The Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy is one of five Departments within the Radiology at the University Hospital Tübingen (UKT).
Herein, the Werner Siemens Imaging Center funded by the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation has evolved from a small laboratory into a leading international imaging science center over the last 10 years. The interdisciplinary nature of our team is mirrored in the variety of research areas covered by the Werner Siemens Imaging Center.
We invite you to screen our web pages to learn about our research and the fascinating options that preclinical and molecular imaging offers.
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WSIC receives 18.4 million euros in funding from the Werner Siemens Foundation
The Werner Siemens Imaging Center (WSIC) at the Radiological University Hospital Tübingen and the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen is pleased to announce that it has received a total of 18.4 million euros in funding from the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation (WSS). The funding is intended to maintain and further expand the already existing international top-level research in the field of molecular and functional imaging. The funding covers a period of ten years, from 2024 to 2033.
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Dr. André Martins appointed as new Professor
Dr. André Martins, Groupleader of the Hyperpolarized & Multimodal Contrast Imaging Science group, has been appointed as a new professor at the faculty of medicine. With his appointment the group changes it's name to: Advanced Preclinical Metabolic Imaging and Cell Engineering group. With his team he aims to understand relevant paradigms in human pathology and physiology through accurate non-invasive biomedical imaging. The team uses highly translational molecular and metabolic imaging approaches to determine the role of metabolism in different diseases in vivo. His research is multidisciplinary, and placed at the intersection of several scientific fields in oncology, biomedical imaging, and fundamental sciences (biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry)
Advanced Preclinical Metabolic Imaging and Cell Engineering group
Dr. Bettina Weigelin appointed as new Professor
Dr. Bettina Weigelin, group leader of the Multiscale Immunoimaging group, has been appointed as a new professor at the faculty of medicine. With this appointment, the groups name changes to: Preclinical Imaging of the Immune System Group. Prof. Bettina Weigelin will focus her research on intravital microscopy of immune function in solid tumors and their metastases, as well as tumor invasion and the general biology of cancer. By visualizing the interplay of single cells in living tissue, her results contribute to a better understanding of tumor resistance mechanisms in order to develop new and more effective approaches for cellular immunotherapy.
Dr. Kristina Herfert appointed as new Professor
Dr. Kristina Herfert, group leader of the Neurology group, has been appointed as a new professor at the faculty of medicine. Prof. Herfert and her group will focus on molecular, metabolic, and functional brain imaging in small animals using PET and combined PET/MR imaging, PET tracer development in neurodegenerative diseases, and combining genome engineering technologies (e.g., CRISPR/Cas, optogenetics) with PET and MR imaging technologies. The outcome of their investigations aim to provide novel tools for molecular imaging approaches and therefore contribute to translational bench-to-bedside approaches within the clinics. Her work is supported by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation.
Dr. André Martins honored with Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) 2020
Dr. André Martins, group leader ot the Hyperpolarized & Multimodal Contrast Imaging Science group, is one of this year's recipients of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. This award, one of the highest endowed science awards in Germany, honors talented early-career international researchers. It provides up to 1.65 million euros for a five-year research project and enables establishing an independent research group at a research institution in Germany.
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