National Imaging Facility

The Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) is a $130 million project that provides state-of-the-art imaging capability of animals, plants, and materials for the Australian research community. NIF’s grid of imaging facilities spreads across Australia, aiming to provide a range of leading-edge imaging instrumentation and expertise in the optimal use of imaging technology to the Australian research community.

Established in 2007, NIF is one of the four initiative projects implemented by the Australian Government, under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Characterisation capabilities. Recently, NIF has further expanded by the Education Investment Fund (EIF), which supports world-leading, strategically-focused infrastructure investments that will transform Australian tertiary research and education.

 

 

 

Featured Researcher

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Dr Kirk Feindel

Dr Feindel is overseeing the operation and development of research projects on the Bruker 9.4 T BioSpec at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).  He has a diverse MR background with experience in preclinical, human and materials imaging, rheo-NMR, and solid-state NMR spectroscopy.  At CMCA the BioSpec is used by a plethora of researchers with applications including marine science, engineering, and biomedical research.  Dr Feindel's research interests focus on the identification and understanding of pathology-specific MR contrasts for... Read more

Featured Research Projects

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Visualisation and Characterisation of Feto-placental Vasculature

Proper vascular development of the human placenta is crucial for meeting the metabolic needs of the developing fetus during pregnancy. Maternal environmental stressors such as malnutrition disrupt the elaboration of the feto-placental vasculature that in turn impacts on placental function and results in reduced fetal growth. The ramifications of this are not only on short-term... Read more

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Grape split imaging to examine physical changes before and after splitting using diffusion magnetic resonance

Berry split is a condition in which the grape epidermis splits which often occurs during periods of high rainfall and is a significant cause of grape crop loss. In damp conditions there is increased uptake of water via osmosis and decreased water loss from transpiration. The pre-dawn turgor pressure of table grape cultivars lies in... Read more

General Enquiries:

admin@anif.org.au +61 7 3346 9360 Center for Advanced Imaging,
Building 57,
Research Road,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia Qld 4072

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