New professor focuses on brain cells

Sune Nørhøj Jespersen is a new professor of neurophysics at Aarhus University. With his multidisciplinary combination of neuroscience and physics, he hopes to develop technology that can diagnose brain diseases both earlier and more precisely.

2017.06.26 | Sabina Bjerre Hansen

Professor, DMSc, PhD Sune Nørhøj Jespersen.

Professor, DMSc, PhD Sune Nørhøj Jespersen.

Sune Nørhøj Jespersen is a new professor at Aarhus University. He has a PhD degree in theoretical physics and a higher doctoral degree in medicine, and in his professorship he will come to draw on both fields, as he will work on developing a MRI microscope for brain scans.

With a resolution so high that it corresponds to the individual brain cells, an MRI microscope provides more relevant biological information in a safe and non-invasive way. Sune Nørhøj Jespersen's research and development of a new microscope can therefore make it possible to diagnose brain diseases – both more precisely and at a much earlier stage. This will also potentially provide improved treatment options for patients with brain diseases such as dementia.

Sune Nørhøj Jespersen takes up his professorship at the Department of Clinical Medicine on 1 July 2017. He will also continue his affiliation with the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Contact
Professor, DMSc, PhD Sune Nørhøj Jespersen
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine – Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mobile: (+45) 6089 6642
Email: sune@cfin.au.dk

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