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Meet: Norm Konyer, MRI Technologist

Norm Konyer.JPGHave you scanned anything besides humans?

I’ve MRI’d a lot of strange things over the years. I’ve done MR spectroscopy on rare bottle of 1895 Vin Mariani to determine if it had turned to vinegar (it had not, although we didn’t open it and taste it). I’ve also had the opportunity to MRI horses at the Ontario Veterinary College – remember to take those shoes off first! And stalagmites – that’s right, rocks. I was involved in a project with folks from the Geography department at McMaster University looking for ancient water trapped inside stalagmites. It took some work, but we were able to see water inside pores in the rock, which we confirmed with CT scans. Extracting this water, however, proved to be a much bigger challenge.


Media: - free medical resources Dr. Robert Hegele, ONDRI Genomics Lead, explain the newly launched that provides free videos and downloadable resources from the world’s leading medical professors.

No matter where they are, the next generation of physicians will now be able to learn from the best medical professors in the world for free. is a new way of teaching medicine and will make medical education more accessible and more effective.


Register for NeuroTech Ontario Showcase + Public Talk

neurotech_showcase_poster_2016-02.pngJoin the Ontario Brain Institute for the NeuroTech Ontario Showcase + Public Talk on September 27 at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre.

The NeuroTech Ontario Showcase is open to the public to see and experience some of the latest brain-related technologies being developed here in Ontario.

At 6:30 pm, the Public Talk to promote discussions around brain disorders and brain health. The talk will feature Guy Seabrook, PhD, VP Neuroscience Scientific Innovation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation in California. He will talk broadly about the current trends, future, and challenges of developing therapies to treat Alzheimer’s disease.