Get Adobe Flash player

03.02.2018 - ISMRM Symposia : "Non-invasive axon diameter mapping: So fascinating, so challenging and so many questions", June 18 2018

The Member-Initiated Syposia "Non-invasive axon diameter mapping: So fascinating, so challenging and so many questions" has been selected to be presented in Paris (France) on June 18, 2018 during the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018


Diffusion MRI (dMRI) is the only in vivo noninvasive technique for quantifying brain microstructure. Despite all the potential benefits, dMRI has so far gained very little interest from neurobiologists and neuroscientists due to the fact that the axon diameter is extremely challenging to estimate. 
The importance to recover this crucial microstructural feature goes in the direction of filling the gap between histological estimates and dMRI reconstructions. In particular, recent research showed the need of using complementary information in order to get to the next developmental stages, e.g. exploiting anatomical priors and multimodal data. For example, microstructural features could potentially have a huge impact in dMRI tractography opening new perspective for connectivity estimation.
Hence, we organized a Symposia to discuss the latest cutting-edge research in the field, challenges, latest developments and future prospectives.


Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France


18 June, 2018


  • Prof. Giorgio Innocenti, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Dr. Ivana Drobnjak, University College London, England
  • Prof. Els Fieremans, New Yourk university, USA
  • Dr. Samuel Deslauriers-Gauthier, Inria Sophia Antiplois Méditerranée, France
  • Prof. Derek K. Jones, Cardiff University Brain Research Centre, Wales


  • Dr. Ileana Jelescu, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Dr. Henrik Lundell, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark

Organizing committee

  • Mr. Muhamed Barakovic, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Prof. Alessandro Daducci, University of Verona, Italy
  • Prof. Tim B. Dyrby, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

More information can be found at the following address

Written by Muhamed Barakovic on Saturday February 3, 2018
Category: news

- School on Brain Connectomics, October 9-13 2017 »