Journal Club

The DRC Neuro Journal club meets weekly on Fridays, 10am, in the DRC on Queen Square. The administrator for the journal club is Stefano Moriconi


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Past Presentations:

08/04/2016 (Wolfson Hall Lecture Theatre)






Razvan Marinescu


Neil Oxtoby








Ninon Burgos 


Benjamin Yvernault




Esther Bron 


Carla Semedo


Marc Modat:


Dave Cash






Cancelled: MICCAI


Andrew Melbourne


Andre Altmann


Past Presentations:

June 26th: Claudia

June 19th: Christopher Parker

June 12th: Jonas Pichat

June 5th: Ma Da

"A cytoarchitecture-driven myelin model reveals area-specific signatures in human primary and secondary areas using ultra-high resolution in-vivo brain MRI"

May 29th: Double Header: Pawel Markiewicz/Marco Lorenzi

Ibanez, Alfonso and Larranaga, Pedro and  Bielza, Concha
Bertsimas, Dimitris and Brynjolfsson, Erik and Reichman, Shachar and Silberholz, John

May 15th: Alex Young: 

"Epidemic Spreading Model to Characterize Misfolded Proteins Propagation in Aging and Associated Neurodegenerative Disorders". Iturria-Medina Y, Sotero RC, Toussaint PJ, Evans AC. Plos Computational Biology, 2014.

May 8th: Cancelled (TIG Away Day)

May 1st: Nicolas Toussaint

Steenkiste, G., Jeurissen, B., Veraart, J., den Dekker, A. J., Parizel, P. M., Poot, D. H., & Sijbers, J. (2015). Super‐resolution reconstruction of diffusion parameters from diffusion‐weighted images with different slice orientations. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

April 24th: Sebastien Ourselin  cancelled

April 17th: Andrew Melbourne

April 10th: No Journal Club

April 3rd, 2015: UCL CLOSED. 

March 27th, 2015: Pawel Markiewicz

Theme:  'Intensity normalisation using reference regions in PET image analysis’

Based on the following papers:


March 20th, 2015: Michael Hütel

"Large-scale Probabilistic Functional Modes from resting-state fMRI“

"Temporally-independent functional modes of spontaneous brain activity“


March 13th, 2015: Eliza Orasanu

"Multi-contrast multi-scale surface registration for improved alignment of cortical areas" , Tardif et al. 2015.


March 6th, 2015: 



February 27th, 2015: 

Pawel Markiewicz

Paper: (Cancelled due to MICCAI) 

February 20th, 2015: 

Presenter: Alex Mendelson

Paper: N/A - discussion about bootstrapping. 


February 13th, 2015:
Presenter: Abigail Andrews 

Paper: The Centiloid Project: Standardizing quantitative amyloid plaque  estimation by PET

William E. Klunk, Robert A. Koeppe, Julie C. Price, Tammie L. Benzinger,

Michael D. Devous, Sr., William J. Jagust, Keith A. Johnson, Chester A. Mathis,

Davneet Minhas, Michael J. Pontecorvo, Christopher C. Rowe, Daniel M. Skovronsky,

Mark A. Mintun


February 6th, 2015: 

Presenter: Ninon Burgos

 Deep Learning Based Imaging Data Completion for Improved Brain Disease Diagnosis.


January 30th, 2015: 

Presenter: Ferran Prados

Optimized Patchmatch for Near Real Time and Accurate Label Fusion - MICCAI 2014

And an introduction to 'niftyweb'.


January 23rd, 2015:

Presenter: Marco Lorenzi

"Gaussian Process Dynamic Programming"

Marc P. Deisenroth, Carl E. Rasmussen and J. Peters

Neurocomputing , vol. 72, no 7-9, pp. 1508-1524,  March 2009

With a conference version:

"Approximate Dynamic Programming with Gaussian Processes"

Marc P. Deisenroth, Jan Peters, and Carl E. Rasmussen

Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference (ACC 2008)



January 16th, 2015: 

Presenter: Carole Sudre:

A multidimensional segmentation evaluation for medical image data

Rubén Cárdenes, Rodrigo de Luis-García, Meritxell Bach-Cuadra

Computer methods and programs in Biomedicine, 96, 108-124, 2009

December 12th, 2014: 

Presenter: John Ashburner:

Miaomiao Zhang and P. Thomas Fletcher.

"Bayesian Principal Geodesic Analysis in Diffeomorphic Image Registration"

P. Golland et al. (Eds.): MICCAI 2014, Part III, LNCS 8675, pp. 121–128, 2014.



December 5th, 2014:

Presenter: M. Jorge Cardoso

Paper: "Andrew J. Asman and Bennett A. Landman, "Hierarchical Performance Estimation in the Statistical Label Fusion Framework" Medical Image Analysis (2014)"


November 28th, 2014:

Presenter: Neil Oxtoby 

Paper: Neuron 73, 1216 (2012)

Predicting Regional Neurodegeneration from the Healthy Brain Functional Connectome

Juan Zhou, et al. (group of Bill Seeley at UCSF)


November 21st, 2014:

Presenter: Zach Eaton-Rosen 

Paper: Accelerated Microstructure Imaging via Convex Optimization (AMICO) from diffusion MRI data

Alessandro Daduccia,b,⇤, Erick J. Canales-Rodríguezc,d, Hui Zhangf, Tim B. Dyrbye, Daniel C. Alexanderf, Jean-Philippe Thirana,b


November 14th, 2014:

Presenter: Ben Champion


Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

  • John P. A. Ioannidis


November 7th, 2014

Presenter: Dave Cash

Topic: Repeatability/reliability of longitudinal imaging. A brief background on biomarkers in dementia and why longitudinal imaging in dementia is so important, then focus on:

"Multisite longitudinal reliability of tract-based spatial statistics in diffusion tensor imaging of healthy elderly subjects” Jovicich et al. Neuroimage 101: 390-403, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.075

If there is time, the second paper is:

"Longitudinal Amyloid Imaging Using 11C-PiB: Methodologic Considerations”, van Berckel et al.J Nucl Med. 2013;54:1570-1576. Doi: 10.2967/jnumed.112.113654


October 31st, 2014

Presenter: Marc Modat

Paper title: Validation of a Non-Rigid Registration Error Detection Algorithm using Clinical MRI Brain Data, Ryan D. Datteri, Yuan Liu, Pierre-François D'Haese and Benoit M. Dawant

Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on , in press

Paper link:



October 24th, 2014

Presenter: Tom Vercauteren

Paper Title: Robust super-resolution volume reconstruction from slice acquisitions: application to fetal brain MRI, A Gholipour, JA Estroff, SK Warfield, Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on 29 (10), 1739-1758

Paper link:



October 17th: MICCAI wrap-up: part II

October 10th: MICCAI wrap-up: part I