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We hope you enjoy getting to know the Fellows who participate in the 2020 interview series and thank them in advance for taking the time to share with our readers.

For the June issue of the ESO member newsletter, we present Keith Muir, SINAPSE Professor of Clinical Imaging & Consultant Neurologist, University of Glasgow, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, FESO. Keith is an active FESO and Chair of the European Stroke Science workshop.

What are your main fields of interest in stroke medicine and research?

Use of imaging to guide clinical trial design; acute treatments, particularly improving reperfusion; CADASIL.

What is the role of ESO in facilitating and promoting the projects you are coordinating or where you are involved?

The ESO Conference is a major opportunity to interact with collaborators and to disseminate research updates and findings.

What do you expect from ESO in the future to support research?

Promoting and supporting inter-institutional secondments and interactions for the purpose of research collaboration. Continue to have a strong research-led agenda for meetings such as the ESO Stroke Science Workshop, summer school and the main ESO conference.

What do you think a mentor should do to support the projects and the career of a mentee and, conversely, what should a mentee expect from a mentor?

Try to guide by encouraging new ideas, identifying funders and collaborators, and giving a wider context to the project . Seek opportunities to work with and learn from other services and research groups.

Availability, encouragement, and honesty.