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Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence

SINAPSE website profiles


The 'People' section of the SINAPSE website provides a membership directory for connecting and collaborating with other members across the network who share your research interests.

Please consider updating your website profile to inform the SINAPSE community about your current research and to connect with colleagues across the network. This can be done by logging in to the SINAPSE website, clicking on My Profile in the menu in the top right corner under your name, and then selecting 'Edit' from the toolbar at the top of your profile.

Making use of keywords will make your research interests easier for other members to find. There is a multi-selection box containing keywords on the edit view of your profile. To add a keyword to your profile, move it from the left box into the right and press 'Save' at the bottom of the page. To remove a keyword from your profile, select it from the left box, move it to the right box, and press 'Save'.
If you do not yet have a website profile, one will be created automatically for you when you complete the brief joining process on our website: http://www.sinapse.ac.uk/@@join

Reminder of upcoming deadlines


18 December 2015 is the closing date for SINAPSE seed fund studentship applications to fund PhD students on imaging-related research projects in partnership with external organisations. Each awarded studentship will receive £30K over three years from SINAPSE, with matched funding to be provided by the partner organisation. Click here for more information and the application form.

30 November 2015 is the deadline for the International Year of Light 3 minute video competition, in which post graduate students and early career researchers are invited to submit videos explaining how light [broadly defined as anything in the electromagnetic spectrum, including medical imaging techniques] is used their research. Remember that the best video from SINAPSE will win £100! Click here for more information.

Image of the Month: Brainstem SPECT

Our November Image of the Month, courtesy of Dr Sally Pimlott, shows [123I]-beta-CIT uptake at 4 hours in the brainstem (arrows) of a psoriatic arthritis patient – before (top row) and after (bottom row) treatment with Etanercept.

We invite all SINAPSE members to help us continue to publicise Scottish imaging research by e-mailing your interesting and impressive images to kristin.flegal@glasgow.ac.uk, including an image credit and short descriptive caption for each one (and optionally a link to your research webpage).

SINAPSE Member Profile: Dr Gabriella Baio

Gabriella Baio has recently joined Aberdeen University as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Radiology and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at ARI NHS Grampian.  Her background is imaging in oncology and molecular imaging. Previously she was working at the IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Martino–IST-National Cancer Institute, Genoa, Italy, as Senior Imaging Research Scientist in preclinical and multimodality Imaging. Her research topic is tumour targeting and MRI. She had a previous scientific collaboration with General Electric (GE, Italy and Milwaukee, USA) for the development of a birdcage coil for in vivo preclinical imaging by a clinical 3T MR scanner. Her recent research project on in vivo MEMRI of brown adipose tissue in cancer study, was awarded and highlighted during the plenary lecture of Prof John C. Gore at the WMIC 2015. Actually, her current research is on oesophageal and colon tumour hypoxia by PET/CT ([18F] FAZA), in collaboration with Prof Russell Petty and development of new PET tracers for personalised imaging in cancer (in particular breast and prostate cancer).  She was recently appointed as NCRI Imaging Advisory Expert panel (National Cancer Research Institute, London) for breast cancer, haematological malignancies and prostate cancer (MRI, PET/CT and CT, molecular imaging tracer). She has established collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, Genoa, Italy and with Prof Silvio Aime (Centre for Molecular Imaging at the University of Turin, Italy). She has been several times abstract Reviewer for ESMI and WMIC conferences. She is invited Reviewer for European Radiology, Breast Cancer Research and Molecular Imaging and Biology Journal.

Upcoming Events


Scottish Radiological Society Annual General Meeting
6 November 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow Central Station, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow

Edinburgh Radiotherapy Research Collaborative Inaugural Meeting
6 November 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Scottish Health Service Conference Centre, Crewe Road, Edinburgh

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