7T MRI seminar series at Glasgow - Feature on Scotland's world class imaging facilities in latest NRS magazine - Press coverage for déjà vu fMRI study - Call for BJR cover competition entries - Image of the Month - SINAPSE Member Profile - Upcoming Events
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7T MRI seminar series at Glasgow

This month kicks off an international seminar series hosted by the University of Glasgow, in preparation for the opening of the Imaging Centre of Excellence at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow which will house the first 7T clinical MRI scanner in Scotland. Details of the first two seminars are as follows:
Wednesday 14 September 2016, 4pm
Professor Emrah Düzel, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Title TBC
Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 4pm
Professor Chris Hess, University of California San Francisco
Harnessing 7T’s Strengths for Clinical Neuroradiology
Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building
After September, the regular schedule is for seminars in this 2016/17 series to be held on the last Wednesday of every month.

A link to the full seminar series schedule will be posted on the SINAPSE website when it becomes available, and arrangements are being sought to record or videocast the seminars for interested attendees unable to travel to Glasgow.

Feature on Scotland's world class imaging facilities in latest NRS magazine

The latest issue of the quarterly magazine Research Matters published by NHS Research Scotland (NRS) includes an article featuring the start-of-the-art medical imaging facilities being opened at SINAPSE centres, including the 7T MRI scanner to be installed at Glasgow and first MR PET system in Scotland which recently arrived at Edinburgh, as we reported in last month's newsletter.

Click here to read the article.

Press coverage for déjà vu fMRI study

The first fMRI study of experimentally-generated déjà vu, conducted by Dr Akira O'Connor and students from the University of St Andrews, has received wide press coverage after being presented at the International Conference on Memory. More details...

Call for BJR cover competition entries

The winning image will be used on the cover of BJR in 2017. Submission deadline: 31st October 2016. More details...

Image of the Month: Episodic Memory EEG

Our September Image of the Month, courtesy of Dr Jamie Murray, shows topographic maps of scalp-recorded EEG illustrating a Left Parietal effect associated with recollection in an episodic memory task, during the time window 500-800ms after test stimulus presentation. Greater neural activity for high-precision than low-precision memory responses shows that the Left Parietal effect is sensitive to the precision of recollected information.

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: Marta Guarisco

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.
Marta Guarisco will be starting a PhD studentship at the University of Glasgow where her project is titled 'Automated analysis tools for assessing the vasculature in imaging for acute stroke' with Prof Keith Muir and Dr Ian Poole, funded by SINAPSE and Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe. The aim of the project is to develop and test new image analysis tools, most likely involving atlas based and machine learning approaches, to automate the scoring system of collateral flow in CTA in cases of acute ischaemic stroke. Marta completed her Masters Degree in Physics at the University of Trento (Italy) in 2014. She then continued her studies at the University of Glasgow, where she completed a Masters in Nuclear Technology in January 2016. She has always been interested in medical physics, particularly medical imaging. For her masters project she worked on the development of a GATE simulation for the study of attenuation corrections in myocardial perfusion imaging and she is now very much looking forward to continuing her academic career in the medical imaging area thanks to this PhD opportunity.

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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