Meet two new CIBM Section Heads: Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier, UNIGE who is now leading the newly created CIBM MRI UNIGE Cognitive and Affective Neuroimaging section and Prof. Valentina Garibotto who is now leading the CIBM PET HUG UNIGE Molecular Imaging section.
The CIBM MRI UNIGE Cognitive and Affective Neuroimaging section led by Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier will apply various neuroimaging techniques, particularly functional resonance magnetic imaging (fMRI), to investigate the brain mechanisms underlying cognition and emotion processes in humans, as well as their impairment in neurological and psychiatric diseases. More information about this section can be found here https://cibm.ch/research/projects/cognitive-affective-neuroimaging/
The CIBM PET HUG-UNIGE Molecular Imaging section, which covers Preclinical Models, Cancer Theranostic, and Genome Imaging now led by Prof. Valentina Garibotto took on this responsibility from the section’s previous head, Prof. Martin Walter. More information about the Molecular Imaging section can be found here https://cibm.ch/research/projects/molecular-imaging/
About the two new CIBM Section Heads
Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier is a neurologist and professor of neuroscience at the Medical School of University of Geneva and Campus Biotech. He specialised in behavioural neurology, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging with functional MRI and EEG. His work focuses on brain circuits mediating emotion processes, in both health and disease, and their influence on cognitive functions such as attention or memory.
Prof. Valentina Garibotto is division chair of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at the University Hospitals of Geneva and associate professor at the Geneva University. She investigates molecular imaging, namely to guide diagnosis in neurodegenerative conditions, discover causative and protecting factors and support the development of novel therapeutic approaches. She is Congress Chair Elected of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Chair of the Neuroimaging group of the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine and actively involved in a number of European initiatives developing and validating molecular imaging in cognitive disturbances.
CIBM Breakfast and Science Seminar Series
Both new section heads were featured in the monthly CIBM Breakfast and Science Seminar Series. You can access the video recordings below.
- CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 21 – January 25, 2022
“How molecular imaging has changed our understanding of dementia” by Prof. Valentina Garibotto https://cibm.ch/cibm-breakfast-science-seminar-21-jan-25-2022/
- CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminar 22 – February 22, 2022
“Emotion dynamics: the brain at unrest” by Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier https://cibm.ch/cibm-breakfast-science-seminar-22-feb-22-2022/