Upcoming Events

PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2018 Oct 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
2018 NHS Research Scotland Annual Conference Oct 30, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Perth Concert Hall
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
Image Guided Therapies Network+ Tri-Annual Meeting Nov 01, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
7th Annual Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Nov 01, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

People




Mr Shaun R. Stone

Shaun is currently on his second year of his PhD studentship in Medical Imaging at the University of Aberdeen. His project is titled, “Prediction Models of Dementia Risk from Brain MR and Proxies of Cognitive Reserve” with Professor Alison D. Murray (University of Aberdeen), Dr Roger Staff (NHS), Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Professor Craig Ritchie (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Robin Wolz (IXICO). Cosupervisors to this project at Dr Gordon Waiter and Dr Anca Sandu-Giuraniuc. His project is funded by SINAPSE and industry partnership IXICO. Shaun completed his undergraduate (BSc) degree in Psychology with Neuroscience, and postgraduate (MSc) degree in Neuroimaging at Bangor University, North Wales - where he gained experience using a range of neuroimaging techniques. Shaun continues to learn, using his neuro-background to transfer into computational medicine and diagnostic imaging and is looking forward to his future career in research or industry, thanks to this opportunity.

Shaun is currently on his second year of his PhD studentship in Medical Imaging at the University of Aberdeen. His project is titled, “Prediction Models of Dementia Risk from Brain MR and Proxies of Cognitive Reserve” with Professor Alison D. Murray (University of Aberdeen), Dr Roger Staff (NHS), Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Professor Craig Ritchie (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Robin Wolz (IXICO). Cosupervisors to this project at Dr Gordon Waiter and Dr Anca Sandu-Giuraniuc. His project is funded by SINAPSE and industry partnership IXICO. Shaun completed his undergraduate (BSc) degree in Psychology with Neuroscience, and postgraduate (MSc) degree in Neuroimaging at Bangor University, North Wales - where he gained experience using a range of neuroimaging techniques. Shaun continues to learn, using his neuro-background to transfer into computational medicine and diagnostic imaging and is looking forward to his future career in research or industry, thanks to this opportunity.

Full profile…


Mr Peter Strapps


Full profile…


Dr Theodosia Stratoudaki


Full profile…


Michael Stringer


Full profile…


Ms Jessica Strozyk

Description of PhD:

 

In recent years a range of neuroimaging techniques has been developed and successfully applied to increase our understanding of the behavioural significance of specific brain responses. However, many of these brain techniques face a serious problem in that usually a large number of similar events is presented and averaged in order to increase the signal strength relative to large background activity,which is unrelated to processing of that specific event. For example, in an event-related design (using event-related brain potential (ERP) or fMRI recordings) aimed at studying the processing differences between categories of stimuli, stimuli of different categories are repeatedly presented and averaged for analysis of category differences. However, averaging over repeatedly presented similar events is only justified if one assumes that each presentation produces an equivalent behavioural and/or brain response. This independence assumption is not fulfilled, that is, both behavioural and brain responses show a substantial trial-to-trial variability. For example, it is known for a long time that the nature of events earlier in the temporal sequence of events strongly influence current trial processing. Also, general effects of fatigue over a lot of trials can strongly modify our brain responses. The aim of the current proposal is therefore to address these two topics and investigate the neural mechanisms of such trial-to-trial variability, and develop a single trial analysis method to correlate behavioural responses to single-event brain activity at the single event level.  The ERP labs in St Andrews (Dr Jentzsch) and Stirling (Prof Donaldson) are ideally suited for this project. The labs use different ERP amplifier systems as well as different data processing and analysis software giving us the unique opportunity to develop a single-trial analysis protocol that can be used by all SINAPSE-ERP centers. We will use different experimental paradigms to study sequential dependencies, ranging from memory to cognitive control paradigms. Again, using a wide range of tasks will insure that the analysis guidelines are sufficiently general to be relevant to other users.

 

Full profile…


Dr David Summers


Full profile…


Dr Andrew Sutherland

Design and Synthesis of Molecular Imaging Agents for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease.

Full profile…


Miss Charlotte Sutherland


Full profile…


Miss Alison Symon


Full profile…


Dr Wojciech Szubert


Full profile…