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Two AMYPAD members have been awarded the AD/PD 2021 Junior Faculty Awards

Thursday 14 January 2021

Lyduine Collij, PhD student at the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc, Netherlands), and Gemma Salvadó, PhD student at the Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center (BBRC, Spain) have been awarded the Junior Faculty Awards from the organising committee of the 15th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. The organising committee of AD/PD™ 2021 has recognized the top junior and trainee abstract presenters with Junior Faculty Awards. Eligible candidates for the Junior Faculty Awards were graduate students (PhD, MD) or junior scientists up to five years after the doctorate degree (PhD, MD). Recipients of this award are scheduled to give an oral presentation on their research during the conference (9-14 March 2021).

Lyduine and Gemma received this award for their work entitled ‘’Visual assessment of [18F]flutemetamol PET images can detect early amyloid pathology and grade its extent’. This work was conducted within the Amyloid Imaging to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (AMYPAD) project. For further information on the AMYPAD project, visit The AMYPAD project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 115952. The Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA.