2017 SINAPSE ASM - SINAPSE Psychology group meeting success - Final call for MIUA 2017 paper submission - Joint NES/CSO Postdoctoral Clinical Lecturer Scheme - Neuroscience MRes programme at St Andrews - Image of the Month - SINAPSE Member Profile - 7T MRI seminar series at Glasgow - Upcoming Events
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Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence


The 2017 SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow on Friday, 16 June 2017. We are delighted to welcome Prof Arno Villringer from the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, as our keynote speaker.

This year the meeting programme will include parallel sessions on the following themes, with a call for abstracts to open later this month:
  • Methodology and image analysis
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Molecular imaging
  • Clinical applications

SINAPSE Psychology group meeting success

The 1st meeting of the SINAPSE Psychology group was held in St Andrews on 16 Jan. SINAPSE members from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde gathered to hear presentations and offer input on work using imaging methods (including MRI, fMRI, and EEG) in Psychology research, and network while enjoying a beach walk. More details...

Final call for MIUA 2017 paper submission

Technical papers and clinical abstracts are invited for the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference (MIUA) which will take place in Edinburgh from 11th-13th July 2017. Its goals are the dissemination and discussion of research in medical image processing and analysis and aims to encourage the growth and raise the profile of this multi-disciplinary field. Submission deadline: 24 February. More details...

Joint NES/CSO Postdoctoral Clinical Lecturer Scheme

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Clinical Lectureship positions, jointly funded by NHS Education Scotland and the Chief Scientist Office, which provide 50% protected research time for speciality registrars in training who have completed a PhD. Application deadline: 28 February. More details...

Neuroscience MRes programme at St Andrews

A new MRes in Neuroscience programme at University of St Andrews is open for 2017 entry, with an application deadline of 1 April. More details...

Image of the Month: CT Coronary Angiogram

Our February Image of the Month, courtesy of Dr Michelle Williams and Prof David Newby, shows a three dimensional reconstruction of a computed tomography (CT) coronary angiogram performed as part of the SCOT-HEART trial. This CT identified severe coronary artery disease in the right coronary artery and enabled appropriate treatment to be organised for the patient.
All 2017 Image of the Month submissions are eligible for the Image of the Year award prize of £80, or a £40 lucky draw prize from among remaining entries!

SINAPSE Member Profile: Helen Marshall

The Member Profile section of our newsletter is currently being used to introduce PhD students with funding support from SINAPSE.
Helen Marshall will be starting her PhD studentship at the University of Edinburgh in April 2017 under the supervision of Prof Neil Roberts, funded by Siemens, Mentholatum and SINAPSE. Her project aims to use Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE), a combination of sound waves and MRI imaging, to investigate the mechanical properties of the brain during development. Making use of world leading MRE equipment at the University of Edinburgh Clinical Research Imaging Centre, she will analyse the safety and effectiveness of this technique pre and postnatally before using it to look into the mechanical properties of developing brain tissue. If successful, the applications of this technique could extend from maximising developmental potential to more accurate diagnosis of degenerative brain disease and damage. Helen completed her undergraduate degree in Anatomy at the University of Glasgow where she competed with the University rowing, track cycling and Rugby Club alongside her studies. Thanks to this PhD she is hoping to pursue a career in research and academia and is eager to see the MRE technique used more widely as a diagnostic and research tool.

7T MRI seminar series at Glasgow

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 4pm
Professor Penny Gowland, University of Nottingham
7T MRI - towards the clinic 
Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow
Full seminar series schedule at

Upcoming Events

Scottish Ultrasound Inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting
8th March 2017
Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh

2017 Alzheimer's Research UK Conference
14th-15th March 2017
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

IMSaT Ian Donald Lecture - Interventional Oncology: the fourth pillar of cancer care
23rd March 2017
Gannochy Trusty Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory workshop
23rd-24th March 2017
Liège, Belgium

"Imaging, Innovation and Impact" Industry Day and Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) official opening ceremony
29th March 2017
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

Tensor Theory and Applications meeting
30th March 2017
Sanderson Building, King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh
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