Most innovative research awarded to Peter Neathway of Campbell Labs

Friday, May 3, 2019

Campbell Labs graduate student Peter Neathway was awarded "Most Innovative Research" at the 2019 Symposium on Aging Research at the University of Waterloo.

Student Peter Neathway presenting his award winning presentation at SoAR.
Campbell Labs MSc candidates Peter Neathway and Julia Zangoulos presented their research contributions at the 2019 Symposium on Aging Research. Peter went through an in-depth presentation of his research performing multifractal analysis of retinal deposits. Analysing the complexity of deposit borders could aid in classifying amyloid deposits associated with Alzheimer's disease. For applying mathematical methods to Alzheimer's disease, a condition of unhealthy aging, Peter won the Most Innovative Research award at the symposium.

In a rapid fire presentation session, Julia gave an overview on the autoflourescence of pure amyloid-beta deposits and animal model retinal amyloid. The negative finding of autoflourescence of retinal amyloid informs the future research direction for live eye retinal amyloid detection - autoflourescence is not the way forward.

SoAR is a great opportunity for graduate students to showcase their aging research to the wider University of Waterloo community. Students from all faculties and schools who apply their interdisciplinary research to aging can network and communicate key findings to others.