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Andrew Webb

Professor Physics of MRI

Prof.dr. A. Webb
+31 71 526 5483

Andrew G.Webb is a Professor of Radiology and Director of the Gorter Center for High Field MRI at the Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC). He has been awarded the Simon Stevin Meester Prize (2017), and ERC Advanced Grant (2014) and the Wolfgang Paul Prize from the German Humboldt Foundation (2004). He is a current/past member of the Scientific Advisory Board of a number of institutions including the Max Planck Institute for Cybernetics in Tuebingen and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee. 

More information about Andrew Webb

High Field Magnetic Resonance

The leerstoel of Professor of High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging as Director of the C.J.Gorter Center for High Field MRI was set up in 2008 with a mission to translate basic science/engineering/MR physics into the clinical arena as rapidly as possible. We have established ourselves as one of the most innovative research groups in high field MRI, with translation of many new hardware/software developments into clinical research studies of Alzheimers, Huntingtons, Lupus, Duchennes, epilepsy, and uveal melanoma amongst others. Many of these diseases have direct counterparts in animal models, with preclinical MRI an important component of the laboratory. My specific interest is in developing new MRI hardware, both at very high and very low frequencies, from human to cellular size scales. In this capacity we are a member of a number of NWO National Roadmaps for Large-Scale Research Facilities such as uNMR-NL, and are part of many Horizon2020 grants. Most recently we have translated our hardware knowledge into very low field MRI applications, with the ultimate aim of bringing portable MRI to communities without the financial and infrastructural resources of the developed world.

Academic career

Andrew Webb graduated from the University of Bristol with a bachelors degree in Chemistry and obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in Medicinal Chemistry. After a postdoc in the Department of Radiology at the University of Florida, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was appointed full professor in 2000, and worked for three years in the Department of Physics at the University of Wurzburg on a Humboldt Fellowship. In 2008 he was appointed to run the newly-formed C.J.Gorter Centre at Leiden University Medical Center. His main research areas are RF design for high field MRI, and translation of new engineering concepts into the clinic. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles and has authored four academic text books.

Prizes and honourable appointments

Andrew Webb ontving de Simon Stevin Meester-prijs van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (2017), een European Research Council Advanced Grant (2015-2020), de Wolfgang Paul Prize van de Humboldt Foundation in Duitsland (2001-2004), en zal worden de ontvanger van een Beckman Institute Senior Fellowship in 2019.

Professor Physics of MRI

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 2
  • Radiologie

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Room number C2-S



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