Upcoming Events

Edinburgh UK DRI centre launch symposium Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018 — Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh
Scottish Dementia Research Consortium Annual Conference 2018 Apr 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Radisson Blu, 301 Argyle St, Glasgow
British Cardiovascular Imaging 2018 May 02, 2018 - May 04, 2018 — John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
2nd SINAPSE Psychology meeting May 08, 2018 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow
2nd PET is Wonderful International Meeting May 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Wellcome Auditorium/Fyfe Rooms, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh


SINAPSE is a consortium of seven Scottish universities; Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling, and Strathclyde. It has been established with funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), and the partner Universities.

Our areas of expertise include

  • MRI and advanced techniques
  • PET and SPECT; especially radiochemistry
  • EEG and fMRI (cognitive neuroimaging)
  • Imaging trials
  • Partnership working

The first phase of funding for SINAPSE (2007-2014) included a Graduate School between the Universities with support for 24 PhD studentships, a number eventually increased to 45 through subsequent successful funding bids, particularly the SPIRIT programme. Also supported were the appointment of SINAPSE Chairs in imaging related disciplines and post-doctoral research fellows. Network administration was led from the University of Edinburgh. A searchable database of publications from the first phase of SINAPSE can be viewed here. A final report for the first phase of SINAPSE can be viewed here.

The current phase of funding for SINAPSE (2015-2019) carries forward the focus on research, knowledge exchange, and education in medical imaging. Whereas activities in the first phase of SINAPSE were largely restricted to the original six partner Universities because of the structure of the network at the time, SINAPSE membership is now open to all imaging researchers around Scotland. Network administration is led from the University of Glasgow.


    Joining SINAPSE

    If you are a researcher working in medical imaging in Scotland and would like to join SINAPSE, please click on this link

    JISC Mailing Lists

    To sign up for a SINAPSE mailing list, please click on this link

    General Enquiries

    To contact SINAPSE, email Dr Kristin Flegal