About Us

The Quantitative MR Imaging Science Lab (QIS) is headed by Prof. Jessica Bastiaansen. Our lab is part of the Department of Radiology (DIPR) at the University Hospital of Bern (Inselspital) and affiliated to the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of Bern.

Our lab is physically located in the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine and part of the Translational Imaging Center. We work in close collaboration with clinicians as well as scientists from industry.

Check the other pages for more info, and contact us if you are interested to collaborate!

“When a result confirms your hypothesis, you’ve made a measurement. If it doesn’t, you’ve made a discovery.”



January 24, 2024
Jessica gives a talk on “Emerging Imaging Technologies for noninvasive cardiac tissue characterization” at the CVRC annual meeting in Bern, Switzerland

October 3-7, 2023
“How to cook up a perfect research grant” Jessica will share her tips and experiences at the ESMRMB in Basel, Switzerland

June 3rd-8th, 2023
We will be presenting our latest work on asymmetry decoding of bSSFP signals at 1.5T, 3T, and 7T at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Toronto, Canada.

May 24th, 2023
Prof. Bastiaansen and Prof. Gräni team up and give a seminar about cardiac imaging at the CardioVascular Research Cluster in Bern.

April 17th, 2023
We lecture on quantitative MRI in the Advanced Medical Imaging Course – part of the MSc Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern

January 8-11, 2023
“Quantitative imaging IS the future!”, join this invited talk by Prof. Bastiaansen at the ISMRM 2023 Sedona workshop on Data Sampling & Image Reconstruction

September 29, 2022
We are hosting Prof. Nicole Seiberlich from MIIT. She will give a seminar on her latest work, specifically on low field MRI. Stay tuned!

July 5th, 2022
Interested in fat? We teach an e-Learning Course at the ESMRMB School of MRI, Module 5 “Fat suppression, contrast-enhanced, and noncontrast-enhanced MR angiography

June 20th, 2022 14:30
We give a lecture about advanced metabolic imaging and metabolic modeling at the UNIL as part of Modern MRI Applications for Biology and Medicine course

May 20th, 2022
We are organizing a Mini-Symposium of the Cardiovascular and Metabolism PhD Program @ University of Lausanne: “Imaging techniques in cardiovascular and metabolism research: Hot topics and challenges” [link to program]