UK PET Chemistry Workshop on Radiotracer Dispensing Oct 21, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — KCL, London
Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Nov 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — University of Stirling
IPEM Advanced Neuro MRI Nov 15, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Birmingham


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 Paola Galdi

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Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Machine learning, Big Data Analysis, Data Integration, Neonatal MRI, Cognitive Neuroscience, Predictive Modelling

Institute: University of Edinburgh

Department: Centre for Reproductive Health

Key Publications

Galdi P, Blesa M, Stoye DQ, Sullivan G, Lamb GJ, Quigley AJ, Thrippleton MJ, Bastin ME, Boardman JP. Neonatal morphometric similarity mapping for predicting brain age and characterizing neuroanatomic variation associated with preterm birth. NeuroImage: Clinical. 2020 Jan 1;25:102195.

Vaher K, Galdi P, Blesa M, Sullivan G, Stoye DQ, Quigley AJ, Thrippleton MJ, Bogaert D, Bastin ME, Cox SR, Boardman JP. General factors of white matter microstructure from DTI and NODDI in the developing brain. biorXiv. 2021 Dec 10.1101/2021.11.29.470344


Valavani E, Blesa M, Galdi P, Sullivan G, Dean B, Cruickshank H, Sitko-Rudnicka M, Bastin ME, Chin RF, MacIntyre DJ, Fletcher-Watson S. Language function following preterm birth: prediction using machine learning. Pediatric research. 2021 Oct 11:1-0.


Stoye DQ, Sullivan G, Galdi P, Kirschbaum C, Lamb GJ, Black GS, Evans MJ, Boardman JP, Reynolds RM. Perinatal determinants of neonatal hair glucocorticoid concentrations. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2021 Jun 1;128:105223.


Blesa M, Galdi P, Cox SR, Sullivan G, Stoye DQ, Lamb GJ, Quigley AJ, Thrippleton MJ, Escudero J, Bastin ME, Smith KM. Hierarchical complexity of the macro-scale neonatal brain. Cerebral Cortex. 2021 Apr;31(4):2071-84.


Wheater EN, Galdi P, McCartney DL, Blesa M, Sullivan G, Stoye DQ, Lamb G, Sparrow S, Murphy L, Wrobel N, Quigley AJ. DNA methylation and brain dysmaturation in preterm infants. medRxiv. 2021 Jan 1. 10.1101/2021.04.08.21255064.


Sullivan G, Galdi P, Cabez MB, Borbye-Lorenzen N, Stoye DQ, Lamb GJ, Evans MJ, Quigley AJ, Thrippleton MJ, Skogstrand K, Chandran S. Interleukin-8 dysregulation is implicated in brain dysmaturation following preterm birth. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2020 Nov 1;90:311-8.


Blesa M, Galdi P, Sullivan G, Wheater EN, Stoye DQ, Lamb GJ, Quigley AJ, Thrippleton MJ, Bastin ME, Boardman JP. Peak width of skeletonized water diffusion MRI in the neonatal brain. Frontiers in Neurology. 2020;11.


Stoye DQ, Blesa M, Sullivan G, Galdi P, Lamb GJ, Black GS, Quigley AJ, Thrippleton MJ, Bastin ME, Reynolds RM, Boardman JP. Maternal cortisol is associated with neonatal amygdala microstructure and connectivity in a sexually dimorphic manner. eLife 2020 Nov 9, e60729.


Galdi P, Fratello M, Trojsi F, Russo A, Tedeschi G, Tagliaferri R, Esposito F. Stochastic rank aggregation for the identification of functional neuromarkers. Neuroinformatics. 2019 Oct 1;17(4):479-96.


Serra A, Galdi P, Tagliaferri R. Multiview learning in biomedical applications. In Artificial Intelligence in the Age of Neural Networks and Brain Computing 2019 Jan 1 (pp. 265-280). Academic Press.


Dubois J, Galdi P, Paul LK, Adolphs R. A distributed brain network predicts general intelligence from resting-state human neuroimaging data. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2018 Sep 26;373(1756):20170284.


Dubois J, Galdi P, Han Y, Paul LK, Adolphs R. Resting-state functional brain connectivity best predicts the personality dimension of openness to experience. Personality neuroscience. 2018 Jul;1.


Galdi P, Fratello M, Trojsi F, Russo A, Tedeschi G, Tagliaferri R, Esposito F. Consensus-based feature extraction in rs-fMRI data analysis. Soft Computing. 2018 Jun 1;22(11):3785-95.

Software Expertise

python, R, MATLAB