EIBIR welcomes Professor Regina Beets-Tan as new Scientific Director

Vienna, Austria – The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Regina Beets-Tan as its new Scientific Director. Professor Beets-Tan brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will substantially contribute to further enhancing the organisation in supporting European biomedical imaging research and networking activities between institutes and disciplines. 

Professor Beets-Tan’s profile and achievements speak volumes about her outstanding credentials and dedication to advancing the field of biomedical imaging research. She chairs the department of Radiology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and is Professor of Radiology at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands and adjunct Professor of Abdominal and Oncological Radiology at the University of Southern Denmark.  Professor Beets-Tan is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), member of the EU mission board for cancer and of the board of the European Cancer Organisation. Her expertise in multidisciplinary research and collaborations will drive her tenure as Scientific Director at EIBIR. Along Professor Beets-Tan, EIBIR will continue to provide excellent coordination and management of research projects, best-in-class proposal writing assistance, and support the development of biomedical imaging technologies and disseminating knowledge. 

Professor Beets-Tan pointed out that “multidisciplinary research in biomedical imaging is not merely a pursuit of knowledge but a catalyst for change. It’s through collaboration and bridging the gaps between disciplines that we can unlock the potential of biomedical research to move forward the field of precision medicine.” She further stated that “it’s with great honour that I assume the responsibility of leading this esteemed organisation. I am grateful for the opportunity to build further upon the outstanding work of my predecessor Professor Gabriel Krestin and guide EIBIR towards new horizons”.  

At the same time, the EIBIR community and the entire team at EIBIR acknowledge and celebrate outgoing Scientific Director Professor Gabriel Krestin. Over the past nine years, Professor Krestin has been instrumental in driving the growth and success of EIBIR. Under Professor Krestin’s guidance, the organisation has made remarkable advancements, positioning it as a leading entity in supporting scientists and securing funding for their projects, and substantially contributing to the advancement of biomedical imaging in Europe. Under Professor Krestin’s guidance, EIBIR has helped researchers secure more than €171 million for research as part of 34 projects, and EIBIR-supported projects have resulted in more than 725 peer-reviewed publications so far. 

For more information about EIBIR and their work, please visit https://www.eibir.org/

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