The Center for Brain and Health and Aspire Precision Medicine Research Institute Abu Dhabi are excited to announce the second Brain Health Workshop, designed to explore advances in the field and to enhance your knowledge.

The workshop will cover basic and more advanced concepts of MRI and genetic analysis in the context of brain structure and through a series of hands-on sessions designed to provide practical experience with MRI and genetic data.

The workshop will be conducted by research experts at NYUAD, who will share their insights and experiences on the application and interpretation of brain imaging and genetic data. You will gain experience working with large open science data sets, especially in the context of obtaining normative data for comparison to data acquired in the UAE.

The workshop is aimed at advanced undergraduate, early graduate students and biomedical research professionals from across the UAE. The workshop is designed to broaden horizons for brain science research and careers in the UAE.

The workshop will include catering for all participants during the event and accommodation for out-of-town participants. To cover part of our expenses, there is a registration fee of AED 500 plus VAT (USD 137 plus VAT) for each participant.

Summary of Topics

  • Introduction to MRI and MR Physics
  • Overview of MRI data types, formats, and structures
  • MRI analysis environments (FSL, freesurfer, MATLAB)
  • MRI data visualization and interpretation
  • Pre-processing pipelines for segmentation, co-registration, and noise reduction
  • Manipulating and processing of brain imaging data
  • Data integrity and quality control
  • Structural quantification, parcellation, and biomarker extraction
  • Data fusion: incorporating non-imaging measures, such as demographics
  • Dimensionality reduction, grouping, and classification
  • Applications of Machine Learning and AI
  • Genetic Analysis of Brain Imaging Traits
Convened by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Brain and Health
  • Aspire Precision Medicine Research Institute Abu Dhabi

Registration Deadline

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2024.

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