Yaniv Assaf, PhD

Main inverstigator, List of publications

Original Articles

(IF – impact factor, NC – number of citations; by ISI web-of-knowledge)

  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Detection of different water populations in brain tissue using 2H single- and double-quantum-filtered diffusion NMR spectroscopy. J Magn Reson B 1996;112(2):151-159. IF - 2.333, NC - 27.
  • Assaf Y, Navon G, Cohen Y. In vivo observation of anisotropic motion of brain water using 2H double quantum filtered NMR spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med 1997;37(2):197-203. IF - 3.268, NC - 14
  • Assaf Y, Beit-Yannai E, Shohami E, Berman E, Cohen Y. Diffusion- and T2-weighted MRI of closed-head injury in rats: a time course study and correlation with histology. Magn Reson Imaging 1997;15(1):77-85. IF - 2.042, NC - 67
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Non-mono-exponential attenuation of water and N-acetyl aspartate signals due to diffusion in brain tissue. J Magn Reson 1998;131(1):69-85. IF - 2.333, NC - 107
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y. In vivo and in vitro bi-exponential diffusion of N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) in rat brain: a potential structural probe? NMR Biomed 1998;11(2):67-74. IF - 3.064, NC - 26
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Structural information in neuronal tissue as revealed by q-space diffusion NMR spectroscopy of metabolites in bovine optic nerve. NMR Biomed 1999;12(6):335-344. IF - 3.064, NC - 48
  • Assaf Y, Holokovsky A, Berman E, Shapira Y, Shohami E, Cohen Y. Diffusion and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging following closed head injury in rats. J Neurotrauma 1999;16(12):1165-1176. IF - 3.426, NC - 43

  • Assaf Y, Mayk A, Cohen Y. Displacement imaging of spinal cord using q-space diffusion-weighted MRI. Magn Reson Med 2000;44(5):713-722. IF - 3.268, NC - 94
  • Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Assignment of the water slow-diffusing component in the central nervous system using q-space diffusion MRS: implications for fiber tract imaging. Magn Reson Med 2000;43(2):191-199. IF - 3.268, NC - 85
  • Beni-Adani L, Gozes I, Cohen Y, Assaf Y, Steingart RA, Brenneman DE, Eizenberg O, Trembolver V, Shohami E. A peptide derived from activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) ameliorates injury response in closed head injury in mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2001;296(1):57-63. IF - 4.017, NC - 117
  • Assaf Y, Ben-Bashat D, Chapman J, Peled S, Biton IE, Kafri M, Segev Y, Hendler T, Korczyn AD, Graif M, Cohen Y. High b-value q-space analyzed diffusion-weighted MRI: application to multiple sclerosis. Magn Reson Med 2002;47(1):115-126. IF - 3.268, NC - 98
  • Cohen Y, Assaf Y. High b-value q-space analyzed diffusion-weighted MRS and MRI in neuronal tissues - a technical review. NMR Biomed 2002;15(7-8):516-542. IF - 3.064, NC - 98
  • Assaf Y, Kafri M, Shinar H, Chapman J, Korczyn AD, Navon G, Cohen Y. Changes in axonal morphology in experimental autoimmune neuritis as studied by high b-value q-space (1)H and (2)H DQF diffusion magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med 2002;48(1):71-81. IF - 3.268, NC - 11
  • Assaf Y, Mayzel-Oreg O, Gigi A, Ben-Bashat D, Mordohovitch M, Verchovsky R, Reider G, II, Hendler T, Graif M, Cohen Y, Korczyn AD. High b value q-space-analyzed diffusion MRI in vascular dementia: a preliminary study. J Neurol Sci 2002;203-204:235-239. IF - 2.167, NC - 21
  • Hendler T, Pianka P, Sigal M, Kafri M, Ben-Bashat D, Constantini S, Graif M, Fried I, Assaf Y. Delineating gray and white matter involvement in brain lesions: three-dimensional alignment of functional magnetic resonance and diffusion-tensor imaging. J Neurosurg 2003;99(6):1018-1027. IF - 2.739, NC - 58
  • Assaf Y, Mayk A, Eliash S, Speiser Z, Cohen Y. Hypertension and neuronal degeneration in excised rat spinal cord studied by high-b value q-space diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. Exp Neurol 2003;184(2):726-736. IF - 4.436, NC - 15
  • Assaf Y, Pianka P, Rotshtein P, Sigal M, Hendler T. Deviation of Fiber Tracts in the Vicinity of Brain Lesions: Evaluation by Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Isr J Chem 2003;43:155-163. IF - 0.794, NC - 3
  • Assaf Y, Freidlin RZ, Rohde GK, Basser PJ. New modeling and experimental framework to characterize hindered and restricted water diffusion in brain white matter. Magn Reson Med 2004;52(5):965-978. IF - 3.268, NC - 107

