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Early Stage Training in Molecular Imaging Techniques


Recent advances in imaging technologies and the development of several fluorescent proteins and activatable fluorochromes have opened the field of Molecular Imaging, constantly gaining importance in the area of Life Sciences. Compounds exhibiting fluorescent properties recently play a major role in many biotechnology applications such as gene expression profiling, determining protein function as well as in revealing cellular pathways and sensing small-molecule protein-protein interaction.

Due to its multidisciplinary nature, Molecular Imaging science is constantly under expansion, exploiting existing imaging techniques as well as new tools that have become available. In order to reach its main goals of sensitivity, specificity and resolution in a large variety of molecules, organs and species, experts dedicated to the field of Molecular Imaging are needed. In order for Molecular Imaging to evolve efficiently, multidisciplinary knowledge needs to be delivered at the early stage of training combining the different disciplines in a coherent way and not separately as is currently being done.

Within this site we propose to offer young researchers the opportunity to gain experience in all the different disciplines present in Molecular Imaging, by interacting with experts from fields such as Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science all located in the same campus. All training will be devoted and oriented to the different aspects that surround Molecular Imaging techniques. The users of this site will be offered the opportunity to be involved in state-of the art research and gain multidisciplinary knowledge coherently oriented towards Molecular Imaging.

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Vassilika Vouton
Heraklion, Crete