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Dr Tomoki Arichi MBChB FRCPCH PhD

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Imaging

Research interests

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Imaging sciences

Biography

Dr Tomoki Arichi is a MRC Clinician Scientist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Centre for the Developing Brain, King's College London. He received his PhD from Imperial College London in 2012, following the award of a Chain-Florey Fellowship from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre. The work of his thesis focused on the optimisation of functional MRI techniques for studying activity in the newborn brain. He was appointed as an MRC Clinician Scientist in March 2017. Dr Arichi also holds an honorary position as a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability in the Evelina London Children's Hospital. His clinical work is focused on the early identification and resulting management of the disabilities associated with perinatal brain injury.

Research interests His current work aims to apply non-invasive imaging techniques (EEG, functional MRI and simultaneous EEG-fMRI, motion-tracking methods) to characterise the development of functional activity in the human brain, during fetal and preterm life and following brain injury. This is particularly focused on understanding how early somatosensory and motor processing relates to brain development and behaviour. He is also aiming to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying biophysics of the fMRI signal in the newborn brain. He also holds a visiting position in the Human Robotics group at Imperial College London, where they are developing novel tools for use in the MRI scanner and automated rehabilitative strategies for young infants who have suffered brain injury.  

    Research

    Mind and Skin Consortium

    A prospective cohort study evaluating the impact of inflammation, itch and sleep disturbance on the brain, mental health and cognition, in patients with eczema.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    UK first: baby brain images can reveal new insights into disease processes

    Researchers and clinicians have scanned new-born babies in an ultra-high-field strength 7T MRI scanner for the first time in the UK.

    Scan of baby brain

    A novel virtual reality technology to make MRI a new experience

    The researchers say they hope this advancement will make it easier for those who find having a MRI scan challenging such as children, people with cognitive...

    VRSystem1_edited

    Advances in medical imaging enable visualisation of white matter tracts in fetuses

    The results help to understand what the normal trajectories of white matter look like so they can be used as a reference for when problems arise

    white matter tracts

    Dr Tomoki Arichi receives MRC Transition Support Award

    The award follows from Dr Arichi's existing MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship awarded in March 2017

    tomoki mrc award

    Newfound ability to change baby brain activity could lead to rehabilitation for injured brains, say researchers

    It is the first time researchers have induced activity in the neonatal brain and has great implications for treatments

    Tomoki Arichi baby

      Research

      Mind and Skin Consortium

      A prospective cohort study evaluating the impact of inflammation, itch and sleep disturbance on the brain, mental health and cognition, in patients with eczema.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      UK first: baby brain images can reveal new insights into disease processes

      Researchers and clinicians have scanned new-born babies in an ultra-high-field strength 7T MRI scanner for the first time in the UK.

      Scan of baby brain

      A novel virtual reality technology to make MRI a new experience

      The researchers say they hope this advancement will make it easier for those who find having a MRI scan challenging such as children, people with cognitive...

      VRSystem1_edited

      Advances in medical imaging enable visualisation of white matter tracts in fetuses

      The results help to understand what the normal trajectories of white matter look like so they can be used as a reference for when problems arise

      white matter tracts

      Dr Tomoki Arichi receives MRC Transition Support Award

      The award follows from Dr Arichi's existing MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship awarded in March 2017

      tomoki mrc award

      Newfound ability to change baby brain activity could lead to rehabilitation for injured brains, say researchers

      It is the first time researchers have induced activity in the neonatal brain and has great implications for treatments

      Tomoki Arichi baby