Iberian Labs

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Iberian Labs

Advanced imaging in neuroimmunological diseases (ImaginEM)

Biomedical Magnetic Resonance

  • Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols”, CSIC-UAM, Madrid, Spain.
  • The Biomedical Magnetic Resonance lab focuses on three main lines: i) imaging markers of neuroinflammation, ii) characterization of the tumor microenvironment in animal models of glioblastoma, and iii) development of multi-targeted theragnostic liposomes
  • Main research topics: neuroinflammation, glioblastoma, brain disorders, obesity, theragnostic nanoparticles
  • Contact: Pilar Lopez-Larrubia, plopez at iib.uam.es
  • Website: www.iib.uam.es
  • Twitter: @plopezlarrubia

Biomedical Imaging Laboratory

Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (CIBIT)

  • University of Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal.
  • CIBIT focus on biomedical imaging and translational research, including pre-clinical and clinical MR, PET, OCT, neurophysiology and molecular probe development for applications in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Cardiology and Oncology.
  • Main research topics: cognitive neuroscience, neurodegenerative disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Contact: Miguel Castelo-Branco, mcbranco at fmed.uc.pt
  • Website: https://www.uc.pt/en/uid/cibit/

Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab

  • Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • LaSEEB hosts 40 researchers working on topics such as development of pulse sequences and reconstruction algorithms for quantitative MRI (PI: Rita Nunes); imaging dynamic brain networks using EEG and fMRI and neurofeedback (PI: Patrícia Figueiredo).
  • Main research topics: pulse sequence development, quantitative MR, Imaging cerebrovascular physiology, dynamic brain networks, neurofeedback
  • Contact: Patrícia Figueiredo, patricia.figueiredo at tecnico.ulisboa.pt
  • Website: https://www.laseeb.org/
  • Twitter: @laseeb_isr

Grup d’Aplicacions Biomèdiques de la RMN (GABRMN)

Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering (IBEB)

  • Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • IBEB conducts research in the interface between medicine and engineering, with a focus on image and signal processing, cancer therapy and diagnosis, and non-invasive brain stimulation.
  • Main research topics: brain stimulation, biomedical signal and image processing, cancer diagnosis and therapy
  • Contact: Alexandre Andrade, aandrade at fc.ul.pt
  • Website: http://ibeb.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/

Image Processing Lab (LPI)

  • University of Valladolid. Castilla y León, Spain.
  • LPI is an officially recognized research group by the University of Valladolid and has been considered by the regional government as a Group of Excellence. Its main activity is focused on medical image analysis and biomedical signal processing.
  • Main research topics: diffusion MRI, acquisition, image processing, cardiac MRI
  • Contact: Carlos Alberola, contact at lpi.tel.uva.es
  • Website: http://www.lpi.tel.uva.es/

Metabolomics and Imaging Data lab (MIDAlab)

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Currently, MIDAlab is focused in MR data analysis with machine learning techniques, to improve the diagnostic and prognostic characterisation of brain tumours. MIDAlab works mainly with MRS data of brain tumour patients acquired from hospitals.
  • Main research topics: magnetic resonance spectroscopy, imaging, data, glioma, brain tumours
  • Contact: Margarita Julià, margarita.julia at uab.cat
  • Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3316-9027

Molecular and Functional Biomarkers

  • CIC Biomagune. San Sebastián, Spain.
  • Molecular and Functional Biomarkers main interest is cardiovascular diseases. The lab addresses the identification of new (early) imaging, biosignals, and system biology-derived markers helpful in diagnosing and monitoring new treatments
  • Main research topics: vascular imaging, pulmonary hypertension, atherosclerosis, flow imaging
  • Contact: Jesus Ruiz-Cabello, jruizcabello at cicbiomagune.es
  • Website: www.mfbiomarkers.com
  • Twitter: @BiomagMfb

MRILab

NeuroImaging and Therapeutic UltraSound Group

  • HM CINAC (Centro Integral de Neurociencias Abarca Campal). Madrid, Spain.
  • The NeuroImaging and Therapeutic UltraSound Group develops neuroimaging and therapeutic ultrasound research in clinical and preclinical settings with the main objective of developing therapeutic strategies in movement disorders.
  • Main research topics: clinical neuroimaging, focused ultrasound, drug delivery, non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Contact: Jose A. Pineda, jpineda.hmcinac at hmhospitales.com
  • Website: https://www.somoshmcinac.com/es/

Proaction Lab

  • University of Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal.
  • The Proaction Lab focuses on Cognitive Neuroscience approaches to unravel the processes associated with the perception and recognition of objects and actions, as well as how knowledge and information are stored and organized in the brain.
  • Main research topics: perception, objects, mind wandering, collaborative robots
  • Contact: Jorge Almeida, jorgealmeida at fpce.uc.pt
  • Website: http://proactionlab.fpce.uc.pt/
  • Twitter: @proactionlab

Quantitative Bio-Imaging group

  • Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR). Faro, Portugal.
  • The recently created Quantitative Bio-Imaging group works on the development of image acquisition, reconstruction and processing methods for biomedical imaging techniques, including MRI and optical imaging.
  • Main research topics: cardiac MRI, 3D optical imaging, quantitative imaging, image reconstruction, deep learning
  • Contact: Teresa Correia, tmcorreia at ualg.pt
  • Website: https://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/users/tmcorreia
  • Twitter: @TeresaM2Correia

Shemesh Lab

  • Champalimaud Foundation. Lisbon, Portugal
  • The long term goals of Shemesh Lab are to understand the mechanisms by which modifications in the tissue’s microstructure transcend globally and modulate function and behavior, and to explore the potential of these as early disease biomarkers.
  • Main research topics: direct fMRI, multisensory stimuli, plasticity and brain development, tumor microenvironment, pre-malignant lesions
  • Contact: Noam Shemesh, noam.shemesh at neuro.fchampalimaud.org
  • Website: https://shemeshlab.org/
  • Twitter: @ShemeshL

Signal Processing in Neuroimaging (SPiN)

  • Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.
  • The SPiN lab investigates methods and develops novel algorithms for acquisition and analysis of neuroimaging (mostly, MRI) and biomedical data to advance our understanding of the function, structure and physiology in the healthy and diseased human brain.
  • Main research topics: biomedical signal processing, functional MRI acquisition and analysis, calibrated fMRI, MRI
  • Contact: Cesar Caballero-Gaudes, c.caballero at bcbl.eu
  • Website: https://www.bcbl.eu/en/research/research-groups/signal-processing-neuroimaging/