Prof. Frederik Barkhof received his MD from VU University, Amsterdam in 1988 and defended his PhD thesis in 1992, for which he received the Philips Prize for Radiology (1992) and the Lucien Appel Prize for Neuroradiology (1994). Since 2001 he serves as a full Professor in Neuroradiology at the department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine at VUmc. He is a senior staff member of the MS Center Amsterdam, and senior consultant of the Alzheimer Center, VUmc. In 2015 he was appointed as full Professor of Neuroradiology at institutes of Biomedical Engineering and Neurology at UCL in London (UK) to translate novel imaging techniques. Prof. Barkhof was the chairman of the Dutch Society of Neuroradiology and the MAGNIMS study group for many years. He is project leader of AMYPAD (www.amypad.eu) and head of the imaging scientific advisory groups of EPAD (www.ep-ad.org). He serves on the Editorial boards of Radiology, Brain, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Neuroradiology and Neurology. He co-authored >800 papers referenced in PubMed, has an H-factor of 95 and is listed among 3000 most influential scientists world-wide by Thompson-Reuters.