The World Molecular Imaging Society is an international scientific educational organization dedicated to the understanding of biology and medicine through multimodal in vivo imaging of cellular and molecular events involved in normal and pathologic processes and utilization of quantitative molecular imaging in patient care.
The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) was established in 2011 by integrating the Academy of Molecular Imaging and the Society for Molecular Imaging into a single streamlined society focused on advancing the field of molecular imaging (MI). Within a relatively short time, the WMIS has significantly expanded its global footprint in this field by building and expanding upon existing strengths and infrastructures of these two organizations.
Mei Tian, MD., Ph.D.
Professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
President, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS)
Executive President, Human Phenome Institute
Prof. Mei Tian is the Distinguished Professor of Fudan University, and President of World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS). She has 25+ years post-MD training and practice in radiology, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Her group focuses on molecular imaging with a particular emphasis on human major diseases. Her current research interests include development of novel molecular imaging technologies and application in human phenomics, and human major diseases (aging and cancers). Prof. Tian’s group has developed precision PET imaging approach on pediatric epilepsy and MRI-negative pre-operative epilepsy. Furthermore, she has extended their research on brain-machine interface (BMI), internet gaming disorder (IGD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc., and continually to develop big data-based smart diagnosis for neuro-psychiatric disorders, including Epilepsy, AD, PD and others. Her group also develops novel molecular imaging agents or probes for precise theranostics.
Prof. Tian has made innovative and original contributions to the field of medical imaging, published extensively in international journals, such as Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (EJNMMI), Nature Biomediccal Engineering, PNAS, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Neuroimage, Science Translational Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, etc., and won scholastic and scientific awards, such as National Distinguished Women Scientist Award, National Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Merit Award (RSNA), International Young Investigator Grant (RSNA), International Development and Education Grant (ASCO), Asian and Oceanian Distinguished Young Investigator Award (JSNM), JSPS fellowship (JSPS) for her extraordinary accomplishments, and selected as the Fellow of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS).
Prof. Tian has made significant contribution to the field of molecular imaging in China and Asia. She is the founder and the President of the Hangzhou International Molecular Imaging Conference (HIMIC), which has been recognized as one of the most important international platform for communications and collaborations in Asia. She is the co-founder of the Molecular Imaging Center of Zhejiang University, who set up one of the largest and comprehensive training programs of molecular imaging in China. Prof. Tian has received many national major grants from the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) including the A3 foresight program grant, which is the core grant for international education and collaboration among China, Japan and Korea (A3), to setup a world-class research hub within the Asian Region, which will foster the next generation of talented young researcher in the field of molecular imaging.
Prof. Tian is serveing as the President of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), the Regional Editor of the Molecular Imaging and Biology, the nominating committee member of WMIS, session chairs of various categories in each year, and contributed a lot of time and efforts to the WMIS. In addition, Prof. Tian also serves as the Vice President and Committee Chair of Molecular Imaging, Chinese Society for Cognitive Science (CSCS), and the associate editor or editorial board members of the official journals of the WMIS, SNMMI, EANM, BSNM and JSNM, the editorial consultant of The LANCET, and the associate editor of Sensors and Diagnostics, the official journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). She has been elected as the Fellows of WMIS and RSC.