Edinburgh Imaging

2017 & earlier events

The following events took place in 2017 & earlier:

December 2017

Preterm birth: can we do better? Wed 6th December 2017

Held by Sarah Stock, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health and Karen Chapman, BHF/UoE Centre for Cardiovascular Science.
Come along to hear about the ongoing research carried out in Edinburgh, for the prevention of preterm birth.

Book your tickets here - Eventbrite

November 2017

Launch of Edinburgh network for researchers with interest in small vessel diseases - 3 Nov 2017

Small Vessel Disease (SVD) causes a quarter of strokes and up to 45% of dementias. It is also a major risk factor for future stroke, dementia and depression.

This event will launch a network for researchers in Edinburgh with an interest in SVD and related disorders. We aim to build on communication, establish new collaborations, foster career development and cement Edinburgh’s position at the forefront of this field.

University of Edinburgh staff are invited to join us for our network launch day. 

Registration - click here


Vitamin D – hope or hype? Wed 15th November 2017

Held by Richard Mellanby and Iris Mair, at the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research.

Come along to hear how a veterinarian's studies on dogs were climatic in the findings of vitamin D and to further understand, just how important vitamin D is to our health.

Book your place today - Eventbrite

October 2017

Lothian Dementia Workshop, 26th October 2017

Centre for Dementia Prevention building, 9a BioQuarter, 9a Little France Road, Edinburgh EH16 4UX

The aim of this workshop is to bring together all the professional groups and services working with people with dementia. Hopefully as a result we can work together for the benefit of people with dementia and their families.

Book your place here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lothian-dementia-workshop-registration-37088662187

Edinburgh Imaging's PhD Expo, 25 October 2017.

This year's PhD networking event, will be held at Paterson's Land, Edinburgh on 25 October 2017.

As usual all students from the University of Edinburgh or Heriot Watt University, with an interest in imaging are welcome to attend.  There will also be the opportunity to present a poster or give a brief talk on your research - with fantastic prizes of up to £150!

Book your place today - Eventbrite .

ESMRMB 2017 Congress, Barcelona

34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRB), 19-21 October 2017.
 Full details - click here

September 2017

7th SINAPSE-SANON Meeting, Edinburgh

This year's SANON-SINAPSE meeting will be held in Edinburgh on 28 Sept 2017.

The 2017 meeting will aim to build on the progress made in previous sessions and develop a Scottish ‘Network of Excellence’ for imaging research in neuro-oncology. The meeting will be of most value to researchers involved in imaging in neuro-oncology.

Full details - here

2017 UK PET Chemistry Meeting, Hull

The UK City of Culture 2017, Hull, will host the 1-day event on 1st September, allowing the UK PET Chemists to meet and discuss recent results and developments in the PET radiochemistry field.

To register please obtain tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-pet-chemistry-meeting-2017-tickets-35589198250. The registration deadline is the 7th August 2017.

July 2017

Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference (MIUA), 11-13 July

For its 21st anniversary, the MIUA conference is returning to Scotland, with the conference being held in Edinburgh.

Full details available: www.miua2017.wordpress.com

June 2017

Edinburgh Imaging - Scientific Symposium, June 30th

A detailed programme of speakers is available from our News section..

There will also be the opportunity for guests to visit our imaging facilities at the Bioquarter Campus, including our MRPET, PETCT and our 3T MRI (neuro-optimised) scanners.

Free of charge but registration is essential - we are now full, but please email moira.henderson@ed.ac.uk to be placed on the waiting list.




May 2017

2017 Dementia MRI conference at Cardiff University, 22-23rd May

Focusing on the latest developments in MR techniques and their applications to dementia research.

To Register please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dementia-mri-conference-2017-tickets-28917406742?aff=eac2

More information can be found on our web page http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/conferences/2017-dementia-mri-conference


April 2017

Edinburgh SPM course - 24 - 28 April 2017

Mornings are dedicated to lectures and will take place 7 George Square (Psychology building - Lecture theatre F21) - note the doors open at 8.00

Beginners will have afternoon practical courses 9 George Street - in the Greenfield Suite, where enough computer are available to work either by yourself or in pair (as you wish)

Advanced users will have afternoon workshops in the Biomedical Teaching Organization facilities, Teviot Place


March 2017

NHS Lothian R & D Conference 2017, WGH, Edinburgh - 10th March

Held at the Scottish Health Service Centre, Edinburgh

January 2017

ESRIC Interdisciplinary Consortium Meeting, 24 Jan 2017, IGMM

The annual Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) Meeting promotes interdisciplinary research in advanced and super-resolution optical imaging and its application to biomedical science. A variety of speakers from around Edinburgh who will be talking about their use of Advanced imaging including Super-resolution, Spinning disk, AFM, Probes, Visualising Cancer and other Diseases.

