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Peter Boesiger has been Full Professor for Biomedical Engineering of University and ETH Zurich since June 1st, 2003. He is a professor at the Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich and since 1991 a professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich.
Born on October 3 of 1946 Peter Boesiger studied Physics at University of Zurich, Switzerland. After receiving his diploma in 1973 he graduated with distinctions in 1977 from University of Zurich in the area of spin dynamics and NMR laser in solid state physics. In 1979 he joined the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBTZ) of the University of Zurich and of the ETH Zurich. After research fellowships in 1984 and 1985 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, at Philips Medical Systems in Best, NL, and at the Philips Research Laboratories in Hamburg in Germany he became lecturer and senior research associate in biomedical engineering. Since 1991 he is a Professor for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Zurich, the head of the Division for Biophysics at IBTZ and the chairman of the MRI Research Center of University and ETH Zurich.
With his team Peter Boesiger develops new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy procedures for the assessment of functions of the human brain and of the cardiovascular and the digestive system. In local and international scientific collaboration with clinical sites the new procedures are applied in medical research. Latest developments of the team are parallel imaging techniques for faster image acquisition, new techniques for accurate flow quantification in moving structures such as heart valves or coronaries, and new methods for cardiac spectroscopy as well as for spectroscopic imaging and editing of selected substances in the human brain. P.B. is a board member of ISMRM, a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals; he is a winner of the Georg Friedrich Götz Award of the University of Zurich, the Thermology Commendation Award of the American Academy of Thermology and of the Günther Laukien Award.
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