Near Infrared Spectroscopy & Multimodal Spectroscopy

Near Infrared Spectroscopy Group (Clare Elwell, Christina Kolyva, Maria Papademetriou, Beth Jelfs)

The work of our Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) is focused on the development and application of a wide range of near infrared spectroscopy instrumentation including single and multi channel differential, spatially resolved and phase resolved systems. We use these systems to measure tissue oxygenation, haemodynamics and metabolism in a number of clinical and life science applications primary investigating brain and muscle.

Multimodal Spectroscopy Group (Ilias Tachtsidis, Tracy Moroz, Luke Dunne)

The mission of the Multimodal Spectroscopy (MMS) Group is the development of a novel brain imaging and physiological monitoring modality by combining near-infrared spectroscopy with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. This will enable the fusion of anatomical information and regional measurements of changes in cerebral tissue oxygenation, oxygen utilization and energy metabolism. The instrumentation and techniques we develop can characterize and monitor the progression and treatment of brain injury in human adults, neonates and animals. 



Controlling the mind and slicing the body with light - Prof Elwell at the Cheltenham Festival
Take a look at our video on the use of NIRS to study autism development in infants
Prof Elwell & team in Gambia studying the effects of malnutrition on brain development with optical imaging
Prof Ellwell recognised at Suffrage Science event
Prof Elwell receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding
Prof Elwell in BBC's Bang Goes The Theory: Can You Train Your Brain?
Prof Elwell in BBC's Horizon: Alan and Marcus Go Forth and Multiply
NIRS helps Olympic 2012 athletes in Going for Gold - The Engineer
Prof Elwell at Body Perspective (Dana Centre)
Dr Leung's Heart Sounds Made Easy in stores now
Prof Elwell in UCL News podcast (mp3)
Prof Elwell at the BA Festival of Science
Dr Leung's interview on Acousto-Optics - The Engineer
Babies can recognise emotion in faces - Telegraph

Maria Papademetrios won the runner-up prize in the University College London Graduate School Research Poster Competition 2010 (see poster)