  • Avram L, Assaf Y, Cohen Y. The effect of rotational angle and experimental parameters on the diffraction patterns and micro-structural information obtained from q-space diffusion NMR: implication for diffusion in white matter fibers. J Magn Reson 2004;169(1):30-38. IF - 2.333, NC - 42
  • Biton IE, Mayk A, Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Structural changes in glutamate cell swelling followed by multiparametric q-space diffusion MR of excised rat spinal cord. Magn Reson Imaging 2004;22(5):661-672. IF - 2.042, NC - 7
  • Assaf Y, Basser PJ. Composite hindered and restricted model of diffusion (CHARMED) MR imaging of the human brain. Neuroimage 2005;27(1):48-58. IF - 5.937, NC - 85
  • Neufeld A, Assaf Y, Graif M, Hendler T, Navon G. Susceptibility-matched envelope for the correction of EPI artifacts. Magn Reson Imaging 2005;23(9):947-951. IF - 2.042, NC - 7
  • Biton IE, Mayk A, Kidron D, Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Improved detectability of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in excised swine spinal cords by high b-value q-space DWI. Exp Neurol 2005;195(2):437-446. IF - 4.436, NC - 20
  • Assaf Y, Chapman J, Ben-Bashat D, Hendler T, Segev Y, Korczyn AD, Graif M, Cohen Y. White matter changes in multiple sclerosis: correlation of q-space diffusion MRI and 1H MRS. Magn Reson Imaging 2005;23(6):703-710. IF - 2.042, NC - 23
  • Ben Bashat D, Ben Sira L, Graif M, Pianka P, Hendler T, Cohen Y, Assaf Y. Normal white matter development from infancy to adulthood: comparing diffusion tensor and high b value diffusion weighted MR images. J Magn Reson Imaging 2005;21(5):503-511. IF - 2.749, NC - 55
  • Meshorer E, Biton IE, Ben-Shaul Y, Ben-Ari S, Assaf Y, Soreq H, Cohen Y. Chronic cholinergic imbalances promote brain diffusion and transport abnormalities. FASEB J 2005;19(8):910-922. IF - 6.515, NC - 17
  • Schonberg T, Pianka P, Hendler T, Pasternak O, Assaf Y. Characterization of displaced white matter by brain tumors using combined DTI and fMRI. Neuroimage 2006;30(4):1100-1111. IF - 5.937, NC - 58
  • Assaf Y, Ben-Sira L, Constantini S, Chang LC, Beni-Adani L. Diffusion tensor imaging in hydrocephalus: initial experience. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2006;27(8):1717-1724. IF - 3.464, NC - 31
  • Mendelsohn A, Strous RD, Bleich M, Assaf Y, Hendler T. Regional axonal abnormalities in first episode schizophrenia: preliminary evidence based on high b-value diffusion-weighted imaging. Psychiatry Res 2006;146(3):223-229. IF - 2.803, NC - 15
  • Gorfine T, Assaf Y, Goshen-Gottstein Y, Yeshurun Y, Zisapel N. Sleep-anticipating effects of melatonin in the human brain. Neuroimage 2006;31(1):410-418. IF - 5.937, NC - 24
  • Yovel Y, Assaf Y. Virtual definition of neuronal tissue by cluster analysis of multi-parametric imaging (virtual-dot-com imaging). Neuroimage 2007;35(1):58-69. IF - 5.937, NC - 8
  • Komlosh ME, Horkay F, Freidlin RZ, Nevo U, Assaf Y, Basser PJ. Detection of microscopic anisotropy in gray matter and in a novel tissue phantom using double Pulsed Gradient Spin Echo MR. J Magn Reson 2007;189(1):38-45. IF - 2.333, NC - 33
  • Mayzel-Oreg O, Assaf Y, Gigi A, Ben-Bashat D, Verchovsky R, Mordohovitch M, Graif M, Hendler T, Korczyn A, Cohen Y. High b-value diffusion imaging of dementia: application to vascular dementia and alzheimer disease. J Neurol Sci 2007;257(1-2):105-113. IF - 2.167, NC - 12
  • Assaf Y, Galron R, Shapira I, Nitzan A, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Solomon AS, Holdengreber V, Wang ZQ, Shiloh Y, Barzilai A. MRI evidence of white matter damage in a mouse model of Nijmegen breakage syndrome. Exp Neurol 2008;209(1):181-191. IF - 4.436, NC - 9
