Sebastian Weingärtner

Principal Investigator

Sebastian likes research. He also likes other things, but these are not the reason for the web-page so we keep it to research for now.

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Joao Tourais


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. 

Chiara Colletti

PhD Student

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 Šiurytė

PhD Student

PhD candidate at TU Delft. MPhys Physics graduate (University of Surrey, UK), with a research year experience in TRIUMF (Vancouver, Canada). Previous research was focused on experimental nuclear physics. In MARS lab, I will be researching new imaging biomarkers with quantitative MRI.

Ingo Hermann

PhD Student
jointly with Prof. Lothar Schad,
University of Heidelberg

Ingo is a Ph.D. student at Heidelberg University working with our lab. His research focuses on programming and optimizing several methods in quantitative cardiac imaging (T1, T2 and T2* mapping) and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF), especially for the detection of multiple sclerosis in the brain and renal MRF.

Maša Bozic

PhD Student

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.


Jaap Boon

Master Student

He plays guitar, he plays water polo and soon he will play with the MRI. Jaap will study the effects of external loads on the knee cartilage for his master final project.

Telly Ploem

Master Student

What does travel, cooking and kitesurfing have in common? Telly loves them and they are not possible to do inside the MRI scanner. Anyway, Telly joined the lab for his master thesis project about the effect of external loading on knee cartilage using MRI.


Sebastian Domsch

Research Consultant

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.

Bram Simons

Master Student

Bram's project will combine compressed sensing with spike sorting to find/make an online spike sorting algorithm. His hobbies are road biking, running and playing (board) games. I often play online chess while I should be working.


Joana Vera-Cruz

Master Student

Joana is an Erasmus master student of Biomedical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon). The main goal of her project is measuring myocardium oxygenation with BOLD MRI (using spiral k-space trajectories). Other passions: dancing (salsa and semba), cinema, sewing.

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