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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Imaging adds a new dimension into student learning

Life presents itself in an intriguing array of three-dimensional structures. Through hands-on examination of specimens, students are presented with a highly valuable resource that aids their understanding of the diversity and complexity of taxa. However, the fragility, rarity and cost restricts the number and diversity of physical specimens that educators can provide to their classes.... Read more

Reduced connectivity between visual & somatosensory,motor regions in AN
Imaging for a better understanding of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric condition characterised by significantly low body weight and a fear of weight gain. A disturbance in the experience of one’s own body weight or shape is a core feature of the illness, which has a mortality rate among the highest of any mental illness. Thus, it is critical to gain a better understanding of the neurobiological basis of... 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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