9th Nachwuchsakademie Medizintechnik „Quantitative MRI as key technology in life sciences“
9-13 September 2019, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany


Medical imaging is the backbone of modern clinical diagnosis. In current clinical practice, most diagnostic decisions are made on the basis of qualitative markers which interpretation is highly subjective and requires extensive training of professionals. A worldwide goal is to transform medical imaging into a more quantitative science. Quantitative medical imaging and, in particular, quantitative MRI is expected to allow more objective, image-based, tissue characterization towards improved medical diagnoses.

The research training group BIOQIC (Graduiertenkolleg GRK2260) together with SFB1340 (Matrix-in-Vision)  and the Department of Radiology of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin will host the 9th DFG Workshop for Early Career Investigators in Medical Technology and Medical Physics – NAMT-2019. The workshop aims at providing an overview of “Quantitative MRI as a key technology in life sciences”. Next to providing the framework for scientific inspiration and fruitful scientific discussions, the event will teach the invited participants how to apply for research funding.

NAMT-2019,„Quantitative MRI as key technology in life sciences“ (Quantitative Magnetresonanztomographie als Schlüsseltechnologie in den Lebenswissenschaften) aims at young scientists from the field of MRI research who are finishing their doctoral studies until the end of 2019 or have completed their degree recently. The applicants must not yet have received DFG funding. After the workshop, participants can apply for DFG funding for pursuing own research ideas in the near future. At the beginning of 2020, the proposals will be assessed by the DFG during a 1-day colloquium.

How to apply:

Invited to apply are junior scientists in the fields of NMR in live sciences or quantitative MRI, who obtained their PhD or MD degree recently or will be obtained in 2019 (certified by the supervisor), and haven’t received prior DFG funding. An interest in pursuing an academic career is required.

Please send your application, in German or English language, until 22 May 2019 as a single file (PDF) to namt@charite.de. Included in the application file should be:

  1. Project description (max. 4 pages)
  2. Up-to-date CV (max. 2 pages)
  3. Publication list and conference contributions (if available)

Up to 20 candidates will be selected and invited to the workshop. The selected candidates will receive an invitation until mid-June, 2019.

Travel (railway, 2nd class), hotel and  board will be covered. An own contribution of 100 euros is expected.

For more details, please download the official DFG announcement (in German).



Dr. Judith Bergs (PhD)
PD Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Braun
Dr. rer. nat. Jing Guo
Dr. Christoph Kolbitsch (PhD)
Prof. Dr. med. Marcus R. Makowski
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. med. habil. Jürgen R. Reichenbach
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ingolf Sack
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Schäffter
Dr. rer. nat. Leif Schröder
Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. Phys. Matthias Taupitz



Charité Campus Mitte, Charitéplatz 1, Berlin

9-11 September 2019, CCO Auditorium (internal address: Virchowweg 6)
12-13 September 2019, BIOQIC/BCAN seminar room (internal adress: Sauerbruchweg 4)

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Confirmed speakers:

Paul Janmey, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Peter Kellman, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, USA

Andreas Maier, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Eike Nagel, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Laura Schreiber, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Germany

Jaco Zwanenburg, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

Moritz Zaiss, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

Amnon Bar-Shir, Weizmann Institute of Science, Revohot, Israel

Sune Nørhøj Jespersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Sebastian Kozerke, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Michael Bock, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

Christiane Kuhl, RWTH Aachen, Germany

René Botnar, King’s College London, UK

Nikolaus Weiskopf, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Mariya Doneva, Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany

Claudia Prieto, King’s College London, UK

Nico van den Berg, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands


Preliminary program:

Preliminary program