Eline Kooi (M.E.)
Professional career history
Biosketch M.E. (Eline) Kooi, Ph.D. (20-02-1971), September 2017
Professor of Medical Physics, especially Vascular Imaging, dept. of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Before starting her university study, Eline Kooi was employed in the department of Physical Chemistry of Shell Research in Thornton-le-Moors, Great Britain, as a pre-university student in 1989-1990. She received her Master Degree in Physics in 1995 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She performed her PhD study in Molecular Physics at the University of Amsterdam, that included a 2-months EC-fellowship at the Institute for Non-Linear Optics (LENS), Florence, Italy. After receiving her PhD in Molecular Physics in 1999, she started her residency in Medical Physics in 1999 at department of Radiology, Maastricht University Medical Center and became a certified Medical Physicist / staff member at this department in 2004.
Her research is focused on sophisticated multi-modality cardiovascular imaging. Her group is at the international forefront of developing and evaluating imaging techniques to study plaque vulnerability. She has focused on cutting edge imaging of the hallmarks of high-risk plaques in animals and patients. She was the first to demonstrate that plaque inflammation can be visualized in humans. Her group has the unique position of multi-modality imaging of the vessel wall (PET/MRI, ultrasound, CT) in different vascular beds (carotid and coronary arteries, aorta). She is a leading member of the steering committee of a multi-center trial to determine the clinical value of plaque imaging (PARISK). She has recently expanded her research towards cardiac MRI. She has published ~100 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals. She has successfully completed supervision of 10 PhD students. Currently, she is supervising 7 PhD students and one post-doc student. She is frequently invited as invited speaker and/or moderator at the leading international conferences in her field. She has received numerous research grants.
Professor of Medical Physics, especially Vascular Imaging