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Prof Frederik Barkhof

UCL Institute of Health Eng and UCL Institute of Neurology

UCL

Gower Street

London

WC1E 7BJ

Biography

His work will focus on helping to design & translate novel image analysis techniques from engineering to clinical applications in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis to facilitate diagnosis and monitoring of therapy in daily practice and treatment trials. Within the Institute of Neurology he will be working with the Dementia Research Centre, the Wolfson Centre & the MS Group and within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering he will be working with the Centre for Medical Image Computing and the Translational Imaging Group.

Professor Barkhof joins us from VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, where he will continue to hold his post as Professor of Neuroradiology. During his time at VU Medical Centre his research has focused on white matter diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Key areas of expertise include Structural and Functional MRI techniques, including network analysis, and PET imaging and how it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of white matter disease and neurodegeneration. He has developed diagnostic criteria for MS which are used globally and a new imaging methodology to monitor treatment in MS and AD.

Available Projects;

Development of analysis methods to enable clinical use of Arterial Spin Labelling perfusion MRI in neurological patients

Physics-based image synthesis for MRI sequence standardisation