  • Assaf Y, Pasternak O. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-based white matter mapping in brain research: a review. J Mol Neurosci 2008;34(1):51-61. IF - 2.922, NC - 142
  • Assaf Y, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Yovel Y, Basser PJ. AxCaliber: a method for measuring axon diameter distribution from diffusion MRI. Magn Reson Med 2008;59(6):1347-1354. IF - 3.268, NC - 66
  • Avram L, Ozarslan E, Assaf Y, Bar-Shir A, Cohen Y, Basser PJ. Three-dimensional water diffusion in impermeable cylindrical tubes: theory versus experiments. NMR Biomed 2008;21(8):888-898. IF - 3.064, NC - 15
  • Assaf Y. Can we use diffusion MRI as a bio-marker of neurodegenerative processes? Bioessays 2008;30(11-12):1235-1245. IF - 4.479, NC - 7
  • Tsenter J, Beni-Adani L, Assaf Y, Alexandrovich AG, Trembovler V, Shohami E. Dynamic changes in the recovery after traumatic brain injury in mice: effect of injury severity on T2-weighted MRI abnormalities, and motor and cognitive functions. J Neurotrauma 2008;25(4):324-333. IF - 3.426, NC -21
  • Pasternak O, Assaf Y, Intrator N, Sochen N. Variational multiple-tensor fitting of fiber-ambiguous diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging voxels. Magn Reson Imaging 2008;26(8):1133-1144. IF - 2.042, NC - 7
  • Barazany D, Basser PJ, Assaf Y. In vivo measurement of axon diameter distribution in the corpus callosum of rat brain. Brain 2009;132(Pt 5):1210-1220. IF - 9.232, NC - 36
  • Mezer A, Yovel Y, Pasternak O, Gorfine T, Assaf Y. Cluster analysis of resting-state fMRI time series. Neuroimage 2009;45(4):1117-1125. IF - 5.937, NC - 13
  • Stein D, Neufeld A, Pasternak O, Graif M, Patish H, Schwimmer E, Ziv E, Assaf Y. Diffusion tensor imaging of the median nerve in healthy and carpal tunnel syndrome subjects. J Magn Reson Imaging 2009;29(3):657-662. IF - 2.749, NC - 10
  • Baranes K, Raz-Prag D, Nitzan A, Galron R, Ashery-Padan R, Rotenstreich Y, Assaf Y, Shiloh Y, Wang ZQ, Barzilai A, Solomon AS. Conditional inactivation of the NBS1 gene in the mouse central nervous system leads to neurodegeneration and disorganization of the visual system. Exp Neurol 2009; 218(1):24-32. IF - 4.436, NC - 4
  • Lifshits S, Tamir A, Assaf Y. Combinatorial fiber-tracking of the human brain. Neuroimage 2009;48(3):532-540. IF - 5.937, NC - 6
  • Pasternak O, Sochen N, Gur Y, Intrator N, Assaf Y. Free water elimination and mapping from diffusion MRI. Magn Reson Med 2009;62(3):717-730. IF - 3.268, NC - 11
  • Freidlin RZ, Ozarslan E, Assaf Y, Komlosh ME, Basser PJ. A multivariate hypothesis testing framework for tissue clustering and classification of DTI data. NMR Biomed 2009;22(7):716-729. IF - 3.064, NC - 1
  • Dror V, Eliash S, Rehavi M, Assaf Y, Biton IE, Fattal-Valevski A. Neurodegeneration in thiamine deficient rats-A longitudinal MRI study. Brain Res 2009. IF - 2.623, NC - 3
  • Piontkewitz Y, Assaf Y, Weiner I. Clozapine Administration in Adolescence Prevents Postpubertal Emergence of Brain Structural Pathology in an Animal Model of Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry 2009. IF - 8.674, NC - 24
  • Sasson E, Doniger GM, Pasternak O, Assaf Y. Structural correlates of memory performance with diffusion tensor imaging. Neuroimage 2010;50(3):1231-1242. IF - 5.937, NC - 13
  • Geva M, Cabilly Y, Assaf Y, Mindroul N, Marom L, Raini G, Pinchasi D, Elroy-Stein O. A mouse model for eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B-leucodystrophy reveals abnormal development of brain white matter. Brain 2010;133(Pt 8):2448-2461. IF - 9.232, NC - 2
  • Levy H, Assaf Y, Frenkel D. Characterization of brain lesions in a mouse model of progressive multiple sclerosis. Exp Neurol 2010; 226:148-158. IF - 4.436, NC - 2Since last promotion:
