Professor Richard Banati

PhD
Professor

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 410 484 856

Website Pharmacology of Molecular Biomarkers

Biographical details

Professor Richard Banati is an internationally recognized scientist with interdisciplinary research interests in the brains innate immune system and the development of advanced medical imaging for the non-invasive study of brain function. Since 2008, Professor Banati holds an ANSTO Distinguished Researcher Fellowship in a cross-institutional life sciences team that has unique access to a range of methodologies, including life cell imaging, impedance spectrometry, quartz crystal microbalance measures, and protein structure analysis by x-ray and neutron-based techniques.

Richard Banati is Professor and Foundation Chair of Medical Radiation Sciences at the University of Sydney, Director of the Ramaciotti Centre for Brain Imaging at the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) and Director University of Sydney node of the National Imaging Facility. His early scientific career commenced at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry (Neurobiology) in Munich, Germany. Prior to taking up his current post at the University of Sydney in January 2004, he was Principal Fellow in the Department of Neuropathology, Imperial College and MRC-Cyclotron Unit, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London.

His work is highly cited and published in specialist journals as well as high-impact multi-disciplinary journals, such as The Lancet, Annals of Neurology and Brain. The research of Professor Banati and his colleagues has received recognition through the bi-annual Award of the German league for Research into Alzheimer's Disease, Award for Interdisciplinary Research of Society for Radiation Research (Gesellschaft fur Strahlenforschung GSF, Munich), The New Frontiers in Science Presentation 1998 at The Royal Society (London), and the 2003 JSPS Professorial Award by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Since 2008 Professor Banati has had an ANSTO Distinguished Researcher Fellowship. Professor Richard Banati has a long-standing interest in the role of non-neuronal (glial) cells in the progression of neurodegenerative and neoplastic brain disease, particularly the role of glia in overtly normal brain tissue. More recently, his research has focused on the development of new in vivo imaging probes for non-neuronal cells and the methodological issues that arise from it. Ultimate goal of this research to improve our understanding of how glial cells regulate brain function and how glial pathways can furnish biomarkers of brain disease and therapeutic efficacy

Research interests

Professor Banati is the leader of the Pharmacology of Molecular Biomarkers research team.

Themes

Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Selected grants

2012

  • Production of TSPO protein for sttuctural-functional studies; Liu G, Banati R; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Awards.

2009

  • Simultaneous measurement of brain function and behaviour in fully conscious laboratory animals; Meikle S, Banati R, Fulton R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Automatic Gamma Counter; Meikle S, Banati R, Kassiou M, Bailey D, Baldock C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Development of Novel Radiolabelled Molecular Probes for Studying Diseases of the Brain; Meikle S, Banati R, Kassiou M; DEST/International Science Linkages Competitive Grants.
  • Semi-Automated Cell Harvester, Plate reader; Banati R; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Equipment Grant.
  • Characterisation - Imaging; Meikle S, Kassiou M, Banati R; Office for Science and Medical Research (NSW)/National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.
  • Investigate effects of anti-TWEAK in EAE via microglial activation in spinal cord during EAE using radio-labelled ligand to peripheral benzodiazepine receptor; Banati R; Biogen Idec Australia Pty Ltd/Research Grant.
  • Establishment of a National Imaging Facility; Banati R, Meikle S, Kassiou M; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)/National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (Australia).
  • Neural Plasticity Unit; Hickie I, Banati R; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Fndtn.

2006

  • Enabling Technologies for Motion Corrected Positron Emission Tomography (PET) of Unanaesthetized Laboratory Animals; Fulton R, Meikle S, Banati R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • New Imaging Instrumentation and Algorithms for the Simultaneous Measurement of Multiple Radio-labelled Probes in vivo; Meikle S, Bailey D, Banati R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The potential modulation of in vivo microglia activity by synthetic benzimidazole derivative; Banati R; Schering/Research Grants.
  • Magneto-Microbeam Radiation Therapy; Banati R, Rosenfeld A; French-Australian Science and Technology Programme (FAST)/Travel support.

