Sven-SchipplingSven Schippling, MD

Sven Schippling is head of the Neuro-OCT Reading Centre Zurich. He is a neurologist by training with a strong interest in clinical neuroimmunology, mainly Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  In recent years, he has been focusing on multimodal imaging approaches including structural MRI, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and systems electrophysiology (transcranial magnetic stimulation [TMS]). He is the Co-Director of the Clinical Research Priority Program Multiple Sclerosis (CRPPMS) funded by the University of Zurich and senior clinician at the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Zurich.

Lothar-SpiesLothar Spies

Lothar Spies, medical physicist by training and managing director of jung diagnostics, has more than 15 years of experience in medical imaging with a track record of successful product innovations in the field of computer-aided diagnosis and treatment planning. His main focus is on structural imaging applications.

Axel Petzold, MD, PhD

Axel Petzold is a Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in neuro-ophthalmology. He works at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands as well as at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the University College London Institute of Neurology, both in London, United Kingdom.
Axel Petzold works at the intersection between neuro-ophthalmology and biomarker research with a strong focus on mechanisms of neurodegeneration in autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica (NMO), as well as isolated forms of optic neuritis. He has pioneered and provided together with others the first quality reading criteria in the field for neurological OCTs, the so-called OSCAR-IB criteria (

James-HansonJames Hanson, PhD

James Hanson has a BSc in Optometry and completed his PhD on the topic of perceived multisensory timing in 2009.  Since 2010 he has been working at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. In 2013 he joined the CRPPMS.  He has extensive experience in OCT, retinal electrophysiology (ERG) and other ophthalmological and neuro-ophthalmo-logical assessments.

Sebastian Lukas

Sebastian Lukas (Dipl.Ing./FH) has an engineer degree in Medical Technology. While at Heidelberg Engineering (Heidelberg, Germany), he had mainly been responsible for OCT applications in the field of Neurology. He joined the Multimodal Imaging Group of the Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Research Section at the University Hospital Zurich in 2014. He has extensive experience in imaging methodologies with a strong focus on OCT as well as data processing.