Upcoming Events

Challenges in medical imaging May 21, 2014 - May 24, 2014 — University of Strathclyde.
SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting and SPIRIT workshop Jun 16, 2014 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM — Edinburgh
SANON-SINAPSE Meeting Sep 02, 2014 10:30 AM - 04:30 PM — University of Strathclyde

SINAPSE eLearning

SINAPSE specialists from around Scotland have developed online learning courses on medical imaging.

University of Edinburgh Programme for students.

The group at the University of Edinburgh led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw have been running a successful online ‘Neuroimaging for Research’ MSc Programme since 2007.

Apply for Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Apply for the new online Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

Enroll on Neuroimaging Bitesized CPD

SINAPSE eLearning material for CPD and public use.

SINAPSE has developed 10 online modules for Continuing Professional Development. The modules cover MRI (Basic, advanced, applications and safety), PET (Scanner, tracers and applications), ultrasound, EEG and CT

Visit SINAPSE CPD to learn more.


SINAPSE is developing a world class future in medical imaging for Scotland by drawing on the combined expertise of six Scottish universities. It is a strong, dynamic network that pools facilities, resources and skills, creating a shared environment for strategic research, education and knowledge transfer.

The SINAPSE network provides direct access to outstanding imaging expertise which will benefit the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers of imaging equipment and academic & clinical researchers.

Our areas of expertise include

  • MRI and advanced techniques
  • PET & SPECT; especially radiochemistry
  • EEG and fMRI
  • Imaging trials
  • Partnership working


SINAPSE runs a diverse programme of events to encourage academic and industry collaboration and public engagement with issues arising from medical imaging. Notable past events include 'Brain Imaging and Society' which brought together scientists, clinicians, ethicists, legal experts, politicians and members of the public to consider the implications for society of advances in Neuroimaging and the 'Ethics in Research Management Symposium' which considered the ethical issues which arise in the management of incidental findings in research imaging. More past events ...


SINAPSE was awarded £1.12M from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to lead on developments in Novel and Collaborative Approaches to Knowledge Exchange in Translational Imaging. The project funds knowledge exchange with industry in the form of industrial PhD studentships, training seminars for industry and academia and staff exchanges.



Under the Scottish Funding Council's SPRING initiative SINAPSE has been commissioned to develop online and face to face training programmes. Visit SINAPSE CPD to see the online courses available.



For links to Neuroimaging research groups, partners and other relevant organisations visit our Links page.

To contact SINAPSE email the Webmaster Andrew Robson or the SINAPSE Director Professor Dave Wyper