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Kick-off du RRI IMPACT - 4 mai 2022, CGFB

For a review of the IMPACT Kick-off click here.

IMPACT  Thematic conferences

Conference - Up-to-date approaches to analyze and quantify inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT)

Speaker: Fanny Munsch

Date:  27/04/2023

Venue:  IBIO



Methods for analysis and quantification of ihMT data with a focus on brain studies will be described.

Cette présentation sera présentée au congrès de l'ISMRM (juin 2023) lors de la session Member Initiated Symposium intitulée:"Physical mechanisms, Methods, and Applications of Inhomogeneous Magnetization Transfer (ihMT)".





Conference - Imagerie thermique par IRM : applications en radiologie interventionnelle et perspectives en physiopathologie

Speaker: Valery Ozenne (CRMS, IHU Liryc, Bordeaux)

Date:  29/06/2023


Venue:  IBIO




Conference - Imaging brain glucose metabolism

Speaker: Christian Limberger, Université  fédérale Rio Grande del Sol de Porto Alegre, Brésil

Invited by Anne-Karine Bouzier-Sore

Date : jeudi 28 septembre / 14h00

Venue: IBIO, salle de conférence (RDC)

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- Hervé Lemaître (
- Fanny Munsch (

Conference - What can functional neuroimaging tell us about the birth of symbolic behavior in humans?

Speaker: Emmanuel Mellet, directeur de recherche CNRS (IMN, GIN)

Date : jeudi 30 Novembre / 11h00

Venue: IBIO, salle de conférence (RDC)

Conference - Ecological approach in neuroimagery: Coupling MRI with Ecological Momentary Assesment in everyday life

Speaker: Valentine Chirokoff (INCIA)

Date:  25/01/2024

Venue:  IBIO, salle de conférence



« Ecological approach in neuroimagery: Coupling MRI with Ecological Momentary Assesment in everyday life »



STS Department Annual Science Days 

3e STS Department Scientific Day – 24 November 2022, IECB

The STS department's annual scientific day was an opportunity for the IMPACT directors and coordinators to present its research and its future imaging teaching programs. It was also an opportunity to meet the recruited PhD students for IMPACT. 
For a full review of the STS department's day, click HERE!

4e STS Department Scientific Day - 23 novembre 2023, IECB

The day was an opportunity for young members of the RRI IMPACT to present the progress of their research through presentations (Elise Cosenza), flash communication (Amel Imene Hadj Bouzid) and posters (Fanny Dabrin, prize for the best poster).

For a review of the day, click here!

Conferences organized by program members and linked to IMPACT

Conference - Lesion Network Symptoms Mapping and patient reeducation

Speaker: Aaron Boes, MD, PhD, University of Iowa
Invited by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
Date: February 6th 2023 / 10:00-11:00
Venue: IBIO, conference room
Dr. Boes is a native Iowan and did his early training at the University of Iowa (B.S. 2003, MD, 2009, PhD 2009). He did residency in pediatrics at UC San Diego and pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in neuropsychiatry and noninvasive brain stimulation with Alvaro Pascual-Leone at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2016 he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa. 

Conference - Functional UltraSound (FUS) Imaging

Speaker: Pierre Pouget, CNRS researcher, ICM, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Invited by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
Date: February 13th 2023 / 14:00-15:00
Venue: IBIO, conference room
Pierre Pouget is a CNRS researcher in neuroscience. At La Pitié-Salpétrière, he studies brain wiring in primates, focusing on eye movements, and looking at specific brain structures (the frontal eye field, the supplementary eye field and the anterior cingulate regions of the brain). 

Conference - Quantitative MRI and its application to visual neuroscience

Speaker : Hiromasa Takemura, National Institute for Physiological Sciences
Okazaki (Japan)
Invited by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
Date: March 16th 2023 / 15:00-16:00
Venue: IBIO, conference room
Hiromasa Takemura is currently working at the National Institute of Physiological Sciences in Japan. His current research focuses on using neuroimaging to clarify the relationship between the structure and function of the human brain.

