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Dr Richard Edden

5 January 2010

Dr Edden has left the School of Chemistry to take up an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Radiology of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.  His recent work (e.g. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009 vol. 106 no. 20 8356-8361 ) has focused on using NMR spectrosopy to study the role of the neurotransmitter GABA in vivo in the human brain. Exciting new approaches combining MR spectroscopy with studies of brain oscillations and behavioural measures will now be applied in a clinical setting to investigate inhibitory control in diseases such as schizophrenia and epilepsy.

Dr Edden will also pursue his primary interest in developing new MR methodologies at the FM Kirby Center for Functional MRI, both on the centre's new 7T MRI scanner and the two 3T scanners. Valuable collaborations with researchers in Cardiff University's School of Medicine and School of Psychology will be supported through a Visiting Fellowship.