Edinburgh Imaging

14 Mar 18. Rozanna Meijboom

Congratulations to Rozanna, our Research Associate at Edinburgh, on receiving an award from the MRC to partner labs in the US at NIH.

Well done! 

Rozanna Meijboom is one of three early career scientists to receive a new UK Medical Research Council (MRC) award to partner labs undertaking similar research at the US National Institutes of Health.

The awards, which are funded by the UK Department of  Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), also involves participation in a symposium at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Read Rozanna's story in the Nature Jobs blog where she talks about her forthcoming trip to the US, where she will spend time with the team led by neurologist and neuroradiologist Daniel Reich.

Reich‘s lab focuses on advanced MRI techniques to understand the sources of disability in multiple sclerosis with a particular interest in harnessing non-invasive imaging modalities to study biological mechanisms of tissue damage.

Please see below for our February article on Rozanna which appeared in the Edinburgh Imaging website.


One year on..
Rozanna - edinburgh imaging

About 12 months ago Rozanna Meijboom joined the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS) as a Research Associate in Brain Imaging.

Here she tells us, what her first year has been like...  


Main Responsibilities

My work focuses on investigating brain abnormalities in multiple sclerosis (MS) and older people, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.

I work closely with Edinburgh Imaging colleagues and am mainly involved in the Future MS study and the Lothian Birth Cohort (LBC1936) study.


Future MS study

Future MS is a multi-centre longitudinal study in Scotland, investigating prediction of disease course in MS.

The imaging lead for this study, and Rozanna's line manager, is Prof Adam Waldman.


Lothian Birth Cohort study

The LBC study is a longitudinal study primarily investigating how childhood intelligence is related to older age intelligence and health.

The imaging lead, and Rozanna's other line manager, is Prof Joanna Wardlaw.


Other duties outwith analysis

Rozanna  also pointed out, that whilst the majority of her job was analysing brains, she is also required to do administrative tasks!

She explains that "her job also requires her to do ‘admin’ tasks, such as organising meetings, creating agenda's and writing minutes, but also, more importantly, ensuring proper data transfer, storage (both raw and outcome data) and quality. Data admin can take up quite a bit of time, but it is essential for good research and it’s performed with a team."


We asked Rozanna, what she likes about working with Edinburgh Imaging?

I like working with Edinburgh Imaging colleagues, because a large number of people with different scientific backgrounds and scientific expertise ,  all collaborate and  work closely together - thereby improving the research that is being done.

Rozanna MeijboomResearch Associate
What do you like about Edinburgh? 

It’s great to live in Edinburgh.

It’s such a beautiful diverse place with different building styles, with more than one street level, with a beach, a gorgeous hill, a prominent castle, and many people with different cultural backgrounds.

Being Dutch, I obviously also enjoy cycling on Edinburgh’s hilly roads!