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MicroCT Virtual Rendezvous 2020

As Bruker MicroCT User Meeting scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 in Leuven, Belgium, was cancelled due to the worldwide Corona (COVID-19) outbreak, we have planned a virtual avenue for our users to meet this year!

The program will consist of several presentations from our life science users on their excellent research and a few presentations from Bruker Application Scientist to update you on the latest features like Phase Contrast Retrieval techniques and more!

Europe / Asia

Meeting Agenda May 13th 2020 9:30am to 3:30pm CEST

9:30 Welcome – Kjell Laperre, Market Product and Applications Manager, Bruker
9:40 -10:00 Bruker Presentation – What’s new in Nrecon?, “Phil Salmon”, senior application scientist, Bruker
10:10- 10:30 Micro-CT analysis of tibial cartilage and bone microarchitecture in osteoarthritis and controls, “Sophie Rapagna”, Flinders University, Australia
10:40 – 11:00 Calcified cartilage anatomy: an osteoarthritis risk factor?, “Lucinda Evans”, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, United Kingdom
Break 30min
11:30 – 11:50 From Blood till Bone – Autologous Carrier for BMP6 in Rabbit Spinal Fusion, “Igor Erjavec”, Laboratory for Mineralized Tissue, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
12:00 – 12:20 Assessment of human soft tissue microstructure under tensile load by using the Skyscan 1176 system: preliminary results, “Gregorio Marchiori”, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy
12:30 – 12:50 Evaluation of fibrinolysis using microCT in both in vitro and in vivo model, “Adam Novoblinský”, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
Break 30min
13:30 – 13:50 Articular cartilage thickness analysis of rat joints from micro computed tomography images, “Sami Kappinen”, Research unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland
14:00 – 14:20 Deep Learning Based Stain Normalization for Contrast-Enhanced Micro-Computed Tomography, “Tuomas Frondelius”, Research unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland
14:30 – 14:50 Bruker presentation – What’s new in CTan? “Jolien Dellafaille”, application scientist, Bruker
15:00 – 15:30 General Q/A Meeting concludes

Americas

Meeting Agenda May 14th 2020 12:30pm to 5:00pm EDT (GMT-4)

12:30 Welcome - Kjell Laperre, Market Product and Applications Manager, Bruker.
12:40 -1:00 Use of MicroCT Imaging in Polymer 3D Printing for Tissue Engineering - “Sean Bittner”, Rice University, Houston, TX
1:00- 1:20 Use of 3D Image Registration to Assess Bone Microstructural Changes in a Rodent Spinal Cord Injury Model, “Jayachandra R. Kura”, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1:20 – 1:40 Modeling Progressive Lung Fibrosis in Mice, “Elizabeth F. Redente”, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
1:40 – 2:00 Bruker presentation – What’s New in NRecon?
2:30 – 2:40 MICROCT GAME 1 / BREAK
2:40 – 3:00 Calcified root canals: radiographic evaluation of obliterated segment, characterization of calcification pattern and comparative analysis of hand vs. rotary file-created glide path, “Konstantinos Verdelis”, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
3:00 – 3:20 Aligning optical and CT datasets from mice and rats, “Rebecca Williams”, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
3:20 – 3:50 Development of a Janus Kinase inhibitor prodrug for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, “Gang Zhao”, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
3:50 – 4:00 MICOCT GAME 2 / BREAK
4:00 – 4:20 Bruker presentation – What’s New in CTAn v 1.19?
4:20 – 4:40 Cranial Neural Crest Control Timing of Bone Mineral Density and Microarchitecture in Development: Preliminary Results, “Hammad Mumtaz” University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
4:40 – 5:00 Triple Contrast administration in abdominal microCT, “Michelle Williams”, DHLRI-SAIC, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
5:00 – 5:10 General Q&A/ Meeting concludes