Top Thesis Webinar Series 2021

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. Out of 27 applications, five young scientists reached the final of this highly competitive competion. The winner is Markus Seeger who will present his work on "Hybrid Microscopy" within the scope of a Plenary Lecture at the EMIM 2021.


Webinars are scheduled for each first Wednesday per month at 15.00h CET:

  • 7th April - 4D functional ultrasound neuroimaging and functional connectivity in awake animalClaire Rabut, Paris (now Pasadena)
    CHAIRS: Uwe Himmelrech, Leuven &
    Giannis Zacharakis, Heraklion
  • 5th May - Preclinical characterization of molecular hallmarks of Huntington’s Disease through dynamic PET imagingDaniele Bertoglio, Antwerp
    CHAIRS: Guy Bormans, Leuven & , Albert D. Windhorst, Amsterdam

Watch recordings of edition #1 and #2

  • +++NEXT+NEXT*** 2nd June 15:00h - Serial Multimodality Molecular Imaging of Left Ventricular Remodelling and its Relationship to Myocardial Inflammation in Animal Models of Heart FailureAnnika Hess, Hannover
    CHAIRS: Emmanuelle Canet-Soulas, Lyon & Adriaan Lammertsma, Amsterdam


  • 7th July 15:00h - Unmasking in vivo stem cell dynamics in mammary tissue and mammary tumorsColinda Scheele, Utrecht
    CHAIRS: Wolfgang Weber, Munich & Rafael T.M. De Rosales, London

Concept & Background

It is a series of short webinars in recognition of the outstanding PhD-work of the four RUNNERS-UP for the award 2020.


Every first Wednesday per month starting at 15.00h CET (exception in April).


45 minutes


The main speaker is one of the runner-up of the PhD Award 2020. Each webinar is chaired by two members of the Award Committee who also lead the subsequent discussion round.


Acknowledge, highlight, and promote top imaging science by the young ESMI community.


Registration is free of charge but obligatory! Wenbinars will be held via Zoom.