Research Staff

Here, you can find an overview of our researchers

Researchers at IMI

Fijs van Leeuwen

Fijs van Leeuwen (Associate Professor, Head of IMI-Lab)

  • Development of new (targeted) imaging agents for molecular imaging applications (chemistry)
  • Exploring the (clinical) potential of multimodal imaging agents
  • Fluorescence- and radioguided surgery
  • Diagnostic and surgical identification of diseased tissue
Renato Valdés Olmos

Renato Valdés Olmos

  • Radioguided intervention
  • Clinical development and application of hybrid cameras for radioactive/fluorescence signal detection
  • Development and application of 3D augmented - and mixed reality models in surgical navigation
  • Clinical validation of PET-CT and dedicated PET hanging breast imaging
Aldrik Velders

Prof.dr. A.H. Velders (Visiting scientist Wageningen University)

  • Development of supramolecular sensor strategies
  • Exploitation of nanoparticle properties for optical sensing
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Microfluidics for on-flow spectroscopic sensing devices
Tessa Buckle

Tessa Buckle, PhD

  • Generation animal models for imaging studies
  • Preclinical in vivo imaging using multiple modalities
  • Microsurgery
  • Visualization of nerve bundles
Mick Welling

Mick Welling, PhD

  • Biological validation and testing of probes and tracers: peptides, proteins, (stem) cells
  • Molecular imaging and analysis based on radioactivity (pharmacology and targeting) in experimental animal models
  • Bacterial imaging
  • Molecular monitoring of antimicrobial therapy
Anton Bunschoten

Anton Bunschoten, PhD

  • Multimodal imaging based on fluorescence and radioactivity
  • Non-covalent interactions on proteins
  • Förster resonance energy transfer
  • Bacterial imaging
Frits Smit

Frits Smit

  • Nuclear Medicine
Daphne Rietbergen

Drs. Daphne D.D. Rietbergen (Head of Nuclear Medicine)

  • Nuclear Medicine e.g. Tracer administration, lymphoscintigraphy, SPECT/CT, radionuclear therapy, radioguided surgery
  • Clinical implementation of innovating surgical guidance techniques: Fluorescence- and radioguided surgery, intraoperative image navigation
Matthias van Oosterom

Matthias van Oosterom

  • Applied Physics
  • Bioluminescence
  • Fluorescence
  • Navigation
Silvia Spa

Silvia J. Spa

  • Functionalization of bionanoparticles
  • Self-assembly processes
  • Development of imaging agent for nerve visualization
  • u-contact printing
Clarize de Korne

Clarize de Korne

  • Cell culture
  • Protein labeling
  • Fluorescence assays
Beatrice Winkel

Beatrice M.F. Winkel

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Medical (molecular) Imaging
  • Translational research
  • Parasitology
  • Malaria and other skin penetrating parasites

Jan Bart ten Hove

  • Synthesis and surface modification of nanoparticles
  • (Orthogonal) chemistry
  • Biosensor development
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Diffusion Ordered Spectroscopy
Danny van Willigen

Danny M. van Willigen, BSc

  • Synthesis of fluorescent dyes
  • Synthesis of (hybrid) imaging agents
  • Labeling biomolecules for imaging applications

Head of TNI

Luis J. Cruz, PhD (Assistant Professor)

  • Nanomedicine
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nanotherapeutics
  • Smart nanobiomaterials
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • NanoRegenerative Medicine

Researchers at TNI

Eric L. Kaijzel, PhD (Assistant Professor)

  • Nanomedicine
  • Imaging
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nanotherapeutics
  • Smart nanobiomaterials

prof Mathias Hoehn, PhD (Visiting Professor)

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stem cells
  • Molecular imaging
  • In vivo MRI and optical imaging

Gastón F. Estéves, PhD (Senior researcher)

  • Drug delivery systems
  • Calcium phosphates ceramics synthesis
  • Calcium phosphates cements
  • Calcium phosphates composites
  • Statistics applied to biomaterials

Raimundo Fernandes de Araújo Júnior, PhD (Assistant Professor)

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunoflourescence
  • Flow cytometry
  • Western blot

Yuedan Li, PhD (Postdoctoral fellow)

  • biochemical, cell-based, or immunological assays
  • stem cell therapies for genetic disorders
  • molecular imaging

Christina Eich, PhD (Postdoctoral Researcher)

  • Tumour Immunology, Immunology, Immunotherapy
  • Molecular Biology
  • (Molecular) Imaging
  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Transcription Factors
  • Immunotherapy

Mara Saccomano, PhD (Postdoctoral Researcher)

  • Oncology (Mouse models of Pancreatic Cancer)
  • Optical/Computed Tomography Imaging Immunotherapy Preclinical Fluorescence-guided Surgery

Candido da Silva, MSc (Research scientist)

  • Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Nanomedicine
  • Tumor microenvironment immune modulation
  • Therapeutic cancer vaccines

R.V. Huis in't Veld, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Nanomedicine

Luana Zerrillo, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Nanoparticles
  • Drug delivery
  • Molecular imaging
  • Nanomedicine

Chih Kit Chung, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Immunology
  • Tumor immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nanomedicine (nanoparticles)

Jomarien Garcia, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Polymeric biomaterials
  • Nanomedicine
  • Tissue enginnering
  • Cartilage regeneration

Yaima Campos Mora, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Scaffolds
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cartilage regeneration

