Total Body PET 2021 conference [rescheduled] Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2021 Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 Nov 02, 2021 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (and online)


SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

PhD studentship at Aberdeen: Investigating the impact of brain iron on neurodegeneration

The New Iron Age: Investigating the impact of Brain Iron on Neurodegeneration

This PhD project will investigate the role of iron in brain ageing and provide insight into its influence on neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. The accumulation of iron in the brain has become an established hallmark of ageing with selective accumulation occurring in several distinct brain areas. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based measures of iron deposition it has become possible to map iron concentration in the brain non-invasively on a millimetre scale.

We aim to establish the link between MRI detected brain iron concentration and brain ageing in the Aberdeen Children of the Nineteen Fifties (ACONF) an existing richly phenotyped imaging, cognitive and early life dataset. Along with first degree relatives, 567 have undergone detailed cognitive, emotional, and multimodal brain MRI. Detailed metal health, longitudinal cognitive trajectories, inflammation, DNA and RNA have already been extracted from this study. Our primary objective is to estimate in-vivo brain iron concentration from multi-echo gradient-echo Quantitative Susceptibility Maps to elucidate the role that iron deposition has in brain ageing. We will combine this with rich life-course data and childhood intelligence to identify those regions that may be responsible for providing resilience or vulnerability to neurodegeneration.

For details of this project with Dr Gordon Waiter and Dr Chris McNeil at the University of Aberdeen, go to

The deadline for application is 30 October 2019