Imperial College London

Professor Paul M. Matthews

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Edmond and Lily Safra Chair, Head of Department



+44 (0)20 7594 2855p.matthews




Ms Siobhan Dillon +44 (0)20 7594 2855




E502Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





Prof. Stefano Stefani, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada, Innovative discovery neurotechnology, 2012

Professor N. de Stefano, University of Siena

Dr Olga Ciccarelli, University College London, Institute of Neurology, Dept of Neuroinflammation

Dr Simon Schultz, Imperial College London, Department of Bioengineering

Professor Yi-ke Guo, Imperial College London, Computing Science

Profs. Heidi Johansen-Berg and S. Smith, FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford

Guest Lectures

Brain Plasticity and the Conundrum of Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis, Insights into MS disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches, 2014 Neuroinflammation Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 2014

Molecular imaging in new medicine development, International Symposium on Drug Development Imaging Technology, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2013

Clinical imaging for new medicine development, Samsung Medical Centre, Seoul, Korea, 2013

Innovation challenges for clinical imaging in new drug development, Gil Medical Centre, Seoul, Korea, 2013

Beyond mere biomarkers: taking on the challenge of stratified medicine, MS Masterclass, Bristol, 2013

The Art of the Brain and understanding the Brain through Art, An Evening with Andrew Marr in Aid of the Stroke Unit, Charing Cross Hospital, London, 2013

So you want to develop a drug?, MRC Seminar Series, 2013

Imaging in UK Biobank, Annual Royal College of Radiologists/Wellcome Trust Research day, London, 2013

UK Biobank: the imaging enhancement and promise as a platform for dementia research, 2nd International Conference on the Standard Construction of Beijing Biobank of Clinical Resources, Beijing, China, 2013

The UK-Korea Academic Health Science Alliance Initiative, London Health Forum, London, 2013

Raising the Bar in MS, AIMS regional meeting, London, 2013

Dementia and the fragmentation of the self (read by Dr. Jan Winkowski), International Comparative Literature Annual Conference, Paris, 2013

Neurotechnology as a therapeutic modality, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2013

Entering a new era of large scale, open imaging resources, Imaging Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection in MS Symposium, London, 2013

Major problems in MS, ISMRM Educational Symposium: Multiple Sclerosis as a Whole-Brain Disease, UCL, London, 2013

Imaging technology development for the 3Rs, NC3Rs/ESP KTN Workshop, London, 2013

Opportunities for International Collaborative Healthcare Science, London Health Forum, Korean Healthcare IDI, London, 2013

Emerging evidence on brain atrophy as a measure of disease progression and treatment effect, Association of British Neurologists, Glasgow, 2013

OPTIMISE: a programme for stratified medicine in MS. Invited Speaker. One Mind for Research Annual Meeting, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2013

Connectivity Studies in Large Populations: Towards Defining Disease Mechanisms and Risk, ISMRM Annual Meeting Educational Course, Salt Lake City, USA, 2013

From Science to Therapeutics: The Best Way Forward. Invited Lecture., A Gladstone Institute-DZNE Workshop, Neurodegeneration and inflammation, UCSF, USA, 2013

OPTIMISE: a UK Consortium for Stratified Medicine, UK MS Debating Society, 2013

A national effort for translational neuroscience and imaging. Showcasing British Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust, London, 2013

Industry-academic partnerships for rare disease medicine development, University College London, Great Ormond Street Hospital Rare Diseases Workshop, 2013

Industry-academic partnerships for rare disease medicine development, University College London, Great Ormond Street Hospital Rare Diseases Workshop, 2013

PET imaging of microglial activation with PET, National Institute of Neurological Disease, Tokyo, 2012

Microglial imaging in multiple sclerosis. Distinguished Professorial Lecture Series, Dept. Of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, 2012

Alzheimer’s Disease and the fragmentation of the self. Neuroscience and Literature Symposium, Banbury Centre, Cold Spring Harbor, USA, 2012

Japan-UK collaborative science in multimodal brain imaging (Chair’s opening remarks). UK-Japan Multimodal Brain Imaging Symposium, Kavli Centre, UK, 2012

Achieving effective translation. Invited lecture, Next Generation Brain Imaging Technologies, Wellcome Trust, 2011

Extending the phenotype in association studies through imaging genomics. BHF Centre of Excellence Annual Symposium Lecture, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, 2011

Imaging activated microglia using PET, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston USA, 2011

Brain imaging for population-based epidemiology. UK Biobank Launch Meeting, Wellcome Trust, London, 2011

Imaging genomics: from molecule to systems, Centre for Neurodegenerative Disease, VA Medical Centre, University of California, San Francisco, 2011

Advances in Multiple Sclerosis, Royal College of Physicians Advanced Medicine Course, London, 2011

Therapeutics development: changing the paradigm workshop. Invited lecture, British Pharmacological Society, QEII Conference Centre, London, 2010

Brain imaging for understanding the molecular bases of cognition. Killem Lecture, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, 2010

Multimodal imaging for drug development. Invited Lecture and UK Lead, Japan- UK Science Workshop, British Embassy, Tokyo, 2010

Translation of new technologies towards the clinic, drug discovery and development in the 21st century. FRAME symposium, The Royal Society, London, 2009

Imaging for translational neuroscience drug development. Keynote speaker, Medical Imaging Workshop, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Vancouver, 2009

Functional and molecular imaging for translational neuroscience. Plenary Lecture, Neuroscience Ireland Annual Meeting, Dublin, 2009

Imaging for translational medicine. Invited Speaker, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics 2009, International Symposium - ‘Global Approaches to Translational Research’, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Imaging plasticity in the human brain. Feindel Lecture, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, 2009