(UFBI) is an inter-disciplinary research center where imaging techniques are used to examine brain structure and function in relation to both basic and clinical questions. To date, more than 100 UmU researchers and more than 50 external researchers have been involved in UFBI-projects as co-authors on publications based on data collected at UFBI.
Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI) was established in October 2001. The overall purpose of UFBI is to support and develop brain-imaging studies at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Northern Sweden (NUS). Imaging is done with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and more recently a PET/CT facility with cyclotron and radiochemistry has been added.
Examples of ongoing activities include studies of age-related changes of functional and structural brain responses and associated changes in the dopamine system, training-related changes in functional networks, studies of motor control, and clinical imaging projects on stress, stroke, Parkinson's disease (NYPUM), and presurgical mapping.
UFBI is funded by Umeå University, Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and the Swedish Science Council.
For more information, see UFBIs main page: www.umu.se/ufbi