Qingping Chen

Compressed sensing for quantum-filtered Sodium MRI sequences


Home University: RWTH Aachen University

Partner University: The University of Melbourne

GR Student Profile:

I acquired my BSc degree of Biomedical Engineering at Fudan University in China (Sep. 2012 – Jun. 2016). And I have completed my MSc degree in the joint Neuroscience and Neuroimaging program between University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Aarhus University in Denmark (Sep. 2016 – Jun. 2019). My master project was focused on sodium MRI technique, including spiral sequence development, non-Cartesian reconstruction, and image correction. Sodium MRI is a very promising technique since it can non-invasively provide quantitative metabolic information, which has the potential to improve early diagnosis rate and prognosis of some diseases (e.g. brain tumours). During my master’s training, I have more and more interest in sodium MRI.

Fortunately, JUMPA Joint PhD program gives me the opportunity to extend sodium MRI research. My PhD project (Jul. 2019 – Jul. 2022) will focus on multiple-quantum-filtered sodium MRI sequence development and image post-processing. During my PhD study, I will have the chance to conduct research at both Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) in Germany and the University of Melbourne in Australia.

I just started a new life in Jülich. There is a lot of delicious local food here such as beer and bread, beautiful scenery and friendly people. FZJ is a very international institute, so I can make friends with people from different countries, such as Korea, Spain, India and so on. When I have free time, I like travelling and watching movies.