! :)

Our recent work accepted for publication in Scientific Reports! Congratulation to the team and the leading author Małgorzata Wierzba!

M. Wierzba, M. Riegel, M. Wypych, K. Jednoróg, A. Grabowska & A. Marchewka (2018) Cognitive control over memory – individual differences in memory performance for emotional and neutral material. Scientific Reports, 8:3808. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21857-1

Horos plugin for BIDS output

We are happy to release our new plugin for Horos DICOM browser. The plugin will make it easier for us (and other Horos users) to organise our imaging datasets according to the Brain Imaging Data Structure, an emerging standard in the field. Using BIDS is a way to ensure that the data remains accessible and usable by different researchers over time, and to simplify automated data analysis, enhancing reproducibility and efficiency. The plugin started out as a project worked on by Michał Szczepanik during the 2nd Coding Sprint organized by Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. We are very grateful to CRN for creating a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere during the event. Code and binaries are available at Michał's GitHub.

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