European Molecular Imaging Meeting
Old Members Trust Travel Grant Report – Niloufar Zarghami, DPhil. Oncology
The University College OMT travel grant, supported my attendance at the 14th European Molecular Imaging Meeting held in Glasgow from 19-22 March 2019. This annual meeting is one of the largest meetings in the field of molecular imaging and brings all the scientists from across the globe to share their expertise and insightful research in a collaborative and friendly environment.
My research project was selected for an oral presentation. I shared my latest results about the new molecularly-targeted imaging agents that I developed that enables detection of secondary brain cancer. I received number of interesting questions and positive feedback that will help formulating my thesis and future publications. The theme of keynote speakers this year was from the “bench-to-bedside”, and they interestingly discussed how experiments in field of molecular imaging are paving their way to clinical trials.
On the last day of the meeting, I had time to wonder around the city of Glasgow. Every neighbourhood was unique with their own personality and hidden gems. I really enjoyed wide-ranging and extensive collections at the Kelvingrove Museum Art Gallery and Museum (pictured). Attendance at this meeting helped me at the final stage of my DPhil as I am preparing manuscript based on this accepted abstract and formulates my thesis. The feedback and interaction I had with other delegates will prove invaluable. I am immensely grateful to Old Members’ Trust for providing the financial support to enable my attendance at this conference.