Conference - Visual field maps and white matter tracts in the human visual system

Speaker : Hiromasa Takemura, National Institute for Physiological Sciences
Okazaki (Japan)
Invited by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
Date: March 17th 2023 / 09:30-11:00
Venue: BROCA Auditorium
Over the last several decades, system neuroscience has made substantial progress in understanding brain functions by measuring response properties of individual brain regions and their relation to behavior. However, it is not yet fully understood how such brain functions are related to the structural properties of the nervous system. To address unresolved question on structure-function relationship in the brain, one needs to understand how functional organization of the brain is related to the neuroanatomy. The visual system is an ideal system to address such question since functional organization principle of visual areas, such as visual field maps, and anatomical connections between areas are relatively understood. In this talk, I will describe recent studies investigating the relationship between functional organization of the visual areas and neuroanatomy of the visual system. First, I will describe a recent study (Miyata et al., 2022) investigating a relationship between the size of the human primary visual cortex (V1) and the optic tract by analyzing fMRI and diffusion-weighted MRI (dMRI) in the Human Connective Project 7T Retinotopy dataset (Benson et al., 2018), based on hypothesis from a previous post-mortem study (Andrews et al., 1997). Second, I will describe studies investigating the relationship between human extrastriate visual field maps (V3A/B and hV4) and the Vertical Occipital Fasciculus (VOF), which is a white matter tract connecting dorsal and ventral visual streams (Takemura et al., 2016). The analysis combining fMRI and dMRI suggests that the VOF is an important pathway for integration of upper and lower visual field information in the human visual system. In addition, I will discuss that such finding can be extended into non-human primate visual system (Takemura et al., 2017; 2020). Finally, I will briefly describe other recent projects in the lab, such as a parcellation of the visual thalamus using quantitative MRI (Oishi et al., 2023) and co
mparative diffusion MRI on visual white matter pathways.

Seminar – Structural and functional neuroanatomy of Autism Spectrum in women

Speaker : Hélène Vulser, Maître de Conférence – Praticien Hospitalier (MCU-PH)
Responsable du Centre du Neurodéveloppement Adulte Service de Psychiatrie Adulte, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris

Invited by Hervé Lemaître (GIN – IMN)

Date : vendredi 9 juin / 14:00

Venue: Centre Broca

The gender unbalance in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – 4:1, males to females – has led studies to focus mainly on males leaving one part of the population mostly unstudied. Explanations for such an imbalance have suggested a potential male bias resulting in females being historically under-recognized, or alternatively, that females harbor a protective effect making them less likely to develop autism. For example, female could engage in “compensation” showing fewer or less severe symptoms. In this case, studying autistic traits at a subclinical level could unreveal part of the behavioral aspect of ASD, particularly in women. Autistic traits have been defined as restricted activities/stereotypical behaviors and deficits in interaction and social communication as in ASD but at a subclinical level. The degree of these autistic traits is also referred to as the broader autism phenotype that can also be distributed along a continuum in the general population.
The neuroimaging field has also been affected by this gender unbalance and only few studies has tackled the question of brain correlates of ASD in women and even less in the framework of broad autism phenotype. However, structural and functional neuroanatomy studies in women with ASD are needed to uncover part of the heterogeneity due to gender within the neurobiology of ASD. Moreover, exploring autistic traits in women could help to understand how subclinical level of ASD interact with these brain correlates and if they might be used to predict clinical outcome or to adapt intervention in another framework than a clear cut between ASD and neurotypical individuals.

Seminar - Disconnectome, do we need it?

Speaker: Chris Foulon

Invited by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten

Venue: IBIO, espace k

Date: Decembre 7th, 2023, 11am

Introduction: The Disconnectome is the estimation of white matter disconnections after a brain injury. By analyzing the Disconnectome, we can better understand the effects of lesions on behaviour and recovery, compared to solely observing the lesion's location. Furthermore, the Disconnectome helps us improve our understanding of human cognitive functions.


Seminar - BraDiPho: Integrating diffusion tractography with photogrammetric dissection of the human brain

Speaker: Laura Vavassori

Invited by Michel Thiabaut de Schotten

Venue: IBIO, Espace k

Date: Decembre 7th, 11am

Introduction: The investigation of white matter anatomy remains somewhat divided between studies favouring ex-vivo microdissection and those prioritizing in-vivo tractography. We have developed BraDiPho (Brain Dissection Photogrammetry), an innovative an online/offline framework that currently integrates for the first time both ex-vivo microdissection and in-vivo dMRI-based tractography data of the human brain.

