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dr. dr.h.c.mult A.L.G. (Alexander) Leemans

dr. dr.h.c.mult A.L.G. (Alexander) Leemans

Associate Professor
dr. dr.h.c.mult A.L.G. (Alexander) Leemans
  • Image Sciences Institute

Research Programs

Biography

Biography

Alexander Leemans is a physicist who received his Ph.D. in 2006 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Center (CUBRIC), Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. In 2009, he joined the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he currently holds a tenured faculty position as Associate Professor. His current research interests include modeling, processing, visualizing and analyzing diffusion MRI data for investigating microstructural and architectural tissue organization. He heads the PROVIDI Lab and is the developer of ExploreDTI, which is a graphical toolbox for investigating diffusion MRI data.

Research line

Diffusion MRI

Most recent key publications

1: C. Lebel, L. Walker, A. Leemans, L. Phillips, C. Beaulieu, "Microstructural Maturation of the Human Brain from Childhood to Adulthood", NeuroImage, 2008, nr. 3, vol. 40, pp. 1044-1055
2: A. Leemans, D.K. Jones, "The B-matrix must be rotated when correcting for subject motion in DTI data", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2009, nr. 1, vol. 62, pp. 1336-1349
3: J.D. Tournier, S. Mori, A. Leemans, "Diffusion tensor imaging and beyond", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011, nr. 6, vol. 65, pp. 1532-1556
4: B. Jeurissen, A. Leemans, J.D. Tournier, D.K. Jones, J. Sijbers, "Investigating the prevalence of complex fiber configurations in white matter tissue with diffusion MRI", Human Brain Mapping, 2013, nr. 11, vol. 34, pp. 2747-2766
5: S.B. Vos, D.K. Jones, M.A. Viergever, A. Leemans, "Partial volume effect as a hidden covariate in DTI analyses", NeuroImage, 2011, nr. 4, vol. 55, pp. 1566-1576

Fellowship and Awards

VIDI (NWO)

FC-EW (NWO)

USERN (UNESCO)

PhD fellowship (IWT)

Honorary Doctorate (Chubut)

Honorary Doctorate (Kharkiv)

Young Investigator Award (BHPA)

Outstanding Teacher Award (ISMRM)

Research Output (253)

Insights from the IronTract challenge:Optimal methods for mapping brain pathways from multi-shell diffusion MRI

Maffei Chiara, Girard Gabriel, Schilling Kurt G, Aydogan Dogu Baran, Adluru Nagesh, Zhylka Andrey, Wu Ye, Mancini Matteo, Hamamci Andac, Sarica Alessia, Teillac Achille, Baete Steven H, Karimi Davood, Yeh Fang-Cheng, Yildiz Mert E, Gholipour Ali, Bihan-Poudec Yann, Hiba Bassem, Quattrone Andrea, Quattrone Aldo, Boshkovski Tommy, Stikov Nikola, Yap Pew-Thian, de Luca Alberto, Pluim Josien, Leemans Alexander, Prabhakaran Vivek, Bendlin Barbara B, Alexander Andrew L, Landman Bennett A, Canales-Rodríguez Erick J, Barakovic Muhamed, Rafael-Patino Jonathan, Yu Thomas, Rensonnet Gaëtan, Schiavi Simona, Daducci Alessandro, Pizzolato Marco, Fischi-Gomez Elda, Thiran Jean-Philippe, Dai George, Grisot Giorgia, Lazovski Nikola, Puch Santi, Ramos Marc, Rodrigues Paulo, Prčkovska Vesna, Jones Robert, Lehman Julia, Haber Suzanne N, 15 Aug 2022, In: NeuroImage. 257 , p. 1-17

Cross-site harmonization of multi-shell diffusion MRI measures based on rotational invariant spherical harmonics (RISH)

De Luca Alberto, Karayumak Suheyla Cetin, Leemans Alexander, Rathi Yogesh, Swinnen Stephan, Gooijers Jolien, Clauwaert Amanda, Bahr Roald, Sandmo Stian Bahr, Sochen Nir, Kaufmann David, Muehlmann Marc, Biessels Geert-Jan, Koerte Inga, Pasternak Ofer 3 Jul 2022, In: NeuroImage. 259 , p. 1-12

