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Helle Juhl Simonsen graduated as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in 1982 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She started at the first MR center in Denmark, Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR), back in 1987. From the beginning, she was very interested in research and has supported many Ph.d.  students with data recording and analysis. She is experienced with both human and pre-clinical studies using MR imaging, spectroscopy, diffusion, perfusion and fMRI.

Main research areas

She was working on the DRCMR until 2006, where she changed to her current position as Research MRT at the Functional Imaging Unit (FIU) Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, University of Copenhagen.  

Current research

Helle’s main research focus area is neurological diseases. At the FIU, she work in a team of researchers, which have a long term of experience of investigating neuroscience and neural diseases using MRI and functional MR. Helle is also MR safety officer at the department, she teach internal and external employees and she have the responsibility to train and examine new students in MR safety before they can start using the scanner.  

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