Edinburgh Imaging

19 Sep 23. PiW summer scholarships

The PET is Wonderful (PiW) – Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) summer scholarship programme enters its second year.

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The PET is Wonderful (PiW) – Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) training programme includes a summer scholarship scheme as well as various training opportunities, including free and online PET teaching materials, online workshops, and personalized lectures on PET imaging world-wide.



Dr Adriana Tavares, Reader in PET and PiW founder, received the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Imaging Scientist award in December 2020. Adriana’s project title “Kinetic Modelling and Analysis of Total-Body PET Imaging Datasets”, proposes to develop new methods for analysis of complex PET images to derive a whole-body “molecular fingerprint” unique to each individual. She will also develop teaching opportunities to teach the next generation of imaging biologists what PET techniques are and how to use them to support their research.


Available training opportunities

PET is Wonderful-CZI scholarship (a “hands-on” summer scholarship)

A fully funded summer scholarship of 12 weeks long to be competitively awarded annually to one student, technician or post-doctoral researcher within 10 years of their PhD award (i.e. early career researcher) looking to learn more about in vivo PET imaging techniques.

Any researcher in the world can apply to the “PET is Wonderful-CZI scholarship.” A panel of PET experts will assess proposals and the successful applicant will be invited to receive “hands-on” training in the core PET imaging facility in Edinburgh.

Each successful researcher candidate may be the recipient of a single award only, up to a maximum value of $8,100 (funds will be paid by the University of Edinburgh in GBP and conversion rates apply at the time of award).



Scholarship winners


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