Dirk studied biomedical engineering, education and religious studies at the Braunschweig Institute of Technology, Germany, the University of Sydney, Australia and King’s College London, UK . As a PhD student, he worked on positive contrast MRI sequences to be used with novel iron-based nanoparticles for cancer imaging. Dirk is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Dirk became interested in a career in publishing in 2007 with two internships in scientific journal and book publishing at Springer Verlag. He joined BioMed Central in 2015 as Editor for the BMC series.
Since September 2017, Dirk is the Editor of BMC Medical Imaging and is excited to continue the journal’s great track record of high quality publications.
Marcus Carlsson received his medical degree in 1998 at Lund University where he specialized in clinical physiology and nuclear medicine. He obtained a PhD at Lund University in 2007 and was a post-doctoral scholar at the Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco in 2007-2008. He was the clinical director of Clinical Physiology at Skane University Hospital from 2010-2013 and has been an associate professor at Lund University since 2010. He was on the board of the Swedish Heart Association from 2009-2015 and served as the president from 2013-2015. He is an expert in cardiac imaging for the National Board for Health and Welfare´s working group of “National Guidelines for Cardiac care”. His research focuses on uncovering cardiac pathophysiology and understanding pumping physiology using MRI and computational modelling, especially in congenital heart disease. He has been a Section Editor for BMC Medical Imaging since 2015.
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Xiaobo Qu is a Professor at the Department of Electronic Science, Research Center of Magnetic Resonance and Medical Imaging and Research Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, Xiamen University, China. He also directs the Computational Sensing Group at Xiamen University. He received his bachelor degree and PhD in Communication Engineering from the same university in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2009-2011 and became a faculty member at Xiamen University in 2012. He was awarded the E. K. Zavoisky Stipend Award (2014, 2016, 2018) of ISMRM Scientific Meeting, Swedish Wenner-Gren Fellowship (2014), Distinguished Young Scholar Award in Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province of China (2018), Faculty Research Award (2014) and He Yici Chair Professor Award (2018) at Xiamen University, respectively. His research interests include magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, signal and image representations, computational imaging, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has been a Section Editor for BMC Medical Imaging since 2014.
Alexander Wong is the Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems and co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He obtained his PhD in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and was an NSERC postdoctoral research fellow at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada. He has published over 350 refereed journal and conference papers, as well as patents, in various fields such as computational imaging and artificial intelligence. His research interests include computational spectral imaging, tomographic imaging, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging for medical imaging and analysis and he is also a pioneer in the field of discovery radiomics. He has been on the Editorial Board since 2003.