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Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp (MICA)

Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp (MICA)

The Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp (MICA) was founded in 2010 as a joint effort by the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp University Hospital taking nuclear medicine to the next level.

The research group led by Prof. Dr. S. Stroobants consists of a molecular probe development team (Dr. Leonie wyffels), a preclinical imaging laboratory (Prof. Steven Staelens) and a clinical department (Dr. Sarah Ceyssens), putting this lab at the forefront of bench to bedside research in molecular diagnostics.

MICA has an excellent team of internationally recruited imaging experts, state-of-the-art infrastructure and realized a turnover of up to 10 million euro research grants over the past 3 years.

The research focuses on four pillars:

  • neurosciences
  • oncology
  • tracer development
  • engineering & dataprocessing