Centre for Brain Research seminar: Novel MRI sequences, PET tracers and functional imaging in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease Event as iCalendar

26 September 2013

10 - 11am

Venue: Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital

Gerard Deib is a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced MRI and the Centre for Brain Research. He is a neuroradiologist with a special interest in functional brain imaging. After completng his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he trained as a radiologist in the United Kingdom, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (London). Gerard moved to Auckland after completing a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Virginia and a combined research and clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where his research focused on func??onal brain imaging (including fMRI and PET). Gerard also works at Mercy Radiology Group.

Presented by: Dr Gerard Deib , neuroradiologist, and Professor Ian Kirk, Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, CBR.

Professor Ian Kirk is co-director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging, Neuroplasticity and Neurodevelopment laboratory, and Associate Director of the Centre Brain Research. Ian is interested inthe neural systems involved in memory and attentional processes. He also has an interest in the genetic mechanisms that modulate development of, and activity in, these systems. He has additional interests in cerebral asymmetries, music perception and production, and in the plastic neural processes involved in memory. He employs functional (EEG and fMRI) and structural (DTI) imaging to investigate the temporal and spatial neurodynamics, and the anatomical substrates, of cognitive processes. Ian is also interested in atypical processing in a number of disorders, of which Alzheimer’s disease is one.