THANKS for a great EMIM 2014 in Antwerp -

thanks to all of you who contributed!


Date: 4-6 June 2014

Antwerp, Belgium

Venue: Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen - it's a theatre!

Recordings of Educational Sessions & Opening Lecture

The video streams of the educational talks and the Opening Lecture by Hans Clevers are NOW available for all ESMI members through the member portal ! Not a member yet? Just apply here and be part of the imaging community in Europe.

EMIM 2014 ONLINE PROGRAMME incl. ALL abstracts | look inside

Plenary Lectures

Hans Clevers - Utrecht
  • Hans Clevers - Utrecht
    Visualizing stem cells in vivo; growing stem cells in vitro
  • Vladislav Verkusha - New York, United States
    Engineering of bacterial phytochromes for in vivo imaging
  • Seth Grant - Edingburgh
    Synapse complexity

  • Guus van Dongen - Amsterdam
    Molecular imaging with (radio)labeled drugs
  • Markus Schwaiger - Munich
    Highlight Lecture
  • ESMI Award winner for excellent PhD thesis
    Laila Ritsma on “High resolution in vivo imaging of metastasis; Seeing is believing”  and
    Hans Wehrl on "Possibilities and limitations of combined PET/MR imaging in oncological and neurological basic research"

  • ESMI Award winner 2014 Helmut Maecke

Parallel Sessions

For the first time 4 sessions in parallel have been scheduled to provide you with a broader spectrum of topics: 18 Parallel Sessions were scheduled in Antwerp. Each parallel session started with an overview talk of about 25 min. Followed by five talks selected from the excellent abstract submissions.

The 18 Parallel Session titles:

  • Receptor and cell imaging
  • Optical imaging and ultrasound technology
  • Structural and functional brain networks
  • Novel aspects of dynamic processes in the brain
  • Optical imaging probes and approaches
  • Nuclear, MR, and multimodality imaging technology
  • Tumour metabolism I&II
  • Near-infrared and optical imaging in cancer
  • Novel tracers and contrast agents for cardiovascular targets
  • Novel probes for multifaceted MRI
  • Tumour vascularisation, angiogenesis, and hypoxia
  • Image-guided drug delivery
  • Multimodal and multiscale imaging
  • New tools and technologies | Tumour cell enviroment
    (combined session from late-breaking submissions)
  • Stroke and neurodegeneration
  • Agents for multimodality imaging
  • Cardiac metabolism and vascular remodeling

EMIM 2014 ONLINE PROGRAMME incl. all abstracts | look inside

Educational Sessions 2014

4 educational sessions in parallel were scheduled. For the first time 2 BASIC and 2 ADVANCED educational sessions were scheduled - not only for early-stage researchers!


1) Quantification in Molecular Imaging: An unsolved issue?

2) CT imaging – potential and limits



3) How to use animal atlases to improve molecular imaging research
4) Imaging Mass Spectrometry


The video streams of the educational sessions (voice+slides) are available via the ESMI members portal!

Participating societies & Focus Sessions

For the first time the European Microscopy Society - EMS contributed to the EMIM 2014. We strongly believe that their life science members have a clear common scientific interest with our ESMI members and that crossfertilization will strengthen each others research domains. The focus session on “Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy” contributed to bridge the gap between the two research fields.


We are happy about the ESMI's long-term co-operation with the European Society for Radiology – ESR, the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology - ESMOFIR, and the European Association for Nuclear Medicine – EANM. They contributed to the EMIM 2014 programme by co-organizing focus sessions - THANKS a lot!

  • New modalities moving step toward clinical translation (ESR/ESMOFIR)
  • First in human studies (EANM)
  • Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (EMS)

Industry Sessions 2014

For the first time the EMIM started with the industry sessions on Wednesday 4 June – right before the Educational Sessions.

Industry Session1 on
Molecular Imaging of INFECTIOUS
DISEASES by PerkinElmer

Industry Session 2 on

An Eye on the Future of Imaging by Bruker

Thanks for your participation & contribution!







MR solutions - also for supporting the Get-Together


FujiFilm VisualSonics Inc.




Biospace Lab




inviscan SAS/rs2d

iThera Medical


Mauna Kea Technologies



TriFoil Imaging



janssen - for contributing to the travel stipends


Roche, and 


- for supporting the Get-Together