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MAP doctoral student wins Best Paper Award at the European Congress of Radiology

Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

Giacomo Barbone, PhD student in Paola Coans group, was honored for the presentation of his scientific work at the annual European Congress of Radiology - ECR 2018, attended by more than 28 thousand clinicians and scientists. After winning the prize already in 2017, Barbone presented this year a paper titled ‘3D detection of cellular neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease via multiscale x-ray phase-contrast micro- and nano-CT’ during a scientific session so convincingly, that the jury rewarded him with the Best Scientific Paper Presentation Award within the topic "Neuro".

His presentation discussed how to use brilliant X-rays and advanced tomographic methodology to detect the effects of AD pathology within brain samples for an animal model. The scientific content, as well as the quality of his presentation and the overall impression on the audience were major factors in him being selected for the award.