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Stroke Research Day: How Imaging Can Help us Understand the Brain

Speaker: Professor Steve Williams, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

Professor Steve Williams is the Founder, Director and Head of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences based at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London.

He graduated from Loughborough University in 1985 then spent a formative year working in high resolution NMR spectroscopy for Beecham Pharmaceuticals in Harlow before seeking a higher degree.

In 1988, he became the University of Cambridge’s first PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging whilst also spending numerous enjoyable hours goading “NatSci” students through their chemistry laboratory classes.

He went on to set up a University of London Intercollegiate Imaging facility at Queen Mary College which focused on the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in a wide range of pre-clinical models of disease.

In 1994, he moved to the Institute of Psychiatry to champion the application of neuroimaging in CNS disorders.

Steve has co-authored over 350 papers and chapters in leading neuroscience journals.

His recent work has focused on the translation of imaging techniques from bench to bedside with an ever-increasing emphasis on the development of new tools for diagnosis and prediction of response to treatment.

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