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JPND 2016 Call for Working Groups

JPND have recommended funding for 10 Working Groups on Harmonisation and Alignment in Brain Imaging Methods to address the methodological challenges facing different imaging modalities for a range of neurodegenerative diseases, among them MRI, PET, ultrasound, MEG and EEG, as well as multimodal approaches. 

Working Groups recommended for funding (including UK contributors involved in 7 of the 10 groupings):

  1. Alignment and Standardization of Neuroimaging Methods in Atypical Parkinsonism, including Tauopathies (ASAP-TAU)
  • Coordinator: Thilo van Eimeren, University of Cologne, Germany
  • UK Contributors: Nicola Pavese (Imperial College London), James B Rowe
  1. Biomagnetic Framework for Identifying Network Dysfunction in dementia (BioFIND)
  • Coordinator: Laura Hughes, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
  • UK Contributors: James Rowe, Rik Henson (Cambridge), Kia Nobre (Oxford)
  1. European Ultrahigh-Field Imaging Network for Neurodegenerative Dis-eases (EUFIND)
  • Coordinator: Emrah Duzel, DZNE Magdeburg, Germany
  • UK Contributors: James Rowe, Dennis Chan (Cambridge), Richard Wise, David Linden, Kim Graham (Cardiff), Jozien Goense, Keith Muir (Glasgow), Joanna Wardlaw (Edinburgh), Mark Lythgoe (UCL), Richard Bowtell, Penny Gowland, Nin Bajaj, Susan Francis (Nottingham), Heidi Johansen-Berg, Clare Mackay, Gwenaelle Douaud (Oxford)
  1. Full exploitation of High-Dimensionality in brain imaging (FULL-HD)
  • Coordinator: Arfan Ikram, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  1. Harmonising Brain Imaging Methods for Vascular Contributions to Neurodegeneration (HARNESS)
  • Coordinator: Eric Smith, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Co-Lead: Joanna Wardlaw (Edinburgh)
  • UK Contributors: Paul Matthews (Imperial College London), David Werring (UCL), Steve Sourbron (Leeds), Michael Thrippleton (Edinburgh)
  1. Harmonised Hippocampal Subfield Segmentation Working Group (HSG)
  • Coordinator: Rosanna Olsen, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
  1. Framework for Innovative Multi-tracer molecular Brain Imaging to enable multi-centre trials and image evaluation in early neurodegenerative diseases (IMBI)
  • Coordinator: Andreas Jacobs, University Muenster, Germany
  • UK Contributors: Karl Herholz, Alexander Gerhard, Rainer Hinz (Manchester), Paul Edison (Imperial College London), Federico Turkheimer, Tony Gee (KCL), Michael Carroll, (Newcastle)
  1. Development of a Methodological Framework for Integrated PET/MR Imaging of Neurodegeneration (ND-PETMRI)
  • Coordinator: Henryk Barthel, University Leipzig, Germany
  • UK Contributor: John Dickson (UCL)
  1. Harmonisation metabolic FDG brain pattern characteristics (PET-METPAT)
  • Coordinator: Klaus Leenders, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
  1. Harmonisation of acquisition and processing of Brain Imaging Biomarkers for Neurodegenerative Diseases: A strategic Research Agenda for best-practice guidelines (SRA-NED)
  • Coordinator: Giovanni Frisoni, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • UK Contributors: Karl Herholz (Manchester), Clare Mackay (Oxford), Rachael Scahill (UCL), David Thomas (UCL)