Prof. Derek K Jones

Prof. Derek K Jones

My research focuses on maximizing the amount of quantitative information that can be extracted about brain structure non-invasively using magnetic resonance imaging techniques.  If the grey matter acts as the ‘service stations’ – then the white matter acts as the ‘motorways’ and hence forms an integral and fundamental part of brain networks. My research has been primarily focussed on development of methods for diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and its application to both healthy and diseased states, but we are extending the range of imaging methods to include multi-component relaxometry and quantitative magnetization transfer imaging, with the aim of providing a more complete multi-spectral characterization of white matter.  We are now combining these metrics with electrophysiological data derived from MEG.

Research Interests:

  • Optimal design of MR acquisition schemes for quantitative assessment of white matter.
  • Statistical methods for analysing individual and grouped DT-MRI data sets.
  • Development of fiber tractography – algorithms and visualization techniques.
  • Combination of rapid relaxometric measurements with diffusion imaging data.
  • Applications of DT-MRI tractography to the study of diseased populations.
  • Integration of white matter structural assessment with other modalities (MEG, TMS, FMRI)
Role: Investigator

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    CUBRIC Building, Park Place
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Telephone
    +44(0)29 2087 9412


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