Key Note Speaker

Camelia Gabriel

Camelia Gabriel is a physicist specialising in the study of the interaction of electromagnetic fields with matter.  She carried out her research at King’s College London and then at MCL and MCL Technology, companies she founded to provide scientific research and consultancy worldwide.  Using dielectric spectroscopy as a core discipline she directed her research to, among others, the chemical, oil, food, biomedical and health and safety industries.  In so doing she helped turn a fairly academic discipline, into an applied science with industrial and biomedical relevance.

She chaired and contributed to many National, European and International committees and working groups on safe exposure to electromagnetic fields.  She was a member of the Spectrum Management Advisory Group a Public Body that reports directly to UK Ministers on strategic spectrum issues.

Invited Speakers
Prof. Eung J. Woo (Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea)
Prof. Rosalind Sadleir (Arizona State University, USA)
Prof. Ziya Y. Ider (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Prof. Dong-Hyun Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
Prof. Riccardo Lattanzi (New York University, USA)
Prof. Jürgen R. Reichenbach (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)
Prof. Khin K. Tha (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Prof. Bin He and Yicun Wang (University of Minnesota, USA)
Prof. Soo-Yeon Kim (Seul National University Hospital, Republic of Korea)
Prof. Axel Thielscher (Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark)
M.Sc. Lena V. Gast (University Hospital Erlangen, Germany)
Prof. Rob Remis (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Dr. José P. Marques (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

Organizing board

Ulrich Katscher
Ulrich Katscher received his PhD on particle physics / heavy ion collisions at Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 1995, he joined Philips Research Hamburg, starting with SQUID-MCG imaging. Since 1997, he is active in the area of MR research. Highlights of this research were in the area of Electric Properties Tomography and parallel RF transmission (Transmit SENSE). The corresponding article was elected as one of “30 papers that have helped to shape our field” by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Last not least, ISMRM awarded Ulrich Katscher with the “MR Ignoble Prize” 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.



Nico van den Berg
Nico van den Berg is an Associate Professor working as an MR physicist in the department of Radiotherapy of the University Medical Center Utrecht. His work has covered all aspects of MRI Physics from first principles modelling and MR hardware engineering to clinical scan protocols development for radiotherapy applications. He heads a research group developing new MR methods for radiotherapy applications. This includes MRI-only radiation planning, quantitative MRI techniques for tumor delineation and characterization; fast volumetric tracking of tumor/organ motion for MR guided radiation delivery and the design of a new radiolucent coil arrays for the MR-Linac. His publications include over 85 peer reviewed journal articles. He is involved as lecturer in various courses of MRI in radiotherapy.



Stefano Mandija
Stefano Mandija (born in Padova, Italy, 1988) studied Bioengineering at the University of Padova, where he obtained is MS degree (2013). Afterwards, he pursued a PhD at the University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands), where he worked towards the characterization of the electrical properties of tissues using MRI (2018). Ad interim, he worked towards the realization Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation during MRI, in collaboration with the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience (Utrecht, The Netherlands). Currently, he is employed as Post-Doc at the University Medical Center Utrecht.


Advisory board

Eung Je Woo
Eung Je Woo is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. His primary research interests include bioelectromagnetism and impedance imaging including electrical impedance tomography (EIT), magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) and conductivity tensor imaging (CTI). Since 2002, he has been Director of the Impedance Imaging Research Center (IIRC) at Kyung Hee University.



Dong-Hyun Kim
Dong-Hyun Kim, PhD, graduated from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea with a BS in Electronic Engineering. Subsequently, he went to Stanford University, department of Electrical Engineering, to receive his MS and PhD degree (2003). After a short Post-doc at the Lucas center in Stanford, he went to join UCSF as a junior faculty member until 2006 when he came back to his alma mater. Since then he has stayed in Yonsei University. His main research interests are in the area of MRI, especially developing new contrast mechanisms such as EPT. He has over 70 manuscripts on the topic of MRI and is currently an active member in the ISMRM pursuing roles including annual meeting program committee and young investigator award committee.




Riccardo Lattanzi
Riccardo Lattanzi is an Associate Professor of radiology, electrical and computer engineering at the New York University. His research work lies at the boundary between physics, engineering and medicine. He investigates fundamental principles involving the interactions of electromagnetic fields with biological tissue in order to develop new technology to improve the diagnostic power of magnetic resonance imaging. He received various honors and awards, including the ISMRM I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER award, and a Fulbright scholarship. Riccardo holds a degree in electronic engineering from University of Bologna and a Ph.D. in medical engineering and medical physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.




Rob Remis
Rob Remis is an associate professor at the Circuits and Systems group of Delft University of Technology. His primary research focuses on the development of efficient model-order reduction techniques for large-scale electromagnetic and acoustic wave field problems and on nonlinear inversion and imaging methodologies and algorithm development with applications in geophysics, optics, and magnetic resonance imaging. In collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Center and the University Medical Center Utrecht he works on high permittivity pad optimization in MRI, electrical properties tomography, low-field MRI, and compressed sensing reconstruction techniques.




José P. Marques
José P. Marques was educated as an experimental physicist at the University of Coimbra. He later received a PhD in Physics from the University of Nottingham, where he worked at the laboratory of Sir Peter Mansfield on the topic of long range dipolar fields in NMR and MRI. He subsequently took a postdoctoral position at the University of Coimbra, where he developed new methods to process EEG-fMRI data in epilepsy. Afterwards, he worked at the CIBM (BioMedical Imaging Centre) at the University of Lausanne & EPFL. He supervised several PhD students, established an own group and coordinated the institutes imaging efforts both for functional and quantitative structural imaging. He is currently working as NMR scientist at the Donders Institute at Radboud University.