WMIC 2014 Plenary Speakers

Recordings of the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Sessions are now available to 2014 meeting attendees and, for a small charge, to WMIS members who were unable to attend this year’s meeting.

Click here to view recorded presentations from 2014 WMIC Plenary Sessions


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Heike Daldrup-Link, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology, Stanford University, USA, will be delivering the Jorge Barrio Lecture for Advances in Clinical Research plenary talk focusing on Stem Cell Imaging – Translational ApproachesClick here to learn more about Dr. Dalrup-Link, and click here to learn about her Plenary Talk.  

 
Ick Chan Kwon, Ph.D., Director of Global RNAi Carrier Initiative at Center for Theragnosis, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, will be delivering the Britton Chance Lecture for Advances in Basic Imaging Research  plenary talk focusing on The Role of Molecular Imaging in Nanotheranostics.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Kwon, and click here to learn more about Nanotheranostics.

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Niren Murthy, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA, will be delivering a plenary talk focusing on New Strategies for Imaging Infections and Oxidative Stress. Click here to learn more about Dr. Murthy, and click here to learn about his Plenary Talk.

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Michal Neeman, Ph.D., Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Clore Center for Biological Physics and the Krenter Institute for Imaging and Genomics, Israel will be delivering the WMIC 2014  Highlight Lecture. Click here to learn more about Dr. Neeman.

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Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D., Norton Simon Professor; Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology; Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging UCLA, USA, will be delivering a plenary talk focusing on PET: Time to go back to basics.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Phelps, and click here to learn about his Plenary Talk.

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Jean Paul Thiery, Ph.D., Head of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Biochemistry Department, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, will be delivering a plenary talk focusing on Imaging of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Biological Development and Cancer. Click here to learn more about Dr. Thiery, and click here to learn about his Plenary Talk.

WMIC 2014 Gold Medal Award Winners:

For pioneering work in the field of DNP-induced hyperpolarized MRI, for the introduction of new and novel hyperpolarizable agents with biological significance, and for advancing the applications of these agents for in vivo diagnosis in humans.
The Gold Medal Award committee of the World Molecular Imaging Society unanimously voted to recognize the field of DNP-induced hyperpolarized MRI for the advances made in molecular imaging.The work from three outstanding research teams, University of California San Francisco, GE-Amersham, and the University of Cambridge was identified by the Committee as meriting the Gold Medal Award, and was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.
The Gold Medal Award will therefore be jointly made to the UCSF team (Professors Nelson, Kurhanewicz and Vigneron), the GE-Amersham team (Professors Golman and Ardenkjær-Larsen), and the University of Cambridge team (Professor Brindle and colleagues).

Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen, PhD
Principal Scientist
GE Healthcare, USA
Title of Talk: Hyperpolarized Metabolic MR – a new imaging modality for studying metabolism in real time

Kevin Brindle, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title of Talk: Imaging Response to Treatment and the Tumor Microenvironment with Hyperpolarized 13C-labeled cell Substrates

John Kurhanewicz, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Urology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Title of Talk: Hyperpolarized 13C MR -Translation to the Clinic