Group Leader

Dr Su Li

REN Principal Investigator

Professor Li Su

Professor Li Su is Chair of Neuroimaging and the Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Computational Neuroscience Group. He has a joint appointment at the Neuroscience Institute, University of Sheffield and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. His research group and laboratory locate in both universities. He is a Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and a Specialist Committee Member at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is a regional co-leed for the National Network for the Application of Data Science and AI to Dementia Research (DEMON) and member of Grant Review Committee for the Lewy Body Society. He is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience and a member of Alzheimer's Society's Research Strategy Council.
Professor Li Su is also passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in workplace, research and society in general. He is the Co-chair of the University Staff Race Equality Network (REN) at University of Cambridge, and the Departmental Co-director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at University of Sheffield.

Short Bio

Current - Professor, Neuroscience Institute, University of Sheffield

Current - Principal Research Fellow (Professor Grade 11), Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

2018 - Regional Lead for the Alzheimer’s Research UK Network Centre

2018 - ARUK Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

2013 - Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

2010 - Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

2009 - Investigator Scientist, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

2008 - Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

2008 - PhD in Computer Science & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Kent

2003 - MSc in Distributed Systems and Networks, University of Kent

2001 - BSc in Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Professional and External Standing

Specialist Committee Member, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Member, Alzheimer's Society, Research Strategy Council

Member, the Lewy Body Society, Grant Review Committee

Awards

2017, Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Research Fellowship

2016, International Psychogeriatric Association Junior Research Awards in Psychogeriatrics

2015, International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology Junior Investigator Award

Research Grants

2022 - 2027, Developing an Individualized Deep Connectome Framework for ADRD Analysis, NIH RO1 Award ($1,686,621, Partner)

2022 - 2027, Alzheimer’s Research UK East Network Centre (£300,000, PI)

2022 - 2025, Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) for upper limb motor recovery in chronic stroke, Association of British Neurologists Fellowship (£270,989, Co-PI)

2021 - 2026, Efficacy and mechanism evaluation of transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation for upper limb recovery post-stroke, NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme (£1,954,095, Co-PI, Imaging Lead)

2021 - 2024, A study of neuroimaging and magnetoencephalography biomarkers for prodromal dementia with Lewy bodies, The Lewy Body Society (£198,767, PI)

2019 - 2021, Alzheimer’s Research UK East Network Centre (£95,500, PI)

2019 - 2020, fMRI-compatible TMS stimulation equipment for concurrent brain stimulation and measurement, BBSRC (£255,147, Co-PI)

2019 - 2023, Deep Neuroimaging based on Machine learning: in the quest for Abnormal Patterns in Autism and Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases, Spanish Ministry of Science (€67,000, Partner)

2019 - 2021, Extreme learning in Neuroimaging: Application to neurodegeneration and ASC models, University of Granada and European Union (€14,900, Partner)

2018 - 2024, From molecules to recurrent visual hallucinations: multimodal imaging and computational modelling of Dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer's Research UK (£419,456, PI)

2018 - 2021, Using ultra-high resolution magnetic resonance imaging to examine structure, iron deposition and neurochemistry in Dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s Society (£224,980, Co-PI)

2018 - 2021, The Entorhinal cortex-Hippocampal Circuit in people at risk of Alzheimer's disease (ETHICAL), Alzheimer’s Society (£84,482, PI)

2018 - 2019, Isaac Newton Trust Research Grant (£27,531, PI)

2018 - 2019, Electrophysiological recordings and computational modelling of dementia with Lewy bodies, Zenith Scholars Romania (£1,750, Sponsor)

2017 - 2018, The link between neural similarity patterns and memory performance as a function of ApoE genotype, Alzheimer's Research UK (£1,955, Co-PI)

2016 - 2017, Hippocampal texture MRI biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer's Research UK (£3,950, PI)

2015 - 2017, Multiparameter PET/MRI imaging for the study of Parkinson’s disease dementia, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (£28,556, PI)

2015 - 2018, Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Imaging in Dementia with Lewy Bodies, The Lewy Body Society (£88,844, PI)

2014 - 2015, Magnetoencephalography (MEG) investigation of dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer's Research UK (£5,000, PI)

2011 - 2012, Attentional Impairments in individuals with schizotypal personality features and schizophrenia: an ERP and Attentional Blink Study, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Competitive Grant (£5,882, PI)

Referee for Funding Bodies

Medical Research Council (MRC), UK

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

The Academy of Medical Sciences, UK

National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), Welsh Government

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Society, UK

Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF)

Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

Czech Science Foundation

Swiss National Science Foundation

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare

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