Ana Oliviera. Msc (PhD student)

  • Molecular biology of cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Flow cytometry
  • Immunofluorescence

Ivo Que (Senior Research Technician)

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

Tracy Li, BSc (Research Technician)

  • Cell culture
  • Imaging
  • Animal works

Fabio Baldazzi, MSc (Research Technician)

  • Molecular Biology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Cell culture

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Division of Image Processing

Boudewijn P.F. Lelieveldt, PhD (Professor)

  • Integration of a-priori knowledge into segmentation and registration algorithms
  • Data analytics for 3D omics data
  • Main applications: neuroimaging and multi-modal pre-clinical imaging
Jouke Dijkstra

Jouke Dijkstra, PhD (Associate professor)

  • IntraVascular Ultrasound (IVUS).
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
  • Vascular image analysis (Computed Tomography Angiography).
  • Analysis, registration and visualization of multi-model molecular images.
  • Image guided surgery.

Berend C. Stoel, PhD (Associate professor)

  • Image Processing in Pulmonology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Ophthalmology
  • Technical and Clinical Validation of Image Processing
  • Quality Control and Standardization in Quantitative Computed Tomography
  • Applications of Image Processing in Drug Evaluation Trials
Marius Staring

Marius Staring, PhD (Associate professor)

  • biomedical machine learning
  • medical image registration
  • medical image analysis
  • radiotherapy
  • dedicated to high quality and open source software implementations
Els Bakker

M. Els Bakker, PhD (Post-doctoral-researcher)

  • image processing applied to Pulmonology
  • validation of developed software applications for pulmonology
Alexander Broersen

Alexander Broersen, PhD (scientific researcher)

  • Research interests include the detection, classification, and quantification of coronary vessels by combining analyses from intravascular ultrasound and computed tomography angiography.
Niels Dekker

Niels Dekker, MSc (Scientific programmer)

  • Intravascular image analysis
  • Advanced programming techniques
  • C++, Qt, MFC, MeVisLab, DICOM
Oleh Dzyubachyk

Oleh Dzyubachyk, PhD, PDEng (Post-doctoral researcher)

  • Mathematical methods for image processing
  • Whole-body MR imaging
  • Cell segmentation and tracking
Jeroen Eggermont

Jeroen Eggermont, PhD (Scientific Researcher)

  • Current research interests are:
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)).
  • Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization
  • Natural Computing
  • Optimization
  • Data Mining
Michele Huijberts

Michèle Huijberts, MSc. (IT-Project manager)

  • Managing,  organizing, facilitating and controlling, the computer hardware, software, data, networks and data center facilities, along with other aspects that are unique to technology, like change management, software design, network planning, tech support etc.
Pieter Kitslaar

Pieter Kitslaar, MSc (Scientific programmer)

  • Vascular image analysis and quantification
  • Quantitative coronary CT angiography
  • Vessel tree segmentation
Patrick de Koning

Patrick de Koning, MSc (Scientific researcher)

  • Development of Image Analysis Techniques for Time-Resolved 3-Dimensional, 3-Directional MR Velocity Mapping.
  • Automated evaluation of vascular MR image data.
Baldur van Lew

Baldur van Lew, MSc (Scientific Programmer)

  • Visualization of brain images
  • Network analysis

Ahmed Mahfouz, MSc (Postdoctoral Researcher)

  • Imaging genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Spatio-temporal gene expression
  • Biological Network analysis
Hans Reiber

Prof. J.H.C. Reiber, PhD (Professor)

  • (Knowledge guided) image processing and its clinical applications
Denis Shamonin

Denis Shamonin, MSc (Scientific programmer)

  • Pulmonary image processing and quantification
  • Visualization and analysis algorithms for clinical applications

Hessam Sokooti, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Image Registration
  • Machine Learning
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
Zhuo Sun

Zhuo Sun, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Alzheimer’s disease and aging progress model
  • Atlas selection strategy in the atlas base analysis methods
  • Alzheimer’s disease classification and biomarker selection

Qian Tao, PhD ( )

  • medical image analysis
  • machine learning
  • cardiac MRI post-processing
  • risk stratification
  • artificial intelligence in Radiology
Leo Wolf

Leo Wolf, MSc (Software manager)

  • Software development, both methodological and practical: Agile methods and techniques together with extensions to programming languages concerning parallel and functional programming
  • Web development
  • Theoretical issues like program correctness
  • Recently became QA manager

Zhiwei Zhai, MSc (PhD student)

  • pulmonary image analysis,
  • Pulmonary biomarker design.
Changgong Zhang

C. Zhang, MSc (PhD Student)

  • Compressed Sensing based MRI
  • Comparative Visualization
Qing Cao

Qing Cao, MSc (PhD student)

  • Automatic Coronary Artery Analysis from computed tomography angiography
Elbially Elmahdy, M.S.

Mohamed Elmahdy, MSc (PhD student)

  • Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Deep Learning
  • Medical Image Registration
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision

Thomas Kroes, PhD (Researcher)

  • Computer graphics and visualization
  • Tool development for large-scale image processing infrastructures

Mohamed Kilany Hassan, PhD (Post-doctoral Researcher)

  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Brain Stimulation Modeling
  • Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (LIFU)

Jingnan Jia, MSc (PhD student)

  • Deep learning based lung lobe segmentation
  • lung vessel segmentation
  • Based on the analysis of lung vascular tree, design bio-markers