Carme Uribe from the Institute of Neurosciences is awarded a MSCA Global Fellowship

Carme Uribe, who did her PhD at the CJNeuroLab, has been awarded a MSCA Global Fellowship that she will carry out at the Research Imaging Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Strafella and the Institute of Neuroscience from the University of Barcelona. She will be an experienced researcher in the SYNPARK initiative, an interdisciplinary project that will investigate the discriminative power of different imaging markers’ modalities in parkinsonisms.

Neurodegenerative diseases affect more than 6 million people in Europe, and its prevalence is growing as population ages, hence it is a timeliness health challenge we are facing as a society. Parkinsonism is the 2nd most prevalent neurodegenerative form, being Parkinson’s disease (PD) the most frequent, whereas 20% of the patients are diagnosed with atypical parkinsonisms (AP). Despite presenting some clinical overlap, AP tends to be more therapy-resistant and have faster degeneration rates than PD. SYNPARK is an interdisciplinary project that will investigate the discriminative power of different imaging markers’ modalities in parkinsonisms. Improving diagnostic accuracy is crucial as disease-modifying therapies are becoming available for PD.

Thanks to this fellowship, synergies will be established between these two leading centres, something that is expected to have a tremendous impact on the understanding of AP/PD brain pathophysiology and its diagnostic accuracy, and ultimately enhancing a revolution in personalised medicine, a futuristic therapy that is increasingly becoming a reality.

“I am so grateful to have been awarded an MSCA Global Fellowship. This will provide me an excellent opportunity to work with new cutting-edge PET and MRI techniques, and a third return year at the CJNeuroLab where I had the privilege to complete my PhD with Drs. Bàrbara Segura and Carme Junqué.”

Carme Uribe

MSCA Individual Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) are grants from the European Commision that support experienced researcher looking to boost their careers by working abroad.

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