2005

  • Glial and neuroinflammatory mechanisms of neuronal degeneration and regeneration: The functional states of microglia in central nervous system and macrophages in the peripheral nervous system.; Pollard J, Kassiou M, Prineas J, Banati R, Bennett M; NSW Ministry of Science and Medical Research/Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants.
  • AMGEN pre clinical agreement for research services analysis of receptor[R] - PK11195 binding; Banati R, Smith W, Levy-Kolvenbach D; Amgen Australia/Research Grants.
  • MedGraphics Ultima PFX Metabolic Testing System; Freedman D, Blair S, Davis G, Kilbreath S, Chow C, O'Sullivan A, Singh N, Fiatarone Singh M, Banati R, O'Connor H, Atlantis E; University of Sydney/Equipment Grant.
  • Novel Transmission Scanning and Computational Strategies for Quantitative Functional Imaging; Banati R, Meikle S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2004

  • TRACERlab FX (f-n) nucleophilic fluorination module and hot cell; Bennett M, Banati R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kam, W., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J., Banati, R. (2013). Apparent polyploidization after gamma irradiation: Pitfalls in the use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for the estimation of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA gene copy numbers. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14(6), 11544-11559. [More Information]
  • Kam, W., Banati, R. (2013). Effects of ionizing radiation on mitochondria. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 65, 607-619. [More Information]
  • Kam, W., Middleton, R., Lake, V., Banati, R. (2013). Green Fluorescent Protein Alters the Transcriptional Regulation of Human Mitochondrial Genes After Gamma Irradiation. Journal of Fluorescence, 23(4), 613-619. [More Information]
  • Buljan, V., Holsinger, R., Hambly, B., Banati, R., Ivanova, E. (2013). Intrinsic microtubule GTP-cap dynamics in semi-confined systems: kinetochore-microtubule interface. Journal of Biological Physics, 39(1), 81-98. [More Information]
  • Büttner, H., Powell, J., Banati, R. (2013). Nested partnerships and interdisciplinary science: From the national medical cyclotron to the research cyclotron of the national imaging facility. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings, 146(447-448), 25-43.
  • Kam, W., McNamara, A., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J., Kuncic, Z., Banati, R. (2013). Predicted ionisation in mitochondria and observed acute changes in the mitochondrial transcriptome after gamma irradiation: A Monte Carlo simulation and quantitative PCR study. Mitochondrion, 13(6), 736-742. [More Information]
  • Guastella, A., Hickie, I., McGuinness, M., Otis, M., Woods, E., Disinger, H., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013). Recommendations for the standardisation of oxytocin nasal administration and guidelines for its reporting in human research. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(5), 612-625. [More Information]
  • Buljan, V., Holsinger, R., Brown, D., Bohorquez, J., Hambly, B., Delikatny, E., Ivanova, E., Banati, R. (2013). Spinodal decomposition and the emergence of dissipative transient periodic spatio-temporal patterns in acentrosomal microtubule multitudes of different morphology. Chaos, 23(2), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Guastella, A., Alvares, G., Hickie, I., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013). Unitary hormonal models, peripheral markers, and evaluation of response to drug: A response to Weisman and Feldman. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 627-628. [More Information]
  • Graeber, M., Banati, R., Flugel, A., Streit, W., Tetzlaff, W. (2012). Courage, luck and patience: In celebration of the 80th birthday of Georg W. Kreutzberg. Acta Neuropathologica, 124(4), 593-598. [More Information]
  • Kam, W., Meikle, S., Dunstan, C., Banati, R. (2012). The 18 kDa Translocator Protein (Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor) Expression in the Bone of Normal, Osteoprotegerin or Low Calcium Diet Treated Mice. PLoS One, 7(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Lehnert, W., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2011). Scatter correction for large non-human primate brain imaging using microPET. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(7), 2131-2143. [More Information]
