Dr. T.T.J.M. (Tos) Berendschot


Tos TJM Berendschot received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at  the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1989. From 1989 to 1992 he worked at the High Field Magnet Laboratory in Nijmegen. From 1992 to 2004 he worked at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. Currently he is associate professor at the University Eye Clinic Maastricht, the Netherlands. The University Eye Clinic Maastricht is leading in eye care in the Netherlands, and home to 'the Maastricht Study', an extensive study to diabetes, with eye scans, blood samples, life style data and MRI scans available of 10.000 patients. Tos TJM Berendschot’s overall research theme is to study the functional morphology of the human retina by non-invasive optical techniques. It also involves (spectroscopic) imaging of the human retina, analysis of clinical data and development of physiological models. Recent work involves the development of new non-invasive measurements techniques for both fundamental and clinical research in ophthalmology, and epidemiological studies on the relation between nutrition, macular pigment and age-related eye diseases. In particular field of interest is the development of retinal image analysis in collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology using innovative, newly developed and robust brain-inspired mathematical algorithms. Tos TJM Berendschot has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals.