People

The consortium is composed by 20 partners, which spans 6 EU member states (AT, DE, FI, NL, UK, PT) and 2 associated countries (NO, CH).

The consortium behind VPH-DARE@IT constitutes a finely balanced blend of expertise and know-how, ideally suited to address the challenges of the proposed research programme. As a whole, the consortium exhibits certain unique strengths in medicine, biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and social sciences.

This current cadre of partners includes:

  • 13 academic research organizations with both bringing in engineering and physical (USFD, UOXF, VTT,EMC, ETHZ, UCL, ICL) and biomedical sciences (USFD, UIO, EMC, UEF, UMA, INSERM) expertise,
  • 8 public/private hospitals and/or medical schools (USFD, UOXF, EMC, HIRS, STH, UEF, UMA),
  • 3 small and medium enterprises (ASD, EMP, TO), and
  • 4 large industrial partners (PMS, PRH, ESI, HIRS).

USFD Team

  • Biography I joined the University of Sheffield in 2011 and I am involved in setting…
  • Biography As a Scientific Workflows Coordinator for the €15m EC-funded VPH-Share project and Work Package…
  • Biography Alberto Biancardi earned his degree in Mathematics and his PhD in Computer Engineering from…
  • I am from Ireland and have a background in physics, computational science and image processing. I…
  • Leandro is a Research Associate in CISTIB since the 3rd April, 2013. He obtained his…
  • Biography I graduated in Psychology at the University of Trieste (Italy) in September 2006 and…
  • Dr Toni Lassila received his doctorate in mathematics from Aalto University in 2010. He has…
  • Dr Zeike Taylor graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2002…
  • Juan Arenas was born in Olvera, Spain. He have more than 15 years of experience…
  • Milton Hoz de Vila has been involved in the administration of several services hosted by…
  • Role: Project Coordinator Short key CV: Alejandro Frangi was born in La Plata, Argentina. In…
  • Biography: Iain is a Professor of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Physics and leads the adult neuroimaging…

VTT Team

  • Juha Koikkalainen received his Ph.D. degree from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) in 2006. He…
  • Harri Pölönen has MSc in applied mathematics (with statistics and computer science) from Joensuu University…
  • Jussi Mattila’s research interests are in design and implementation of clinical decision support systems and…
  • Jyrki Lötjönenhas Ph.D. degrees from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and INSA of Lyon (France)…
  • Timo Urhemaa,MSc (Computer Science)is Senior Research Scientist at Digital Health research team at VTT. Born…

ESI Team

  • Dr. Argiris Kamoulakos Scientific Director at ESI. Dr. Kamoulakos has of a Bachelor of Science…
  • Dr. Willems is CFD & Multi-Physics Development Engineer at the Essen office of ESI Software…
  • Dr. Megahed leads a group of researchers investigating new technologies and algorithms providing leading edge…

ASD Team

  • Dr. Catrin Bludszuweit-Philipp, who has developed international reputation in the modelling of biomedical systems and…
  • Felix Winter obtained his degree in business-mathematics from the University of Rostock in 2009. He…
  • Dipl.-Ing. Karen Lukow obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rostock and…

EMP Team

  • Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann M.B.A. Ph.D. received a doctorate in Business Administration and Economics from…
  • Dr. Rainer Thiel, Ph.D. M.A., obtained a doctorate and Master in Political Science from the…
  • Dr. Veli N. Stroetmann M.D. Ph.D., practised as a physician and obtained a doctorate in…
  • Klaus Piescheis junior research consultant at empirica. He read mechanical engineering and physical and human…

UIO Team

  • Dr. Erlend A. Nagelhus (MD, PhD) is head of the Letten Centre two-photon imaging facility…
  • Dr. Ole Petter Ottersen (MD, PhD) is Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences…
  • Dr. Stig W. Omholt (Dr. Philos) is professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences…

EMC Team

  • M. Arfan Ikram, MD PhD is assistant professor in Neuroepidemiology at the Erasmus MC. He…
  • Meike W. Vernooij, MD PhD, is a neuroradiologist and an assistant professor in Radiology and…
  • In 2002, Stefan received his MSc degree at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands,…
  • Wiro J. Niessen, PhD, is professor of Biomedical Imaging at the Departments of Medical Informatics…
  • Wyke Huizinga (Alkmaar, 1989) received a BSc degree in applied physics at the Delft University…