  • Kilburn-Watt, E., Banati, R., Keay, K. (2010). Altered Thyroid Hormones and Behavioural Change in a Sub-Population of Rats Following Chronic Constriction Injury. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22(8), 960-970. [More Information]
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Lehnert, W., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2010). Attenuation correction for the large non-human primate brain imaging using microPET. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55(8), 2351-2363. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Banati, R., Stewart, C., Lloyd, A. (2009). Are common childhood or adolescent infections risk factors for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders? Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4 Suppl), S17-S21. [More Information]
  • Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Holsinger, R., Meikle, S. (2009). Challenges in molecular imaging of Parkinson's disease: A brief overview. Brain Research Bulletin, 78(2-3), 105-108. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Nagarajah, R., Banati, R., Bennett, M. (2009). Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29(6), 1108-1118. [More Information]
  • Berding, G., Banati, R., Buchert, R., Chierichetti, F., Grover, V., Kato, A., Keiding, S., Taylor-Robinson, S. (2009). Radiotracer imaging studies in hepatic encephalopathy: ISHEN practice guidelines. Liver International, 29(5), 621-628. [More Information]
  • Banati, R., Hickie, I. (2009). Therapeutic signposts: Using biomarkers to guide better treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4), S26-S32. [More Information]
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Halkett, G., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2008). Radiation therapists' perceptions of the minimum level of experience required to perform portal image analysis. Radiography, 14(4), 294-300.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2008). Radiation Therapy treatment verification imaging in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52(2), 183-190. [More Information]
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Hey Cunningham, A., Lehnert, W., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2007). High-resolution imaging of the large non-human primate brain using microPET: a feasibility study. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 52(22), 6627-6638. [More Information]
  • Cagnin, A., Kassiou, M., Meikle, S., Banati, R. (2007). Positron emission tomography imaging of neuroinflammation. Neurotherapeutics, 4(3), 443-452. [More Information]
  • Takaya, S., Hashikawa, K., Turkheimer, F., Mottram, N., Deprez, M., Ishizu, K., Kawashima, H., Akiyama, H., Fukuyama, H., Banati, R., et al (2007). The lack of expression of the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor characterises microglial response in anaplastic astrocytomas. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 85(1), 95-103. [More Information]
  • Liu, X., Banister, S., Christie, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2007). Trishomocubanes: Novel sigma ligands modulate cocaine-induced behavioural effects. European Journal of Pharmacology, 555(1), 37-42.
  • Yiangou, Y., Facer, P., Durrenberger, P., Chessell, I., Naylor, A., Bountra, C., Banati, R., Anand, P. (2006). COX-2, CB2 and P2X7-immunoreactivities are increased in activated microglial cells/macrophages of multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spinal cord. BMC Neurology, 6(12), 1-14.
  • Lehnert, W., Meikle, S., Siegel, S., Newport, D., Banati, R., Rosenfeld, A. (2006). Evaluation of transmission methodology and attenuation correction for the microPET Focus 220 animal scanner. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 51(16), 4003-4016. [More Information]
  • Cagnin, A., Kassiou, M., Meikle, S., Banati, R. (2006). In vivo evidence for microglial activation in neurodegenerative dementia. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 114(Supplement 185), 107-114.
  • Cagnin, A., Taylor-Robinson, S., Forton, D., Banati, R. (2006). In vivo imaging of cerebral "peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites'' in patients with hepatic encephalopathy. Gut (English Edition): an international journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 55(4), 547-553.
