NIG headquarters are based in the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, which is set to be one of Europe’s leading centres for interdisciplinary neuroscience research. The Institute opened in 2015 and occupies a 7600m2 state-of-the-art research facility, bringing together 250 clinicians and scientists to advance our understanding of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms and develop new therapies through innovative research.
The Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities are dedicated to advancing our understanding of the molecular, cellular and functional basis of neurological and psychiatric disorders and the discovery, implementation and evaluation of novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions. The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute is located at the heart of KCL Denmark Hill campus, and it is the home to a unique cluster of neuroscience excellence.
The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute is part of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), which is Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology, basic and clinical neuroscience. IoPPN is world-renowned for the quality of research and, for psychiatry and psychology, it is the most cited research centre outside the US and the second most cited research centre in the world – as ranked by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were judged to have the highest research power of any UK institution within the areas of psychiatry, neuroscience and clinical psychology, and the impact of our work and our research environment were both judged as 100% world leading. Our world-class research-led learning experience attracts the very best students from around the world who enjoy unrivalled learning opportunities – supported by strong partnerships with NHS trusts, industry and healthcare organisations.
Data processing and analysis
NIG team has a broad experience in analysing PET and MRI data. Our expertise ranges from PET data analysis to analysing structural and functional MRI data. We use a range of software packages for analysis of data including Matlab, Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM), the Molecular Imaging and Kinetic Analysis Toolbox (MIAKAT™) for processing and kinetic modelling of PET data, ANALYZE medical software, FMRIB Software Library (FSL), FreeSurfer image analysis suite, and many others.