Peter Friedl, M.D., Ph.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology, has received the 13th annual City of Florence Prize in Molecular Sciences, one of Italy’s top scientific awards, for his work in imaging and cancer growth, metastasis and therapy response.
“Dr. Friedl’s accomplishments are internationally known, and this prestigious award only confirms the significance of his work,” says Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., provost and executive vice president.
The City of Florence prize recognizes advancements in key technical developments providing novel insight into biomedical processes. Friedl’s work with advanced microscopy garnered the attention of the University of Florence’s Center for Magnetic Resonance, which sponsors the award. A statement from the center noted that Friedl has developed a “novel method to obtain 3D images of living tissue, making them fluorescent rays with low energy.”
The City of Florence prize was founded by the Center for Magnetic Resonance, the Italian Chemical Society, the Sacconi Foundation, the Ente Cassa di Firenze and Banca CR Firenze.