  • Gerhard, A., Pavese, N., Hotton, G., Turkheimer, F., Es, M., Hammers, A., Eggert, K., Oertel, W., Banati, R., Brooks, D. (2006). In vivo imaging of microglial activation with [11C] (R)-PK11195 PET in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Neurobiology of Disease, 21(2), 404-412.
  • Liu, X., Banister, S., Christie, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2006). Trishomocubanes: Novel Sigma ligands modulate cocaine-induced behavioural effects. European Journal of Pharmacology, 555(1), 37-42. [More Information]
  • Gulyas, B., Halldin, C., Vas, A., Banati, R., Shchukin, E., Finnema, S., Tarkainen, J., Tihanyi, K., Szilagyi, G., Farde, L. (2005). [C-11]Vinpocetine: a prospective peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligand for primate PET studies. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 229-230(special issue), 219-223. [More Information]
  • Gerhard, A., Schwarz, J., Myers, R., Wise, R., Banati, R. (2005). Evolution of microglial activation in patients after ischemic stroke: a [11C](R)-PK11195 PET study. NeuroImage, 24(2), 591-595. [More Information]
  • Kassiou, M., Meikle, S., Banati, R. (2005). Ligands for peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites in glial cells. Brain Research Reviews, 48(2), 207-210. [More Information]
  • Wirenfeldt, M., Ladeby, R., Dalmau, I., Banati, R., Finsen, B. (2005). Microglia-biology and relevance to disease. Ugeskrift for laeger, 167(33), 3025-3030. [More Information]
  • Banati, R., Turner, M., Gerhard, A., Al-Chalabi, A., Shaw, C., Hughes, R., Brooks, , Leigh, P. (2005). Mills' and other isolated upper motor neurone sundromes: in vivo study with 11C-9( R )-PK11195 PET. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 76(6), 871-874.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R. (2005). Small animal SPECT and its place in the matrix of molecular imaging technologies. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50(22), R45-R61. [More Information]
  • Raivich, G., Banati, R. (2004). Brain microglia and blood-derived macrophages: Molecular profiles and functional roles in multiple sclerosis and animal models of autoimmune demyelinating disease. Brain Research Reviews, 46(3), 261-281.
  • Durrenberger, P., Facer, P., Gray, R., Chessell, I., Naylor, A., Bountra, C., Banati, R., Birch, R., Anand, P. (2004). Cyclooxtygenase - 2 (Cox - 2) In Injured Human Nerve And A Rat Model Of Nerve Injury. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 9(1), 15-25.
  • Turner, M., Cagnin, A., Turkheimer, F., Miller, C., Shaw, C., Brooks, D., Leigh, P., Banati, R. (2004). Evidence Of Widespread Cerebral Microglial Activation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An [11C](R)-Pk11195 Positron Emission Tomography Study. Neurobiology of Disease, 15(3), 601-609.
  • Cagnin, A., Rossor, M., Sampson, E., MacKinnon, T., Banati, R. (2004). In Vivo Detection Of Microglial Activation In Frontotemporal Dementia. Annals of Neurology, 56(6), 894-897.
  • Gerhard, A., Watts, J., Trender-Gerhard, I., Turkheimer, F., Banati, R., Bhatia, K., Brooks, D. (2004). In Vivo Imaging Of Microglial Activation With [11C](R)-Pk11195 PET In Corticobasal Degeneration. Movement Disorders, 19(10), 1221-1226. [More Information]
  • Duke, D., Moran, L., Turkheimer, F., Banati, R., Graeber, M. (2004). Microglia In Culture: What Genes Do They Express? Developmental Neuroscience, 26(1), 30-37.
  • Banati, R., Egensperger, R., Maassen, A., Hager, G., Kreutzberg, G., Graeber, M. (2004). Mitochondria in activated microglia in vitro. Journal of Neurocytology, 33(5), 353-541. [More Information]
  • Moran, L., Duke, D., Turkheimer, F., Banati, R., Graeber, M. (2004). Towards A Transcriptome Definition Of Microglial Cells. Neurogenetics, 5(2), 95-108. [More Information]
  • Gerhard, A., Banati, R., Goerres, G., Cagnin, A., Myers, R., Gunn, R., Turkheimer, F., Good, C., Mathias, C., Quinn, N., et al (2003). [11C](R)-PK11195 PET imaging of microglial activation in multiple system atrophy. Neurology, 61(5), 686-689.
  • Turkheimer, F., Aston, J., Banati, R., Riddell, C., Cunningham, V. (2003). A linear wavelet filter for parametric imaging with dynamic PET. I E E E Transactions on Medical Imaging, 22(3), 289-301.
  • Banati, R. (2003). Neuropathological imaging: in vivo detection of glial activation as a measure of disease and adaptive change in the brain. British Medical Bulletin, 65(-), 121-132.

