The UCL Centre for Neuroimaging Techniques (UCL-CNT) is part of University College London.
The Centre's aims are:
a) To promote awareness within UCL of research on brain anatomy, function, physiology and pathology using a variety of imaging techniques both at the level of whole brain with non-invasive whole brain techniques (MRI, PET, MEG, TMS, EIT, NIRS, radioisotope scanning, optical, MEG and EEG) and at cellular and sub-cellular levels with in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo microscopy (confocal, 2-photon, super-resolution, electron, etc.).
b) To provide a forum within UCL in which ideas can be exchanged and collaborations formed between practitioners of different neuroimaging techniques.
c) To promote UCL as a centre for excellence in neuroimaging within the UK and worldwide.
d) To foster the development of education in neuroimaging techniques, at postgraduate level.
e) To attract nationally and internationally distinguished scientists to give seminars and lead workshops at UCL, and to provide these speakers with the widest possible audience.
f) To provide a core of specialist knowledge in neuroimaging techniques that can be accessed throughout UCL in the form of an on-line cross-departmental register of neuroimaging experts.
It is intended that responsibility for funding will rotate through those establishments with larger participation in the Centre (e.g. the Institute of Neurology, the Institute of Child Health and other departments on the main UCL campus).
Admission to membership, and inclusion on the email list, will be given to any UCL researchers requesting it. Potential members are invited to specify their expertise and research interests for inclusion on the Register. At present (July 2011) the membership stands at 498.
The Centre organises regular events, including an annual series of monthly seminars.
Each research group with multiple membership in the CNT is entitled to select a representative to the Executive Committee, to ensure balanced coverage of seminars and workshops, and to assist in financial and organizational decisions. The Executive Committee meets four or five times per year. The CNT Executive Committee, listed below, will be extended as appropriate as membership of the CNT expands.
UCL scientists who are interested in the Centre's activities and feel they can contribute (e.g. by representing an area of research not currently represented) are invited to contact a member of the committee.
- Chair: Professor Louis Lemieux, Epilepsy Imaging Group of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy , Institute of Neurology
- Co-chair: Dr Chris Clark, RCS Department of Biophysics, Institute of Child Health
- Professor Simon Arridge, PhD, Department of Computer Science
- Professor Jem Hebden, PhD, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering
- Professor Nick Fox, Dementia Research Group, UCLH
- Dr Alistair McEwan, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering EIT Group
- Dr David Thomas, Wellcome Trust High-field MR Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering
- Professor John Rothwell, MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit , Institute of Neurology
- Dr Dan Tozer, NMR Research Unit of the Department of Neuroinflamation, Institute of Neurology
- Professor Tarek Yousry, Department of Neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH
- Dr James Kilner, Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology (EEG/MEG), Institute of Neurology
- Professor Dmitri Rusakov, Laboratory of Synaptic Imaging, of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology
- Professor David Hawkes, UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing
- Professor Emrah Duezel, Institute of Cognitive Neurosience
- Dr Nikolaus Weiskopf, IoN Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
- Professor Brian Hutton, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, UCLH/UCL
- Dr Richard Bayford, Middlesex Univ DBS/EIT group
- Dr Lornenzo Cingolani, MRC Lab for Molecular Cell Biology
- Dr Emmanuelle Chaigneau, Synaptic Mechanisms and Signal Processing Laboratory
- Professor Michael Hausser, Department of Physiology
- Professor Xavier Golay, UCL-IoN 9.4T MR Laboratory
- Dr Mark Lythgoe, UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging
- Dr Giandomenico Iannetti, Neurophysiology of Pain and Sensory Systems