MEG UK 2018 will begin with a one-day educational workshop on MEG for Brain-Machine Interface and Clinical Applications research on 26th March, followed by a two-day conference. The workshop will feature invited talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of MEG-based BMIs for stroke rehabilitation, MEG in epilepsy and Alzheimers disease. The main conference will include three keynote speeches, short talks, and 45 minutes slots for 10 MEG sites in UK. During the conference, a variety of modern analysis techniques for MEG data will be covered. Speakers will introduce relevant concepts for beginners and provide practical advice for those looking to utilise the methods described.

Keynote speakers

Workshop on MEG for BMI and Clinical Applications
11:30 Registration & Coffee

Cecilia Mazzetti and Ole Jensen
University of Birmingham, UK

Attention Problems and Brain Oscillations: Identifying the Fronto-Striatal Control Network.


Stephen T. Foldes
Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona State University, US

Recent Developments in MEG BMI for Neurorehabilitation


Giorgio Arcara
MEG laboratory, IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo, Venice, Italy

Setting the Basis for MEG Applications in Rehabilitation


Pilar Garces
Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Resting-state Electrophysiological Alterations in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Subjective Cognitive Decline

14:00 Light Lunch and Coffee break

Paul L Furlong
Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, UK

Clinical Magnetoencephalography


Stefan Rampp
Department of Neurology, University Erlangen, Germany

MEG in Epilepsy


Leonides Canuet
La Laguna university, Tenerife, and Centre for Biomedical Technology, Madrid, Spain

Potential MEG biomarkers in Alzheimer disease


Laura Hughes
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration: insights and challenges for clinical MEG

17:00 Coffee break

Plenary 1
Christoph Braun
University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

MEG BMI in Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

18:30 Close

Day 1 Day 2
08:45  Registration & Coffee 09:00  Business Meeting
09:15 Welcome and Opening Address
Prof Liam Maguire
Executive Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
09:30 Plenary 2

Sylvain Baillet
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada
Initiatives for Enabling MEG Open Science

09:30 Plenary 3
Matti Hamalainen
Harvard Medical School, US
The Trajectory of MEG:
Innovation, Maturation, Transformation

10:30 Aston

Elaine Foley
Automatic detection of high frequency oscillations in MEG and intracranial EEG data in paediatric epilepsy
Diandra Brkic
Early visual processing in reading: an MEG pilot study
Paul Furlong
From sacral nerve stimulation to Traumatic Brain Injury: Overview of projects

10:30 Cardiff

Diana Dima
Spatiotemporal signatures of rapid face processing revealed by MEG MVPA
Alex Shaw
Neurophysiologically informed modelling of pharmaco-MEG data: linking receptor pharmacology to functional network phenomena
Dr Aline Bompas
MEG resting-state connectivity in Alzheimer’s disease, ageing, and young APOE-ɛ4 carriers

11:15 Coffee and Posters 11:15 Coffee and Posters
11:45 Cambridge

Balancing prediction and sensory input in speech comprehension
The spatiotemporal dynamics of word-recognition in context

Holly Phillips
Monitoring the past and choosing the future: the prefrontal cortical influences on voluntary action

Su Li
MEG in Lewy body dementia: the MILOS study

11:45 Glasgow

Christoph Daube
Encoding of Mid-Level Speech Features in MEG Responses

Tineke Grent-'T-Jong
Acute Ketamine Dysregulates Task-related Gamma-Band Oscillations in Thalamo-Cortical Circuits

12:30 Birmingham

Marlies Vissers
Rapid-frequency tagging applied to study the role of alpha oscillations in prioritization of sensory processing
Sebastian Michelmann
Revealing the chronometry of memory replay using oscillatory pattern reinstatement analysis
Johanna Zumer
Neural oscillations characterising audiovisual integration versus segregation
Thomas Schreiner
Identifying memory reactivations

12:30 Oxford

Simone Heideman
Reduced behavioural and neural dynamics of temporally cued motor preparation in Parkinson’s disease
Jonathan Hadida
Bayesian Optimisation of MEG Large-Scale Biophysical Networks
Catharina Zich
Motor learning yields changes in fast dynamic MEG activity

13:15 Lunch 13:15 Lunch
14:15 Short talks

14:15 Short talks

Chin Hsuan Lin
Using optically pumped magnetometer to investigate cerebellar responses to somatosensory stimulation
Simon Little
Beta bursts: physiological and pathological roles in motor preparation
Tim Tierney
The Optically Pumped Magnetometer: A tool for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience.

14:45 Nottingham

Lucrezia Liuzzi
Attention modulates the dynamics of sensorimotor network connectivity
Lauren Gascoyne
Pharmacological modulation of the beta rebound
Gill Roberts
Developments in Optically Pumped Magnetometer based MEG

15:30 Coffee and Posters 15:30 Coffee and Posters
16:30 Visit to Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) Labs 16:30 Ulster

Girijesh Prasad
Overview of developments at Northern Ireland Functional Brain Mapping (NIFBM) facility
Katie Moore
Nutrition and brain function in older adults: a pilot study using MEG to investigate the effect of B-vitamins.
Dheeraj Rathee
MEG resting state functional connectivity based correlates of Brain-Machine Interface driven upper-limb stroke recovery
KongFatt Wong-Lin
Envelope of the imaginary coherence can robustly identify EEG/MEG functional connectivity in sensor space

18:45 Conference Dinner 17:15 Wrap up
17:30 Close