Ronald Dekker received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven and his PhD from the Technical University of Delft. He joined Philips Research in 1988 where he worked on the development of RF technologies for mobile communication. Since 2000 his focus shifted to the integration of complex electronic sensor functionality on the tip of the smallest minimal invasive instruments such as catheters and guide-wires. In 2007 he was appointed part time professor at the Technical University of Delft with a focus on Organ-on-Chip and bioelectronics medicines.
Since 2013 he has been the initiator of a number of large European initiatives that all have in common the development of open technology platforms for electronic medical devices. In 2018 he initiated the ECSEL joint undertaking Health.E lighthouse. He published in leading Journals and conferences and holds in excess of 70 patents.
Reader/ Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, Institute of Translational Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Academic Lead in Gastroenterology & Complex Polyp Team, Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Dr Marietta Iacucci MD, PhD, FASGE, AGAF is an Associate Professor (Reader) and Gastroenterology consultant at the Birmingham University Hospitals, UK. Dr Iacucci spent two years in London and Cambridge, UK and in Mainz, Germany, Milan, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. During this period, she became very involved with the management of IBD. She is focused on advanced endoscopic imaging, endoscopic molecular labelling and Artificial Intelligence in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease, advanced polypectomy (EMR, ESD) and management of inflammatory bowel disease.
She is a fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American Gastroenterological Association Fellow, member of EduCom and e-Learning Taskforce of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), member of the Global interventional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, member of the British Society of Gastroenterology clinical research group for endoscopy, sits on the ESGE advanced imaging in colorectal neoplasia guidelines committee and IBD quality improvement committee working group.
She has designed, validated and published new endoscopic scores in IBD and developed new endoscopic training modules for optical diagnosis and lesion characterizations in colonic lesions and IBD. She has published many papers and invited reviews on advanced endoscopic imaging and been invited to deliver keynote lectures and take part in live endoscopy at many international and national conferences.
Dr. Christoph Hennersperger is Co-Founder and CTO of OneProjects, developing a novel catheter-based imaging system to provide high resolution anatomical and functional imaging for improving treatment approaches for heart disorders. He has been working in the area of medical device and imaging technologies for more than 10 years, involving different start-up and industry projects in Munich and Dublin, as well as leading multidisciplinary research efforts in diagnostic and interventional imaging with some of the world’s top academic institutions.
Christoph obtained a Master’s in electrical engineering and information technology from the Technical University of Munich and holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in the field of 3D ultrasound imaging and modelling. In 2015, he joined the BioInnovate Ireland medical device innovation fellowship program affiliated to Stanford Biodesign, aiming at developing innovative approaches for solving unmet clinical needs, out of which he co-founded OneProjects together with Fionn Lahart in 2017.
Christoph is author of more than 45 peer-reviewed publications and patents in the field of medical imaging and technology, and his ambitions focus on needs-driven innovation, where exceptional new products can improve healthcare in a sustainable way.