Conferences

  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2012). Portal image analysis by radiation therapists in 2006 - a step closer to role extension? 8th ASMMIRT 2011, Australia: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2011). Radiation therapy, endocrine changes and persistent fatigue in women managed for breast cancer. IPOS 11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Austria.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Morgan, G., Back, M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2009). Thyroid gland radiation dose and changes in thyroid function after breast cancer radiation therapy. Combined Scientific Meeting, Australia.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2007). Portal imaging in Australia and New Zealand – results of a 2006 questionnaire. 8th ASMMIRT 2011, Australia: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2006). Portal Imaging Equipment and Its Use Around Australia and New Zealand: Results of a 2006 Questionnaire Survey. Radiotherapy & Oncology, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Lehnert, W., Meikle, S., Bailey, D., Banati, R., Siegel, S., Rosenfeld, A. (2005). Evaluation of Transmission Methodology for the microPET Focus 220 Animal Scanner. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record 2005, New York: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Atlantis, E., Singh, N., Banati, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2004). Optimal treatment strategies for the obese individual with clinical depression: study design of a randomised clinical trial. Fourth Research Conference 2004 "From Cell to Society 4", Sydney: Faculties of Health, University of Sydney.

2013

  • Kam, W., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J., Banati, R. (2013). Apparent polyploidization after gamma irradiation: Pitfalls in the use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for the estimation of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA gene copy numbers. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14(6), 11544-11559. [More Information]
  • Kam, W., Banati, R. (2013). Effects of ionizing radiation on mitochondria. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 65, 607-619. [More Information]
  • Kam, W., Middleton, R., Lake, V., Banati, R. (2013). Green Fluorescent Protein Alters the Transcriptional Regulation of Human Mitochondrial Genes After Gamma Irradiation. Journal of Fluorescence, 23(4), 613-619. [More Information]
  • Buljan, V., Holsinger, R., Hambly, B., Banati, R., Ivanova, E. (2013). Intrinsic microtubule GTP-cap dynamics in semi-confined systems: kinetochore-microtubule interface. Journal of Biological Physics, 39(1), 81-98. [More Information]
  • Büttner, H., Powell, J., Banati, R. (2013). Nested partnerships and interdisciplinary science: From the national medical cyclotron to the research cyclotron of the national imaging facility. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings, 146(447-448), 25-43.
  • Kam, W., McNamara, A., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J., Kuncic, Z., Banati, R. (2013). Predicted ionisation in mitochondria and observed acute changes in the mitochondrial transcriptome after gamma irradiation: A Monte Carlo simulation and quantitative PCR study. Mitochondrion, 13(6), 736-742. [More Information]
  • Guastella, A., Hickie, I., McGuinness, M., Otis, M., Woods, E., Disinger, H., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013). Recommendations for the standardisation of oxytocin nasal administration and guidelines for its reporting in human research. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(5), 612-625. [More Information]
  • Buljan, V., Holsinger, R., Brown, D., Bohorquez, J., Hambly, B., Delikatny, E., Ivanova, E., Banati, R. (2013). Spinodal decomposition and the emergence of dissipative transient periodic spatio-temporal patterns in acentrosomal microtubule multitudes of different morphology. Chaos, 23(2), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Guastella, A., Alvares, G., Hickie, I., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013). Unitary hormonal models, peripheral markers, and evaluation of response to drug: A response to Weisman and Feldman. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 627-628. [More Information]

2012

  • Graeber, M., Banati, R., Flugel, A., Streit, W., Tetzlaff, W. (2012). Courage, luck and patience: In celebration of the 80th birthday of Georg W. Kreutzberg. Acta Neuropathologica, 124(4), 593-598. [More Information]
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2012). Portal image analysis by radiation therapists in 2006 - a step closer to role extension? 8th ASMMIRT 2011, Australia: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Kam, W., Meikle, S., Dunstan, C., Banati, R. (2012). The 18 kDa Translocator Protein (Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor) Expression in the Bone of Normal, Osteoprotegerin or Low Calcium Diet Treated Mice. PLoS One, 7(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2011). Radiation therapy, endocrine changes and persistent fatigue in women managed for breast cancer. IPOS 11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Austria.
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Lehnert, W., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2011). Scatter correction for large non-human primate brain imaging using microPET. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(7), 2131-2143. [More Information]

2010

  • Kilburn-Watt, E., Banati, R., Keay, K. (2010). Altered Thyroid Hormones and Behavioural Change in a Sub-Population of Rats Following Chronic Constriction Injury. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 22(8), 960-970. [More Information]
  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Lehnert, W., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2010). Attenuation correction for the large non-human primate brain imaging using microPET. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55(8), 2351-2363. [More Information]

2009

  • Hickie, I., Banati, R., Stewart, C., Lloyd, A. (2009). Are common childhood or adolescent infections risk factors for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders? Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4 Suppl), S17-S21. [More Information]
  • Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Holsinger, R., Meikle, S. (2009). Challenges in molecular imaging of Parkinson's disease: A brief overview. Brain Research Bulletin, 78(2-3), 105-108. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Nagarajah, R., Banati, R., Bennett, M. (2009). Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29(6), 1108-1118. [More Information]
  • Berding, G., Banati, R., Buchert, R., Chierichetti, F., Grover, V., Kato, A., Keiding, S., Taylor-Robinson, S. (2009). Radiotracer imaging studies in hepatic encephalopathy: ISHEN practice guidelines. Liver International, 29(5), 621-628. [More Information]
  • Banati, R., Hickie, I. (2009). Therapeutic signposts: Using biomarkers to guide better treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4), S26-S32. [More Information]
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Morgan, G., Back, M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2009). Thyroid gland radiation dose and changes in thyroid function after breast cancer radiation therapy. Combined Scientific Meeting, Australia.

