Mr. Jones led the development of the industry's 1st real-time digital coronary imaging system and, ultimately led GE Medical's Cardiac Imaging Division for North and South America and, earlier on Japan, on an international assignment. He subsequently served as President and CEO of other healthcare companies at scale in the industry. Mr. Jones holds an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the State University of New York. He also completed the University of Maryland international executive leadership program while living in Japan.
Dr. Jaffer is a widely acclaimed interventional cardiologist and researcher in the field of biological imaging. He is an associate professor of medicine and Director of Coronary Intervention at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and speaks frequently at scientific sessions throughout the world. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions Dr. Jaffer's main area of research interest is in developing translational molecular imaging approaches to investigate inflammation in vascular biology from mouse to patients. His research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Using cutting-edge fluorescence molecular imaging technology, Dr. Jaffer's lab has developed intravital microscopy approaches to understand in vivo molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular injury. Dr. Jaffer received his MD and PhD in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA, with honors from Stanford University in Mathematics.
Dr. Ntziachristos is a widely acclaimed researcher and pioneer in the field of biological imaging. He is Professor of Medicine and Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and Chair for Biological Imaging (CBI). In addition he is the Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and Director of Bioengineering at the Helmholtz Pioneering Campus and was previously head of the Laboratory for Bio-optical and Molecular Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Ntziachristos is the editor of the Journal of Photoacoustics, has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications on optical and optoacoustic imaging and has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Gold Medal from the Society for Molecular Imaging (2015), the Gottfried Leibnitz prize (2013), which is the top scientific distinction in Germany, the Erwin Schrödinger Award (2012) and was named one of the world’s top innovators by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review in 2004.
RHe received his MSc and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dr. Kellnberger is currently an American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and his major research interests include the development and implementation of a novel biomedical imaging system based on ultrasound, opto- and thermoacoustic imaging, as well as optical imaging. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Munich and his M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Mr. Bozhko is active in developing and validating an intravascular catheter for ultrasound and fluorescence imaging in vivo at the Technical University of Munich and is working toward his PhD at the Chair for Biological Imaging (CBI) at TUM and the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich. He received his Masters degree in Radio Physics from Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University.