Adriaan Lammertsma new visiting professor at NRU

Gitte Moos Knudsen has received 750.000 DKK from the Lundbeck Foundation for a visiting professorship for Professor Adriaan Lammertsma from Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Professor Lammertsma is world-wide recognized as one of the leading figures within development of PET methodology and its applications for translational experimental medicine across a range of clinical disciplines, but particularly
for brain disorders. He has imposed internationally a culture of rigor for the quantification of regional tissue function using PET.

The funded project is entitled "Developing methods to quantify PET/fMRI displacement studies" and the purpose of this project is to develop tracer kinetic models for analysing 11C-Cimbi36 PET displacement data acquired on hybrid Positron Emission Tomography / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PET-MR) systems after an acute intervention with intravenous escitalopram. Rather than having a traditional full-time sabbatical, Professor Lammertsma will employ a more flexible model that allows him to spend distributed time in Copenhagen over several years and this will allow us to take advantage of him to take part in the supervision of younger scientists and collaborations over a longer time period.

We look forward to welcoming Professor Lammertsma at NRU and look forward to the close collaboration.