Young Investigator Award 2022

The finalists for the Young Investigator Award 2022 were selected from the excellent abstract submissions. Out of 82 applications, these four were selected as finalists based on the extensive review outcome. Oscar, Sophie, TianDuo, and Weiye presented their work during the dedicated YIA Plenary Lecture.

The YIA 2022 was presented to: 

TianDuo Wang from London, Canada for his work on “Visualizing cell-cell communication using synthetic notch activated magnetic resonance imaging”

The further YIA finalists:

Oscar Demeulenaere from Paris, France on “3D Ultrasound Localization Microscopy in vivo imaging of the rat coronary microvasculature”

Sophie Stotz from Tübingen, Germany on “A Covalent 18F-labeled Radiotracer for Reporter Gene Imaging of Viral Gene Transfer in the Brain”

Weiye Li from Zurich, Switzerland on “Tracking Strain-Specific Murine Skull Bone and Vessel Development with Large-Scale Ultrasound and Optoacoustic Microscopy”

See YIA abstracts online

Poster Awards 2022 – the Winners

Poster Session I

PW01 Immuno-Oncology

Julia Gevaert, London Canada – Assessment of sensitivity and resolution for novel dendritic cell tracking with magnetic particle imaging

PW02 Therapy Monitoring

Lorena Consolino, Aachen – Monitoring drug targeting and tumor microenvironment remodeling upon tamoxifen therapy in triple negative breast cancer

PW03 New Tools for Cancer Imaging

Amélie Godard, Dijon – Investigation of Wazabys vectorization for NIR-II Imaging of cancer

PW04 Functional Neuroimaging

Monica van den Berg, Antwerp – Whole brain and local hippocampal alterations in network function in TgF344-AD rats

PW05 Anatomical, Microstructural & Metabolic Neuroimaging

Tor Memhave, Göttingen – Uncovering the impact of a lithium-enriched diet on healthy, wild-type mice using multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

PW06 Image guided invterventions and drug delivery

Anne van der Waaij, Groningen – Fluorescence molecular endoscopy using cetuximab-800CW to evaluate the response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer: preliminary results

PW08 MRI & Optical Probes

Lydia Martínez-Parra, San Sebastián – Developing new contrast agents for atherosclerosis diagnosis

PW09 X-Ray based Technologies

Florence Muller, Ghent – IdenPerformance evaluation of the X-CUBE, a micro-CT system for laboratory animal imaging with iterative reconstruction capabilities

PW10 MRI Technologies

Vencel Somai, Cambridge – Optimal control pulse design as a low power alternative to BIR4 excitation pulses

PW11 Hyperpolarization Technologies

Frits van Heijster, Munich – Observation of prolonged T1-relaxation of hyperpolarized 13C-substrates using PHIP when compared to dDNP

Check abstracts of poster session 01 here

Poster Session II

PW13 Understanding Tumour Biology

Silvester Bartsch, Vienna – Non-invasive molecular subtyping in breast cancer with non-contrast-enhanced multiparametric MRI hypoxia imaging

PW14 Theranostic Appliations

Beatrice Ludwig, Munich – Radiosensitization of αvβ6 overexpressing tumors using a ferrocene-peptide conjugate

PW15 New Methods & Cross Modal Neuroimaging

Manuel Navarro-Oviedo, Caen – Non-invasive detection of endothelial activation by Molecular Magnetic Resonance using Iron Oxide Microparticles: Cerebral Vasculitis experimental model development

PW16 Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Imaging

Laura Seldeslachts, Leuven – µCT to visualize and quantify COVID-19 vaccine efficiency in free-breathing hamsters

PW17 Immunology & Infection

Adrian Buehler, Erlangen – Optoacoustic imaging protocol for in vivo characterisation and differentiation of inflammation and fibrosis in murine colitis

PW18 Imaging Metabolism

José Herance, Barcelona – Phenotyping type 2 diabetes in terms of myocardial insulin resistance and its potential cardiovascular consequences: a new strategy based on 18F-FDG PET/CT

PW19 PET/SPECT & X-Ray Probes

Loren Deblock, Ghent – Mapping out the aqueous surface chemistry of metal oxide nanocrystals, from fundamental insights to micro-CT imaging

PW20 Optoacoustic, US & Multimodal Probes

Jean-Baptiste Bodin, Orsay – Biocompatible and photostable photoacoustic contrast agents based on BODIPY-scaffold and polylactide polymers: synthesis, formulation, photoacoustic characterization and in vivo evaluation

PW21 Micro- & Macroscopic Optical Imaging Technologies

Sarah Schraven, Aachen – Fluorescent dye labeling strongly influences tumor accumulation and biodistribution of polymeric drug carriers

PW22 Optoacoustic, US & Multimodal Technologies

Nourhan Shalaby, London Canada – Trimodal Tracking of Mesenchymal Stem cells (MSCs) with Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), Bioluminescence Imaging (BLI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

PW23 Image Processing, Harmonisation & Quantification

Baoru Huang, London – Self-supervised monocular laparoscopic images depth estimation leveraging interactive closest point in 3D to enable image-guided radioguided surgery

Check abstracts of poster session 02 here

Annual Society Awards

ESMI Award 2022

The ESMI Award is presented to an excellent scientist for her/his outstanding long-term contribution to the multidisciplinary research in Imaging Science.

ESMI Award 2022

The society’s prestigious award 2022 is presented to RALPH WEISSLEDER, Boston. Ralph gave a Plenary Lecture at the EMIM on “Imaging beyond current possibilities”.

ESMI PhD Award 2021
ESMI PhD Award 2021

The ESMI Award for excellent PhD thesis was presented to Floris Voskuil from Groningen for his work on “Clinical application of near infrared fluorescence imaging in solid cancers -Improving surgical accuracy by lighting up tumors”.