Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hennig
Medical Physics, Department of Radiology
University Medical Center Freiburg

Title of talk: TBA

Prof. Laura M. Schreiber, PhD, MBA
Leiterin des Departments Bildgebung, Deutsches Zentrum für Herzinsuffizienz (DZHI)
Department Bildgebung, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg

Title of talk: Excellence and Objectivity and the Human Factor in Research

Natalia Petridou, D.Sc.
Associate Professor, High Field & Translational Neuroimaging Groups,
Imaging Division / Center for Image Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht

Title of talk: From blood to neuron - how close can we get with BOLD fMRI in humans?

CV: Natalia Petridou is an Associate Professor at the High Field and Translational Neuroimaging groups of the UMC Utrecht. Her research is at the intersection of neuroimaging, biomedical engineering, computational neuroscience, and fundamental neuroscience. The ultimate goals are to enable non-invasive quantitative MRI measurements that can be used to infer neuronal and vessel function in the human brain, and to further our understanding neurovascular coupling mechanisms in health and neurovascular pathologies. On the technical side, her research group develops innovative MRI methods at human ultra-high field (7 tesla) to enable measurements of neuro-vascular function at the level of detail that is fundamental for brain function (μm to few mm). On the neuroscience side, her group seeks to elucidate neurovascular coupling mechanisms in the human brain at the same level of detail. Part of this research focuses on the development and validation of computational models that can enable quantitative assessment of neuro-vascular function from MRI measurements. This includes assessment of spatial (e.g. laminar) and temporal aspects of function of neuronal populations and of intracortical vessels (e.g. vascular reactivity, blood flow patterns). She pursued a doctor of science (D.Sc.) degree in biomedical engineering and neuroscience at the unit of Functional Imaging Methods, National Institutes of Health, and the George Washington University, USA. She was a post-doctoral Sir Peter Mansfield fellow at the SPM Magnetic Resonance Center, Nottingham University, UK.

Dr. Lars G. Hanson
Groupleader, Associate Professor
Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance
Center for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and Research
Copenhagen University Hospital
Section for Magnetic Resonance, DTU Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark

Title of talk: Mapping current-induced fields in the brain using MRI

CV: Lars G. Hanson graduated in Physics and obtained a PhD on fast spectroscopic MR methods from University of Copenhagen in year 2000. Studies were conducted at Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Stanford University and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR). Lars is a senior researcher at DRCMR and Assoc. Prof. in the MR section at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where he is also Head of Studies for the Biomedical Engineering MSc program. He is involved in development and application of a wide range of MR methods, recently for hyperpolarized imaging, motion tracking, tumor characterization and current density imaging. He developed the widely used online CompassMR and Bloch simulators for teaching of MR, and is also known for his writings and videos on the connection between classical and quantum MR descriptions.

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