Michael Schöll awarded by The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences
Michael Schöll, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, has been awarded the "Birger Karlsson Science Award" (Birger Karlssons vetenskapspris) by the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg.
Michael Schöll has been awarded the prize with the following motivation:
Michael Schöll is awarded the Birger Karlssons Science Award 2020 for his innovative and internationally prominent research to develop and evaluate methods based on positron emission tomography in order to visualize molecular pathological changes in brain diseases.
About Michael Schöll Group's research
Neurodegenerative diseases are notoriously difficult to diagnose early and there is still no cure available for dementia disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Biomarkers derived from imaging modalities such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as biomarkers based on the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or blood, have become immensely important especially for the early identification of individuals who are likely to develop a neurodegenerative disorder, since an established notion is that potentially successful treatments should be deployed as early as possible in the disease process.
About the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg
The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg was founded in 1778. It is an independent learned society encompassing different disciplines in Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences. Its general objectives are to promote scientific exchange among different discipline