Crucible Workshop on Optical Imaging | 2nd of April 2019
James Watt Centre, Heriot-Watt University
Optical imaging is an enabling technology for many medical, biological and healthcare applications. World leading research and product development across Scotland bridges academia and industry through a wide range of applications including microscopy, spectroscopy, endoscopy, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and optical coherence tomography. New laser sources, nonlinear optics, shaped light fields, fluorescent probes, terahertz tomography and confocal, super-resolution and Raman microscopies, all offer potential for new advances. This Crucible-style workshop will explore the scope and potential for an ambitious expansion of optical imaging development through interdisciplinary collaboration. Imaging and detection technology development by Scottish researchers and innovators have the potential to produce step-changes in medicine, biology and healthcare. Early-mid career research leaders from physical sciences and engineering, life sciences and health disciplines are invited to come together with professionals from the Scottish photonics and life sciences industry sectors to undertake a highly intensive and interactive day-long programme focussed on interdisciplinary research collaborations. The event is organised by the Research Futures Academy and facilitated by writer and broadcaster, Vivienne Parry OBE.
If you would like to be considered for a place on the Optical Imaging Crucible, please complete and submit this form by 10am on Friday 8th March 2019. All applicants will be informed of the result of the application process in mid-March.
Audience: Early to Mid-Career researchers (by invitation)
International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders| 2nd of April 2019
Post-graduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University
The first “International Workshop on Neurorobotics and Neural Disorders” is a scientific event and a platform for exchange between researchers, technology developers and clinicians around commercial and/or research application of Neurorobotics in the context of neural disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurorobotics is at the intersection of robotics and neuroscience and focus on implementing neurobiological structures underlying animal behaviour in robots. In this way, neurorobotics can facilitate the investigation of the mechanisms of neural disorders and support the development of techniques that can inform new therapies and be used as an alternative to animal experiments. The workshop will discuss promising approaches and challenges for robotics community regarding the study of neural disorders. It will be a great chance to meet our invited speakers and network with fellow roboticists and neuroscientists plus a world-class audience from Universities, Research Institutions and Companies
Audience: Researchers in the field of Computational NeuroScience, Neurorobotics, Physics, Engineering, Neuroscience and Social Sciences