NMR MRI Diffusion Symposium

9th (biennial) Western Sydney University & Inaugural Asian Symposium on NMR, MRI & Diffusion

Symposium Dinner

When: 3rd December, 2020

TIme: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm                          

Where: Western Sydney University, Campbelltown

Venue: Lecture Theatre (TBA)

Audience: Registration is open to all and will be available after August 2020

This, the 9th WSU Symposium was originally planned to be a 2 day extravaganza of talks, workshops, an evening networking event and an optional day tour of the highlights of Sydney and surrounds, and, for the first time it would be co-hosted by the Nanoscale Research Group, WSU and the Taiwan Magnetic Resonance Society, Taiwan, BUT, COVID-19 happened and our vision shrank.

The 9th WSU Symposium will now be held on the 3rd December 2020 followed by an evening networking event at Rydges Campbelltown. The talks will be held on the WSU campus at Campbelltown with the international speakers  presenting by ZOOM but we expect that domestic speakers will be able to present in person.

A ZOOM link will be provided closer to the day for anyone who cannot attend but would like to participate and we will be holding our Student Poster competition as usual.

Program of Events (TBC)

9th (biennial) Western Sydney University & Inaugural Asian Symposium on NMR, MRI & Diffusion 2020
Bernhard Blümich

"Advances and Adventures with Mobile NMR"

Bernhard Blümich, Denis Jaschtschuk, and Christian Rehorn
Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University
Mobile NMR enables a variety of studies which are out of range when relying on conventional NMR instruments. For the most part, mobile NMR instruments are stray-field sensors, that characterize material properties by investigating relaxation and diffusion of nuclear magnetization. This contribution reviews the principles of portable stray-field NMR and selected recent applications to nondestructive materials testing and to tangible cultural heritage in- and outside the laboratory.

Nirbhay Yadav

"Magnetic resonance imaging of glycogen using its magnetic coupling with water"

Nirbhay N. Yadav, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA. Dr Yadav completed his PhD at the University of Western Sydney, Australia working on NMR studies of molecular diffusion under the supervision of Prof. William S. Price. In 2010, he moved to Johns Hopkins to take up a Post-Doctoral Fellowship under the supervision of Prof. Peter van Zijl. Dr Yadav has published over 50 reviewed articles and serves as the principle investigator for an ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study. His current research interests include the development of MRI-based molecular imaging methods and the application of these methods in animal models and human patients with cancer, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases.


Venue & Getting There

Campbelltown Campus of Western Sydney University.
Lecture Theatre (TBA)

Drive - The campus is accessible using the M5, via the Narellan Road exit.
Parking - is available in area P6, behind Building 21 ($7 - Parking is in the yellow bays with tickets available through the ticket machine located in P6).

Shuttle Bus –  To use the shuttle bus service you will require a copy of your registration email. The Western Sydney Shuttle Bus operates from:

  • Campbelltown station (Farrow Road, immediately outside the station)
  • Macarthur Square (Kellicar Road, bus stand number three)
  • Campbelltown campus Building 21
  • Between the hours of 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Public transport - Use the interactive travel planner on this page or visit Transport NSW(opens in a new window) for up to date travel information.

Walk - The campus is a 10 minute walk from Macarthur Station. Exit the station at the 'Shopping Centre Bridge' and cross onto Goldsmith Ave, which leads into the campus.

Map - Campbelltown campus map (opens in a new window).


The registration link will be open in August and then you will be able you to register for;

  • Attendance at the talks
  • ZOOM link - nominal cost which will include ZOOM password
  • The evening networking event (Rydges Hotel Campbelltown) - Dinner registrations will close on the 27th November.
Payment will be through the Western Sydney University OneStop secure payment system.

Refund Policy;

  • If you are unable to attend after registering please email nano@westernsydney.edu.au
  • Full refund will be given if attendance is cancelled before 20th November, 2020
  • 50% refund will be given if attendance is cancelled before 27th November, 2020
  • No refund will be given after 28th November, 2020

Further Information

Nanoscale Research Group nano@westernsydney.edu.au
Prof. William S. Price


+61 2 4620 3336 / +61 404 830 398

Mrs Robyn Grey


+61 2 4620 3456 / +61 421 255 111

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