Neuroinformatics at Newcastle University in the UK covers a range of topics from electrophysiology to neuroimaging. We are among the pioneers in connectome analysis and the establishment of large-scale neuroscience data management and analysis platforms. Our strength is a close collaboration between computational, experimental, and clinical researchers. Besides academic research, we have strong ties with industry and many of us are linked to local start-up companies. We target diseases ranging from epilepsy, depression, and schizophrenia to dementia, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury including stroke.

Newcastle is among the pioneers of the field in the UK and hosted the £4m EPSRC-funded CARMEN project for managing and processing electrophysiology data and hosts the £10m EPSRC/Wellcome Trust-funded CANDO project for developing optogenetic implantable devices for epilepsy patients. Newcastle has strong links with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). Currently, members of the faculty lead the UK special interest groups in image-based Neuroinformatics and brain connectivity.

tools for clinical and experimental neuroscience

Human Brain Connectivity, or the connectome, can now be studied through MRI diffusion imaging.

Newcastle pioneered the analysis of brain connectivity in rhesus monkey, cat, and rodents. We also authored the first major review in the field (Trends Cogn Sci 2004)