TU Delft professors now also officially 'Medical Delta Professor'
On Tuesday 2 November nine professors have been officially inducted as 'Medical Delta Professor'. This took place during a festive meeting as part of the Medical Delta Conference. The professors have each earned their reputations doing research in the field between health and technology. They all officially combine at least two appointments at Leiden University, LUMC, TU Delft, Erasmus University and/or Erasmus MC. With these dual appointments and their research they bring technology and health care closer together.
Four of the nine professors are connected to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at TU Delft. They are:
- Prof. Dr. Natasja de Groot (Erasmus MC, TU Delft) – does research into the use of sensors and catheters to more accurately diagnose and treat cardiac rhythm disorders (part of Medical Delta Cardiac Arrhythmia Lab)
- Prof. Dr. Marcel Reinders (TU Delft, LUMC) – does research into the use of computer algorithms for the analysis of molecular data (part of Medical NeuroDelta: Ambulant Neuromonitoring for Prevention and Treatment of Brain Disease and METABODELTA: Metabolomics for clinical advances in the Medical Delta).
- Prof. Dr. Wouter Serdijn (TU Delft, Erasmus MC) – does research into the use of bioelectronics in medical research (part of Medical Delta Cardiac Arrhythmia Lab and Medical Neurodelta)
- Prof. Dr. Andrew Webb (LUMC, TU Delft) – does research aimed at making medical imaging more widely available (part of Medical Delta Diagnostics 3.0: Dementia and stroke)
During the inauguration they presented their research and answered questions from young scientists. The official ceremony is the confirmation of their appointment as Medical Delta Professors last year.
Technological solutions help improve healthcare
‘Our healthcare is under pressure and this will only increase in the coming years. Technological innovations can play an important role in the necessary care transition and support care professionals, but it must be developed and applied together,’ says Medical Delta chairman Prof. Dr. Frank Willem Jansen. ‘That is why the theme of the conference is MedTech Solutions for a Healthier Tomorrow: how science, healthcare practice and business can help each other, because that is really necessary.’ Experiences were exchanged during the information market and networking drinks. Jansen was pleased that this was possible: ‘It is precisely from chance encounters that the best ideas and collaborations emerge.’
More information about Medical Delta and research: https://www.medicaldelta.nl