On November 13th, Prof. Mark Jenkinson, co-founder and principal developer of FSL, gave a seminar in Anfiteatro Abreu Faro, overviewing some of the advanced structural and functional imaging tools in FSL.

The FSL software is one of the most widely used neuroimaging analysis tools worldwide, and covers a range of functionality for structural, functional and diffusion image analysis for healthy and pathological subjects. This talk will provide an overview of some of the tools for quantifying structural atrophy and the segmentation of focal white matter pathologies (FSL-VBM, SIENA and BIANCA). In addition, the talk will also cover some of the artifact reduction methods available for functional data – in particular physiological noise modelling (PNM) and ICA-based artifact detection and removal. Some knowledge of neuroimaging and basic analysis methods will be assumed, but no prior knowledge of FSL is required.
Prof. Mark Jenkinson was born in Adelaide, Australia where he obtained first class Honours degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as well as Mathematical Physics.  His doctoral work was done in the University of Oxford in the area of Computer Vision, supervised by Prof. Sir Michael Brady.  After this he moved into medical imaging and joined the FMRIB centre where his research has concentrated on structural MRI analysis, multimodal analysis and population modelling, especially for clinical research. Prof. Jenkinson is also co-founder and principal developer of the FSL software package, used in over 1000 laboratories worldwide.  He is the co-editor of a series of introductory textbooks (Oxford Neuroimaging Primers) and is currently Head of the Structural Image Analysis Group at the Wellcome trust centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (formerly FMRIB).


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