Thilo van Eimeren is a Professor at the Department of Nuclear Medicine & at the Department of Neurology of the Cologne University Hospital. His scientific curiosity is directed at structural and molecular determinants of brain function in health and disease. He is particularly invested in applying and combining molecular and functional imaging methods to understand mechanisms of pathology in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinsonian Disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. He is also highly engaged in the translation of research in his field from basic to clinical science and the deployment of more advanced clinical standards of neuroimaging. For example, he coordinates national and international groups for the harmonization of imaging standards and organize a biannual symposium on translational multimodal imaging in neurodegeneration (MINC symposium).