  • Aizman E, Mor A, Chapman J, Assaf Y, Kloog Y. The combined treatment of Copaxone and Salirasib attenuates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice. J Neuroimmunol 2010;229(1-2):192-203. IF - 2.901, NC - 0
  • Robinson A, Kloog Y, Stein R, Assaf Y. Motor deficits and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)-associated MRI impairments in a mouse model of NF1. NMR Biomed 2010;23(10):1173-1180. IF -3.064 , NC -1.
  • Lifshitz V, Weiss R, Benromano T, Kfir E, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Tempel-Brami C, Assaf Y, Xia W, Wyss-Coray T, Weiner HL, Frenkel D. Immunotherapy of cerebrovascular amyloidosis in a transgenic mouse model. Neurobiol Aging 2012;33(2):432 e431-432. IF - 6.634, NC - 0.
  • Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Pasternak O, Dagan M, Assaf Y. Diffusion MRI of structural brain plasticity induced by a learning and memory task. PLoS One 2011;6(6):e20678. IF - 4.411, NC - 5
  • Sasson E, Doniger GM, Pasternak O, Tarrasch R, Assaf Y. Structural correlates of cognitive domains in normal aging with diffusion tensor imaging. Brain Struct Funct 2012;217(2):503-515. IF - 4.982, NC - 0
  • Ben-Amitay S, Jones DK, Assaf Y. Motion correction and registration of high b-value diffusion weighted images. Magn Reson Med 2011; in press. IF - 3.268, NC - 0
  • Barazany D, Assaf Y. Visualization of Cortical Lamination Patterns with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Cereb Cortex 2011; in press. IF - 6.844, NC - 0.
  • De Santis S, Assaf Y, Jones DK. Using the biophysical CHARMED model to elucidate the underpinnings of contrast in diffusional kurtosis analysis of diffusion-weighted MRI. MAGMA 2011, in press. IF - 2.373, NC - 0.
  • Shemesh N, Barazany D, Sadan O, Bar L, Zur Y, Barhum Y, Sochen N, Offen D, Assaf Y, Cohen Y. Mapping apparent eccentricity and residual ensemble anisotropy in the gray matter using angular double-pulsed-field-gradient MRI. Magn Reson Med 2011. In press. IF - 3.268, NC - 0
  • Sagi Y, Tavor I, Hofstetter S, Tzur Moryosef S, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Assaf Y. Learning in the fast lane: New insights into neuroplasticity. Neuron 2012; 73(6), 1195-1203. IF – 14.027, NC – 1.
  • Sadan O, Shemesh N, Barzilay R, Dadon-Hahum M, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Assaf Y, Yeshurun M, Djaldetti R, Cohen Y, Melamed E, Offen D. Mesenchymal stem cells induced to secrete neurotrophic factors attenuate quinolinic acid toxicity: A potential therapy for Huntington's disease. Exp Neurol 2012; 234(2):414-427.
  • Kafri M., Sasson E., Assaf Y., Balash Y., Aiznstein O., Hausdorff G., Giladi N. High-Level Gait Disorder: Associations with Specific White Matter Changes Observed on Advanced Diffusion Imaging. J. Neuroimaging, Accepted.
  • Sasson E, Doniger GM, Pasternak O, Tarrasch R, Assaf Y. White matter correlates of cognitive domains in normal aging with diffusion tensor imaging. Front Neurosci 2013; 32, 1-13.
  • Aharoni R, Sasson E, Blumenfeld-Katzir T, Eilam R, Sela M, Assaf Y, Arnon R. Magnetic resonance imaging characterization of different experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis models and the therapeutic effect of glatiramer acetate. Exp Neurol 2013;240:130-144.
  • Tavor I, Hofstetter S, Assaf Y. Micro-structural assessment of short term plasticity dynamics. Neuroimage 2013;81C:1-7.
  • Jouroukhin Y, Ostritsky R, Assaf Y, Pelled G, Giladi E, Gozes I. NAP (davunetide) modifies disease progression in a mouse model of severe neurodegeneration: Protection against impairments in axonal transport. Neurobiol Dis 2013;56:79-94.

