Paul C. Lauterbur, professor of UIUC, the Nobel Prize winner of 2003. He is honored as “Father of the magnetic resonance imaging technique”Dr. Lauterbur endowed his Nobel Prize medal and certificate to SIAT through his wife and daughter in August 2007, and named the biomedical imaging center as “Paul C. Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging”。 


Named after the latest Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul C. Lauterbur, the inventor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the biomedical imaging center is devoted to the establishment of a world-class research infrastructure to enable interdisciplinary research in applied physics, engineering, computational science and biology for the development and application of next generation of biomedical imaging systems. Imaging centre has about 100 staff members(more than 30 hold Ph.D. degree), including 15 professors, associate professors and senior engineers, has imported and developed more than 10 full-time young principle investigators. On the support of the centre, we have set up Shenzhen Biomedical Imaging Technology Engineering Laboratory, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Guangdong Province Biological Medical Equipment Technology Innovation Platform, has taken part in Health Informatics Key Laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The centre has built MRI / CT and ultrasound imaging labs which preliminary reach international advanced level, with an area of 2000 square meters. The imaging centre is supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences - National Bureau “Multimodality Medical Imaging", Guang Dong province “High Field Magnetic Resonance” ,“Low Cost Health” and other research innovation teams. The centre is undertaking a number of research projects, including the National 973 Program, National Key Technology R&D Program, The National Natural Science Foundation of China, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guang Dong province, Shen Zhen city, and other enterprises projects. The total amount of scientific research fund has reached 1.5 billion yuan. Core members of the team have published more than 120 papers in international core journals, and produce more than 80 core technical patents.


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