2008

  • Rybovic (Short), M., Halkett, G., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2008). Radiation therapists' perceptions of the minimum level of experience required to perform portal image analysis. Radiography, 14(4), 294-300.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2008). Radiation Therapy treatment verification imaging in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52(2), 183-190. [More Information]

2007

  • Naidoo (Naidoo-Variawa), S., Hey Cunningham, A., Lehnert, W., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2007). High-resolution imaging of the large non-human primate brain using microPET: a feasibility study. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 52(22), 6627-6638. [More Information]
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2007). Portal imaging in Australia and New Zealand – results of a 2006 questionnaire. 8th ASMMIRT 2011, Australia: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Cagnin, A., Kassiou, M., Meikle, S., Banati, R. (2007). Positron emission tomography imaging of neuroinflammation. Neurotherapeutics, 4(3), 443-452. [More Information]
  • Takaya, S., Hashikawa, K., Turkheimer, F., Mottram, N., Deprez, M., Ishizu, K., Kawashima, H., Akiyama, H., Fukuyama, H., Banati, R., et al (2007). The lack of expression of the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor characterises microglial response in anaplastic astrocytomas. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 85(1), 95-103. [More Information]
  • Liu, X., Banister, S., Christie, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2007). Trishomocubanes: Novel sigma ligands modulate cocaine-induced behavioural effects. European Journal of Pharmacology, 555(1), 37-42.

2006

  • Yiangou, Y., Facer, P., Durrenberger, P., Chessell, I., Naylor, A., Bountra, C., Banati, R., Anand, P. (2006). COX-2, CB2 and P2X7-immunoreactivities are increased in activated microglial cells/macrophages of multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spinal cord. BMC Neurology, 6(12), 1-14.
  • Lehnert, W., Meikle, S., Siegel, S., Newport, D., Banati, R., Rosenfeld, A. (2006). Evaluation of transmission methodology and attenuation correction for the microPET Focus 220 animal scanner. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 51(16), 4003-4016. [More Information]
  • Cagnin, A., Kassiou, M., Meikle, S., Banati, R. (2006). In vivo evidence for microglial activation in neurodegenerative dementia. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 114(Supplement 185), 107-114.
  • Cagnin, A., Taylor-Robinson, S., Forton, D., Banati, R. (2006). In vivo imaging of cerebral "peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites'' in patients with hepatic encephalopathy. Gut (English Edition): an international journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 55(4), 547-553.
  • Gerhard, A., Pavese, N., Hotton, G., Turkheimer, F., Es, M., Hammers, A., Eggert, K., Oertel, W., Banati, R., Brooks, D. (2006). In vivo imaging of microglial activation with [11C] (R)-PK11195 PET in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Neurobiology of Disease, 21(2), 404-412.
  • Rybovic (Short), M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2006). Portal Imaging Equipment and Its Use Around Australia and New Zealand: Results of a 2006 Questionnaire Survey. Radiotherapy & Oncology, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Liu, X., Banister, S., Christie, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2006). Trishomocubanes: Novel Sigma ligands modulate cocaine-induced behavioural effects. European Journal of Pharmacology, 555(1), 37-42. [More Information]

