This emphasis covers all research on basic neuroscience and neurological disorders. This includes pathologies of the central and peripheral nervous system, as well as traumatic, degenerative, inflammatory and neoplastic nervous pathologies. In addition, it addresses basic and mechanistic research on the development and function of the nervous system.
Probes & Targets
The design, chemical synthesis and characterization of imaging probes and theranostic agents as well as reporter genes used to study the central and peripheral nervous system will be addressed. All imaging modalities will be covered.
All applications in neuroscience where new imaging tools, probes and therapeutics are evaluated on cells or animals belong to this category. It also includes the preclinical testing of image-guided therapies, and the use of optogenetics to probe cellular function.
In this category, neuroscience research will be presented that mainly addresses new biological mechanisms and where imaging is rather used as a tool to gain the mechanistic insights. New approaches in bioengineering, optogenetics and new disease models will be considered.
Translational and Human Studies
Neuroscience research on humans or (non-human) studies with demonstrated potential for clinical impact or immediate translation should be submitted to this category. It includes prospective and retrospective studies as well as studies on new pharmaceuticals at phase I-IV where imaging plays a significant role in the study. Studies on Omics and its combination with imaging are also welcome.