Catching up with a star researcher

Named a star researcher at the 2010 Recognition Award Gala, Maxime Descoteaux is the Université de Sherbrooke’s new chair of neuroinformatics research. He is only 37.

DescoteauxM_6fd4c64f06A rising star in research, Maxime Descoteaux already has to his credit a number of discoveries in the field of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI), along with national and international awards.

There exists only one noninvasive technique for mapping the brain and its connections: diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI). It is a clinical imaging technique that nevertheless involves huge mathematical and computational challenges. “Our research therefore tackles every step of the imaging pipeline, from fast image acquisition of DWI in clinically-feasible time up to connectivity mapping of healthy and pathological brains. With my research team, I want to develop optimal brain mapping technology that can be routinely used in the clinic, » says research professor Maxime Descoteaux.

This video clearly describes the nature and expected outcomes of this research chair.

 

Source: Université de Sherbrooke

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