September 6-9, 2018, Moscow
Perspectives of Hyperpolarization MRI in Precision Medicine
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Submit the form to the Organising Committee

and/or to Galina Pavlovskaya

by September 25th, 2018 with the results of the competition announced on Sepetember 30th, 2018

British-Russian workshop sponsored by British Council and Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Establishment of a new medical centre in Russia

6-9 September 2018

Moscow State University campus, Lomonosovskiy avenue 27, bldg. 1, Moscow, Russia, 119192
Our Mission
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most important methods of visualization in medical diagnostics. A key factor in the implementation of the method is a threshold sensitivity, which limits the possibilities of NMR spectroscopy and MRI. One of the ways of radical (by 3-4 orders of magnitude) increase of NMR signals intensity is the hyperpolarization of the observed ensembles of nuclear spins. There are several ways to create a hyperpolarized state. These are dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP), and hyperpolarization by spin-exchange optical pumping (SEOP). As a result, of the application of such techniques, long-living hyperpolarized states of liquid, solid or gas substances are created, that can be safely injected into the body to obtain unique information about the morphology and functional characteristics of the tissues.
Invitation to participate in the prestigious workshop:
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council will be holding a workshop on "Perspectives of hyperpolarization MRI in Precision Medicine" in Moscow, Russia on 6-9 September, 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Galina Pavlovskaya, University of Nottingham, UK and Professor Yury Pirogov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and will have contributions from Professor Peter Morris, CBE, UK, Professor Thomas Meersmann, UK, Professor Richard Bowtell, UK, Professor Igor Koptyug, Russia, Professor Victor Timoshenko, Russia and other leading researchers in the area. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links Programme. The application form, with more details on the initiative can be found here: and should be sent to before the deadline of 31st of July, 2018.

Organizing committee
Galina Pavlovskaya
Associate Professor, Translational Imaging Department, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Specialist in the field of hyperpolarized MRI
Yury Pirogov
Professor, Photonics and Microwave Physics Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Expert in microwave imaging with super-resolution, author of some new high sensitivity MRI theranostics methods
World class experts
Thomas Meersmann
Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Translational Imaging, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, PR China
Professor and Chair in Translational Imaging, School of Medicine, Respiratory Division, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Research expertise in hyperpolarized (hp) MRI with a new contrast agent 83Kr, cryogen-free production of hyperpolarized noble gases, and creation of the novel hyperpolarizer for pre-clinical MRI
Peter Morris, CBE
Professor, Program leader in ultra-high field whole body MRI with 13C hyperpolarised molecules, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
World-wide scientist in high and ultra-high field MRI with hyperpolarised species, MRI methodology development for brain studies
Igor Koptyug
Professor, Head of MRI Department, Novosibirsk State University, International Tomography Centre, Russian Federation
One of the pioneers in the development of parahydrogen induced hyperpolarization method for enhancing MRI quality of heart and brain images
Victor Timoshenko
Professor, Low Temperatures and Superconductivity Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Well-known researcher in the semiconductor nanostructures and their biomedical applications; cancer theranostics (radiofrequency hyperthermia & MRI) with biodegradable silicon nanoparticles
Important Dates
July 31
Registration deadline
August 15
Abstract submission deadline
Submit an abstract
D-215, Lomonosovskiy building, Moscow State University Campus, Lomonosovskiy avenue, 27, bldg. 1, Moscow, Russia, 119192