The German Röntgen Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG) has announced that its 2021 doctoral prize has gone to Dr. Quirin Strotzer for his research on deep brain stimulation.
At the 102nd German Radiology Congress, Strotzer, of the University of Regensburg Medical Center, presented new findings that could help to better understand the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation and to improve target point planning for Parkinson's disease and other conditions.
Strotzer is a resident in radiology, and he has completed clinical electives and research spells at the University of California, San Diego; the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; and in Helsinki and Moscow.
As part of his doctoral thesis, "Deep brain stimulation: Connectivity profile for bradykinesia alleviation," he published research articles in the Annals of Neurology and Brain Connectivity. He currently conducts research in the field of computational radiology using methods like radiomics and artificial intelligence.