Athanasios Vourvopoulos joins MIG_N2Treat team at LaSEEB

Thanos (Athanasios Vourvopoulos) has just joined the team of the FCT-funded project MIG_N2Treat: Multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers throughout the migraine cycle: towards neurofeedback training for personalized anti-migraine treatment. In this project, we aim to identify multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers of migraine, and to use these to develop a novel personalized therapeutic approach based on neurofeedback training. The project is led by ISR-Lisboa at Técnico and is carried out in collaboration with iMM and Hospital da Luz – Learning Health. During the next two years, Thanos will participate in the development of an EEG-neurofeedback system based on simultaneous EEG-fMRI models.

COST Action – Glioma MR Imaging 2.0

The COST Action proposal GliMR2.0, entitled Glioma MR Imaging 2.0, submitted to the Open Call of 2018 (OC-2018-2), has been approved for funding. Prof Patrícia Figueiredo from LaSEEB is one of the proponents of this European research network under the EU funded COST (The European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Programme. The LaSEEB contribution will essentially be in the context of  Working Group 1, on “Advanced MRI biomarkers for glioma characterisation”.|Name:overview

Keep in Touch 2019

LaSEEB participated in this year’s edition of Técnico’s Keep in Touch. The event is part of the celebrations of the 108th anniversary of Instituto Superior Técnico and aims to bring the IST community together.

Hundreds of children, youth, alumni, professors, researchers and staff participated in several activities organised by the several departments.



ISMRM 2019

Several researchers from LaSEEB presented their work during the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2019).

Abstracts presented:

  • Breath-hold BOLD-fMRI cerebrovascular reactivity metrics predict cognitive impairment in cerebral small vessel disease; Pinto J et al.
  • Amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations in resting-state BOLD-fMRI is associated with cognitive decline in cerebral small vessel disease; Moreira J. et al.
  • Impact of processing options on histogram metrics extraction from DWI in cerebral small vessel disease; Fouto A. et al.
  • Classification of BOLD-fMRI dynamic functional connectivity states based on simultaneous EEG microstates; Abreu R. et al.
  • Classification of sleep stages from fMRI dynamic functional connectivity using deep learning; Carmona J. et al.
  • Accelerated Carotid 4D flow MRI with Multicontrast HD-PROST Reconstruction; Gaspar A. et al.
  • Improving T2 and B1 parametric estimation in the brain with multi spin-echo MR and fusion bootstrap moves solver (FBMS); Freitas A. et al.
  • Neuromelanin-sensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of the Substantia Nigra in Huntington’s Disease; Leitão R.  et al.
  • Optimizing Neuromelanin-sensitive Turbo Spin Echo sequences using the extended phase graph formalism including magnetization transfer effects; Nunes R. et al.


Professor Fernando Lopes da Silva

Our distinguished member Professor Fernando Lopes da Silva passed away yesterday (May 7, 2019).

He was a mentor and a friend to many of us at LaSEEB and will be very much missed.

We will always think of his constructive criticism and wise advice, challenging us to do more and better.
Here is the news piece in Público (in Portuguese):


ISMRM Workshop on Accessible MRI for the World

Prof. Rita Nunes and Tiago Fernandes participated in the ISMRM Workshop on Accessible MRI for the World held at the India International Centre, New Delhi, India – 29th-31st March. The workshop aimed to identify and recognise the need for accessible MR; to outline and summarise anatomy-wise MR clinical needs of under-served populations & to Explain MR innovation processes through examples from the past and needs of the future.
It was a very successful participation with an invited talk on open-source software delivered by Prof. Nunes; the Laseeb researchers were part of the team that won the Hackathon challenge on “Emergency MRI for Stroke” and co-authors of the winner poster for best technical work presented by collaborator Seema S. Bhat  (Dayananda Sagar Institutions): “An Assessment of Noise Distribution at Ultra-Low Magnetic Field Strength”.