Journées nationales France Life Imaging (FLI)

Les journées nationales France Life Imaging (FLI) regroupant tous les Réseaux d'Expertise, se sont tenues les 11 et 12 décembre 2023 à Bordeaux.
Ces journées scientifiques répondent au double objectif :
• de faire émerger de nouvelles collaborations entre équipes françaises travaillant en imagerie médicale
• de faire un point sur les recherches menées en imagerie médicale et financés par FLI en France.
Durant ces journées scientifiques, on a pu y suivre des présentations de projets financés par FLI autour des technologies émergentes dans différents laboratoires en France.
Puis en fin de journées, une visite des principaux équipements ouverts à la communauté scientifique, en imagerie clinique et préclinique, a été organisée sur les sites de l'Institut de Bio-Imagerie et de l'IHU Liryc.
Anne Thevenoux (FLI)
Yannick Crémillieux (ISM)
Frédéric Lamare (INCIA)
Bruno Quesson (CRMSB)
Olivier Sandre (LCPO)
Emeline Ribot (CRMSB)

Séminaire TAD - "Structurer et propulser l'approche multivers pour l'analyse de données IRM faisant usage des techniques d'apprentissage automatique”

Date : 18 janvier 2024, 13h

Lieu : salle 76 LaBRI

Jeremy Lefort-Besnard, postdoc à Inria Rennes, présentera ses travaux "Structurer et propulser l'approche multivers pour l'analyse de données IRM faisant usage des techniques d'apprentissage automatique”.

*Titre* : Structurer et propulser l'approche multivers pour l'analyse de données IRM faisant usage des techniques d'apprentissage automatique

*Résumé* : Face à la crise de reproductibilité, la communauté de la neuroimagerie a réagi en instaurant diverses mesures, telles que le partage du code et la conteneurisation des environnements logiciels. Cependant, il est crucial de noter que ces mesures ne garantissent pas nécessairement la robustesse des résultats, c'est-à-dire leur stabilité face aux variations des procédures expérimentales. Pour améliorer cette robustesse, une approche pertinente consiste à prendre en considération de manière appropriée les sources essentielles de variations. L'idée de suivre simultanément de nombreux chemins analytiques dans le même ensemble de données, afin de donner du sens à un multivers de choix possibles, se présente comme une solution prometteuse pour atteindre cet objectif. Dans le cadre de mon projet de recherche, je propose une structuration du multivers spécifiquement dédiée à l'analyse de données IRM faisant usage des techniques d'apprentissage automatique. Ce projet vise à standardiser une méthodologie permettant un éclairage exhaustif de la variabilité des résultats engendrée par les choix analytiques, contribuant ainsi à renforcer la confiance et la fiabilité des résultats obtenus.
Contact : Pierrick Coupé (

Séminaire Numérique et Santé - Kilian Hett

Date : 25 janvier, 11h

Lieu : Amphithéâtre du LaBRI

Kilian Hett, Clinical Scientist, Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, nous présentera sa conférence :

"Novel non-invasive markers of the cerebrospinal fluid circuits: assessment of glymphatic clearance mechanisms"

Introduction: The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is mainly produced from the choroid plexus, located in the atrium of the lateral ventricles, passing through the 3rd ventricle and through the cerebral aqueduct to join the 4th ventricle before flowing to the more spread subarachnoid space. New hypotheses suggest that CSF is resorbed near the superior sinus, the so-called parasagittal dural space. The CSF circuit has an important function in nutrient delivery but also in brain waste clearance as it has a crucial role to play in the glial-lymphatic (glymphatic) system. Developing non-invasive methods to characterize this circuit is therefore essential to explore new hypotheses pertaining to impaired waste clearance and neurodegenerative diseases with proteinopathies, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. This offers novel perspectives for understanding neurophysiological processes that could impact clinical applications. Consequently, our research group has developed new methods to quantify structures implicated in the CSF circuits, spanning from production to egress. We investigated changes throughout the human lifespan and applied these methods to test hypotheses in cohort of patients with neurodegeneration.

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