2005

  • Gulyas, B., Halldin, C., Vas, A., Banati, R., Shchukin, E., Finnema, S., Tarkainen, J., Tihanyi, K., Szilagyi, G., Farde, L. (2005). [C-11]Vinpocetine: a prospective peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligand for primate PET studies. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 229-230(special issue), 219-223. [More Information]
  • Lehnert, W., Meikle, S., Bailey, D., Banati, R., Siegel, S., Rosenfeld, A. (2005). Evaluation of Transmission Methodology for the microPET Focus 220 Animal Scanner. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record 2005, New York: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gerhard, A., Schwarz, J., Myers, R., Wise, R., Banati, R. (2005). Evolution of microglial activation in patients after ischemic stroke: a [11C](R)-PK11195 PET study. NeuroImage, 24(2), 591-595. [More Information]
  • Kassiou, M., Meikle, S., Banati, R. (2005). Ligands for peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites in glial cells. Brain Research Reviews, 48(2), 207-210. [More Information]
  • Wirenfeldt, M., Ladeby, R., Dalmau, I., Banati, R., Finsen, B. (2005). Microglia-biology and relevance to disease. Ugeskrift for laeger, 167(33), 3025-3030. [More Information]
  • Banati, R., Turner, M., Gerhard, A., Al-Chalabi, A., Shaw, C., Hughes, R., Brooks, , Leigh, P. (2005). Mills' and other isolated upper motor neurone sundromes: in vivo study with 11C-9( R )-PK11195 PET. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 76(6), 871-874.
  • Meikle, S., Kench, P., Kassiou, M., Banati, R. (2005). Small animal SPECT and its place in the matrix of molecular imaging technologies. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50(22), R45-R61. [More Information]

2004

  • Raivich, G., Banati, R. (2004). Brain microglia and blood-derived macrophages: Molecular profiles and functional roles in multiple sclerosis and animal models of autoimmune demyelinating disease. Brain Research Reviews, 46(3), 261-281.
  • Durrenberger, P., Facer, P., Gray, R., Chessell, I., Naylor, A., Bountra, C., Banati, R., Birch, R., Anand, P. (2004). Cyclooxtygenase - 2 (Cox - 2) In Injured Human Nerve And A Rat Model Of Nerve Injury. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 9(1), 15-25.
  • Turner, M., Cagnin, A., Turkheimer, F., Miller, C., Shaw, C., Brooks, D., Leigh, P., Banati, R. (2004). Evidence Of Widespread Cerebral Microglial Activation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An [11C](R)-Pk11195 Positron Emission Tomography Study. Neurobiology of Disease, 15(3), 601-609.
  • Cagnin, A., Rossor, M., Sampson, E., MacKinnon, T., Banati, R. (2004). In Vivo Detection Of Microglial Activation In Frontotemporal Dementia. Annals of Neurology, 56(6), 894-897.
  • Gerhard, A., Watts, J., Trender-Gerhard, I., Turkheimer, F., Banati, R., Bhatia, K., Brooks, D. (2004). In Vivo Imaging Of Microglial Activation With [11C](R)-Pk11195 PET In Corticobasal Degeneration. Movement Disorders, 19(10), 1221-1226. [More Information]
  • Duke, D., Moran, L., Turkheimer, F., Banati, R., Graeber, M. (2004). Microglia In Culture: What Genes Do They Express? Developmental Neuroscience, 26(1), 30-37.
  • Banati, R., Egensperger, R., Maassen, A., Hager, G., Kreutzberg, G., Graeber, M. (2004). Mitochondria in activated microglia in vitro. Journal of Neurocytology, 33(5), 353-541. [More Information]
  • Atlantis, E., Singh, N., Banati, R., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2004). Optimal treatment strategies for the obese individual with clinical depression: study design of a randomised clinical trial. Fourth Research Conference 2004 "From Cell to Society 4", Sydney: Faculties of Health, University of Sydney.
  • Moran, L., Duke, D., Turkheimer, F., Banati, R., Graeber, M. (2004). Towards A Transcriptome Definition Of Microglial Cells. Neurogenetics, 5(2), 95-108. [More Information]

2003

  • Gerhard, A., Banati, R., Goerres, G., Cagnin, A., Myers, R., Gunn, R., Turkheimer, F., Good, C., Mathias, C., Quinn, N., et al (2003). [11C](R)-PK11195 PET imaging of microglial activation in multiple system atrophy. Neurology, 61(5), 686-689.
  • Turkheimer, F., Aston, J., Banati, R., Riddell, C., Cunningham, V. (2003). A linear wavelet filter for parametric imaging with dynamic PET. I E E E Transactions on Medical Imaging, 22(3), 289-301.
  • Banati, R. (2003). Neuropathological imaging: in vivo detection of glial activation as a measure of disease and adaptive change in the brain. British Medical Bulletin, 65(-), 121-132.

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