Date: June 19-21,2011

Place: Leiden, The Netherlands



Breestraat 60

13 Parallel Sessions...

...were organised by the joint efforts of the Scientific Programme Committee.

The session topics:

  • Molecular Neuroimaging
  • Image Guided Therapy
  • Probes/Chemistry (together with COST action D38)
  • Biomedical Applications of Photonics (together with the dutch IOP Photonics)
  • Imaging Cancer Treatment and Evaluation (together with the ESR)
  • Ex vivo and in vivo Microscopy and Cell Tracking (together with ENCITE)
  • Theranostics (together with EANM/COST action BM0607)
  • Imaging in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease (together with the ESR)
  • Reporter Systems and Reporter Animals for Molecular Imaging
  • Inflammation and Neurodegeneration
  • Image Guided Surgery
  • (Hybrid) Imaging Technologies

Plenary Speakers and talk titles:

  • The Inaugural Lecture on "Metabolic Imaging in Health and Disease" was given by Professor Sir George C. Radda. Sir George Radda is well known for his pioneering efforts in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methods used to study the human body; he published the first use of phosphorus NMR to study tissue metabolites in 1974. He is Chairman of the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC). He was also a key driver in building up bioimaging capabilities for clinical R&D in Singapore through the establishment of the Clinical Imaging Research Centre (CIRC)
  • Daniel C. Anthony - Head of Experimental Neuropathology Laboratory at the University of Oxford, University Lecturer and Fellow on
    "Imaging Inflammation with Targeted Contrast Agents"

  • Robert J. Gillies - director Molecular and Functional Imaging at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa on
    "Heterovalent Targeting"

  • Ton G. van Leeuwen - Head of the Biomedical Engineering and Physics department in the Faculty of Medicine at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam on "Promises and Pitfalls of Photo-Acoustic Molecular Imaging with Gold Nanoparticles"
  • Mark Lythgoe - Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at the University College London - UCL on
    "Optogenetics and MRI: Shedding Light on the Brain"
  • Gero Miesenboeck - Waynflete Professor of Physiology at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford on
    "Lighting Up the Brain"
  • Nadine Peyriéras from the CNRS-NED Team "Multiscale Dynamics in Animal Morphogenesis" Gif sur Yvette on "Visualization of Protein Tubules Involved in Cell Division and Cell Boundaries in Live Embryos"

  • Hong Zhang lecturer at the van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences University of Amsterdam on "Construction of upconversion Photonic Nanoplatform for Bioimaging and Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer"

Scientific Steering Committee:


Silvio Aime, Torino (I)
Frauke Alves, Goettingen (D)
Veerle Baekelandt, Leuven (B)
Hervé Boutin, Manchester (UK)
Kevin Brindle, Cambridge (UK)
John Clark, Edinburgh (UK)
Marion de Jong, Rotterdam (NL)
Jouke Dijkstra, Leiden (NL)
Frédéric Dollé, Orsay (F)
Sébastien Couillard-Després, Salzburg
Denis Guilloteau, Tours (F)
Nicolas Grenier, Bordeaux (F)
Uwe Haberkorn, Heidelberg (D)
Arend Heerschap, Nijmegen (NL)
Mathias Höhn, Cologne (D)
Andreas H. Jacobs, Münster (D)
Eric Kaijzel, Leiden (NL)
Fabian Kiessling, Aachen (D)
Tony Lahoutte, Jette (B)
Adriaan Lammertsma, Amsterdam (NL)
Boudewijn Lelieveldt, Leiden (NL)
Clemens W.G.M. Löwik, Leiden (NL)

Helmut R. Maecke, Freiburg (CH)
Adriana Maggi, Milano (I)
Chrit Moonen, Bordeaux (F)
Robert Muller, Mons (B)
Michal Neeman, Rehovot (IL)
Klaas Nicolay, Eindhoven (NL)
Vasilis Ntziachristos,Munich (D)
Sabina Pappatá, Naples (I)
Bernd Pichler, Tuebingen (D)
Jorge Ripoll, Heraklion (GR)
Markus Rudin, Zuerich (CH)
Michael Schäfers, Muenster (D)
Markus Schwaiger, Munich (D)
Hans Tanke, Leiden (NL)
Bertrand Tavitian, Orsay (F)
George Themelis, Munich (DE)
Eva Tóth, Orleans (F)
Alexander Vahrmeijer, Leiden (NL)
Gooitzen van Dam, Groningen (NL)
Annemie van der Linden, Antwerp (B)
Louise van der Weerd, Leiden (NL)

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Participating societies/projects

We are very pleased that the European Society for Radiology – ESR, the European Association for Nuclear Medicine – EANM, the European Network for Cell Imaging and Tracking Expertise – ENCITE, European COST Actions, and the Dutch IOP Photonics co-organized sessions and contributed to the set-up of an excellent programme. THANKS!

Thanks for your support!


Caliper Life Science

GE Healthcare



MILabs together with Skyscan

Philips together with Bioscan



ART Technologies

Biospace lab





CT Imaging





MR solutions







Berthold Technologies, Digisens, novartis, Zinsser Analytic