Hugo Schnack (Amsterdam, 1969) studied physics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, from 1987 to 1991 (doctorandus (master) degrees cum laude in both experimental and theoretical physics, September 1991), after which he was a Ph.D. student at the Solid State Physics group led by Professor Ronald Griessen at the same university, resulting in his Ph.D. thesis on high-Tc superconductivity, September 1995. After a Postdoc position at the Department of Adult Psychiatry of the University Medical Center Utrecht (led by Professor Rene Kahn), he has continued to work in this group as an Assistant Professor. The main topic of his research is the image processing of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans and the further analysis of them in order to obtain useful information about human brain tissue properties in health and disease, with a focus on schizophrenia. His recent research projects include calibration and reliability measurements of multicenter MRI, and the study of differences in the aging brain between schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2010