Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam
Erasmus MC-University Medical Centre is an innovative centre for high quality medical research, education and care. Every medical department has an educational purpose and also conducts scientific research. Erasmus MC's research covers the entire spectrum from fundamental non-clinical research to patient-related research. Part of the mission of EMC is 'the development of high-quality knowledge'. The scientific research needed to accomplish this is patient-related on the one hand and fundamental on the other. About 1,500 students are training to become physicians; 500 students are studying for a Master's degree in Health Policy and Management (HPM). EMC is one of the top Dutch
research institutions and participates in national research schools. It is the largest university medical center in the Netherlands and it cooperates with many healthcare centers both at home and abroad. Research at the medical faculty is centered on the fields of Genetics, Endocrinology and Human reproduction, Immunology and Hematology, Cell Biology, Oncology, Cardiovascular disease, Neuroscience and Health Sciences. A great many scientific and research institutes are connected with EMC. The work for BioMedBridges is carried out by the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR), which is part of the Departments of Radiology and Medical Informatics. This research groups has significant expertise in the automated processing of large imaging databases, the correlation of data from multiple modalities, and the extraction of quantitative parameters from both medical and biological images.