The Center for MRI research (CMR) was established in 2013 at Peking University, Beijing, China. The institute aims to be a world-pioneer research center that promotes scientific research on brain and its clinical and medical application by advanced imaging technological innovation. The institute is funded by several major grants from “985 Project”, National Center for Protein Sciences at Peking University in Beijing, as well as National Natural Science Foundation of China.
As an open research platform of Acedemy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Peking University, the center has five important imaging equipment: three 3.0T whole body MRI scanners, a 9.4T small animals MRI scanner and a magnetoencephalography (MEG) system. The center also included MRI laboratory, MEG system laboratory, big data for brain imaging development center, electroencephalography laboratory, MRI spectrometer laboratory and fNIRS laboratory etc. Facilitated for research in the fields of medical physics, biomedical engineering, clinical medicine, psychology, life science, mathematics, information technology and computer science scientific research teams, the center significantly serve and support for interdisciplinary brain imaging and brain science research in China and scientific research cooperation internationally.
The Chinese Human Connectome Project (CHCP) is supported by Beijing Municipal Science &Technology Commission and led by Dr. Jia-Hong Gao, at Peking University, China. CHCP has collected high quality MR imaging (structural and functional images) to construct Chinese structural and functional brain atlases, aims to serve the scientific exploration of brain mechanism for Chinese population and related clinical research. The first stage of CHCP has drawn to a completion in the end of 2019.