NeuroSKILL @ Organization for Human Brain Mapping

NeuroSKILL @ Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), held in Hamburg, Germany in June 2014

NeuroSKILL @ Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), held in Hamburg, Germany in June 2014

The NeuroSKILL project was represented at a recent neuroimaging conference, the 20th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), held in Hamburg, Germany in June 2014.

Professor Arun Bokde, Dr Elizabeth Kehoe and Ms Dervla Farrell from Trinity College Dublin and Dr Nia Goulden from Bangor University, Wales, gave poster presentations on their research related to the NeuroSKILL project. This conference was a great opportunity to bring the NeuroSKILL project findings to a wide scientific audience, and also provided the team with a fantastic chance to engage in interesting scientific discussion and attend symposia related to the topics of magnetic resonance imaging, ageing and dementia.

Professor Bokde presented his findings from a project using the Alzheimer’s disease neuroimaging initiative (ADNI) dataset, in which he related cortical thickness to subcortical volume in healthy ageing, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Ms Farrell also presented findings from her analysis of the ADNI dataset, which was focused on patterns of cortical thinning associated with those at high or lower risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Kehoe presented results from a diffusion imaging tractography study conducted in Trinity College Dublin, which examined changes in the fornix, a white matter tract important for memory function, in ageing and mild cognitive impairment. Dr Goulden’s research focused on resting state functional MRI data, and how ageing affects the interaction of resting state brain networks.

The conference was a great success and the team was delighted to present the important research findings emerging from the NeuroSKILL project.