Dr Yas Tesiram

Applications Specialist

Centre for Advanced Imaging
yas.tesiram@cai.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 60324

Overview

Research Interests

  • Lipid metabolism
    Altered fatty acid (FA) metabolism occurs in all cancers but there is a lack of methods targeting metabolism in the context of cancer onset, particularly in understanding the role of enzymes engaged in FA processing. Our research suite of magnetic resonance imaging methods is an avenue towards enabling non-invasive diagnosis.My research interest in this area is focused on creating and understanding MRI/S based fingerprints of lipid species during carcinogenesis. PhD Student - Sami Alghamdi
  • Magnetic Resonance Methods Development
    Radio-frequency (RF) pulse and pulse sequence programming and design. RF pulses are essential for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. The assembly of a sequence of pulses and the design of individual pulses continues to be an active area of research in magnetic resonance technologies. My research interest is in adiabatic RF pulses, We have previously solved the general implementation problem for adiabatic inversion pulses (Tesiram and Bendall, 2003), but adequate excitation and refocusing pulses remains unsolved and is an active area of interest particularly in applications in in vivo spectroscopy.
  • Molecular Imaging of Cell Surface Receptors
    Targeting specific molecules on cancer cells can allow exclusive detection of biochemical events as cancer develops. Understanding these events can direct treatment options. My research interest here is in the exclusive detection of tumour endothelial marker 8 using natural ligands. PhD Student - Theo Crawford

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), James Cook University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Adiabatic excitation which is symmetric across a spectral width, of low power and generally applicable is difficult to implement. The goal of this project is to develop a universal framework for exploring various functions genrating adiabatic excitation pulses.

    Required skills - C, C++

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Publications

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Adiabatic excitation which is symmetric across a spectral width, of low power and generally applicable is difficult to implement. The goal of this project is to develop a universal framework for exploring various functions genrating adiabatic excitation pulses.

    Required skills - C, C++