(Vienna, 10 November 2021) The Rudolf Höfer Prize for the best publication relating to the use of radioactive isotopes in clinical practice and research in Austria was presented for the 7th time now in Vienna Medical Association's Billrothhaus. The first three places went to researchers from MedUni Vienna: Alexander Kautzky, Philipp Anner and Jakob Unterholzner.
Alexander Kautzky (Division of Social Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, MedUni Vienna) took first place for his paper on "Machine learning classification on ADHD and HC by multimodal serotonergic data".
Philip Anner (Division of Cognitive Neurobiology, Center for Brain Research, MedUni Vienna) took second place with his publication "sD73D image registration for combining in vivo Ca2+ imaging and post hoc histology".
Jakob Unterholzner from the Division of General Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of MedUni Vienna) won third place with his paper "Topologically Guided Prioritization of Candidate Gene Transcripts Coexpressed with the 5-HT1A Receptor by Combining In Vivo PET and Allen Human Brain Atlas Data".
Awarded since 2015
The Rudolf Höfer Prize was initiated in 2015 by Helmut Sinzinger, former president of Vienna Medical Association and a student of Rudolf Höfer. Since then, the prize for the best publication relating to the use of radioactive isotopes in clinical practice and research in Austria has been awarded once a year at the Billrothhaus. The prize is sponsored by DSD Pharma GesmbH.