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PhD defense: Jonas Lynge Olesen

CFIN researcher Jonas Lynge Olesen will be defending his PhD thesis "Diffusion as a probe of structure: NMR virtual microscopy"

Info about event

Time

Wednesday 29 June 2022,  at 14:00 - 17:00

Location

Building 1523, room 318, Lecture Theatre Fysisk Auditorium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C

Contact

Jonas Lynge Olesen, Department of Clinical Medicine and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Jonas L. Olesen, e-mail: jonas@phys.au.dk, tel.: +45 42659765
PhD student Jonas Lynge Olesen

Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) holds the unique potential of non-invasively providing a window to the cellular microstructure and thereby improve the diagnoses and understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. This PhD study represents one more step towards realizing this potential. In particular, Jonas L. Olesen studied the functional behavior of the dMRI signal in experimental regimes made feasible by high field pre-clinical scanners. Thereby, it is made possible to disentangle the signal contributions from multiple microstructural sources providing insight, for instance, into the diffusion properties of neurites. The results further the understanding of microstructural modeling of the dMRI signal from neural tissue, especially in gray matter, which constitutes a new frontier in the field.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 14:00
Place: Building 1523, room 318, Lecture Theatre Fysisk Auditorium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: Diffusion as a probe of structure: NMR virtual microscopy

Contact information: Jonas L. Olesen, e-mail: jonas@phys.au.dk, tel.: +45 42659765

Members of the assessment committee:

Associate professor Markus Nilsson, Diagnostic Radiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden

Assistant professor Ileana Jelescu, Department of Radiology, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Associate Professor Jan Arlt (chair), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Sune Jespersen, Department of Clinical Medicine and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS, Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.