The INNODERM project started with the goal to develop a method to provide unprecedented views into skin diseases. It has yielded a novel imaging modality that can see deeper and with higher discrimination beneath the skin surface than any competing method today. As a result of the achievements of the consortium, the project has was chosen as the winner of the European Commission’s 2021 ECS Innovation Award. On 24 November 2021, at the annual European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) meeting, Coordinator Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos accepted the award on behalf of the consortium and gave a short presentation on the major achievements of the project.
In 2019, the consortium of the INNODERM project (EU Grant No. 687866) applied for and were successfully granted another EU Horizon 2020 follow-on project, called WINTHER (EU Grant No. 871763). The new project, which began in January 2020, builds upon the success of INNODERM, and will continue to develop the RSOM as a means of improving individualized healthcare through early diagnosis and monitoring of cardiovascular and dermatological conditions.
INNODERM Coordinator Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos recieved the 2021 Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize for sucessfully translating problem-solving research into medical applications and solutions, including work that was completed during the INNODERM project.
At the European Society of Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM) 2021, in Göttingen, Germany, PhD students Nikolina-Alexia Fasoula and Christoph Dehner (pictured above) took home Poster Awardsin the sessions “Imaging Metabolism” and “Image Processing and Quantification”, respectfully, for their work using the RSOM developed during INNODERM: