Keynote Speakers

Dr Timothy Rittman

My interest lies in understanding how neurodegenerative disease progresses through the brain, in particular why neurodegenerative disease affect the brain in predictable patterns. To do this I develop computer models of disease processes using imaging, pathology and genetic data. I also have a strong interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, and how they can be used in clinical practice, particularly in NHS memory clinics. My clinical interest is…
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Prof. Rik Henson

My primary interest concerns how the brain “remembers” things. Specifically, I use the techniques of fMRI and EEG/MEG to examine brain activity as healthy volunteers try to remember things in the laboratory, and relate these findings, via computational modelling, to the memory problems following damage in those brain regions. I am interested in the neural bases of both explicit (conscious) memory and implicit (unconscious) memory, particularly the relationship between recollection,…
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Prof. Clare Mackay

My research focuses on using neuroimaging to understand risk for psychiatric and neurodegenerative disease. By the time conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease are clinically diagnosed, much of the damage in the brain is already done. My group focuses on understanding mechanisms of risk, i.e. investigating how factors such as particular genes change brain structure and function before people are suffering from the symptoms of disease. We hope…
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James Cole

Prof. James Cole

I am Professor of Neuroimage Computing at UCL, based jointly between the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), where I have worked since 2019. I am principal investigator of the MANIFOLD lab, where we focus on applying machine learning and AI to neuroimaging data to understand ageing and neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to joining UCL I was based at the Department of Neuroimaging, King’s College…
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