CAI 4th Annual Symposium

3 October 2017
Talks from a wide range of research across the Centre were heard throughout the day

For it's fourth year, the CAI Annual Symposium brought together researchers across the broad disciplines that utilise imaging and spectroscopy at UQ. This was exemplified by the two keynote addresses from eminent scientists in the field that highlighted the multidisciplinary nature of research and collaborations within the centre.

Dr Jurgen Fripp from CSIRO’s Digital Productivity and Services Flagship presented an excellent overview of how computational radiology offers opportunities for next generation digital processing in which computers can be used to “turn images into information”. This was followed by an excellent account of how chemical tags provide unique insight into molecular interactions using NMR and EPR by Prof. Gottfried Otting (Australian National University, College of Science).

HDR Student Javier Urriola presenting his research on epilepsy

The program also incorporated a large number of presentations by Centre staff and students encompassing the broad research interests, including hardware and software development, NMR and EPR spectroscopy, molecular imaging, biochemistry, nanotechnology and medical imaging. Finally, the flash talks by students who presented posters at the evening event was a highlight of the day and offered the chance for early career scientists to promote their research.

Winners of Student Talk and Poster prizes with judges and CAI Director Prof David Reutens


HDR Student Theo Crawford won Best Student Talk for his presentation "In vivo optical imaging of B. anthracis protective antigen targeting endogenous mouse squamous cell carcinoma". Anna Gemmell received the Runner Up Talk prize. Amal J. Sivaram took out the Best Student Poster Prize with Dewan Akter taking Runner Up Poster.

The symposium was an excellent day of science that portrayed the research behind the many achievements within the Centre. Many thanks to the organising committee and sponsors: Siemens Healthineers, Bruker and Trendbio.

Next year the Centre will co-host their Symposium with the Singapore Bio-imaging Consortium in Singapore. Watch this space.


Students discuss their posters at the Poster and Networking Evening
CAI Staff and Students at the Poster session