Accepted for publication:

  • Assaf Y, Alexander DC, Jones DK, Bizzi A, Behrens TE, Clark CA, Cohen Y, Dyrby TB, Huppi PS, Knoesche TR, Le-Bihan D, Parker GJ. The CONNECT project: Combining macro- and micro-structure. Neuroimage 2013.
  • De Santis S, Assaf Y, Evans CJ, Jones DK. Improved precision in CHARMED assessment of white matter through sampling scheme optimization and model parsimony testing. Magn Reson Med 2013.

Chapters in Books

  • Cohen, O. Mayzel, A. Gafni, M. Greenwald, D. Wessely, L. Frish and Y. Assaf. NMR Diffusion Measurements in Chemical and Biological Supra-molecular Systems. In “NMR in Supramolecular Chemistry”, NATO ASI Series, M. Pons, Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, vol. 526, p.301-306, 1999.
  • Cohen, Y. Assaf, R. Nossin-Manor, I.E. Biton. Diffusion MRI and q-Space Diffusion MRI: From Cerebral Ischemia to Multiple Sclerosis and Beyond. In “Blood Brain Barrier Delivery and Brain Pathology”, Kobiler and Shapira, Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 123-145, 2001.
  • Assaf, O. Mayzel-Oreg, A. Gigi, D. Ben-Bashat, M. Graif, T. Hendler, A.D. Korczyn, Y. Cohen. q-Space Diffusion Imaging in Dementia. In: The use of New Structural Imaging Techniques, Psychiatric Neuroimaging” NATO Science Series, Series I: Life and Behavioural Sciences, Barker G and Ng G, Eds., IOS Press, Holland, vol. 348, p. 224-230, 2003.
  • Ben-Bashat, L. Ben-Sira, M. Graif, P. Pianka, T. Hendler, Y. Cohen, Y. Assaf. White matter maturation from birth through adulthood: high b value diffusion weighted imaging study. In: Structural MRI in Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroimaging” NATO Science Series, Series I: Life and Behavioural Sciences, Barker G and Ng G, Eds., IOS Press, Holland, vol. 348, p. 39-43, 2003.
  • Pasternak, N. Sochen, Y. Assaf. Variational Regularization of Multiple Diffusion Tensor Fields. In: “Visualization and Image Processing of Tensor Fields”. J. Weickert and H. Hagen, Eds. Springer, Berlin, 2005.
  • Assaf, Y. Cohen. Inferring microstructural information of white matter from diffusion MRI. In: “Diffusion MRI: From Quantitative Measurement to In-vivo Neuroanatomy”. H. Johansen-Berg and T. Behrens, Eds. Elsevier, 2009

    Since last promotion:
  • Assaf, Y. Cohen. Extracting Geometric Properties of White Matter with q-Space Diffusion MRI (QSI). In: “Diffusion MRI: Theory, Methods and Application”. D.K. Jones, Ed. Oxford, 2011.


