Turku PET Centre Neuroimaging Course 2024

2nd of September 2024 — 6th of September 2024

Principles And Applications of Neuroimaging Data Analysis

Turku PET Centre neuroscientists and Human Emotion Systems Laboratory are happy to announce that the fifth edition of our PET-MRI neuroimaging course will be held on September 2nd – 6th 2024. This course will give a hands-on overview on the basic brain imaging analysis techniques applicable to PET and structural / functional MRI data. The course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs, and scientists working on medical, cognitive, and computational neuroimaging. After the course, the participants should be able to independently process and analyse the data that has been retrieved from PET camera / MRI scanner. Analytic pipeline will focus on the PET Centre brain data analysis framework. The course is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. See the course webpage http://emotion.utu.fi/neurocourse for further information. Lectures will be held on site at Turku PET Centre and streamed live using Echo360 platform. The tentative schedule below is in Helsinki time (EEST), which is UTC+3. Changes are still possible so please re-check the schedule on the webpage and on Echo360 before the course starts. Slides to the lectures (PDF) will be provided on the course webpage.

Monday September 2nd: Principles of brain imaging

8:30-9:15 Introduction: Basic principles of human neuroimaging (Lauri Nummenmaa)
9:15-10:00 Basics of biological modelling with PET data (Riku Klén)
10:00-10:45 Principles of pharmakokinetic modelling (Jussi Hirvonen)
10:45-12:00 Lunch break
12:00-12:45 Brain-PET modelling in clinical studies (Marco Bucci)
12:45-13:30 Preprocessing volumometric brain imaging data (Jouni Tuisku)
13:30-13:45 Coffee break (with pulla!)
13:45-14:30 Using Carimas software for image analysis (Chunlei Han)
14:30-15:15 Practical framework for brain-PET data modelling (Jouni Tuisku)
15:15-16:00 Population level inference with neuroimaging data (Lauri Nummenmaa)

Tuesday September 3rd: Practical issues in brain imaging and analysis

8:30-9:15 Physiology of the BOLD signal (Kerttu Seppälä)
9:15-10:00 Experimental designs for fMRI (Lauri Nummenmaa)
10:00-10:45 Practical framework for preprocessing fMRI data (Vesa Putkinen)
10:45-12:00 Lunch break
12:00-12:45 General Linear Model for fMRI analysis (Kerttu Seppälä)
12:45-13:30 First level models for fMRI (Lihua Sun)
13:30-13:45 Coffee break (with pulla!)
13:45-14:30 Second level models for fMRI (Severi Santavirta)
14:30-15:15 Region of interest analysis for PET and MRI (Lauri Nummenmaa)
15:15-16:00 Neuroimaging data visualization (Vesa Putkinen)

Wednesday September 4th: Advanced topics in brain signal analysis

8:30-9:15 Linear mixed models in neuroimaging (Tuulia Malen)
9:15-10:00 Statistical Pattern Recognition with fMRI (TBA)
10:00-10:45 Imaging whole-body biological circuits with total-body PET (Lauri
10:45-12:00 Lunch break
12:00-12:45 Model-free analysis of BOLD-fMRI data (Severi Santavirta)
12:45-13:30 Neuroinformatics and large-scale analysis (Lauri Nummenmaa)
13:30-14:00 Wrap-up with coffee and pulla (All speakers)

September 5th: Computer labs – Data preprocessing

8:30-10:45 Working with 3D brain data and learning the basic tools (TBA)
11:30-13:45 Segmenting, warping and coregistering 3D brain data
14:00-16:15 Pharmacokinetic modelling and preprocessing of brain-PET data (TBA)

September 6th: Compouter labs – Statistical inference from brain imaging data

8:30-10:45 Preprocessing functional MRI data (TBA)
11:30-13:45 Statistical modelling of functional MRI data (TBA)
14:00-16:15 Population level inference and visualisation (TBA)
Please contact prof Lauri Nummenmaa (latanu@utu.fi) for further details and check the
webpage out regularly for updates: https://emotion.utu.fi/neurocourse/

See you in Turku in September!