HIRS Team

  • Dr. Zuse studied pharmacy and received her PhD in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. After a…
  • Michael Schmitz is the Study Co-ordinator of the Clinical Trial Unit at Clinic Hirslanden. In…
  • 1975-92 Postgraduate training, clinical and research activity in Essen, at Freie Universität Berlin, Univ. of Düsseldorf and Central Insitute of…
  • Vocational training as a nurse  (1998-2001) Continuing education for intensive care specialist (2003-2005) Worked as…
  • Laura Morf is a clinical trial coordinator at the Clinical Trial Unit at Clinic Hirslanden.…
  • Prof. Daniel A. Rüfenacht, MD board certified in Radiology and Neuroradiology. Until 1987 Postgraduate Training…
  • Prof. Hans-Jürgen Huppertz, MD, board certification as neurologist. Since 07.2008 Adj. Professor at the Univ.…
  • Prof. Isabel Wanke, MD, board certified in Germany for Radiology and Neuroradiology. Postgraduate training and…
  • Prof. Reto Stocker, MD, board-certified in intensive-care medicine, graduated in medicine in at the University…

PMS Team

  • Kim van de Ven received a MSc-degree biomedical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in…
  • Liesbeth Geerts received a MSc-degree with honors in biomechanical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology.…
  • Marcel Breeuwer was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in 1957. In 1982 he received his…

ETHZ Team

  • Gérard Crelier works as a senior scientist at IBE with expertise in MRI diffusion and…
  • Sebastian Kozerke is Professor at the University of Zurich with an associate position at ETH…

KCL Team

PRH Team

  • Fabian Wenzel received a diploma in electrical engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology in…
  • Jochen Keupp studied physics at the University of Bonn, University of Tokyo/Japan, and University of…
  • Julien Sénégas received a PhD in spatial statistics from the University “Ecole des Mines de…

STH Team

  • Dr Peter Metherall is a registered Clinical Scientist and Chartered Engineer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals…
  • Dr Steven Wood is a registered Clinical Scientist and head of the Scientific Computing section…

UCL Team

  • Dean Chou is a Ph.D Candidate in the University of Oxford (2011-Present). His research topic…
  • David M Cash holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He then joined…
  • John Vardakis holds a PhD in Integrative Cerebral Dynamics from the University of Oxford (2010-2014),…
  • Sébastien Ourselin obtained his PhD in Computer Science from INRIA. He is Deputy Director of…
  • Yiannis Ventikos is the Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Head of the Mechanical…

UEF Team

  • Biography Dr. Hall graduated from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in 2011 with the degree…
  • Hilkka Soininen, MD, PhD, Professor in Neurology, is as expert in Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, biomarkers…
  • Prof. Mikko Hiltunen has completed his Ph.D from the University of Kuopio, Finland, in which…
  • Dr. Pitkänen works as a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Hilkka Soininen’s group in the Institute of…
  • MD, PhD, Chief physician in neurology, FTD cohort; Anne Koivisto, MD, PhD, neurologist, clinical studies…
  • Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, MD, PD, biochemist, is the head of biomarker laboratory at UEF serving CSF…
  • PhD, docent in psychology.

UMA Team

  • Prof. Dr. Frans Verhey, has been active in the field of geriatric psychiatry for over…
  • Dr Paulien Aalten, neuropsychologist, co-ordinates the national AD biomarker studies and will contribute to WP1.
  • Dr. Pieter Jelle Visser is a clinical epidemiologist who co-ordinated the European biomarker DESCRIPA study.…

TO Team

  • Miguel Velhote Correia, co-founder of Kinematix and inventor of WALKiNSENSE®, holds a PhD in Electrical…
  • Samuel Matos graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro…
  • Jorge Pinto, MSc in Computer Science from University of Porto (Portugal) works for Kinematix since…
  • Paulo Ferreira dos Santos, MSc in Computer Science & Management, Portucalense University (1991) and Master…
  • Pedro Silva, MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Porto (Portugal) works for…

ICL Team

  • Alexander Schmidt-Richberg received his PhD at the Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Germany,…
  • Daniel Rueckert joined the Department of Computing as a lecturer in 1999 and became senior…
  • Post-doctoral researcher who has previously worked on the FP7 project PredictAD (funded under a previous…

EIBIR Team

  • Alena Morrison, MHA, joined EIBIR in 2012, having previously worked on FP7 research projects in…
  • Monika Hierath studied interpreting in Vienna, spent one year in Brussels and worked as an…
  • Dr. Pamela Zolda, Project Manager, over 8 years’ experience in drafting and managing research and…
  • Prof. Gabriel P. Krestin, Chairman of the EIBIR General Meeting and President of the European…
  • Prof. Jürgen Hennig, is Scientific Director of EIBIR and head of the Department of Diagnostic…