Inspire-Med: Integrating Magnetic Resonance SPectroscopy and Multimodal Imaging for Research and Education in MEDicine
Key information / Informations
• Funding programme / Programme de financement: H2020 - ITN
• Coordinator / Coordinateur: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Dr D. Sappey-Marinier)
• Partners’ list / Liste des partenaires :
o UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
o ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
o UNIVERSITAET BERN
o KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
o MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
o THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
o STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
o UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
o CONSORCIO CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA EN RED M.P.
o USTAV PRISTROJOVE TECHNIKY AVCR VVI
o ICOMETRIX NV
o UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER UTRECHT
• Budget : 3 946 345,56€
• Grant / Subvention : 3 946 345,56€
• Début – Fin : 01/01/2019-31/12/2022
Context / Contexte
The now widely accepted concept of personalized medicine requires new approaches in medical technologies for patient care. Medical Imaging is a technology that plays a central role in modern healthcare systems with Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) as two major modalities.
Objectives / Objectifs
The overall objective of INSPiRE-MED is to provide high-level training to a cohort of early-stage researchers in medical imaging, particularly in medical molecular imaging by combining MRS(I) with PET. Our programme will provide fellows with the scientific and transferable skills necessary for successful careers in medical imaging underpinning innovative technological development across a range of disciplines. Indeed, a good background in the physics and chemistry-based principles of both MRS(I) and PET techniques is required for improving data acquisition protocols. But also, good knowledge of computer science is essential for the initial processing of MRS(I) data, as well as for the analysis of multi-parametric and multimodal “big data” produced by longitudinal studies, using the latest machine and deep learning methods.
Expected impact and results / Impact et résultats attendus
The INSPiRE-MED consortium will provide research and training opportunities to 15 early stage researchers in the field of biomedical imaging, particularly in the field of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and MR Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) combined with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and enhanced by machine learning techniques. INSPiRE-MED will provide its students with the transferable skills necessary for their careers, underpinning innovative technological development across a range of disciplines, comprising hybrid imaging modalities such as MR/PET, and the latest signal and image processing techniques such as deep learning.
LIP’s contribution / Rôle de LIP :
Lyon Ingénierie Projets will mainly ensure efficient project management, assist the coordinator (Dr D. Sappey-Marinier) with the monitoring of the different work packages, and overall financial and administrative management. LIP will be the contact point and a support for the coordinator and all partners as regards project administration and financial rules, as well as IPR rules.