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Uulke van der Heide group
Uulke van der Heide
Group leader, Professor at Leiden UMC
Uulke van der Heide received his PhD degree (cum laude) in the
field of molecular biophysics from the Utrecht University in 1993.
He subsequently worked as a post-doc at the physiology departments
of the University Medical Center in Utrecht and at the University
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, US, on the molecular mechanism of
In 1999 he moved to the field of radiation oncology, as a
resident medical physicist at the University Medical Center in
Utrecht. He got his license in 2003. Between 2003 and 2011 he
worked as a medical physicist and researcher in the same
department, working on MRI-guided radiotherapy, focussing on
prostate cancer. Together with Marco van Vulpen he initiated the
phase III FLAME trial for focal boosting of prostate cancer.
In 2011 he moved to the Netherlands Cancer Institute as a
medical physicist and group leader, working on MRI-guided
radiotherapy. In this capacity he is project leader of the MR-Linac
project. His research focusses on quantitative MRI techniques for
tumor characterization and response monitoring of radiotherapy. In
August 2015 he was appointed professor of imaging technology in
radiation oncology at the Leiden University Medical Center.