Bogdan Draganski, MD

Director LREN

Associate Professor FBM, UNIL
Consultant in Neurology
Centre for Research in Neuroscience - Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV - UNIL 



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Associate professor Bogdan Draganski, native Bulgarian, is Consultant in Neurology at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, Director of the neuroimaging laboratory LREN. After qualifying in Clinical Neurology in Germany he spent time working on computational anatomy research in neurodegenerative and movement disorders at the Institute of Neurology, UCL London, UK followed by research at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig Germany. 


Professor Draganski’s ongoing projects are in the field of brain health and disease with emphasis on the identification of imaging biomarkers in neurodegeneration as an aid to the development of new therapeutic approaches in dementia. His wide-ranging research interests cover the broad range of healthy ageing and associated disorders. 


Key publications

Marchi NA, Ramponi C, Hirotsu C, Haba-Rubio J, Lutti A, Preisig M, Marques-Vidal P, Vollenweider P, Kherif F, Heinzer R, Draganski B: Mean Oxygen Saturation during Sleep Is Related to Specific Brain Atrophy Pattern. Ann Neurol. 2020 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/ana.25728

Taubert M, Roggenhofer E, Melie-Garcia L, Muller S, Lehmann N, Preisig M, Vollenweider P, Marques-Vidal P, Lutti A, Kherif F, Draganski B: Converging patterns of ageing-associated brain volume loss and tissue microstructure differences. Neurobiology of Aging. 2020 Apr;88:108-11

Jastrzębowska MA, Marquis R, Melie-García L, Lutti A, Kherif F, Herzog MH, Draganski B. Dopaminergic modulation of motor network compensatory mechanisms in Parkinson's disease. Hum Brain Mapp. 2019 Jul 10. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24710. 

S Lorio, A Lutti, F Kherif, A Ruef, J Dukart, R Chowdhury, R.S. Frackowiak, J Ashburner, G Helms, N Weiskopf, B Draganski: Disentangling in vivo the effects of iron content and atrophy on the ageing human brain. NeuroImage 09/2014; 103., DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.044

Artur Marchewka, Ferath Kherif, Gunnar Krueger, Anna Grabowska, Richard Frackowiak, Bogdan Draganski: Influence of magnetic field strength and image registration strategy on voxel-based morphometry in a study of Alzheimer's disease. Human Brain Mapping 05/2014;, DOI:10.1002/hbm.22297

Stanislaw Adaszewski, Juergen Dukart, Ferath Kherif, Richard Frackowiak, Bogdan Draganski: How early can we predict Alzheimer's disease using computational anatomy?. Neurobiology of Aging 12/2013; 34:2815-2826., DOI:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.06.015

Juergen Dukart, Ferath Kherif, Karsten Mueller, Stanislaw Adaszewski, Matthias L. Schroeter, Richard S. J. Frackowiak, Bogdan Draganski: Generative FDG-PET and MRI model of aging and disease progression in Alzheimer's disease. PLoS Computational Biology 04/2013; 9(4):2987-., DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002987

Draganski B, Ashburner J, Hutton C, Kherif F, Frackowiak RS, Helms G, Weiskopf N.Regional specificity of MRI contrast parameter changes in normal ageing revealed by voxel-based quantification (VBQ). Neuroimage. 2011 Jan 28

Draganski B, Kherif F, Kloppel S, Cook PA, Deichmann R, Alexander DC, Parker GJM, Ashburner J, and Frackowiak, RSJ. Evidence for segregated and integrative connectivity patterns in the human basal ganglia, J Neurosci. 2008 Jul 9;28(28):7143-52

Draganski B, Gaser C, Kempermann G, Kuhn HG, Winkler J, Buchel C, et al. Temporal and spatial dynamics of brain structure changes during extensive learning. J Neurosci 2006; 26: 6314-7.

Draganski B, Gaser C, Busch V, Schuierer G, Bogdahn U, May A. Neuroplasticity: changes in grey matter induced by training. Nature 2004; 427: 311-2




Swiss National Science Foundation: project grants (320030_135679, 32003B_159780, CRSK-3_190185 and 324730_192755), SPUM and Sinergia


Swiss confederation - Swiss Personalised Health Network

Fondation Leenaards

Parkinson Switzerland

Novartis Stiftung für Biologisch-Medizinische Forschung

Synapsis Foundation 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG: Klinische Forschergruppe

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