Lucas Lindeboom was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on June 10th 1984. He started his studies Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2006 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2009, after which he enrolled in the Master in Medical Engineering. During his graduation project, under supervision of Dr. Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling and Dr. Eline Kooi at the department of Radiology of the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), he studied the use of long echo times in 1H-MR Spectroscopy. In 2011 he finished his Master and was awarded the honor Cum Laude.
In September 2011, Lucas was appointed as a PhD student in a collaboration between the departments of Human Biology and Radiology at the MUMC+. Under the supervision of Dr. Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling, Prof. dr. Patrick Schrauwen, Prof. dr. MKC Hesselink and Prof. dr. Joachim Wildberger, Lucas worked on the implementation of advanced MR spectroscopy in ongoing metabolic research in the field of type 2 diabetes mellitus. His work on the edge of MR technology and metabolic diseases led to a publication in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) in 2014.
Currently, Lucas holds the position of assistant professor in the departments of Human Biology/Human Movement Sciences and Radiology at the MUMC+. In 2016, Lucas visited Dr. Robin de Graaf at the Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Yale University (New Haven, United States) for a 3-month period, to further expand his knowledge of sophisticated MRS editing sequences.