Reinhilde Jacobs is dentist, Doctor in Dental Sciences (PhD University of Leuven), periodontologist (KU Leuven) and Master in Dental Radiology (University of London). She was postdoctoral fellow of the European Commission (1994-5) at the University of Göteborg (prof B Rydevik, dept Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital) and The Institute for Applied Biotechnology (prof P-I Brånemark).  She is full professor at the University of Leuven and visiting professor at Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and the Dalian Medical University in China. R. Jacobs is heading the omfsimpath research group of the KU Leuven (, being responsible for research, education and clinical activities in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology. She is Secretary General of the International Association of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology, past president of the European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology as well as DDS board member. She is associate editor of Clinical Oral Investigations, European Journal of Oral Implantology, and Oral Radiology, meanwhile being editorial board member of Clinical Oral Implant Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Imaging Science in Dentistry, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology,  Revista Odonto Ciencia and Archives of Oral Research. She has received the D Collen Research Award (1994), the IADR Young Investigators Award (1998) and the Belgian Joachim Award in the Odontostomatology (1999). In 2013, she received a Dr Honoris Causa at the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. She is involved in many multidisciplinary and interuniversity research collaborations, with a specific focus on oral implant physiology and imaging research. She has been actively participating in European projects (ref. Minosquare, Osteodent, SedentexCT, Dimitra project (Euratom Operra)). She is (co-)author of 5 books and more than 365 publications in peer-reviewed journals besides multiple invited lectures and publications in other journals or books.