Young Investigator Award winners 2020

At ECF's Annual Meeting, awards for the best poster presentation are granted to Young Investigators presenting a poster.

Through the Young Investigator Awards, the European Charcot Foundation invests in the future.

Delegates of 35 years or younger presenting a poster during ECF's Annual Meeting automatically participate to the Young Investigator Awards, announced during the Annual Meeting.

During the 28th Annual Meeting, held from 15 November until 19 November 2020, five awards of 4,000 EUR each were granted, one in each category.

The winners of the best poster presentation are:

Basic Studies:

Anterior optic pathway pathology in CNS demyelinating diseases
Marco Pisa
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milan, Italy)

Poster presentation


Efficacy of high-intensity aerobic exercise on fatigue, walking, and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled trial
Martin Langeskov-Christensen
Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

Poster presentation


Probing gene-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis using UK Biobank
Benjamin Jacobs
Queen Mary University of London (London, UK)

Poster presentation


Serum neurofilaments predict recovery after acute optic neuritis
Gloria Dalla Costa
San Raffaele Hospital (Milan, Italy)

Poster presentation


Inhalation of Dimethyl Fumarate encapsulated-nanoparticles attenuates clinical signs and central nervous system inflammation of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis animals’ models
Bárbara Pinto
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Poster presentation

The winners of the Young Investigator Awards become part of the Worldwide ECF Fellow Community.