The core R&D activity of the Bio-Imaging Lab is concentrated on high resolution in vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
At the Bio-Imaging Lab we are continuously looking for talented and passionate scientists to strengthen our team. We welcome application of both scientists with a technical or biological background.
At the moment we are looking for a PhD student in the field of MRI of brain plasticity in the songbird.
- 2013, May 26-28 EMIM European Molecular Imaging Meeting in Torino, Italy
- 2013, Sep. 18-21 WMIC World Molecular Imaging Congress in Savannah, USA
Using imaging methods we focus on early detection and understanding of the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration, neurodevelopmental and mood disorders including Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and depression.
Mouse and rat models are employed for these investigations.
Our research interest extends on neuroregeneration including adult neurogenesis and stem cell research, in which we focus on in vivo MRI and in vivo Bioluminescence Imaging.
In addition, neuroplasticity is extensively studied in songbirds as superior models for seasonal and testosterone driven neuroplasticity. Songbirds are also studied for their excellent auditory processing learning and memory skills using identical imaging tools.
Our lab is part of the Expert Group Antwerp Molecular Imaging:
Bio-Imaging Lab is actively involved in European Molecular Imaging activities.
We are a cofounder of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI).
The lab is a partner in two EC Networks of Excellence:
- STREP ratstream: Characterisation of transgenic rat models for neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.
- NAD: Medical Research and Nanotechnologies Allied to Combat Alzheimer's Disease.
Bio-Imaging Lab takes part in European educational programmes in MRI through Erasmus funded Intensive Programmes on neuroMRI and through the
European Master programme on Molecular Imaging (EMMI).
Bio-Imaging Lab is also a core facility for In Vivo Small Animal Imaging of the University of Antwerp.
The head of the Bio-Imaging Lab is Prof.Dr. Annemie Van der Linden
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