Paul Eduard Sijens

Paul Eduard Sijens
Associate Professor, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands


Paul E. Sijens, born in 1959 in the Netherlands, obtained his PhD in 1988. Chapters of his thesis "31P NMR spectroscopy of tumors in the evalu¬ation of respon¬se to therapy" (Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht) were published in Cancer Research (2x), International Journal of Hyperthermia, NMR in Biomedicine (2x) and Radiology. After having worked as project scientist in Utrecht from 1983-1989, he did a postdoc at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the group of dr. Thian Ng (1989-1991). The resultant 31P and 19F MR spectroscopy studies were published in Cancer Research, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Investigative Radiology. From 1991-2000 he was in charge of clinical MR spectroscopy at Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center (Department of Radiolo¬gy, Chairman: dr. M Oudkerk). Since 2000 he has been responsible for MRI research at the Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Groningen (prof. dr. R.A. Dierckx) In charge of experimental and preclinical MR imaging with main focus on neuro-, breast- cardio- and liver MR applications and on quantitative image analysis and segmentation. Since 2002 he has been associate professor at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). Current functions include faculty membership of the European School of Radiology (ESOR), board membership of Research Foundation Flanders and numerous board memberships of scientific journals (deputy editor of J Magn Reson Imaging). He is author of 125 international scientific papers cited 2182 times (Hirsch index 27).

Research Interest

His research interest currently focuses on MR imaging and its applications in areas of Neurology, Breast Cancer, Cardiology, and Hepatology and on quantitative image analysis and segmentation.