The ESMI | founded in 2005

The initial aims of creating a multidisciplinary, collaborative European MI society back in 2005 were

  • to ensure sustainability of achievements and network resulting from the first collaborative European/EU funded molecular imaging research projects namely “Diagnostic Molecular Imaging DiMI” and “European Molecular Imaging Laboratories EMIL” and
  • to create one strong, science-driven, multidisciplinary community advocating imaging science throughout Europe and beyond.

The coordinators of the two research projects (Andreas Jacobs – DiMI, Bertrand Tavitian – EMIL) and the project partners were the founding fathers an driving forces of the ESMI. Bertrand and Andreas became first and second ESMI President.

In 2010 the EC-funded project periods of both networks ended and the ESMI established an independent structure.

ESMI Founding Members 

  • Silvio Aime – Torino, Italy
  • Frank Bengel – Hannover, Germany
  • Harald Carlsen – Oslo, Norway
  • John Clark – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Silvana Delvecchio – Napels, Italy
  • Denis Guilloteau – Tours, France
  • Arend Heerschap – Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Mathias Hoehn – Cologne, Germany
  • Andreas Jacobs – Bonn, Germany
  • Clemens Lowik – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Helmut Maecke – Freiburg, Germany
  • Adriana Maggi – Milan, Italy
  • Chrit Moonen – Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Robert Muller – Mons-Hainaut, Belgium
  • David Parker – Durham, United Kingdom
  • Anna Planas – Barcelona, Spain
  • Frank Roesch – Mainz, Germany
  • Bertrand Tavitian – Paris, France
  • Go van Dam – Groningen, Netherlands
  • Annemie van der Linden – Antwerp, Belgium