Impact of thresholding on the consistency and sensitivity of diffusion MRI-based brain networks in patients with cerebral small vessel disease

De Brito Robalo Bruno M, Vlegels Naomi, Leemans Alexander, Reijmer Yael D, Biessels Geert Jan 12 Apr 2022, In: Brain and Behavior. 12 , p. 1-16

Improved neonatal brain MRI segmentation by interpolation of motion corrupted slices

Verschuur Anouk S, Boswinkel Vivian, Tax Chantal M W, van Osch Jochen A C, Nijholt Ingrid M, Slump Cornelis H, de Vries Linda S, van Wezel-Meijler Gerda, Leemans Alexander, Boomsma Martijn F 7 Mar 2022, In: Journal of Neuroimaging. 32 , p. 480-492 13 p.

Proceedings of the 13th International Newborn Brain Conference:Neuro-imaging studies

Abramsky Ramy et al. 2022, In: Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicine. 15 , p. 389-409 21 p.

Neuroanatomical markers of psychotic experiences in adolescents:A machine-learning approach in a longitudinal population-based sample

Kenney Joanne P M, Milena Rueda-Delgado Laura, Hanlon Erik O, Jollans Lee, Kelleher Ian, Healy Colm, Dooley Niamh, McCandless Conor, Frodl Thomas, Leemans Alexander, Lebel Catherine, Whelan Robert, Cannon Mary 2022, In: NeuroImage. Clinical. 34 , p. 1-9

Association of Superficial White Matter Alterations with Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers and Cognitive Decline in Neurodegenerative Dementia

Contarino Valeria Elisa, Siggillino Silvia, Arighi Andrea, Scola Elisa, Fumagalli Giorgio Giulio, Conte Giorgio, Rotondo Emanuela, Galimberti Daniela, Pietroboni Anna Margherita, Carandini Tiziana, Leemans Alexander, Bianchi Anna Maria, Triulzi Fabio Maria 2022, In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 85 , p. 431-442 12 p.

Tracking the Corticospinal Tract in Patients With High-Grade Glioma:Clinical Evaluation of Multi-Level Fiber Tracking and Comparison to Conventional Deterministic Approaches

Zhylka Andrey, Sollmann Nico, Kofler Florian, Radwan Ahmed, De Luca Alberto, Gempt Jens, Wiestler Benedikt, Menze Bjoern, Krieg Sandro M., Zimmer Claus, Kirschke Jan S., Sunaert Stefan, Leemans Alexander, Pluim Josien P.W. 14 Dec 2021, In: Frontiers in oncology. 11 , p. 1-15

Indices of callosal axonal density and radius from diffusion MRI relate to upper and lower limb motor performance

Gooijers J., De Luca A., Zivari Adab H., Leemans A., Roebroeck A., Swinnen S. P. 1 Nov 2021, In: NeuroImage. 241 , p. 1-12

Tractography dissection variability:What happens when 42 groups dissect 14 white matter bundles on the same dataset?

Schilling Kurt G., Rheault François, Petit Laurent, Hansen Colin B., Nath Vishwesh, Yeh Fang Cheng, Girard Gabriel, Barakovic Muhamed, Rafael-Patino Jonathan, Yu Thomas, Fischi-Gomez Elda, Pizzolato Marco, Ocampo-Pineda Mario, Schiavi Simona, Canales-Rodríguez Erick J., Daducci Alessandro, Granziera Cristina, Innocenti Giorgio, Thiran Jean Philippe, Mancini Laura, Wastling Stephen, Cocozza Sirio, Petracca Maria, Pontillo Giuseppe, Mancini Matteo, Vos Sjoerd B., Vakharia Vejay N., Duncan John S., Melero Helena, Manzanedo Lidia, Sanz-Morales Emilio, Peña-Melián Ángel, Calamante Fernando, Attyé Arnaud, Cabeen Ryan P., Korobova Laura, Toga Arthur W., Vijayakumari Anupa Ambili, Parker Drew, Verma Ragini, Radwan Ahmed, Sunaert Stefan, Emsell Louise, De Luca Alberto, Leemans Alexander, Bajada Claude J., Haroon Hamied, Tax Chantal M.W., Fernandes Francisco Guerreiro, Raemaekers Mathijs, Nov 2021, In: NeuroImage. 243 , p. 1-18

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