Molecular Imaging and Translational Research: From Molecules to Man

CINCH Talks Second Webinar

The A-CINCH project would like to invite you to the second webinar within the A-CINCH MOOC talks series.

Dr. Antero Abrunhosa, Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health – University of Coimbra 

Moderator: Dr. Antonio Rocha Paulo, University of Lisboa 

Date: June 25th 2021, 1 p.m. (UTC)


Molecular imaging has the ability to depict molecular interactions at cellular level in the human body and other living organisms. Techniques such as PET, SPECT, MR, optical imaging and photoacoustic tomography can be used to map tridimensionally biochemical and physiological processes that are of interest to study the molecular mechanisms of human diseases. Besides diagnosis, these techniques can also play a pivotal role in the development of new drugs and treatments as they can provide proof of mechanism of action, quantitative measures of biological activity and important pharmacokinetic parameters that are crucial to distinguish the drugs that work from those that will not succeed. It is therefore inherently translational and a pivotal part of the drug development process today. 

In this seminar we will take a journey throughout a molecular imaging study with PET from the selection of a suitable molecular target to radioisotope and tracer development with examples in Oncology, Neurosciences and Cardiology that highlight the potential of this powerful technique for diagnosis, research and drug development applications. We will also discuss the potential created by the emerging use of "theranostics", the combination of diagnostics and therapeutics in the same molecule, with a view to the fully personalized medicine of the future.  

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