Awardees ECTRIMS-MAGNIMS 2010-2018

Awardees ECTRIMS-MAGNIMS 2010-2018

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Awardees list

  

ECTRIMS-MAGNIMS fellowship programme

Awardees fellows

2018 Awardees

Fellow: Margareta Clarke

Research Topic: Iron rims around multiple sclerosis lesions. A new MRI marker of disease activity and progression?

Home Institution: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Host Institution: Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Mentors: Prof Alex Rovira and Dr Deborah Pareto

 

Fellow: Alberto Calvi

Research Topic: Slowly Evolving Lesions (SELs) in multiple sclerosis

Home Institution: Multiple Sclerosis Centre, IRCCS Fondazione Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy

Host InstitutionQueen Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College of London, UK

Mentor: Prof. Frederik Barkhof, Prof Ciccarelli Olga and Dr Ferran Prados

 

2017 Awardees

Fellow: Soheil Damangir, PhD

Research Topic: Optimizing crowd-sourced solutions toward generating large reference datasets for WM lesion segmentation in MS

Home Institution: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society. Stockholm. Sweden

Host Institution: VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, with collaboration at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

Mentor: Dr. Hugo Vrenken and Prof. Frederik Barkhof

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution:

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Fellow: Marcello Moccia, MD

Research Topic: Improving longitudinal spinal cord atrophy measurements for clinical trials in multiple sclerosis by using the Generalised Boundary Shift Integral (GBSI)

Home Institution: Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care and Research Centre, Department of Neuroscience, Federico II University of Naples, Italy.

Host Institution: UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Mentor: Prof. Olga Ciccarelli and Prof. Frederik Barkhof

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution (after the fellowship): Research student, NMR Research Unit, Queen Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Department of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neurology, University College of London, United Kingdom.

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2016 Awardees

 

Fellow: Alessandro d’Ambrosio, MD

Research Topic: Relating functional connectivity to cognition in multiple sclerosis: from stationary to time-varying analysis of strategic large-scale networks

Home Institution: MS center, Division of Neurology, Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.

Host Institution: Neuroimaging Research Unit, INSPE, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Mentor: Prof. Massimo Filippi

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: PhD student. Neuroimaging Research Unit, INSPE, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

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Fellow: Sara Collorone, MD

Research Topic: To investigate how longitudinal changes in Structural Cortical Networks relate to disease evolution in Clinically Isolated Syndrome using 3D T1-weighted high-resolution scans from the MAGNIMS CIS cohort

Home Institution: Department of Neurology and Psychiatry. Policlinico Umberto I. “Sapienza” University of Rome. Rome

Host Institution: UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Mentor: Dr. Ahmed Toosy and Prof. Frederik Barkhof

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Honorary Clinical Research Associate and part-time PhD student – Queen Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre. Department of Neuroinflammation. Institute of Neurology. NMR Unit. UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

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2015 Awardees

Fellow: Mohammad Aboulwafa, MD

Research Topic: Whole-cord and voxel-based assessment of cervical cord atrophy in MS patients with different clinical phenotypes: a multi-centre assessment

Home Institution: Department of Neurology. Al-Azhar University. Cairo. Egypt

Host Institution: Neuroimaging Research Unit, INSPE, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Mentor: Prof. Massimo Filippi

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Graduate Student. Department of Neurology. Al-Azhar University. Cairo. Egypt

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Fellow: Arman Eshaghi, MD

Research Topic: To explore imaging phenotypes of patients with multiple sclerosis using 4-dimensional voxel-based morphometry

Home Institution: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Host Institution: UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Mentor: Prof. Olga Ciccarelli

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: PhD student. UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

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2014 Awardees

 

Fellow: Mariano Cabezas Grebol, PhD

Research Topic: Automatic detection and analysis of new lesions in serial MRI of MS patients

Home Institution: Institut de Recerca en Visió Per Computador i Robòtica (Vicorob). Universitat de Girona. Girona

Host Institution: Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

Mentor: Prof. Alex Rovira

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution:  Institut de Recerca en Visió Per Computador i Robòtica (Vicorob). Universitat de Girona. Girona

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Fellow: Yaou Liu, MD, PhD

Research Topic: Validation of deep gray matter atrophy measurement in Multiple Sclerosis for multi-center studies: a MUSCAT project

Home Institution:  Department of Radiology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University. Beijing

Host Institution: MS Center Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mentor: Prof. Frederic Barkhof and Dr. Hugo Vrenken

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Department of Radiology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing

Articles:

  • LiuY, Wang J, Daams M, Weiler F, Hahn HK, Duan Y, Huang J, Ren Z, Ye J, Dong H, Vrenken H, Wattjes MP, Shi FD, Li K, Barkhof Differential patterns of spinal cord and brain atrophy in NMO and MS. Neurology. 2015 Apr 7;84(14):1465-72
  • Liu Y, Lukas C, Steenwijk MD, Daams M, Versteeg A, Duan Y, Li K, Weiler F, Hahn HK, Wattjes MP, Barkhof F, Vrenken H. Multicenter Validation of Mean Upper Cervical Cord Area Measurements from Head 3D T1-Weighted MR Imaging in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Apr;37(4):749-54.

