Multiple Science Prizes Received by Raphael Hotter, with Mentoring from Head of Cyclotron Unit at BIC

Published: 9 May 2016

Congratulation to teenage sensation Raphael Hotter for winning the Montreal Neurological Institute Award, the Order of Chemistry Award, and the Highest Distinction Award at a Montreal regional science fair, with a PET-Radiochemistry project mentored with Dr. Gassan Massarweh, Head of Cyclotron at the BIC. This was one of fifteen projects chosen to represent Montreal at the upcoming provincial fair this Spring. This will be Hotter’s second time attending the provincial competition, after winning the Quebec gold medal in 2015.

Raphael, a student at Herzliah High School in Côte-des-Neiges, contributed to the discovery of a novel method with potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease. A teen scientist from Montreal with aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon, he is working on the development of a radioactive drug that can be used in conjunction with PET scan technologies to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases.

Way to go Dr. Hotter!


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