Apparently Joao wasn't sufficiently repelled by MRI research during his Ph.D. at the University of Eindhoven. So he decided to chip in his expertise at MARS Lab.
After her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Chiara joined Mars Lab for her Ph.D. Her work is focused on (hopefully) designing new sequences for functional brain MRI.
Paulina graduated in Physics at the University of Surrey (UK), focusing on experimental nuclear physics. However, she decided that MRI would be way cooler. In MARS lab, Paulina will be researching new imaging biomarkers with quantitative MRI.
jointly with Prof. Lothar Schad,
University of Heidelberg
Is MRI cooler than lasers? Maša is going to find out. Her Ph.D. research will focus on developing and optimizing methods in quantitative cardiac MRI.
Sebastian is a Data Scientist. But as his primary occupation fails to please his insatiable thirst for MRI research, he conducts multiple research projects with the MARS lab as a side hustle.
Ayda had an opportunity to become familiar with MR imaging during her time as a biomedical engineering student during her bachelor and master studies. Her great interest in MR physics lead her from Iran all the way to the Netherlands for pursuing a Ph.D. in Mars Lab. She is going to work on a novel technique for assessing myocardial perfusion.