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PECRE award recipients

June 2019 - Three SINAPSE members awarded funding for international research exchanges

Congratulations to the SINAPSE early career researchers selected to receive PECRE funding for international research exchanges in the latest round of applications:

 


Jetsada Arnin

Jetsada Arnin is a third year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, supervised by Prof Bernard Conway and Dr Heba Lakany. He completed his bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Mahidol University (Thailand). His expertise lies in brain-computer interface, signal processing, embedded system and cloud computing. Jetsada's PhD research focuses on developing brain-computer interfacing technologies for neurorehabilitation which are to develop methods that predict onset of patterns of brain activity that are associated with the attempted performance of voluntary movement for clinical application.

For his PECRE exchange, Jetsada will be visiting the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses, University of California, Berkeley (USA). He will spend two months learning about invasive brain-machine interface including analysis of neural computation and communication in brain networks, understanding how neurotechnologies make an impact for research and clinical applications and understanding of neural basis of neuroprosthetic skill learning and control.

 


Catriona Wimberley

Catriona Wimberley is a research fellow in PET-MRI physics based at Edinburgh Imaging and the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Catriona works with the Siemens Biograph mMR PET-MRI scanner on studies that relate to neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia. Catriona is involved with several multi-site, collaborative studies using PET and MRI imaging to explore biomarkers related to the progression of these diseases. Catriona completed her PhD at the University of Sydney and subsequently held a post doctoral position in the Imagerie Moleculaire In Vivo laboratory at the Service Hospitalier Frederic Joiliot in Orsay, France, where her work focused on the quantification and kinetic modelling of PET imaging data in neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

For her PECRE exchange, Catriona will visit Prof Julie Price in the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. This center has facilities including two simultaneous PET-MRI scanners and a focus on neurodegenerative disorders. Catriona will be involved in the design and analysis of a set of imaging studies using radiotracers for the Tau protein and for perfusion (Tau-PET, 15-O PET and ASL-MRI). These experiments will investigate how the simultaneous PET and MRI scanner can be used to extract more information about the dynamics of the brain in different healthy and diseased states compared to doing separate PET and MRI scans.

 


Steven Winata

Steven Winata is a first year PhD student based at the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) in the University of Glasgow. He completed his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering at the University of Sheffield. For his PhD, Steven is currently working with the MR Physics team at ICE, under the supervision of Prof David Porter and Prof Keith Muir. Steven’s PhD focuses on MR sequence development. His current research aims to formulate a motion correction scheme for 7T MRI and integrate it into a simultaneous multislice imaging sequence.

In his PECRE exchange, Steven will visit the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS in Bremen, Germany. He will work on developing an image registration-based prospective motion correction technique for high-resolution turbo spin echo MRI, with experienced experts on the topic at the Institute. This exchange will give Steven an opportunity to build on a current work on porting a 3T motion correction pulse sequence for studies in the 7T Siemens TERRA scanner used in ICE. He hopes that his exchange will contribute to planned future collaborations between the Scottish and German centres.