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

UQ node
Dr Gary Cowin

Dr Gary Cowin (UQ Node) develops new MR based projects on Bruker (9.4T large animal, 16.4T small animal micro-imaging system and 7T Clinscan systems) and Siemens human MRI systems (1.5T and 3T clinical and 7T research systems) for Human and Animal studies. He is also developing simultaneous PET and MRI imaging on the world's first commercial prototype of a preclinical combined PET/MRI system. He has extensive experience investigating fat localisation and mobilisation, extending image resolution on ultra-high field... Read more

Featured Research Projects

GrapeSplitDevelopment
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

FocalEpilepsy
Abnormal brain areas common to the focal epilepsies

A group of scientists at The Florey Institute may soon be able to diagnose a common form of epilepsy after a simple 10-­minute brain scan. The result? Patients will commence immediate treatment and minimize the risk of further damage caused by seizures. New research published in Brain Connectivity shows that people with focal epilepsy seemingly... 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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