SINAPSE is a consortium of seven Scottish universities; Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling, and Strathclyde, with partners in the NHS and industry.

SINAPSE has built a Scotland wide, cross-disciplinary imaging network of scientists and clinicians whose shared goal is the development of both novel imaging methodologies and the next generation of scientists to exploit them, with the aim of addressing global Health and Wellbeing challenges. SINAPSE has created a collaborative research environment in which world-class expertise and facilities are used to put Scottish Imaging Research on the world stage.

Our areas of expertise include

  • MRI and advanced techniques
  • PET and SPECT molecular imaging; especially radiochemistry
  • EEG and fMRI (cognitive neuroimaging)
  • Image analysis, including deep learning in medical imaging
  • Imaging trials
  • Partnership working

We are now in the 3rd phase of SINAPSE funding, wholly supported by the university partners working with the NHS and industry. Our focus is on development of our PhDs and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) while continuing to provide a platform for developing and sharing excellence in imaging.


If you are a researcher working in medical imaging in Scotland and would like to join SINAPSE, please click on this link.

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General Enquiries

To contact SINAPSE, email