On June 1 2011, Dr. H. Zaidi was appointed as honorary professor of Reconstruction Techniques and Quantification in Nuclear Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen.
Habib Zaidi (Setif, Algeria, 1967) studied electrical engineering at the Institute of Electronics at the University of Setif in Algeria. He continued his education in Sweden and Switzerland in the field of medical physics, and defended his thesis in 2000 at the University of Geneva. The title of his thesis was “Monte Carlo simulation studies of scatter correction in positron emission tomography.” Zaidi combines his appointment at the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at the UMCG with his position at the University of Geneva. Zaidi has received several scientific awards, including the 2007 Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), and the prestigious 2010 Kuwait Prize of Applied Sciences, known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize, for “outstanding accomplishments in Biomedical technology”.
Prof. dr. H. Zaidi will focus his research at the UMCG on image reconstruction techniques and quantification in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Quantitative analysis will play a major role in designing databases and the development of novel imaging techniques.