Focus on excellent young Imaging Science

A series of short webinars highlighting the outstanding work of the four RUNNERS-UP of the ESMI Award for excellent PhD thesis 2020.You missed the live webinar – here are the recordings:

Edition #1 | NEUROIMAGING

Date:

7 April 2021

Title:

4D functional ultrasound neuroimaging and functional connectivity in awake animal

Speaker:

Claire Rabut, Paris (now Pasadena)

Discussion Lead:

Uwe Himmelrech, Leuven & Giannis Zacharakis, Heraklion

Claire obtained her PhD at the University Paris-Sorbonne within the Physics for Medicine Lab (supervisor Mickael Tanter) and is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech. Her research conducted in the Shapiro Lab now focuses on developing novel imaging methods for the monitoring of acoustic genetically encoded reporter. Her talk will focus on her PhD work during which she developed the first 4D functional ultrasound neuroimaging platform for rodents and explored pharmacologically-induced dynamic changes in brain connectivity in awake mice using functional ultrasound imaging.

Edition #2 | PET IMAGING

Date:

5 May 2021

Title:

Preclinical characterization of molecular hallmarks of Huntington’s Disease through dynamic PET imaging

Speaker:

Daniele Bertoglio, Antwerp

Discussion Lead:

Guy Bormans & Albert D. Windhorst

Daniele obtained his PhD at the Molecular Imaging Center of Antwerp (MICA), University of Antwerp, where he is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow. His research is aimed at the application of translational neuroimaging tools to quantify functional and molecular changes as well as evaluate innovative therapeutic approaches in preclinical models of neurological diseases. The talk will focus on his PhD work during which he validated the use of novel radioligands for PET imaging in mice to identify candidate biomarkers to monitor disease progression in preclinical models of Huntington’s disease.

Edition #3 |
CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Date:

2 June 2021, 15:00

Title:

Serial Multimodality Molecular Imaging of Left Ventricular Remodelling and its Relationship to Myocardial Inflammation in Animal Models of Heart Failure

Speaker:

Annika Hess, Hannover

Discussion Lead:

Emmanuelle Canet-Soulas, Lyon & Wolfgang Weber, Munich

Annika Hess

Annika Hess received her PhD in Molecular Imaging through the Regenerative Sciences Program at Hannover Medical School, where she focused on translational cardiovascular imaging in myocardial infarction. She continued as postdoc in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Hannover Medical School (Frank Bengel).
Annika received the Young Investigator Awards from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology.
Her research has focused on the prognostic value of acute repair of the myocardium and its value to guide and monitor therapy. This talk will focus on Annika’s PhD thesis work, focused on image-guided treatment of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 to improve cardiac repair and chronic function after acute myocardial infarction, as published in the European Heart Journal.

NEXT Edition #4 | STEM CELL DYNAMICS

Date:

7 July 2021, 15:00

Title:

Unmasking in vivo Stem Cell Dynamics in Mammary Tissue and Mammary Tumors

Speaker:

Colinda Scheele, Utrecht

Discussion Lead:

Adriaan Lammertsma, Amsterdam & Rafael T.M. De Rosales, London

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