Each ESR will be supervised by an International Supervisory Team (IST).

Below is a list of all supervisors involved in the B-Q MINDED training network:

Dr. ir. Dirk Poot

Postdoctoral researcher at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR) and department of Radiology of the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Research interest include MR image acquisition, reconstruction and quantification.

Dr. Poot will supervise ESR 1.

Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers

Prof. Sijbers is head of the Vision Lab at the University of Antwerp. Key expertise of prof. Sijbers includes parameter estimation for quantitative MRI (such as diffusion MRI and MR relaxometry), development of super-resolution reconstruction (SRR) approaches for MRI.

Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers will supervise ESR 2.

​Dr. Ruslan Garipov

Dr. Garipov is the Product Development Director at MR Solutions (MRS), Guildford, UK. He’s leading a team of physicists and software engineers working on the research and development of the pre-clinical MRI systems up to 9.4T. 

​He is an imaging professional with expertise in the development of MR methods, pulse sequence programming, image reconstruction, and multi-modality imaging.

Dr. Garipov will co-supervise ESR 3 and ESR 7.

Prof. Dr. Marleen Verhoye

Prof. Verhoye has extensive knowledge of small animal MRI imaging. In the Bio-Imaging Lab of the University of Antwero she leads the research with respect to developing and implmenting novel (Q-)MRI methods.

Prof. Verhoye is leader of WP4 on training and will supervise ESR 3 and ESR 7.

Dr. ir. Stefan Klein

Associate-professor in medical image analysis at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR) of the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam.

Leading the Image Registration research line within the BIGR group and developer of the popular image registration software elastix.

Dr. Klein will supervise ESR 4.

Prof. Dr. Wiro Niessen

Head of the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR) of the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Research interests include many aspects of computer vision, biomedical image analysis, and computer assisted interventions. 

Prof. Niessen will supervise ESR15 and co-supervise ESR1 and 4.

Dr. ir. Arjan den Dekker

Dr. ir. Arjan den Dekker is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vision Lab of the University of Antwerp. His expertise includes parameter estimation and statistical experiment design for quantitative MRI.

Dr. Den Dekker will supervise ESR 5.


Prof. Dr. Alex Frangi

Alejandro (Alex) Frangi is Professor of Biomedical Image Computing at the University of Leeds (UL). He is also Director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine and member of INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine. Prof Frangi is Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Frangi will supervise ESR 6 and ESR 9.

Prof. Dr. N. Jon Shah

Prof. N. Jon Shah is the Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – 4 (Medical  Imaging Physics) at the Research Centre in Jülich and is also Professor of MRI Physics at the Department of Neurology in the University Hospital in Aachen.  He is an expert in medical imaging concentrating, primarily, on MRI and hybrid MR-PET instrumentation.  He is responsible for a programme of research spanning a range of activities from the basic conception and design of new MRI and MR-PET methodology through to its implementation and application to probe current issues in neuroscience. Prof. Shah’s current area of research is the development of hardware and methods for functional brain imaging using quantitative MRI and hybrid MR-PET. 

Prof. Shah will supervise ESR 8.

Dr. Ana-Maria Oros-Peusquens

Dr. Ana-Maria Oros-Peusquens is staff researcher and team leader at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-4) of the Research Centre Juelich. She has extensive experience in quantitative MRI, in particular development of methods for quantitative water content mapping and multicomponent relaxometry.  Her current research focuses on the characterisation of brain oedema in stroke and tumour patients and in animal models.

Dr. Oros-Peusquens will supervise ESR 14.

Dr. Thomas Janssens

Dr. Thomas Janssens is application specialist MR at Siemens Healthineers Belgium. In addition, dr. Janssens is Siemens Healthineers’ research collaboration lead for the Benelux. Key expertise of dr. Janssens include cognitive neuroscience and MR physics and an extensive experience in all MR applications on Siemens Healthineers’ systems.

Dr Janssens will supervise ESR 11.

Rudolf Scholte

Rudolf Scholte is CEO of Quantib BV, he has more than 25 years general management experience both in larger medical industries as well as in startups. He worked in nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and radiology, and studied medical physics and business management.

Mr. Scholte will co-supervise ESR 15.

Prof. Dr. M.D. Pieter Van Dyck

Prof. Van Dyck is senior staff member at the Radiology Department of the Antwerp University Hospital (Belgium) and Senior Clinical Investigator of the Research Foundation – Flanders (Belgium).

Research interest includes validation of advanced MRI methods for clinical applications.

Prof. Van Dyck will supervise ESR 12.

Dr. Thibo Billiet

Dr. Thibo Billiet is senior researcher at icometrix. He is active in the development and translation of quantitative MRI biomarkers from research to a clinical setting. His key expertise includes advanced diffusion MRI. 

Supervisor of ESR 10 and ESR13.