Centre for Neuroimaging Techniques


About CNT

Aims of the centre

  • 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.).
  • To provide a forum within UCL in which ideas can be exchanged and collaborations formed between practitioners of different neuroimaging techniques.
  • To promote UCL as a centre for excellence in neuroimaging within the UK and worldwide.
  • To foster the development of education in neuroimaging techniques, at postgraduate level.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Research groups

Each research group with multiple membership in the CNT is entitled to select a representative to the Executive Committee.