Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brain Image Analysis and Interpretation of Neurodegeneration

when 1 July 2023 - 15 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1050

Neuroimaging, the study of the brain with medical-imaging devices such as magnetic resonance scanners, is our number one in-vivo source of quantitative data on brain structure and function. While scientists are learning more and more about the human brain's anatomy and physiology/function, there is still a huge knowledge gap, especially when trying to explain complex symptoms. The more we learn about the human brain, the better we can diagnose and treat brain diseases such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors. Imaging modalities such as MRI and PET have improved in the last 30 years, to the extent that they can be reliably employed as non-invasive biomarkers not only for visualizing the brain’s anatomy but also physiology and function.

This summer course will be held at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. Here is where the Amsterdam Neuroscience research institute is as well as the Amsterdam Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Brain Tumour Centres. Together with the Amsterdam UMC Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, these are leading groups for clinical brain imaging research. Facilities include the imaging centre, MRI scanners from all MRI vendors, magnetoencephalography (MEG), a new whole-body PET scanner, and a 7T MRI scanner. The teachers of the Amsterdam Neuroimaging summer school have both a technical and clinical background and have years of experience in brain image analysis for research. Most teachers have built analysis pipelines, reusing existing image analysis algorithms in an innovative way for specific clinical research questions. The Amsterdam Summer School for Brain Image Analysis and Interpretation of Neurodegeneration is unique as it teaches brain image analysis from a clinical perspective.

Course leader

Dr. Henk-Jan Mutsaerts and Dr. Alle Meije Wink

Fee info

EUR 1050: Tuition fees two-week course

VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner €700
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam €950
Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam €1050
Professionals €1250

Early Bird offer
Applications received before 15 March (14 March CET 23:59) receive €50 Early Bird discount!


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Equal Access Scholarship and the Photographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.

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