SINAPSE YouTube Channel

SINAPSE has a YouTube channel for sharing videos about Scottish imaging research produced by its members, thus far for specific projects:


IOP International Year of Light video competition

Two entries from SINAPSE were submitted in the International Year of Light video competition held in 2015 by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in Scotland, each explaining how light is used in imaging research:

Dr James Cameron (Edinburgh) – ‘The Eye as a Window to the Brain’
Tim Morgan (Glasgow) – ‘Helping to Study What’s Going Wrong in Multiple Sclerosis’


PhD research project 3-minute videos

SINAPSE PhD students rose to the challenge of explaining their imaging research using lay language in just 3 minutes:

Georgia Alexandrou (Stirling) – Using mobile EEG to investigate sports performance
Ellen Backhouse (Edinburgh) – Early life risk factors for stroke
Simon Ladouce (Stirling) – Presentation of the mobile cognition project
Maria Clara Liuzzi (Glasgow) – Target approach of brain tumours
Ben Newman (St Andrews) – Investigating recollection in semantic memory
Tim Morgan (Glasgow) – A brief introduction to organic chemistry [Tim’s entry for the IOP video competition, above, was about his PhD research project – so here he tackled another topic that is challenging to explain in 3 minutes!]



2016 SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting at University of Stirling: 360 degree video [Click and drag in the video player to pan around each scene]


Lectures and Seminars

Dr Adriana Tavares (Edinburgh) – Brain scanning: A lifetime in an image [Research Insights public lecture, March 2022]


Prof David Lurie (Aberdeen) – Fast Field-Cycling: A New Frontier in MR Imaging [IPEM John Mallard Lecture at UK Imaging and Oncology Congress, June 2019]


Prof James Boardman (Edinburgh) – The Developing Human Brain [Inaugural lecture, February 2019]


Prof Joanna Wardlaw (Edinburgh) – Brain Health: A small matter of the blood vessels [Edinburgh Neuroscience annual Christmas Public Lecture, December 2018]


Dr Michael Stringer (Edinburgh) – Small Vessel Disease: Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Other Biomarkers [Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute seminar, University of Southern California, May 2018]


Prof James Boardman and Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson (Edinburgh) – The effect of being born early on children and young people [Let’s Talk About Health public lecture, February 2018]


Prof Andrew Farrall (Edinburgh) – Imaging – much more than a pretty picture [Inaugural lecture, November 2017]


Prof David Lurie (Aberdeen) – MRI scanning: A magnetic window to the body [Cafe Scientifique public lecture, October 2017]


Dr Tom MacGillivray (Edinburgh) – Eye Spy: Advances in Neuroimaging the Eye [InnovationBiotechnology public lecture, April 2016]


Brain Imaging and its Impact on Society

2010 series of three seminars held in partnership with the Scottish Universities Insight Institute

Part 1: Advances in Neuroimaging and the implications for society

Part 2: What is the legal view?

Part 3: Influencing Policy


Ethics in Research Imaging Management

2010 meeting at the Wellcome Trust to discuss and highlight the magnitude and potential implications of incidental findings detected during research imaging (resultant report published by SINAPSE and the Royal College of Radiologists can be found here)


Videos from SINAPSE partner Universities

University of Aberdeen

50-min documentary on the pioneering contributions of physicists and technical staff in the University of Aberdeen Medical Physics department who designed and built the world’s first clinically-used whole-body MRI scanner

Short video on the Fast Field-Cycling (FFC) MRI technology being developed at the University of Aberdeen


University of Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Imaging Opening Symposium: 30 June 2017

Lectures are available to view from a day-long scientific symposium celebrating the opening of new Edinburgh Imaging facilities:

View ‘Research in a Nutshell’ videos from Edinburgh Imaging academics here

Visit the Edinburgh Imaging YouTube channel here


University of Glasgow


European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Academy

EPAD is a major Alzheimer’s Dementia research study which takes place across Europe, and is led from the University of Edinburgh. The project includes EPAD Academy webinars, held by world-class senior researchers on current topics in Alzheimer’s Dementia research for young researchers. Webinar presentations on imaging in dementia research include the following:


Royal Society of Edinburgh Quiz-A-Whiz

This YouTube series invites school pupils to submit questions to speakers, academics, and professionals in an ‘Ask the Expert’ style project. The following episodes have featured SINAPSE members: