MRI Research Amsterdam UMC

Gustav Strijkers

Full professor

Gustav Strijkers (1971) is dedicated to advancing MR image acquisition and reconstruction
technology, with a special focus on translating preclinical methods into clinical research
applications.
After earning an MSc in Physics in 1995 and a PhD in 1999 from Eindhoven University of
Technology, where he studied the magnetic and transport properties of magnetic materials, he
joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
There, as a postdoctoral fellow, he studied the spin-polarization of various magnetic and non-
magnetic materials.
In 2001, he was recruited by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University
of Technology to join the Biomedical NMR group. His research then shifted to in vivo magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on applications in the cardiovascular and muscular systems.
In 2015, Gustav Strijkers moved to the Amsterdam Medical Center, becoming a full professor
and principal investigator in the Biomedical Engineering and Physics department, where he
established his own group in Preclinical and Translational MRI. His current research in the
preclinical imaging lab is centered on developing new imaging technologies for studying
diseases and anatomical structures of the heart, vascular system, and brain. His translational
research primarily focuses on injuries and diseases of skeletal muscle.
Gustav Strijkers has mentored over 30 PhD students and supervised many MSc graduates. As an
experienced educator, he has developed and taught various undergraduate and graduate
courses on electromagnetism, MRI, image analysis, cardiac imaging, and nanomedicine.

Projects:

AI for MRI reconstruction and beyond

DIMASK: Development of an innovative MRI technology to assess micro-trauma in skeletal muscles

TRIPLET: TaRgeted therapy and Imaging in experimental PLacEnTa insufficiency

ENDOCARE: Restoring endocannabinoid homeostasis to create the first effective and safe pharmacotherapy for PTSD