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 hosted the 9th DFG Workshop for Early Career Investigators in Medical Technology and Medical Physics – NAMT-2019. The topic of the workshop was “Quantitative MRI as Key Technology in Life Sciences”. The scientific program gathered outstanding international experts from the field of quantitative and clinical medical imaging to teach young scientists about the current state of the art and the latest developments in MRI. The central goal of our workshop was to raise awareness for the need of reproducible and biophysics-based MRI markers. Twenty talented young scientists from all over Germany were invited to discuss and advance their own projects and to apply for research funding in the aftermath of the workshop. After the workshop, the selected scientists 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.


The organizers:

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



official DFG announcement (in German)

Flyer of the 9th NAMT




























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

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

Michael Bock, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

Mariya Doneva, Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany

Kerstin Hammernik, TU Graz, Austria

Paul Janmey, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

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

Sebastian Kozerke, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Christiane Kuhl, RWTH Aachen, Germany

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

Marcus Makowski, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Eike Nagel, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Sune Nørhøj Jespersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Wojciech Samek, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, Berlin, Germany

Laura Schreiber, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Germany

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

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

Jaco Zwanenburg, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands



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)