PECRE award recipients - SINAPSE PhD studentship vacancies - MR PET arrives in Edinburgh - Prof Wyper's fundraising cycle - Dr Christine Démoré leaving Dundee Parliamentary petitions - Call for Wellcome Image Awards entries - Image of the Month - SINAPSE Member Profile - Upcoming Events
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Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence

PECRE award recipients

Congratulations to the SINAPSE postdoctoral and early career researchers selected to receive PECRE funding for international research exchanges in the latest round of applications:
  • Salim Al-Wasity, University of Glasgow
  • Lucia Ballerini, University of Edinburgh
  • Anu Chandra, University of Dundee
  • Clarisse de Vries, University of Aberdeen
  • Adalberto Ferrari, University of Aberdeen
  • Elvina Gountouna, University of Edinburgh
Click here for more details about the award recipients and their exchange visits.

SINAPSE PhD studentship vacancies

Applications are invited for two PhD studentships partly funded by SINAPSE:

Prediction Models of Dementia Risk from Brain MR Images and Proxies of Cognitive Reserve - University of Aberdeen - application deadline: 5th August 2016
More details...

Brain Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) - University of Edinburgh -  application deadline: 29th August 2016 - More details...

MR PET arrives in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Imaging has taken delivery of the first MR PET system in Scotland. As part of the UK Dementias Platform Imaging Network, this hybrid scanner is being installed at the University of Edinburgh Clinical Research Imaging Centre (CRIC). More details...

Prof Wyper's fundraising cycle

Prof David Wyper has just cycled 1,000 km through France to raise funds for the Neurosciences Foundation to support brain cancer research. His donation site will be kept open until the end of August, for anyone wishing to make a contribution. More details...

Dr Christine Démoré leaving Dundee

Farewell and best wishes to Dr Christine Démoré, who is moving to a position at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. More details...

Parliamentary petitions

For information, the following parliamentary petitions related to SINAPSE research activities and objectives are currently collecting signatures online:

We call on the Government to commit to a new national stroke strategy

We require any BRexit deal preserves UK access to EU collaborative R&D programs

Call for Wellcome Image Awards entries

Images relating to biomedical science and contemporary healthcare are invited for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards. Submission deadline: 11th September 2016. More details...

Image of the Month: 3D PC-MRI

Our August Image of the Month, courtesy of Dr Pauline Hall Barrientos, demonstrates the 3D PC-MRI technique which visualises blood flow through vessels. This animated image illustrates 3D blood through a carotid with stenosis, showing high blood flow velocities (red colour = 100 cm/s) around the region of stenosis. It is hoped that 3D PC-MRI will improve the process of diagnosing and staging cardiovascular disease.

More submissions needed! Please help us continue to publicise Scottish imaging research by e-mailing your interesting and impressive images to, including an image credit and short descriptive caption for each one (and optionally a link to your research webpage).

SINAPSE Member Profile: Sineth Rathnayake

At the start of this year, SINAPSE awarded funding for PhD studentships on imaging-related research projects in partnership with external organisations. The Member Profile section of our newsletter is currently being used to introduce the incoming students.
Sineth Rathnayake will be undertaking a PhD studentship at the University of Dundee where his project is titled 'Haemodynamics and vessel stiffness in arterial disease and endovascular treatment' with Prof Graeme Houston, funded by SINAPSE and Vascular Flow Technologies. The aim of the project is to produce a system for research use that will combine the 3 measurement methods of elastography which measures stiffness, patient specific modelling which estimates stress (force or tension) and computational fluid dynamics that assesses the relationship between blood flow, vessel stiffness and vessel wall stresses in an integrated package. Sineth completed his BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering in 2010 at the University of Dundee and is studying MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Dundee currently. His research interests are on image based computational fluid dynamics of blood flow in arteries which he has been working on for his MSc project. Also he has Computer Aided Design experience working as a Design Engineer for a local company who manufactures ambulance tail lifts, which he believes will be very useful for his PhD project.

Upcoming Events

29 September 2016
West Park Conferencing & Events, 319 Perth Road, Dundee

Scottish Mental Health Research Network Annual Scientific Meeting
4 October 2016
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

CENSIS 3rd Technology Summit and Conference
6 October 2016
Technology Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow

NHS Research Scotland Annual Conference
26 October 2016
Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
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