Click to register

December 2016

Honeyman Gillespie Lecture Series, 8 December, Chancellor Building

Professor Gabriel Rinkel, Professor and Chair of Neurology from University Medical Center Utrecht, will be presenting on Thursday 8 December at 5pm, on

‘Unruptured intracranial aneurysms: a ticking time bomb to deactivate by surgical, endovascular or medical treatment?’

All Graduates and Senior Students – CME approved. Lecture held in Chancellor Building (Lecture Theatre A).

Edinburgh Imaging Seminar Series, 6 December, QMRI

Dr Kieren Hollingsworth is Senior Lecturer in Magnetic Resonance Physics at Newcastle University. He will be presenting on Tuesday 6 December at 1pm, on 'Highly accelerated MRI by compressed sensing: reducing the patient burden'.

Staff and students welcome. Lecture held in Mary Kinross Room.

November 2016

Data Linkage Scotland Showcase 2016, Glasgow, Tue 29 November 2016

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, Administrative Data Research Centre for Scotland and Urban Big Data Centre will host a 1-day event on Tuesday 29th November 2016 to showcase Scotland's research strengths, support services and opportunities in cross-sectoral data linkage.


UKSF Conference, Monday 28 - Wednesday 30 November 2016 ACC, Liverpool.

The UK Stroke Forum Conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. It's an unmissable event for anyone working in the field of stroke care.


October 2016

Inaugural Lecture: Big Data, Big Picture, Big Challenge, Edinburgh, 31 October @5.30pm

Professor Cathy Sudlow’s lecture will discuss her research which focuses on collaborative efforts to generate reliable information about both the causes of (in our genes, environment and lifestyle)  - and the effects of treatment on - major diseases that affect people in middle and older age.


International Conference on Medical Image Computing - MICCAI 2016, October 17-21 2016.

The 19th MICCAI Conference has been moved from Turkey to Athens, Greece.


June 2016

8th SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting - Jun 17, 2016 from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

The 2016 SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting will be hosted by the University of Stirling.

Join us to keep abreast of developments in clinical and experimental imaging, and learn about research based around MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, EEG, MEG, ultrasound, and human optical imaging.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jon Simons from the University of Cambridge as our keynote speaker, in addition to stimulating presentations from SINAPSE members in short talks and poster sessions.


Registration is now open: http://shop.stir.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=17&catid=19&prodid=39

Please book your place early. The cost is £50 for SINAPSE members and free for students.

If you are not already a SINAPSE member (i.e., you don't have a member profile listed here), please join before registering for the meeting: www.sinapse.ac.uk/@@join

The meeting will be held at the Pathfoot Building at the University of Stirling.

Free car parking will be available on campus. There are bus and taxi links from the Stirling rail station, or a journey by train can be completed with a pleasant walk (approximately 40 minutes from Stirling rail station or 25 minutes from Bridge of Allan rail station). Maps, directions, and travel advice can be found here.

Accommodation is available on campus at the Stirling Court Hotel. A special rate of £59.00pp B&B is offered for SINAPSE members, by phoning Stirling Venues at 01786 466000 and quoting reference 146985. Please book early as availability is limited. More information about local attractions and services can be found here.

2016 Edinburgh Preclinical Imaging Symposium and launch of our new website - 2 June 2016 from 1.30 - 5.00 pm

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Edinburgh Preclinical Imaging Symposium and launch of our new website.

For a sneak preview, click http://edin.ac/24xHZJA

The format will be a series of short presentations, highlighting preclinical imaging results covering a wide range of studies (cardiac, brain, liver, cancer, pregnancy) all using our 4 in vivo imaging modalities (MRI, US, PET/CT, Optical Imaging), and will be of wide interest to the research community.

Date: 2nd June 2016

Location: Wellcome Auditorium, QMRI, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh

Time: 1.30-5.00 pm

Confirmed speakers:

  • Anna Hoy
  • Raphael Castellan
  • Sara Rinaldi
  • Mark MacAskill
  • Nick Spath
  • Adriana Tavares
  • Meghan Maslen
  • Jess Duncombe
  • Philip Starkey Lewis
  • Sarah Walmsley

We hope to see you there. There will be a coffee/tea break halfway through the programme.

