Upcoming Events

Edinburgh Imaging PhD Expo 2018 Oct 18, 2018 01:30 PM - 06:00 PM — Room G07, Informatics Building, University of Edinburgh
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2018 Oct 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
8th SINAPSE Neuro-oncology Meeting Oct 30, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
7th Annual Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Nov 01, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling
Scottish Radiological Society Annual General Meeting 2018 Nov 02, 2018 12:00 AM — President’s Suite, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Overview

SINAPSE has developed strategic collaborations with a wide range of partners both national and international including pharmaceutical, imaging equipment and software companies.

Opportunities

We have a wide range of radiological expertise across the SINAPSE network, and also a well-established reputation for providing expert image interpretation for large multi-centre studies. We have access to key clinical data sets that may be used to validate research hypotheses or for testing image analysis software.

We have developed Quality Assurance protocols and software to assure the comparibility of images in multi-centre studies.

 

Industrial Partnership

One of our key aims is to develop the next generation of imaging researchers. Industrial partnership is crucial in ensuring that research outcomes are translated into the industrial community as well as the healthcare environment.

We welcome companies to contact us to discuss partnership working opportunities including industrial placements and joint funded PhD studentships. Companies we have worked with include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems, Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, ReNeuron, Vascular Flow Technologies, Optos, and IXICO.

Through the SINAPSE Seed Fund, PhD studentships on imaging-related research projects starting in 2016 have been funded in partnership with external organisations.

 

Past activities

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

 

SINAPSE was awarded £300k from the Scottish Funding Council to develop training in specialist imaging skills both online and face-to-face. The development was called SPRING, and among other outcomes, it produced online eLearning modules designed to explain medical imaging to non-specialists, which are now freely available.