THANKS for a great EMIM 2016 – thanks for your participation, for your excellent science, the open-minded discussions at and around the EMIM!

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EMIM 2016 ONLINE PROGRAMME incl. ALL abstracts | look inside

The presentations of the plenary & educational talks have been RECORDED and are available for all ESMI members through the member portal

Date: 08-10 MARCH 2016
Venue: Jaarbeurs “Supernova” congress center, Jaarbeursplein 1, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Plenary Lectures

  • Sir Peter Ratcliffe – Oxford
    The biology of hypoxia signalling pathways
  • Wilem Mulder – New York/Amsterdam
    Nanomedicine and Imaging in Inflammatory Atherosclerosis 
  • Gitte Moos Knudsen –Copenhagen
    Multimodality brain imaging of drug interventions
  • Mickael Tanter – Paris
    Beating Space and Time resolution limits in Biomedical Ultrasound
  • Martin Schwarz – Bonn
    Charting Neuronal Networks at Cellular Resolution in Intact, Cleared Mouse Brain by Light Sheet Microscopy
  • ESMI Award Winner 2016: Peter Friedl – Nijmegen/Houston
    Preclinical intravital microscopy: identification and targeting of cancer resistance niches
  • PhD award winner 2015: Anoek Zomer – Utrecht
    Intravital imaging of plasticity during tumor growth and metastasis

Recordings of Plenary & Educational Lectures

The presentations of the plenary & educational talks have been RECORDED and are available for all ESMI members through the member portal 

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Parallel Sessions

Each of the 19 parallel sessions (except of the late-breaking session) started with an overview talk followed by five talks selected from the excellent abstract submissions. 

The 19 Parallel Sessions:

PS 01Nuclear and CT Imaging | Methods & Technology
PS 02Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Strategies in Oncology
PS 03Imaging of Neuroinflammation
PS 04Novel MRI-based Probes
PS 05Novel Nuclear Imaging Probes
PS 06Visualization of Tumour and the Microenvironment
PS 07Optoacoustics and Ultrasound | Technology & Methods
PS 08Functional and molecular Neuro-Imaging
PS 09MRI and MPI | Technology & Methods
PS 10Tumour Metabolism
PS 11Immunology – Inflammatory Responses & Infectious Disease
PS 12Vascular Molecular Imaging
PS 13Late-breaking Session
PS 14Advanced Optical and Mass Spectrometry Imaging Technology
PS 15Immunology – Cellular Imaging & Infectious Disease
PS 16Molecular Imaging of Myocardium and Atherosclerosis
PS 17
Antibodies, Nanoparticles and Small Molecules for
Diagnosis and Therapy in Oncology
PS 18Novel PET/OA/US Imaging and Reporter Probes
PS 19New Methods in Neuroimaging

EMIM 2016 ONLINE PROGRAMME incl. all abstracts | look inside

EMIM 2015 Educational Sessions

Focus on Study Groups!

The four educational sessions were organized by four of the six ESMI Study Groups:

  • Molecular Neuroimaging: From pretty colors to hard numbers
  • Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance
  • Image-Guided Drug Delivery
  • Current and Future Strategies for Theranostic Multimodality Intraoperative Imaging

The Mass Spectrometry and Standardization Study Groups organized educational sessions in 2014/15. All study groups held a study group meeting in Utrecht.

Contributing partner societies

We are happy about the ESMI’s long-term co-operation with the European Society for Radiology – ESR, the European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology – ESMOFIR, and the European Association for Nuclear Medicine – EANM and the European Microscopy Society – EMS! They contributed to the EMIM 2016 programme by organizing “Best of” focus sessions – THANKS a lot!


  • Cardiology | Frank Bengel – Hannover, Gustav Strijkers – Amsterdam, Johanna Silvola – Turku
  • Imaging Probes, Chemistry & Reporter Genes | Dario Longo – Torino, Roger Schibli – Zurich
  • Imaging Technology, Methodology & Software | Paul Lecoq – Geneva, Sarah Bohndiek – Cambridge, Jan B. Hoevener – Freiburg
  • Immunology/Inflammation | Manfred Kneiling – Tübingen, Mangala Srinivas – Nijmegen
  • Infectious Diseases | Uwe Himmelreich – Leuven, Stefan Wiehr – Tübingen
  • Oncology | Frauke Alves – Göttingen, Ferdia Gallagher – Cambridge
  • Neurology | Cornelius Faber – Münster, Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere – Antwerp
  • Education | Adriaan Lammertsma – Amsterdam & Giannis Zacharakis – Crete

Thanks for your participation & contribution!


  • PerkinElmer
  • Bruker
  • MILabs
  • Aspect Imaging


  • FujiFilm VisualSonics Inc.
  • MR solutions
  • Sedecal
  • TriFoil Imaging


  • ai4r
  • BioSpace Lab
  • Chimaera
  • Eckert&Ziegler
  • Inviscan and S-Sharp
  • IRE ELiT
  • iTheraMedical
  • LI-COR
  • Lumenera
  • Magnetic Insight
  • Mauna Kea Technologies
  • Molecubes
  • nanoPET
  • pmod
  • Siemens
  • Waters


  • Sanofi
EMIM 2016 in Utrecht, NL

The EMIM 2016 was the 11th annual meeting of the ESMI – thanks to all of you for your participation and dedication for imaging science!

  • 620 participants
  • 18 category chairs
  • 43 subCHAIRS
  • 214 reviewer
  • 40 sessions
  • 80 session chairs
  • 101 talks selected from abstract submissions
  • 261 posters presented in 
  • 19 poster categories/walks
  • 38 poster chairs (…)
ESMI Award 2016

The ESMI Award 2016 was presented in the scope of the Opening Ceremony in Utrecht. The winner 2016 is PETER FRIEDL – congratulations! All ESMI members had been invited to nominate their favourite candidates – thanks to all of you who actively participated.


The three finalists were been selected in accordance with the scores given by independent reviewers in a completely blind reviewing process. 125 young scientists applied for the YIA 2016. The winner and the finalists:

The Young Investigator Award 2016 was presented to: 

  • Stephan Düwel from Munich for his work on “Imaging of pH in vivo using hyperpolarized 13C-labelled zymonic acid” 

The further YIA finalists:

  • Disha Shah from Antwerp on “Transgenic mouse models of amyloidosis show reversible hypersynchrony of BOLD resting-state networks before amyloid plaque deposition
  • Andras Kiss from Geneva on “Mapping of anticancer drug distribution in a rabbit model of liver cancer by MALDI-SRM/MS imaging and fluorescence microscopy