We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Regina Beets-Tan as the new Scientific Director of EIBIR. Professor Beets-Tan brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to further enhancing our 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 undoubtedly drive our work together.

We are thrilled to welcome her on board and eagerly anticipate the exciting new frontiers we will explore together under her visionary leadership.

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 honor 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”.

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to our 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, our organisation has made remarkable advancements, positioning us as a leading entity in supporting scientists and securing funding for their projects.

Professor Krestin commented on his time at EIBIR: “I find it hard to say goodbye to EIBIR after 9 years as its Scientific Director and 8 years as Chair of the General Meeting of Shareholders before that. EIBIR was my “baby” and I leave it now in a stage of an almost “grown-up”. This growth would not have been possible without the engagement of the extremely talented EIBIR Team in our Vienna office under the guidance of Mrs. Monika Hierath. They are the body and the soul of EIBIR and I am happy that they will continue to support multidisciplinary collaborative research in biomedical imaging in Europe in the years to come.”

To Professor Kerstin, we extend our warmest congratulations on an incredibly successful 9-year term as Scientific Director. Your achievements and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark on our organisation. The knowledge and inspiration you have imparted will continue to shape the future of our organisation’s endeavours.