Francesco Santini, PhD
PhD in Biophysics
|Date of birth:||19th of March 1981|
|June 2009||PhD degree in Biophysics (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), summa cum laude
University: University of Basel
Department: Division of Radiological Physics
Title of the dissertation: Spins in motion. New methods for the visualization of intracranial flow.
Main topic: Flow quantification and angiography techniques, sequence design and development (Siemens IDEA framework).
|June 2008||ESMRMB Course on Parallel Imaging (Lisbon).|
|September 2006||ESMRMB Course on MR Flow and Perfusion (Copenhagen).|
|July 2005||Success in the qualification test for registration with the Italian Register of Professional Engineers ("Albo professionale degli Ingegneri").|
|April 2005||Degree in Electronic Engineering (specialisation in Biomedical Engineering, five-year course, MEng Equiv.) with final mark of 110/110 summa cum laude and special mention of the examining board.
University: Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy).
Main subjects: Electronic component and circuit design, signal processing, biomedical signal processing and imaging system design, computer programming.
Master thesis: "Higher cerebral control in central and obstructive apnoeas" (EEG signal processing).
- July 2003
|SOCRATES/ERASMUS international student exchange programme.
University: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain).
|July 1999||High school diploma on Classical Studies with final mark 97/100.
School: Liceo Ginnasio Michelangiolo (Florence, Italy).
Languages and other skills
|English||Fluent (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, Trinity College GESE Grade 12)|
|Informatics||Windows and Linux OSs, Hardware, Software installation and network management. Good programming skills in HTML, C/C++/Visual C++, Visual Basic, Java, PHP, SQL, Matlab.|
|April 2009||ISMRM Student Stipend assignee.|
|May 2008||ISMRM Student Stipend assignee.|
|October 2007||"Gorter Award" finalist for the work "7-Dimensional flow quantification with balanced SSFP" - DS-ISMRM annual meeting Wuerzburg (Germany).|
|May 2007||ISMRM Student Stipend assignee.|
|September 2005||Italian national award "Premio di Laurea Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria" for the best Master Thesis in Biomedical Engineering.|
|May 26 2008||Principles of MRI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan.|
|May 15 2009||Motion, Flow and Perfusion in MRI, Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics educational course, Basel.|
|June 16 2009||Advanced flow quantification techniques with MRI, Faculty of Engineering, University of Florence.|