CRC1382 graduate student Sarah Schraven won the best poster award at the 17th European Molecular Imaging Meeting. This conference was held in Thessaloniki, Greece from 15th to 18th March 2022. At this meeting more than 800 international attendees exchanged new ideas to image biological processes.
“I enjoyed presenting my poster at the EMIM2022 in the session “Micro- & Macroscopic Optical Imaging Technologies”. The main topic of the poster was the influence of fluorescent dye labeling on the biodistribution and tumor uptake of a model drug delivery system, in this case poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide) (pHPMA). We discovered that mainly the hydrophilicity of the label, and to a lesser extent transporters played a role in the uptake of fluorescent dyes and dye-pHPMA conjugates. This again demonstrates, that neglecting the influence of the dye label can lead to misinterpretation of the results.”, Sarah summarizes.
Sarah is under supervision of Fabian Kießling, head of the Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging at RWTH Aachen University. The excellence of young scientists in this working group can be emphasized by another poster award, gained by Fershan Baskaya at the World Molecular Imaging Congress in October 2021.