Brain and Brain PET 2022 May 29, 2022 - Jun 01, 2022 — Glasgow
2022 SINAPSE ASM Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 14, 2022 — Strathclyde University, Glasgow
2022 OHBM Annual Meeting Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 23, 2022 — Glasgow, SEC


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. **Unfortunately these do not currently work in browsers**

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

Dr Amir Dehsarvi

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Position: Research Fellow


Classification, Cartesian Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Algorithms, Machine Learning, MRI/fMRI data analysis, Mediation Analysis, and Neurodegenerative Diseases Diagnosis (Biomarkers) and Monitoring.


Institute: University of Aberdeen

Department: School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Research Themes

Research Overview 

Amir is a researcher developing automatic methods for detecting (brain imaging, speech, etc.) biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, by considering the novel application of Evolutionary Algorithms.

Current Research

In his position as a Research Fellow at ABIC, Amir is working with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists who are focused upon unravelling the mechanisms of chronic fatigue, a salient issue across the chronic disease spectrum. Specifically, he is looking into the analysis and understanding of a multi-modal MRI/fMRI brain study, using machine learning techniques (including Evolutionary Algorithms), in order to characterise the mediators of fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis among other diseases.

Key Publications

Amir's Google Scholar page can be accessed via this link.

Software Expertise
fMRI data analysis software packages (SPM, CONN, and FSL), MATLAB, C, R, Python, Linux, Simatic Manager, Easyveep, Keil uVision, ORCAD, Proteus, Model Sim, Questa Sim, Xilinx Software package, ESystem, and Praat.