Wietske van der Zwaag

Wietske van der Zwaag

Welcome to my website!

I joined the Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging in 2015 and in 2019 became a Principal Investigator here. Previously, I was working on 7T MRI at the EPFL EPFL in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland. I did my PhD at the SPMIC in Nottingham, UK, under the supervision of Richard Bowtell and Sue Francis .

The research of my group is centred on best harnessing the strong points of 7T in neuroimaging. I am especially interested in functional MRI of finely organized brain structures, such as the cerebellum. The use of ultra-high field scanners (7T) allows the study of the human brain at unprecedented resolution.

Much of my work is directed to the improvement of both the spatial and temporal resolution with which functional MRI data can be acquired. I also work on the improvement of functional MRI acquisitions by characterisation and removal of the so-called physiological noise, and the improvement of post-processing strategies for high-resolution data. The acquisition of good structural data, in terms of resolution, SNR and bringing quantitative measures, is vitally important for functional neuroimaging. Hence, some of my work is also dedicated to, mostly quantitative, anatomical sequences.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at [email protected]