Scope, Relevance, and Objectives 

Neuro-imaging has become an indispensable tool for a wide range of application fields. Both structural and functional information about the central nervous system encompassing the brain and spinal cord are obtained through imaging approaches. With the neuro-imaging field extending into the realm of “Molecular Imaging”, exciting new doors have been opened to learn about cellular and molecular processes in topics of neurobiology and neuroscience, but also of neurological diseases. Molecular neuro-imaging is playing an increasing role in unraveling cellular and molecular mechanisms and process dynamics, essential for a better understanding of the function of the brain but also for a better grasp on neurological diseases and the development of therapy strategies.

The ESMI Study Group “Molecular Neuro-Imaging” is science driven. It is the declared goal to embrace all in vivo imaging modalities that can serve the purpose of advancing understanding in the neuro-science field. The Study Group welcomes all novel imaging modalities and is eager to validate their utilization for the neuro-field. We will reach out to new technologies, concepts and applications to integrate them for the advancement of neuro-biological, neuro-scientific, and neurological topics. 

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Group Review Article

On the Usage of Brain Atlases in Neuroimaging Research
Hess, A., Hinz, R., Keliris, G.A., Boehm-Sturm, P.

Founding Members

Markus Aswendt – CologneHervé Boutin, Manchester
Jan Klohs – Zurich
Bertrand Tavitian – Paris
Louise van der Weerd- Leiden
Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere – Antwerp
Mathias Hoehn – Cologne

Group Leadership

  • Chair: Philipp Böhm-Sturm, Berlin
  • Co-Chair: Selena Milicevic Sephton, Cambridge
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