Seed Fund Studentships - 2016 SINAPSE ASM - UK PET Chemistry deadlines approaching - Digital brain atlas featured in annual review - YRFM call for abstracts - Call for Scottish Crucible 2016 applications - Image of the Month - SINAPSE Member Profile - Upcoming Events
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Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence

Seed Fund Studentships

SINAPSE has awarded funding for five PhD studentships on imaging-related research projects in partnership with external organisations. Newly announced studentships are at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the University of Dundee and industry partner Optos; at the University of Dundee, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and industry partner Vascular Flow Technologies; and at the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with industry partner Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe. More details...

Remember to check the SINAPSE website regularly for other PhD studentship opportunities posted as news items!


The 2016 SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the University of Stirling on Friday, 17 June 2016. We are delighted to welcome Dr Jon Simons from the University of Cambridge as our keynote speaker, and we look forward to proffered papers and posters representing the full breadth of SINAPSE imaging research. The deadline for abstract submission is 15th April 2016. More details...

UK PET Chemistry deadlines approaching

The 2016 UK PET Chemistry meeting will be held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 4th May 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is now two weeks away (14th March 2016) and the registration deadline is 18th April 2016. More details...

Digital brain atlas featured in annual review

University of Edinburgh's annual review for 2014/15 highlighted the work of SINAPSE scientist Dr David Dickie on the Brain Imaging in Normal Subjects (BRAINS) project, along with Prof Craig Ritchie from the Centre for Dementia Prevention. More details...

YRFM call for abstracts

Early career researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the Young Researchers' Futures Meeting (YRFM) to be held at Imperial College London from 7th - 9th September 2016, on the theme of medical imaging and interventions in cancer. Application deadline: 31st March 2016. More details...

Call for Scottish Crucible 2016 applications

Applications are invited from early career researchers (in academia or industry) for the Scottish Crucible leadership and development programme. Successful candidates will participate in three intensive residential workshop programmes, to be held in April, May and June. Application deadline: 7th March 2016. More details...

Image of the Month: CT perfusion following pulmonary embolism

Our March Image of the Month, courtesy of Prof Edwin van Beek, shows a CT perfusion imaging colour map from a patient who was treated for pulmonary embolism, but had incomplete resolution of the embolus. Filling defects (blue wedge shaped areas) indicate where the pulmonary arteries are still blocked.

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: Dr Daniela Balslev

Dr Daniela Balslev joined SINAPSE shortly after her appointment as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews in 2013. Daniela was born and grew up in Romania. She graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark as a Medical Doctor in 2002 and received her PhD in Neuroscience from the same University 3 years later. A research agenda that aims to understand the mechanisms of mental disease using cognitive neuroscientific methods solved for her the difficult problem of choosing between research and clinical interests. She is interested in how the human brain combines sensory input and motor commands in order to locate stimuli in the space around the body. Can a breakdown of these mechanisms lead to diseases such as spatial neglect? Can it explain why patients suffering from this disease are unaware of people or objects typically on their left side? To answer these questions she uses functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation and behavioural measurements in healthy participants and stroke patients. Her research has been supported by the Danish Medical Research Councils and the EU and recognized by an Attempto Prize at the University of Tuebingen and a Magstim/University of Oxford Young Investigator Award. For details on research activity see

Upcoming Events

SINAPSE Molecular Imaging meeting
18 March 2016 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Lecture Theatre C, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews
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