Malaysia Gets First Asian Neuroscience Center

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will become the first public institution of higher learning in Asia to have a neuroscience research centre, equipped with the latest technology and tools capable of producing high resolution images of the brain.

Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd deputy president Tobias Seyfarth said the latest technology known as Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging 7 Tesla (MRI 7T), reputed and recognised as among the best in the world, would be introduced for the first time in Asia at the centre.

“The neuroscience research centre equipped with MRI 7T will overshadow the MRI 3T used in most Asian countries,” he told reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between USM and Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

[From Bernama]

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One thought on “Malaysia Gets First Asian Neuroscience Center

  1. Thank you for the update. My comment is a little bit late, now it is already August, but I do wonder if simply buying a high-tech equipment qualifies a center to claim itself as the premier neuroscience center in Malaysia, let alone in Asia? Is it simply a feel-good-factor after such buy, or an attempt to appease the critics and the doubtfuls?

    One ought really to visit USM and evaluate this claim. Is there readily a lecturer or researcher around who could use this high-tech equipment? Are the students prepared to plan research project utilising the equipment?

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