The article "Visual Motion and the Perception of Surface Material" which was written by Assoc.Prof. Katja Doerschner has been accepted for publication by Current Biology. Dr. Özgür Yılmaz who currently carries out his post-doctoral work under the supervision of Dr. Doerschner in UMRAM is one of the authors of this article.The other authors are Roland Fleming, Paul Schrater, Bruce Hartung and Daniel Kersten. In this article, three move was determined to distinguish between matte and glossy surfaces. It is understood that, this moves which are observed to be suppressing the static elements do helps us to determine the properties of the material itself. The computer software based on this idea is used to distinguish the material properties.

Yıldıray Gökhalkhas started UMRAM as an MR technologist.

UMRAM Researcher Davud İbrahim Mahçiçek leaves UMRAM to work on his Ph.D. degree in Middle East Technical University.

Funda Yıldırım is working towards her in Groningen University where she has been granted acceptance, Gizem Küçük is now in University of New York with the same purpose.

Our Post Doctoral Fellow Özgür Yılmaz starts in ASELSAN as an engineer.

Aslıhan Ors who also worked in UMRAM in a postdoc position, is to continue her academic carrier in Bilecik University as an Assistant Professor.

Begüm Erten also choose to leave UMRAM to concentrate more on her master degree in METU. 

We would like to thank them for their contributions to UMRAM and we wish them all good luck on their chosen path.

We celebrated their achievements and farewell them with a cosy party.

Prof. Dr Kader Karlı Oğuz of Hacettepe University, Department of Radiologyis to work in UMRAMfor a year to conduct researches on Neuroradiology together with the other researchersin the Centre . This studies are expected to be highlybenefical for both theengineers and the students alike.

Dr.Oguz has been specialized on MR imaging in the fields of inherited metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, congenital anomalies, stroke and advanced clinical applications in these issues.


A new method was intoduced to solve for the induced  currents on leads inside a bodily tissue. 

Researchers of UNAM and researchers of UMRAM of BIlkent University joined forced with researchers of TUBITAK-UME (National Metrology Institute) to propose a new contrast agent. Article entitled "Peptide functionalized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as MRI contrast agents" has been published in Journal of Material Chemistry online with DOI: 10.1039/c1jm11387a. The authors of the manuscript are Selim Sulek, Busra Mammadov, Davut I. Mahcicek, Huseyin Sozeri, Ergin Atalar, Ayse B. Tekinay and Mustafa O. Guler.

Ergin Atalar has been nominated to the executive board of European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology by its board.