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Dr. R. Matthew Ramirez from UC Berkeley had an academic exchange in WIPM

time:   2012-10-10 00:00    hits:6143

     On October 10th, Dr. R. Matthew Ramirez from UC Berkeley, invited by Prof. Zhou Xin, visited Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (WIPM, CAS) and gave a lecture entitled "Molecular imaging of cancer cells using a 129Xe MRI biosensor" .

     In his presentation, Dr. Matthew firstly described the background of biosensor and the theory of molecular imaging, and then introduced a new technique called chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST). The advantage of CEST was described too. After that, Dr. Matthew introduced some works about his research group. They increased the sensitivity of MRI by Bacteriophage and Cryptophane. There was 1000 Cryptophanes on one Bacteriophage averagely. The sensitivity of 129Xe MRI has greatly improved than the conventional MRI methods.

     Dr. Matthew obtained his Bachelor's degree from MIT. He has been working on the studying of 129Xe biosensor and molecular imaging for his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley since 2008.