Tom Scheenen is associate professor in the Biomedical MR research group. He studied Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University (cum laude), where he also got his PhD degree in plant sciences in September 2001. By joining the Biomedical MR Group in Nijmegen he moved into Medical Sciences, where he has established his own group as a grantee of the European Research Council (2009). His prime interest is in the development of functional in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy methodology for oncological applications, with current emphasis on prostate cancer. He has received funding from public and industrial bodies, he is assistant editor of Investigative Radiology, initiator of several multi-center trials and board member of the Erwin L. Hahn institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Essen, at which he and his team develop pelvic MR imaging and spectroscopy at 7T.
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