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Nature Methods officially posted Céline’s registered report that recently reached Stage 1 acceptance in principle. (Nov 14, 2023)

The first 36 sessions of HCPh data collection are finished! (Nov 14, 2023)

We are starting the Human Connectome PHantom data collection! (Oct 20, 2023)

Alexandre Cionca joins the lab. Welcome Alex! (Aug 28, 2023)

Céline starts a doctoral research visit to the Poldrack Lab at Stanford. (Jun 27, 2023)

Céline’s registered report received Stage 1 in principle acceptance from the PCIRR. (May 31, 2023)

We investigate the neuroimaging workflow to map out the brain’s connectivity networks, characterize the reliability, sensitivity and specificity of these methodologies (from acquisition to formalization of network information) and apply them in the understanding of the healthy and diseased developmental trajectories of the human brain.

To this end, we develop computational methods to extract structural and functional connectivity from a variety of MRI (magnetic resonance image) techniques and corresponding physiolgical information. In particular, we use anatomical MR schemes (e.g., T1-weighted and T2-weighted), diffusion MRI for the structural connectivity, and BOLD (blood-oxygen-level-dependent) MRI for the functional connectivity. We engage in open science and support community tooling. In particular, The Axonlab is deeply involved in the development of the NeuroImaging PREProcessing toolS (NiPreps).

We are part of the Connectomics Lab at Department of Radiology of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).

The lab receives financial support from the SNSF Ambizione project Uncovering the interplay of structure, function, and dynamics of brain connectivity using MRI (grant number 185872), and from the NIMH (RF1MH121867, PIs: Poldrack, Esteban, Rokem, Satterthwaite, and Milham).