We are very excited to announce that the first official MRtrix3 workshop will be held this year in Paris, France (June 22-24), immediately after the main ISMRM meeting.

This 2½ day hands-on workshop will cover the theory and practice of diffusion analysis, covering the range of techniques available within MRtrix3.

Participants will each be provided with a laptop, pre-installed with the relevant software and data. Participants that wish to bring their own laptops or data are of course welcome to do so, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

After completing this MRtrix3 course, participants should be able to process, analyze, and visualize their own diffusion MRI data sets using MRtrix3 tools.

This course is aimed at both new and existing users of MRtrix3, covering basic functionality as well as the latest analysis methods. The topics covered are intended for researchers in basic science and/or clinical research, and will include:


The registration fee (in AU$) is:

  • AU$ 750 for MSc/MD/PhD students (approx. €490 / US$ 600). Students must send a letter confirming student status signed by their supervisor to within a week of registration.
  • AU$ 900 for other academic attendees (approx. €590 / US$ 730)
  • AU$ 1,500 for commercial attendees (approx. €980 / US$ 1210)

Registration includes all sessions, coffee/tea breaks and lunch for each day. Accommodation is not included. All course materials, including lecture slides, tutorial instructions, and example data sets will be made available after the course.

The registration page can be found here. It will be open from Tuesday 13 February at 10pm (CET), and will close on Sunday 1 April, midnight CET, or once the maximum of 80 participants has been reached. A further announcement will be made nearer the time with further details.

Venue & accommodation

The MRtrix3 workshop will be held the Hotel Mercure Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, 36-38 rue du moulin, 92170 Vanves, France.

You will need to organise your own accommodation for the duration of the workshop. Those attending the ISMRM meeting may wish to use the same accommodation for both meeting and workshop. Alternatively, accommodation is available in the hotel hosting the workshop, or in the many hotels servicing the area.

We strongly recommend attendees familiarise themselves with the Unix command line, as introduced in this tutorial.

Recommended review papers on diffusion MRI:

Further introductory material can be found in these books:

For details of the methods covered, please refer to the articles linked to in the outline above.

Organisers & Speakers

J-Donald Tournier1,2, Robert Smith3, Max Pietsch1,2, Thijs Dhollander3, Daan Christiaens1,2, Ben Jeurissen4, Chun-Hung Jimmy Yeh3, Alan Connelly3,5

1School of biomedical engineering and imaging sciences, King’s College London, London, UK 2Centre for the Developing Brain, King’s College London, London, UK 3Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia 4Imec-Vision Lab, Department of Physics, University of Antwerp, Belgium 5University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


  Fri 22 June Sat 23 June Sun 24 June
9:00 ‑ 10:00 Introduction to MRtrix3 & mrview Quantitative tractography Group-level fixel-based analysis
10:15 ‑ 11:15 Basics of diffusion MRI data Connectomics Statistics for FBA
11:30 ‑ 12:30 dMRI preprocessing Practical example of pipeline for group connectomics Visualisation of FBA results
  lunch lunch lunch
14:00 ‑ 15:00 Voxel-level modelling dMRI Registration  
15:15 ‑ 16:15 Tractography Apparent fibre density  
16:30 ‑ 17:30 Visualisation and introduction to group data handling Q&A on AFD, QMenta presentation  

We are proud to announce that QMenta are supporting our workshop, and will sponsor our Saturday Night social event! This should be a great opportunity to get to know each other, and for you to ‘pick our brains’ in a more informal, relaxed setting. See below for more information about QMenta.


If you have any queries related to this workshop, please contact us via the @workshop group on the MRtrix3 community forum.

See you all very soon, The MRtrix3 team



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