Ivo Que

Senior Research Technician


  • Role imaging equipment
  • Role animal facility (trainer/ambassador) etc


Ivo Que (1960) studied HBO Analytical Chemistry at STOVA Wageningen and received his diploma in 1984. In 1985 he started as a Research Technician at the Department of Endocrinology (LUMC) on the project “The role of crystallization processes in calcium oxalate urolithiasis” under supervision of Drs.D.J. Kok, Prof. Dr. O.L.J.M. Bijvoet and Prof. Dr. S.E.Papapoulos.

In 1995 he was asked to join the Diabetes group to assist Dr. S.J. Koopmans on the research “Glucose Metabolism in Mice and Rats”. In this period he also teaches MBO / HBO students in animal handling and surgical methods.

In 1997 he was appointed to setup Molecular Imaging under supervision of Dr. G. Van der Pluijm and Prof. Dr. C.W.G.M. Löwik. He was one of the pioneers of the Department and is positioned as a Senior Research Technician for the purpose of the focus animal experiments and Multimodality Optical Imaging (CT, BLI, FLI, Lifetime Imaging). He is responsible for making decisions about investments, quality, equipment, animal experiments etc.

He was also co-organizer of EMIL course from 2005 - 2008 on Optical Imaging in Leiden.

After moving to Radiology Department (2012), he is still involved in multiple research projects in which animal experiments and molecular imaging are needed.

He has strong belief in a “simpler is better” philosophy without quality compromise for efficiency and cost-control and excellent ability to learn quickly technical concepts and to understand technical products.



Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 1
Kamer D04-032

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: +31 71 5261823

Postzone C4-R
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden

E-mail: I.Que@lumc.nl