Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) is a leading UK Biomedical Imaging Centre, located at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England, on the Cambridge Bio-Medical Campus at the southwestern end of Hills Road. It is a division of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the University of Cambridge.

The Centre opened in 1996 with a GE PET scanner, followed soon after by a Bruker 3T MRI system. After a major programme of infrastructure investment and redevelopment, funded by the Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge. The facilities now comprise a Siemens 7T Terra MRI scanner, a Siemens 3T PrismaFit scanner, a Siemens 3T SkyraFit scanner, a GE 3T PET/MR Signa scanner and a hyper-polariser system.[1]

Research conducted within the Centre falls broadly into the categorisations of positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance and radiochemistry.[2] It also provides research platforms for neuroscience themes, including dementia, stroke and neurosurgery as well as cognitive neuroscience.[3]


  • Prof Ed Bullmore — Chairman and Clinical Director
  • Prof Franklin I. Aigbirhio — Director of PET Radiochemistry
  • Dr T. Adrian Carpenter — Director of Magnetic Resonance
  • Dr Tim D. Fryer — Director of PET Physics
  • Dr Guy B. Williams — Director of Information Processing


  1. ^ 3b5c604f327550abfac50e4bedc37282. "About — Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre". www.wbic.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ 3b5c604f327550abfac50e4bedc37282. "Overview — Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre". www.wbic.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ 3b5c604f327550abfac50e4bedc37282. "About — Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre". www.wbic.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-06.

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Coordinates: 52°10′28″N 0°08′32″E / 52.1744°N 0.1421°E

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital is an internationally renowned teaching hospital and research centre in Cambridge, England, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge. Addenbrooke's Hospital is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The hospital is run by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a designated academic health science centre. It is also the East of England's Major Trauma Centre - the first of which to be operational in the UK.

Adrian Owen

Adrian Mark Owen (born 17 May 1966) is a British neuroscientist and author. He is currently the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The Brain and Mind Institute, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is best known for his 2006 discovery, published in the journal Science, showing that some patients thought to be in a vegetative state, are in fact fully aware and (shown subsequently) able to communicate with the outside world using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). In 2019, Owen was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to science.

Animal Procedures Committee

The Animal Procedures Committee advised the British Home Secretary on matters related to animal testing in the UK. The function of the committee was made a statutory requirement by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (the ASPA), which mandated that it should have at least 12 members, excluding the chair. The APC no longer exists as the ASPA has been revised in accordance with EU legislation. It was disbanded on 31 December 2012 and was replaced by the Animals in Science Committee in 2013.

Cambridge Biomedical Campus

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe. Located at the southern end of Hills Road in Cambridge, England the campus is managed by the University of Cambridge. The site is funded by organisations such as the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, the UK government's Medical Research Council and has National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre status. It is an accredited UK academic health science centre (Cambridge University Health Partners) and home to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the university's medical school.

Cambridge University Handball Club

Cambridge University Handball Club (CUHB) was founded and registered as a club at the University of Cambridge in 2013. CUHB runs competitive men’s and women's teams playing in national competitions. It is a member of the England Handball Association and the Association of British University Handball Clubs. The men's team is currently holding the Varisity Trophy against Oxford (2019).

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the United Kingdom's NHS foundation trusts. It was originally named Addenbrooke's NHS Trust. It became a foundation trust and was renamed in 2004.

The Trust provides healthcare for people in the Cambridge area, in southeast England, and specialist services such as transplantation, treatment of rare cancers and neurological intensive care for a much wider area. It runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, the Rosie Hospital, and Saffron Walden Community Hospital. It is one of the Shelford Group an informal organisation of ten leading English University Teaching Hospitals and part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Roland Sinker is the current chief executive and he joined the Trust in 2015 moving from King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London where he was acting CEO and prior to that the Chief Operating Officer from 2009-2015.

John Pickard (professor)

John Douglas Pickard FRCS FMedSci (born 21 March 1946) is a British professor emeritus of neurosurgery in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of University of Cambridge. He is the honorary director of the National Institute for Health Research's Healthcare Technology Cooperative (HTC) for brain injury. His research focuses on advancing the care of patients with acute brain injury, hydrocephalus and prolonged disorders of consciousness through functional brain imaging, studies of pathophysiology and new treatments; as well as focusing on health, economic and ethical aspects.Pickard is an emeritus professorial Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, having retired as a professorial fellow and director of studies in medical sciences. He served as president of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons from 2006 to 2008.

School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

The School of Clinical Medicine is the medical school of the University of Cambridge in England. According to the QS World University Rankings 2016, it ranks as the 3rd best medical school in the world. The school is co-located with Addenbrooke's Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

St Edward's Passage

St Edward's Passage, known in the 18th century as Chain Lane, is a Y-shaped alleyway in Cambridge, England, between King's Parade—opposite the main gate of King's College—and Peas Hill. It houses the entrance and churchyard of the Church of St Edward King and Martyr; the Cambridge Arts Theatre; several cottages; G. David, an independent bookshop run from the same building since 1896; a few businesses; and student accommodation. It is a narrow, dark lane, with riven-stone paving, which opens out onto the much wider and sunnier King's Parade.Excavations on the southern side in 1995 suggested that the lane had been established by the 13th century. It is marked on Richard Lyne's map of the city from 1574, the earliest known map of Cambridge, and on John Hammond's from 1592. According to Cambridge City Council, it "preserv[es] a sense of the cheek-by-jowl nature of the early town".


WBIC may refer to:

WBIC, Widely applicable Bayesian information criterion in statistics

WBIC-LP, a low-power radio station (97.3 FM) licensed to serve Wilson, North Carolina, United States

WYZI, a radio station (810 AM) licensed to serve Royston, Georgia, United States, which held the call sign WBIC from 1990 to 2009

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