May 2016

2016 UK PET Chemistry meeting in Edinburgh

May 04, 2016 - National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh

Email - UKPETChem2016@ed.ac.uk


February 2016

The Roslin Institute Career Development Event - 12-2pm

4th February 2016 - “Careers in science: different routes and managing work/life balance”

Contact: Nicola Stock

Intra-vital and advanced optical imaging symposium

10 February 2016, CALM facility, Edinburgh

Contact: Rolly Weigand

Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

20-22nd February 2016

Contact: Judi Clarke

January 2016

CCBS Away Day for staff

20 January 2016, Playfair Library

Contact: Rebecca Devon.


CMVM Light Microscopy Course - 'Beyond Pretty Pictures'

This course aims at teaching the basics and theoretical skills essential for the application of light microscopy.

5th and 6th of January 2016

Old Medical School (Teviot Place, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, doorway 3)

Please click here for further information.

November 2015

Mad Hatter, Grey Matter Winter Event: "Who are you now?"

This series takes the format of talks and presentations by a panel of experts and researchers from across the UK, crossing the boundaries of psychology, neuroscience, creativity and human development. This event contains talks from Headway (charity supporting people affected by brain injury) and Dr. Grant Mair (neuroradiologist at the University of Edinburgh).

Thursday 26th November 2015, 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Ballroom, Cambo House

Book by email - events@camboheritagetrust.org.uk


Digital Footprint - Lunchtime Seminar

Creating an effective online presence for research and impact.

Wednesday 4th November, 12:45pm

Wellcome Theatre, QMRI, Little France

October 2015


Introduction to RAD-seq Data Analysis

The aim of this 2-day workshop is to familiarise researchers with RAD-seq data and to initiate them in the analysis by providing lectures and practicals on analysis methodologies.

Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd October 2015, 9am-5pm

Edinburgh Genomics, The University of Edinburgh, Ashworth Laboratories, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh.

Please follow the link below to register.

Introduction to RAD-seq Data Analysis workshop


Sensors and Signal Processing

For the first time Edinburgh Research and Innovation’s Academic Industry Meeting (or AIMday) will focus on the topic of sensors and signal processing, a key area of expertise at the University.

Wednesday 7th October 2015

King's Buildings Campus, Edinburgh

Innovative solutions to sensor and signal processing challenges


Edinburgh Imaging PhD Event

Edinburgh Imaging would like to invite PhD students to our Pub Trivia Lectures event.

Come and give a three minute presentation explaining your PhD research to your peers - with a twist!

Thursday 8th October 2015, 4pm

QMRI, Little France

For full details please follow the link below.

Edinburgh Imaging PhD Event


The Veterinary and Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) 2015 Annual Symposium

The theme of the meeting is “Underlying concepts in chronic lung disease, from injury to dysregulated repair”, with 5 sub-themes, including PULMONARY FIBROSIS, BRONCHIECTASIS, ANIMAL MODELS, TOOLS FOR MONITORING DISEASE PROGRESSION AND PULMONARY VASCULAR REMODELING.

Please note that registration for specific days is available.

8th - 10th October 2015, Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

The Veterinary and Comparative Respiratory Society


European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine & Biology Congress (ESMRMB Congress 2015)

1-3 October 2015, EICC, Edinburgh

ESMRMB Congress 2015



The 18th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention will be held from October 5th to 9th, 2015 in Munich, Germany.



Working with the media - lunchtime session

It is always useful for Researchers to have a basic understanding of working with the media.

Come along to a lunchtime training session with Jen Middleton and Anna Borthwick from the University's Press and PR Office to find out more about promoting your work through the media.

14th October 2015, 1pm, QMRI.

September 2015


5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium - Imaging the Nervous System

September 9th-10th 2015 at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium


The Brain in Action - Life-long development

5th Conference of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology

9th - 11th September 2015, Tampere, Finland

The 5th Conference of the European Societies of Neuropsychology


7th International Workshop for Pulmonary Functional Imaging (IWPFI)

September 29 - October 1, 2015 at the Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh.

Pulmonary Functional Imaging Event (IWPFI)

August 2015


ESRIC Summer School 2015 - 3rd-7th August 2015

ESRIC Summer School


SINAPSE Imaging Event

The purpose of this meeting is to promote a two-way dialogue between the Edinburgh Imaging community and SINAPSE and to maintain awareness of the considerable value of SINAPSE.

QMRI, Edinburgh, Wednesday 19th August, 1-5pm.

Further details will be on the SINAPSE website.



