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We would like to offer our congratulations to Zach Eaton-Rosen who has recently been awarded an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize. This scheme supports a two-year fellowship for exceptional early-career researchers. 

Zach is a PhD graduate of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging (CDT) at UCL, during which time he secured a four-month placement at Harvard Medical School working on infant MRI data collected from a preterm cohort and developing novel imaging algorithms that aimed to predict their future health. This supported Zach’s progression to a fellowship and post-doctoral research associate position within the Translational Imaging Group (TIG).

UCL research led by the Dementia Research Centre and involving members of the Translational Imaging Group (TIG) was featured in an article in The i this week, written by CDT Deputy Director Gary Zhang. 

 

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The next joint meeting of the European Committee for Treatement and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) will be held between the 25th and 28th of October 2017 in Paris, France. It has been a productive year for TIG members of staff working closely with the Queen Square MS Research Centre who have contributed to several research findings to be presented at the meeting.

 

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Why is research important? What’s the end result of this activity? How can this help me or people with my condition in the future?

These were just a few of the questions we heard from the visitors at our stall last week. The fourth annual research open day at University College London Hospital (UCLH) took place on 4th of July and attracted hundreds of visitors, with more than 40 interactive booths and countless medical technologies on display.

 

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We are pleased to congratulate Juan Eugenio Iglesias for winning the Best Poster Award at the Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) conference 2017 for is work on "Globally Optimal Coupled Surfaces for Semi-Automatic Segmentation of Medical Images". This award was shared with Adrian Dalca et al's poster on "Population Based Image Imputation". 

 

 

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A team of the Epilepsy Imaging group and TIG presented their research at the UCLH Open Day on July 4th. Sjoerd Vos, Lorenzo Caciagli, and Shahrzad Shapoori interacted with patients and their families, UCLH staff, and other interested members of public to present our research on epilepsy imaging in general, and its use for neurosurgical planning.

We would like to offer our congratulations to Andrew Melbourne who has recently been promoted to Lecturer in Advanced Computational Imaging within the Translational Imaging Group (TIG).  Working closely with clinical colleagues Andrew designs advanced quantitative imaging methods to answer research questions in the neonatal and adult brain and is developing novel techniques for fetal imaging at University College Hospital.

 

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Rosalind Pratt was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation in the 2017 Institute for Women’s Health Annual Conference on 7th July for her talk entitled “Investigating Placental Efficiency: Novel Analysis of the Fetoplacental Vascular Tree”. The presentation described how an analysis of the placental vascular tree can be used to identify differences in the functional properties of healthy and pathological placentae. Amazing work!