Lunch with Leaders

Hungry for a chat? All EMBS students are invited to register to one (of two) free lunches at the ISBI’14. Lunch with leaders will take place at the Fat Duck restaurant on Wednesday 30 April and Thursday 1 may from 12:30 to 13:30. Approximately ten students are seated per table where leaders of the biomedical engineering community are waiting to engage in informal conversation over a complimentary lunch. This is a rare and invaluable opportunity for you, as a student, to talk to a world leader, get some advice and network in your field.

Registration in advance is required, as spaces are limited. Students may only attend one out of the two Lunch with Leaders. This list may change up until the day of the event. Some leaders may be available on 1 day or both. The Wednesday lunch is sold out. There are only a few slots open for Thursday. You may ask to be placed on a waiting list and check with the registration team in front of Fat Duck 10 minutes prior to the start of the lunch to see if there were any no-shows or cancellations.




Amini, Amir

University of Louisville

Professor and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging, Director of Medical imaging lab, IEEE fellow

Bengtsson, Ewert

Uppsala University

Professor of Computerized Image Analysis and head of the Centre for Image Analysis

Blanc-Feraud, Laure

University Nice Sophia Antipolis, laboratoire I3S, CNRS, INRIA

Director of research at CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research )

Gerig, Guido

University of Utah

Professor of Computer Science, Director of Center for Neuroimage Analysis

Gu, Lixu

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Professor, Director of the laboratory of image guided surgery and therapy (IGST), Med-X research Institute

He, Bin

University of Minnesota

Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic-Bakken Chair for Engineering in Medicine,  Director of Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Director of Center for Neuroengineering, elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Institute of Physics

Hielscher, Andreas

Columbia University

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Radiology

Kachelriess, Marc

University Erlangen

Professor of Medical Imaging

Laine, Andrew F.

Columbia University

Professor, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Liang, Zhi-Pei

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Department of Bioengineering

Liu, Huafeng

Zhejiang University

Professor of Department of Optical Engineering

Momose, Atsushi

Tohoku University, Japan

Professor / Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM)

Pelc, Norbert J.

Stanford University, USA

Professor of Radiology, Associate Chair for Research, Radiology

Pettigrew, Roderic


Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the NIH

Pogue, Brian W.

Dartmouth College, USA

Professor of Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Razansky, Daniel

Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Center Munich

Professor of Molecular Imaging Engineering

Rueckert, Daniel

Imperial College London

Professor of Visual Information Processing, head of Biomedical Image Analysis group

Shen, Dinggang

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor of Radiology and BRIC, Director of UNC IDEA Group, Director of BRIC Image Analysis Core

Sonka, Milan

University of Iowa

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, College of Engineering

Thakor, Nitish

National University of Singapore

Provost Chair Professor, Director of Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE)

Unser, Michael


Professor and Director of EPFL’s Biomedical Imaging Group,  IEEE fellow, elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, EURASIP Fellow

Wang, Ge

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Clark & Crossan Endowed Chair Professor, Director of Biomedical Imaging Cluster

Xie, Huikai

University of Florida

Professor, Head of Biophotonics & Microsystems Laboratory

Ye, Jong Chul

Department of Bio and Brain Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

Associate Professor, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering