On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Eric Salmon received the “Roger Van Geen 2019” Chair. Eric Salmon is a doctor of medicine, specialising in neurology and nuclear medicine.
It was some years ago when Professor Roger Van Geen first put the importance of preserving and transferring knowledge on the agenda within SCK CEN. The purpose of SCK CEN's ‘Roger Van Geen’ Chair is to reward outstanding scientists who have continued to uphold that approach within the wider nuclear domain. The award is granted by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS). The Roger Van Geen Chair is awarded in recognition of outstanding research, accompanied by a financial prize of €12,500.
There can be no doubt that the work of Prof. Dr. Eric Salmon is deserving of the label ‘outstanding academic research’. He was elected the winner of the ‘Roger Van Geen 2019’ Chair by an independent jury. As Van Walle went on to point out, “Prof. Dr. Eric Salmon has dedicated his career to neurodegenerative conditions and does everything within his power to gain a more detailed understanding of them. Numerous publications in that field also bear his name.”
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The past few weeks, Eric Salmon deliverd a series of lectures, in which he provided students, academics and researchers from SCK CEN and other institutions with an insight into his work. “This promises to be a very interesting programme,” said Michèle Coeck (SCK CEN Academy). One lastlecture is planned, the molecular imaging of synaptopathy. Synaptopathy is a brain condition in which the synapses – the connections between nerve cells – no longer operate. That is most important explanation for symptoms of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease.
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