Jasper van der Graaf completed a Bachelor’s degree in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen in 2015. Following his graduation he finished the pre-master for Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. In September 2016, he enrolled in the Master of Technical Medicine, specializing in Medical Imaging and Interventions after which he received his Master’s Degree in December 2019. In May 2020 he started as a PhD candidate at both the Orthopaedic Research Lab and the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group under supervision of Nikolas Lessmann. His research is focused on AI-based MRI analysis for treatment decision support in patients with chronic degenerative low back pain.