dr. ir. J.J.M. (Jaco J.M.) Zwanenburg Associate Professor
- 7T Group
Jaco Zwanenburg studied Applied Physics at the Delft University of Technology (1995 - 2001). He concluded his study with a research project in MRI at Philips Medical Systems, Best. In this project he developed a patented method to use sensitivity encoding from multiple receive coils to reduce artifacts in the reconstructed image caused by the field inhomogeneity and gradient non-linearity of the MR system.
From 2001 until 2005, he did his PhD research at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, with a project on MRI and myocardial tagging to study the dyssynchrony in the mechanical contraction of the human heart.
His current research focus is on designing and implementing new MRI techniques at ultra-high field strength (7T), to stimulate further understanding of cerebrovascular diseases. Exploiting the rich sources of endogenous MRI contrast, he developed imaging techniques for angiography, venography, brain anatomy, and microscopic brain lesions resulting from small vessel disease, including microbleeds and microinfarcts. Furthermore, he has developed imaging strategies for imaging post mortem specimens at high resolution, to bridge the gap between histology and in-vivo imaging in patients.
Fellowship and Awards
ERC starting grant 'Towards understanding cerebral small vessel disease: Innovative, MRI-based, functional markers to discover the terra incognita between large vessels and macroscopic brain lesions (SmallVesselMRI)' (2013, ERC grant agreement n°337333).