Edinburgh Imaging


01 Nov 17. PECRE funding recipient

PECRE funding awarded to Michael Stringer, SINAPSE member, for his international research exchanges.

Michael Stringer, PECRE funding recipient
Michael Stringer, PECRE funding recipient

Many congratulations to Michael Stringer from the University of Edinburgh, who has been awarded from PECRE, funding for his research in advanced MRI techniques to explore different aspects of small vessel disease.

Michael Stringer is a Research Fellow in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Image Analysis at the University of Edinburgh in the small vessel disease (SVD) group led by Prof Joanna Wardlaw. He is currently involved with a number of studies involving SVD, in particular the multicentre H2020 SVDs@Target and Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence investigating the role of perivascular spaces in cerebral SVD, as well as the UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh. He previously completed his PhD in the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre at the University of Aberdeen.

Michael's current research interests focus on the development and application of advanced MRI techniques to explore different aspects of small vessel disease, including cerebrovascular reactivity, BBB permeability and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. For his PECRE exchange, Michael will visit three other groups involved with the Leducq Transatlantic Network all of which are leading centres for research into small vessel disease, namely the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute of the University of Southern California (USA), Yale University (USA) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Canada). The visits will provide opportunities to learn about advanced scanning and analysis techniques as well as assisting with harmonisation for on-going work. A significant feature of the Leducq Transatlantic Network is the involvement of experts in clinical and preclinical imaging, therefore a central aim will be to consider ways of improving the translatability and relevance of findings from rodent models to humans and vice versa.


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