Education and courses

Prof. Van der Linden and Prof. Verhoye are lecturers of different course modules of the University of Antwerp.
In addition, the Bio-Imaging Lab is actively involved in European training programs.

Prof. Van der Linden and Prof. Verhoye are lecturers of different course modules of the University of Antwerp within the bachelor and master programmes of biomedical sciences, veterinary sciences and physics. They teach the bachelor courses Medical Physics and radioprotection (Ba Veterinary), Data Collection and Processing  & Studium Generale in biomedical sciences (Ba BMS), they exploit their expertise in small animal neuro-imaging as lecturers of different courses with as learning outcomes the physical principles of imaging, image reconstruction and clinical & preclinical applications of the different biomedical imaging modalities: Biomedical imaging techniques (Ma Phys), Principles of in vivo biomedical imaging, preclinical and clinical studies & System Neuroscience (Ma BMS), Preclinical and clinical imaging with focus on neurology (Ma BMS & Ma Phys). They organize dedicated MRI hands-on training giving hands on insight in how image contrasts can be acquired (technically) and what are the underlying physiological or anatomical mechanisms for each image contrast. This training – being part of the Ma Molecular Imaging BMS programme at UA – has been organised within the European FP7 Project InMind, Imaging of Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases.  The Bio-Imaging Lab is also open to guide imaging master thesis projects, and responsible for the Project Proposal at UA.
 
European training programs
Bio-Imaging Lab took part in the organization and establishment of the European Molecular Imaging Doctoral School, an integrated European doctoral programme leading to a double or joint PhD degree in Molecular Imaging. They also participated in the European Master of Comparative Morphology.

Since 2018, the Bio-Imaging Lab is also actively involved in the B-Q MINDED Summer School (powered by the Antwerp Summer University), a week-long intensive multidisciplinary course in the field of quantitative MRI (Q-MRI) for improving diagnosis of brain disorders. This course is part of the collaborative EU-funded (MSCA ETN) European Training Network B-Q MINDED. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 764513.