Siegfried Trattnig graduated from the University of Vienna Medical School in 1985. He trained in Radiology and subsequently served as Assistant Medical Director and Acting Medical Director for the Section of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in Radiology 1993 becoming the Acting Medical Director at the Clinical Magnetic Resonance Institute at the University of Vienna. Since 2003 Prof Trattnig has the position of the Medical Director of the Centre of Excellence in high-field MR at the Medical University of Vienna. In 2010 he was appointed as a full Professor for Radiology with special focus on High field MR. Prof. Trattnig has pioneered the field of multi parametric or biochemical MR imaging of cartilage. He is currently the lead researcher on the clinical 7T & 3T projects at the Medical University in Vienna. Based on the results of clinical comparison studies between 3 and 7T his Center of Excellence for High Field MR was appointed as the international Reference Center for 7 Tesla by Siemens Healthcare, the leading vendor in the ultra-high field MR. He is editorial board member of 8 scientific journals, member of 35 committees and working groups within the ISMRM, ESR, ESMRMB and the ICRS among the Executive Board member of the ESMRMB, member of the ESR Research Committee Board and Chairperson of the ESR European Imaging Biomarker Alliance (EIBALL) and Director of the School of MRI of the ESMRMB. He is an author of 431 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and contributed to 25 scientific books. Additionally he has held 26 peer reviewed scientific grants with a total of funding money of 13.5 Mio €, received 12 scientific awards and is a reviewer for 34 scientific journals.