ESMI Study Group on “Molecular Neuro-Imaging"

Call for new Co-CHAIR - We will have a rotation of the study group chairs as Mathias Hoehn will step down as chair of the group. As a founding member, Mathias will continue to be closely involved and actively contribute to the group activities but would like to call out for a new co-chair to join our team.
Please feel encouraged both young and senior members to send your application including a motivation (max. ˝ page) for why, what and how you believe you can contribute as a co-chair as well as your brief CV to the ESMI office (office(at) by 15th May 2017.
The applicants will be shortlisted and next the members can vote for the candidate chair.

The Neuro-Imaging Study Group has founded a LinkedIn group to provide its members a forum for discussion and exchange.Interested in joining? Just send a brief note to the office and we'll add you with pleasure.

Scope, relevance, and objectives

Neuro-imaging has become an indispensable tool for a wide range of application fields. Both structural and functional information about the central nervous system encompassing the brain and spinal cord are obtained through imaging approaches. With the neuro-imaging field extending into the realm of “Molecular Imaging”, exciting new doors have been opened to learn about cellular and molecular processes in topics of neurobiology and neuroscience, but also of neurological diseases. Molecular neuro-imaging is playing an increasing role in unraveling cellular and molecular mechanisms and process dynamics, essential for a better understanding of the function of the brain but also for a better grasp on neurological diseases and the development of therapy strategies.

The ESMI Study Group “Molecular Neuro-Imaging” is science driven. It is the declared goal to embrace all in vivo imaging modalities that can serve the purpose of advancing understanding in the neuro-science field. The Study Group welcomes all novel imaging modalities and is eager to validate their utilization for the neuro-field. We will reach out to new technologies, concepts and applications to integrate them for the advancement of neuro-biological, neuro-scientific, and neurological topics.

Based on its definition, the ESMI Study Group “Molecular Neuro-Imaging” will embrace all scientific application fields focused on neuro-scientific or neurological topics.


  • To accomplish the goal of fostering neuroscience understanding, we will reach out to align our strategies and activities with European initiatives active in neuroscience and neurology.
  • We aim to disseminate knowledge and understanding of the high potential of molecular neuro-imaging for neuroscience investigations, in particular to the scientific communities outside the imaging communities.
  •  We will work on programs to support our membership and their interest in applying molecular neuro-imaging for their scientific applications.