Image Science

In Utrecht, we are uniquely positioned at the crossroads between image sciences and medical intervention.

The invention of the microscope over 400 years ago revolutionized science. The ability to directly see life at the microscopic level caused a leap in our understanding of the world. To this day, microscopes and its derivatives are pervasive in life sciences labs. Using modern imaging science, we can directly look at living tissues and study the behavior of cells and smaller structures. In Utrecht, we are uniquely positioned at the crossroads between image sciences and medical intervention. Using image guided techniques, we can manage disease very precisely, for instance by targeting very specific tissues in cancer treatment or using live imaging in the operating theatre.

Image Science board

Board members play an active role in facilitating strategic positioning and visibility of the community. Selected from a cross-section of the community, they are positioned to bring talented people together and to stimulate multidisciplinary research that help to strengthen the community.