Henk-Jan Mutsaerts

Henk Mutsaerts is a medical doctor with a passion for image processing. His research focuses on the development of arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion MRI as clinical biomarker in aging and aging-related disease. His research is stratified in three trajectories: 1) standardization, 2) differentiation and 3) application of ASL as a biomarker of cognitive decline.


Jan Petr is the original Co-Creator of ExploreASL. Jan works as a Postdoc at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

Michael stritt

Michael Stritt is a research associate within the commercial project ASPIRE. The main topic of Michael's project work is the classification and analysis of dementia related cerebral blood flow images. In addition, Michael implements the ExploreASL ASL-BIDS conversion tool together with Jan Petr. Michael helped to write the official ExploreASL code documentation and reviews code changes. Currently Michael works together with Mathijs and Beatriz on the import and processing of both multi-TI and multi-TE ASL images.

Mathijs Dijsselhof

Mathijs Dijsselhof is a PhD student working on cerebrovascular age.

Beatriz Padrela

Beatriz Padrela is a PhD candidate performing research utilizing ASL MRI and machine learning to Standardize image analysis of ASL MRI Blood-Brain Barrier integrity scans, in the context of the DEBBIE project.