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Yi Chen

Address: Max-Planck-Ring 11
72076 Tuebingen
Room number: 3.B.01
Phone: +49 7071 601 1737
Fax: +49 7071 601 701
E-Mail: Yi.Chen

 

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Yi Chen

Position: PhD Student  Unit: Yu Scheffler

MRI and Calcium signal-guided robotic arm for automatic deep brain nuclei targeting


Simultaneous BOLD fMRI and fiber-optic recording of fluorescent calcium signal can help clarify the cellular contributions to neurovascular coupling in different brain regions of healthy and diseased animal models. A key challenge is to target the deep brain nuclei with only several hundreds of microns. The goal of this project is to create a robotic controlling system to target small brain nuclei inside the MRI scanner and  automate the process to a large degree.

EDUCATION

Since 2014    PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

2011-2014    Master of Electrical Engineering,  Hunan University, China

2009-2011    Bachelor of Business Administration, Hunan University, China

2007-2011    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Hunan University, China

 

AWARDS

2018    Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for the work "MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA) drives optogenetic activation of the rat corpus callosum". ISMRM-ESMRMB, Paris, France.

2018    Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for the work "Functional MRI mapping the optogenetic activation of the lateral hypothalamus driven by an MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA)". ISMRM-ESMRMB, Paris, France.

2018    Trainee Educational Stipend, ISMRM-ESMRMB, Paris, France.

2017    Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for the work "MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA) to target deep brain nuclei in vivo". ISMRM, Honolulu, USA.

2017    Trainee Educational Stipend, ISMRM, Honolulu, USA.

2016    Trainee Educational Stipend, ISMRM, Singapore.

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Posters (2):

Chen Y, Pais-Roldán P, Chen X and Yu X (April-26-2017): Stepwise optogenetic activation of the rat thalamic nuclei with MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA), 25th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2017), Honolulu, HI, USA.
Chen Y, Sobczak F and Yu X (May-11-2016): MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA) to target deep brain nuclei in vitro, 24th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2016), Singapore.

Talks (6):

Chen Y, Pais P, Chen X, Frosz M and Yu X (June-21-2018) Abstract Talk: Functional MRI mapping the optogenetic activation of the lateral hypothalamus driven by an MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA), Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018, Paris, France(1107).
Chen Y, Pais Roldán P, Chen X and Yu X (June-20-2018) Abstract Talk: MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA) drives optogenetic activation of the rat corpus callosum, Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018, Paris, France(0652).
Chen X, Sobczak F, Chen Y and Yu X (June-18-2018) Abstract Talk: Identify the neurovascular coupling efficacy of long-term depolarization or seizer-like events in the hippocampus with optogenetic single-vessel fMRI, Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018, Paris, France(0181).
Chen XM, Chen Y and Yu X (April-27-2017) Abstract Talk: Decipher the hippocampal neurovascular coupling with simultaneous fMRI and GCaMP-mediated calcium recording, 25th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2017), Honolulu, HI, USA(1158).
Chen Y, Schlüsener K and Yu X (April-26-2017) Abstract Talk: MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA) to target deep brain nuclei in vivo, 25th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2017), Honolulu, HI, USA(0737) 453-454.
Chen Y (February-21-2017) Abstract Talk: MRI-guided robotic arm (MgRA) for stepwise optogenetic activation of the rat thalamic nuclei, 11th ESMI Winter Conference "hot TOPIics in IMaging" (TOPIM 2017), Les Houches, France.

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