Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL)
To advance the understanding of neurological, psychiatric and metabolic disease through the use of neuroimaging.
The Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL) brings together in close collaboration computational scientists (mathematicians, physicists, engineers, computer scientists), psychologists and clinicians in order to deliver translational clinical neuroimaging research.
The Goals of the C3NL are:
1. To use neuroimaging to investigate the neural basis of common neurological and psychiatric conditions, and to assist in the development of novel treatments for these conditions. Researchers in the unit and their collaborators focus particularly on stroke, neurodegeneration, traumatic brain injury, neoplastic conditions, neonatal disorders and eating behaviour.
2. To develop novel methodological approaches to the study of brain function, including the study of brain networks with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),,and the development of molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET).
3. To integrate computational advances in neuroimaging research into the study of clinical populations.
Key partners within Imperial College London
There is also a close collaboration with Imanova, the Department of Neuroradiology and the Department of Nuclear Medicine within the Academic Health Sciences Centre. Researchers in the Unit have access to a dedicated high-performance computing cluster, which allows computationally demanding image analysis to be efficiently performed.
C3NL is headed by Professor Richard Wise, and is situated within the Burlington Danes Building on the Hammersmith Hospital campus. The unit offers a number of educational and training opportunities. Principal investigators welcome approaches from prospective students interested in studying in the unit. Please contact Dr David Sharp for further information.