Satellite Symposium at 2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health

30th August - 2nd September 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, London

2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health

July 2015


"Nonlinearity and cytokinesis: The cell cortex is an excitable medium"

Speaker: Dr Bill Bement from the Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin

Wednesday 1st July 2015, 12pm

G.27 Lecture Theatre 1, Daniel Rutherford Building, King's Buildings

All welcome.


An introduction to Micromanager: taking fluorescent images and more

Friday July 10th 2:30pm

IGMM Lecture Theatre - the Western General Hospital. All welcome.

June 2015

Seminar - Texture Analysis using Markov Random Fields - 12th June 2015

Speaker: Elizabeth Vargas Vargas (Vibot MSc student at Heriot Watt and Research student at Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems)

Friday 12th June 2015 10:30am

Oncology Physics Seminar Room (downstairs), Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU

Medical applications of Lorentz force tomography - 12th June 2015

Dr. Pol Grasland-Mongrain

Friday 12th June 2015 11:00 - 12:00

AGB Seminar Room, 3rd floor

Medical applications of Lorentz force tomography

ReCon Conference - 19th - 20th June 2015

Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact

The University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, EH8 9JS, Edinburgh

ReCon 19th - 20th June 2015

Sinapse ASM 2015

The University of Aberdeen is delighted to host the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting for SINAPSE - Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence.

Sinapse ASM 2015

May 2015

Edinburgh Imaging Seminar Series - 13th May 2015

Wednesday 13th May 2015, 1-2pm

Wellcome Trust Auditorium, QMRI

The goal of this seminar is to increase knowledge exchange between researchers involved in preclinical and clinical imaging from single cell (microscopy) to whole body (CT/PET/MR)

Speakers: Giorgos Papanastasiou and Eric Barnhill

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Gillian Mead - 25th May 2015

Monday 25th May 2015, 5.15pm

Lecture Theatre A, The Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB

Prof. Gillian Mead is Chair of Stroke and Elderly Care and her inaugural lecture is entitled: 'Improving Life after Stroke through Research'. All welcome.

Refreshments following lecture in Main Common Room, The Chancellor's Building.

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Gillian Mead

Edinburgh Imaging Seminar Series - 27th May 2015

Wednesday 27th May 2015, 1-2pm

Wellcome Trust Auditorium, QMRI

The goal of this seminar is to increase knowledge exchange between researchers involved in preclinical and clinical imaging from single cell (microscopy) to whole body (including CT/PET/MR/Ultrasound)

Speakers: Ian Marshall and Alex Vesey

Edinburgh Imaging Seminar Series - 29th May 2015

"PET and SPECT imaging: bringing chemistry and biology together"

Friday 29th May 2015, 12:45-14:00

Mary Kinross Room, QMRI

Speakers: Dr Andrew Sutherland and Dr Sally L. Pimlott

 Canadian Association of Radiologists 2015 ASM - 28th-30th May 2015

2015 Joint Congress on Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

28th - 30th of May 2015

Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Quebec

Canadian Association of Radiologists 2015 ASM

April 2015


BioDynamics 2015

This is a multidisciplinary meeting for mathematicians, biologists, clinicians, physicists and computer scientists. Abstract deadline: 8th February 2015

BioDynamics 2015


1st European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC 2015) April 17 -19, 2015 SECC, Glasgow

Preliminary Programme - http://bit.ly/15BqU7P

ESOC Stroke Conference, Glasgow


Statistical Parametric Mapping - SPM Workshop - 27 April 2015 5-day course (27.04.15 - 1.05.2015)

The course offers comprehensive coverage of all MRI-related aspects of SPM.

Day 1 is for absolute beginners who have no experience at all of SPM/MatLab; Days 2 and 3 are aimed at beginners with little or no SPM experience, and we will cover all the basic analysis steps from spatial preprocessing to statistical analysis with the General Linear Model and data visualization and presentation. Days 4 and 5 are aimed at a more advanced audience, with topics ranging from new Bayesian analysis methods and voxel-based morphometry to multivariate pattern classification and effective connectivity analysis. All parts of the course can be booked separately or as a whole.

The course will take place at the University of Edinburgh at the George Square Campus.


SPM Workshop

March 2015


Edinburgh Neuroscience Day

Wednesday 4th March 2015 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Queen Street

Annual Distinguished Lecture - On the level: Equilibrium in the brain - by Prof Huda Zoghbi from Bayor College of Medicine in Texas

Edinburgh Neuroscience Day


NHS Lothian Innovation Programme : Med Tech Workshop

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 Easter Road Contact: grahame.cumming@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Med Tech Workshop