 

2013 Awardees

 

Fellow: Alvino Bisecco, MD

Research Topic: Disconnection and regional WM change with regard to cognition in setting of Multicentre MAGNIMS study

Home Institution: Division of Neurology, Department of Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences, Second University of Naples, Naples.

Host Institution: Neuroimaging Research Unit, INSPE, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Mentor: Prof. Massimo Filippi

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Assistant Professor of Neurology, I Division of Neurology; Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanitelli”; Naples.

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Fellow: Gijs Nagtegaal*, MD

Research Topic: Development of a predictor of clinical disease evolution for individual early MS or CIS patients based on anatomical location information of WM lesions.

Home Institution: VU University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Host Institution: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Mentor: Prof. Nicola de Stefano

*Passed away 23 July, 2013

 

2012 Awardees

 

Fellow: Özgür Yaldizli, MD

Research Topic: The dynamics of cortical grey matter lesion and non-lesional abnormalities and its correlation with clinical and cognitive measures in MS: a serial magnetic resonance imaging study

Home Institution: Department of Neurology. University Hospital Basel, Basel. Switzerland

Host Institution: UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Mentor: Prof. David Miller

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Consultant neurologist and senior research associate. Department of Neurology. University Hospital Basel. Basel. Switzerland

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Fellow: Georgina Arrambide, MD

Research Topic: Contribution of 3T MRI and spinal cord MRI to the diagnosis of adult and paediatric patients with clinically isolated syndromes suggestive of Multiple Sclerosis

Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía Manuel Velasco Suárez (INN). Mexico DF.

Host Institution: Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia, Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

Mentor: Prof. Xavier Montalban / Prof. Alex Rovira

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Neurologist. Professor of Neurology-Neuroimmunlogy. Neurology-Neuroimmunology Department & Neurorehabilitation Unit Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat). Autonomous University of Barcelona. Barcelona. Spain

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2011 Awardees

Fellow: Marco Battaglini, PhD

Research Topic: Development of novel multimodal segmentation techniques to improve quantitative assessment of MR images in MS

Home Institution: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Host Institution: Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Mentor: Prof. Jacqueline Palace

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

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Fellow: Dušan Damjanović, MD

Research Topic: Common Dataset project

Home Institution: Center for Magnetic Resonance. Clinical Center of Serbia. Belgrade

Host Institution: Neuroimaging Research Unit, INSPE, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Mentor: Prof. Massimo Filippi

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Head of Neuroradiology Unit. MR departament. Center for Radiology and MR. Clinical Center of Serbia. Belgrade

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2009 Awardees

 

Fellow: Benedetta Bodini, MD  

Research Topic: Is grey matter damage secondary to white matter abnormalities in different MS subtypes?

Home Institution: UCL Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Host Institution: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Mentor: Prof. Nicola de Stefano

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: Consultant Neurologist ICM – Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris

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Fellow: Veronica Popescu, MD

Research Topic: Investigating the long-term clinical predictability of atrophy. Further refinement of post-processing procedures obviating the need for manual correction and application to 3D data-sets

Home Institution: Radiology department of the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam the Netherlands.

Host Institution: MS Center Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mentor: Prof. Frederik Barkhof

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

Present Institution: MS neurologist at the Rehabilitation & MS Centre, Overpelt, Belgium. Guest professor. Hasselt University, Belgium

Articles:

  • Popescu V, Agosta F, Hulst HE, Sluimer IC, Knol DL, Sormani MP, Enzinger C, Ropele S, Alonso J, Sastre-Garriga J, Rovira A, Montalban X, Bodini B, Ciccarelli O, Khaleeli Z, Chard DT, Matthews L, Palace J, Giorgio A, De Stefano N, Eisele P, Gass A, Polman CH, Uitdehaag BM, Messina MJ, Comi G, Filippi M, Barkhof F, Vrenken H; MAGNIMS Study Group. Brain atrophyand lesion load predict long term disability in multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Oct;84(10):1082-91.
  • Popescu V, Battaglini M, Hoogstrate WS, Verfaillie SC, Sluimer IC, van Schijndel RA, van Dijk BW, Cover KS, Knol DL, Jenkinson M, Barkhof F, de Stefano N, Vrenken H; MAGNIMS Study Group. Optimizing parameter choice for FSL-Brain Extraction Tool (BET) on 3D T1 images in multiple sclerosis. Neuroimage. 2012 Jul 16;61(4):1484-94.