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18:00 - 19:00 2 February 2015

Computational modelling and the brain


Haldane Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Ivana Drobnjak, Centre for Medical Image Computing, Department of Computer Science, UCL

Computational modelling can be used to study and engineer new biomedical imaging techniques. In many brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s or multiple sclerosis, the microstructure of the brain changes and neurons change their size, density or organization. In order to be able to understand what is happening in the brain a way of "looking into" the brain is needed. Traditionally, this was only possible through invasive biopsy and histology. However, using computational modelling it is possible to estimate tissue changes by fitting mathematical models of cellular architecture to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. This way the investigation into the brain is fully non-invasive and can be done clinically on patients. In this talk Ivana will discuss this methodology, and more generally computational modelling and how it has shaped her own interdisciplinary research in biomedicine.


Mark Huckvale


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