MR-PET School

We are happy to announce the MR-PET School which we are organising for students and early stage researchers. The School will take place in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, on May 21st 2016 (Saturday before the PSMR 2016 conference).

Preliminary Programme 9h00-18h00

9h00     Welcome (Train arrives at 8h37, bus will be there waiting for participants)

9h15     MR introduction lecture (Prof. Dr. Jon Shah)

10h00   Hands-on MR: acquisition and hardware (HW, fMRI, 9.4T MR Animal)

3 groups of 10/11 people

Group Spin:        10h00 MRI acquisition,    10h45 Hardware 11h30 9.4T Animal

Group Echo:       10h00 Hardware,          10h45 9.4T Animal          11h30 MRI acquisition

Group Pulse:      10h00 9.4T Animal          10h45 MRI acquisition     11h30 Hardware

12h15   Problems and solutions in MR-PET – the MR perspective (Prof. Dr. Jon Shah)

13h15   Lunch offered by Forschungszentrum Jülich and TRIMAGE

14h00   PET in a nutshell (Dr. Jürgen Scheins)

15h00   Problems and solutions in MR-PET – the PET perspective (Dr. Christoph Lerche)

16h00   Visit to MR-PET facility (Dr. Liliana Caldeira and Philipp Lohmann)

4 groups of 8 people (Coffee break while not in visit)

Group Positron:  16h00-16h30 (30 min) – Philipp Lohmann

Group Electron:  16h10-16h40 (30 min) – Liliana Caldeira

Group Photon:    16h30-17h00 (30 min) – Philipp Lohmann

Group Nucleon:  16h40-17h10 (30 min) – Liliana Caldeira

17h15   Closing (Bus to train leaves at 17h30, Train leaves at 17h47)

Application Process: All participants have been informed per email. If you have not received any information, please write an email to

Venue: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, is one of the largest research centres in Germany. The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine has several scanners, including two dedicated brain MR-PET scanners. The first scanner was installed in 2008 and it was one of the first simultaneous MR-PET scanners (Siemens).

There are no fees for participating in this School, but students are expected to travel using their own means of transportation as well as to find accommodation. The easiest way to travel to Jülich is using the train ( or car. There are many hotels and hostels in Cologne, including the Hotel Maritim Cologne where PSMR 2016 will take place, as well as in Aachen (closest city to Jülich).