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Prof. Federico E Turkheimer – Chair in “Neuroimaging Analysis & Statistics”
Federico Turkheimer is Professor of Neuroimaging at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. His main interest is in the application of mathematics and statistics to problems in neuroscience, particularly in imaging and genomics. He is an electronic engineer by training, holds a PhD in Nuclear Medicine and has worked in PET and neuroscience for the past 20 years holding appointments at the National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda), at the University of Cambridge, at the MRC Cyclotron Unit (then Imanet) and Imperial College on the Hammersmith Campus.
Dr. Mattia Veronese – Leader in “Molecular Imaging Biomarkers”
Mattia Veronese is a Senior Molecular Imaging Scientist at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. He gained his PhD at the School of Information Engineering at Padova University in 2013. His main interest is related to development of quantification techniques for dynamic PET imaging. This activity is carried out in collaboration with several research groups like the Section of Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism (NIMH, Bethesda, USA), Imanova Limited (London, UK) and L’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (Paris, France).
Eilidh MacNicol is a 0+4 PhD candidate on the MRC doctoral training partnership at King’s College London. She studied neuroscience at the University of Glasgow before completing her Masters in neuroimaging at King’s College London. Her project explores if quantifying brain metabolism with MRI can be used as a biomarker of cognitive decline in healthy ageing.
Barbara Santangelo is an image group analyst in partnership with the group of psychosis studies lead by prof. Oliver Howes. She holds a biomedical engineering degree at the University of Genoa (Italy) before completing her Masters in neuroimaging at King’s College London. Her research interests focus on multimodal PET-MR imaging of neuroreceptor mapping.
Julia Schubert is a group image analyst at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. She completed a degree in biology followed by a second degree in computer science at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Her work focuses on conducting and developing MR and PET image analysis for the neuroinflammation imaging program, including applications in major depression disorders, dementia, and psychosis.
Noha Althubaity is a PhD student in neuroimaging research at King’s College London. She is also teaching assistant at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia. She earned a bachelor degree in Radiological Sciences at King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and a Master’s degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA). Noha Althubaity is registered as a Radiologic Technologist Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist from The American College of Radiology and The American Society of Radiologic Technologist, ST. Paul, Minnesota (ARRT).
Giovanna Nordio is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Her main interest is to translate FDOPA PET imaging from experimental medicine into clinical use to predict treatment response in patient with psychosis. In 2014 she graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2018 she obtained her PhD in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at the Department of Bioengineering and Imaging Sciences, King’s College London. The aim of her PhD was to develop high resolution whole heart magnetic resonance T1 mapping techniques, which are clinically valuable tools for myocardial fibrosis and oedema detection.
Rubaida Easmin is a research assistant at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. She completed M.Sc. in Software Engineering from Institute of Information Technology (IIT), University of Dhaka. She received her second master’s degree in Data Science from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work focuses on developing an automated web-based analysis framework for data management and analysis of FDOPA PET data.
Alessio Giacomel is a NIHR Maudsley BRC & DRIVE-Health Neuroimaging PhD student, focusing on the generation of PET normative neuroreceptor atlases and statistics for the use in both clinical and research settings in mental health. His background is in engineering where he holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Trento (Italy) and a master’s in Biomedical engineering from the University of Padova (Italy).
Affiliates and former members
- Dr. Diana Cash, Biomarkers Research and Imaging for Neuroscience (BRAIN) Centre manager
- Dr. Camilla Simons, Preclinical Imaging Biologist (BRAIN) Centre manager
- Dr. Nisha Singh, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychopharmacology (Oxford University)
- Dr. Elisabetta Grecchi, Digital Project Manager (GE Healthcare)
- Dr. Tobias Woods, Quantitative MR imaging (CME fellow)
- Dr. Marta Vicente Rodriguez, Preclinical Imaging Biologist (Madrid, Spain)
Visiting students & scientists
- Irene Brusini, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Oct 2020, present)
- Antonella Pontoriero, School of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London, UK.
- Alessio Giacomel, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Sept 2019 – June 2020)
- Livia Marchitelli, Faculty of Medicina, Sapezienza University, Rome, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Sept 2017 – Oct 2017)
- Marco Arcolin, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Oct 2016 – Apr 2017)
- Dr. Alice Patania, ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy (Jan 2017)
- Alberto Pellizzon, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Jan 2016 – Apr 2016)
- Lucia Moro, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Sep 2015 – Dec 2015)
To apply for any visiting period please contact us directly by email.
The group works in close collaboration with the BRAIN centre at IoPPN