Wiro Niessen elected as member of KNAW

News - 15 May 2017

Wiro Niessen, Professor of Biomedical Imaging one of 26 new members appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The Academy has approximately 550 members across all scientific disciplines. These leading scientists are elected on the basis of their scientific achievements. Members are appointed for life. The new Academy members will be installed on Thursday 8 June.

Wiro Niesen (1969) is a leading Dutch researcher in the field of medical image processing at TU Delft and Erasmus MC.

At the beginning of his career, Niessen developed new operating techniques, allowing surgeons to operate through small openings. Then, he started working on processing and analyzing large amounts of medical images in combination with genetic data. As a result, dementia can diagnosed at an earlier stage. Moreover, his techniques can be used to support the treatment of cancer. In addition to being a researcher, Niessen, who was a member of the Young Academy, is also an inspiring teacher and an entrepreneur.

Visit the website (only Dutch) for information about the other newly elected scientists and scholars.

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