  • Cohen and Y. Assaf. Imaging of Neuronal Material. US patent no. 6,529,763 B1. Date of patent March 4, 2003.
  • J. Basser and Y. Assaf. Diffusion tensor and q-space MRI specimen characterization. Patent application no. 20050007100
  • J Basser and Y. Assaf. Non-invasive in vivo MRI axon diameter measurement methods. US patent no 8,380,280.
  • Y. Assaf. Imaging of Neuronal Material. US patent no. 6,529,763 B1. Date of patent March 4, 2003.

Invited Lectures in National and International Meetings

  • High b Value q-Space Analyzed Diffusion Weighted MRI: Applications to MS. Bat-Sheva Seminar on Diffusion NMR and MRI: From Molecules to the Entire Human Brain. Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel, August 26-30, 2001.

  • q-Space analyzed diffusion MRI in dementia. The 9th Tel-Aviv University Alzheimer’s disease conference. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 6-7, 2002.

  • q-Space Diffusion Imaging in Dementia. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Psychiatric Neuroimaging. Monte Rosa Hotel, Chiavari, Italy, September 29 – October 1, 2002.

  • Combining DTI and fMRI for Assessment of Tissue Functionality. The 1st Eastern Mediterranean Congress on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Izmir, Turkey, December 12-14th, 2002.
  • MRI Indication of White Matter Neurodegenration. The 11th Tel-Aviv University Alzheimer’s disease conference. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 3-4, 2004.
  • White Matter Mapping with DTI. The annual meeting of the Israeli neurological association. Tel Aviv, June 13th, 2006.
  • Imaging White Matter Disease. Forth annual update symposium series on clinical neurology and neurophysiology. Tel Aviv, February 18-19th, 2008.
  • Diffusion Imaging of the Aging Brain. The Diffusion-Perfusion Study Section, 16th meeting of the international society for magnetic resonance in medicine, Toronto, Canada, May 3-9, 2008.
  • MRI of Brain Connectivity. 4th international summer school in biomedical engineering. Organized by the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Cognition, Leipzig, Germany, August 13-27, 2009.
  • Diffusion MRI of Tissue Microstructure. The annual meeting of the British Chapter of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Cardiff, United Kingdom, September 2-5, 2009.
  • Diffusion MRI of Tissue Microstructure. The diffusion imaging workshop of the international conference on medical image computing and computer assisted intervention (MICCAI), Imperial Collage London, London, UK, September 20-24, 2009.
  • Diffusion MRI of tissue microstructure. Invited speaker for a seminar at fMRIb, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 2009.
  • MRI of cortical structural. A seminar at the Max-Plank institute for cognition and brain sciences, Leipzig, Germany, December 2009.
  • Diffusion MRI of tissue microstructure. Invited speaker at the Italian Chapter of the ISMRM meeting, Milano, Italy, February, 2010.
  • Diffusion MRI of neuroplasticity. Invitation to lecture under the distinguished fellow scheme, Cardiff, United Kingdom. July, 2010.
  • Diffusion MRI of brain microstructure. A seminar at the Max-Plank institute for Neurology, Cologne, Germany. September, 2010.

    Since last promotion:
  • Alternative models of diffusion. Invited speaker at the educational session of the ISMRM meeting, Montreal, Canada. May, 2011.
  • Brain Connectivity and Microstrucutre – Invited speaker (and organizer) of a symposium at the human brain mapping, Quebec, Canada, June, 2011.
  • Alternative models of diffusion – Invited speaker at the advanced white matter imaging workshop, Reykjavik, Iceland. August, 2011.
  • MRI of microstructure and plasticity. Invited for a series of lectures under the Hilgard visiting professor scheme, Stanford University, Stanford, USA. October 2011.
  • MRI of brain microstructure. Invited lecture at the symposium on pre-clinical MRI, Cardiff, United Kingdom. January 2012.
  • MRI of age related cognitive decline. Invited lecture at the 1st international symposium on brain aging, Albert Einstein Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March
  • Learning in the fast lane: new insights into neuroplasticity. Invited lecture at the British Neuroscience Festival, London, United Kingdom, April 2013.