On the 10th of July 2012, the Adolf Leuze Research Award for Preclinical Imaging, Imaging Technology and Radiopharmacy was awarded for the first time.
The award goes to outstanding young scientists at the Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy. The award was established by Adolf Leuze in 2011 with the intention to support young scientist who pursue a scientific carriere. The prize can be granted for dissertations, publications in the area of radiopharmacy, preclinical imaging and detector research as well as for international presentations.

Dipl.-Kfm. Adolf Leuze

* 12th August 1931
✝ 14thApril 2014

In memory of Mr. Adolf Leuze, who passed away after a severe illness on 14th April 2014.
Due to his generous donation Mr. Adolf Leuze made it possible to annually award young scientists for their excellent work. He was interested in the development and work of the department up to the end.

With gratitude and respect,

the Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy,
the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,
Clinic of Radiology


Awardees 2016

On July 25, 2016, two members of the laboratory were awarded for their excellent work in 2015.

  • Florian Maier best conferral of a doctorate in the area of preclinical imaging
    Multiparametrische in vivo PET/MRT Untersuchungen zur longitudinalen Darstellung der ß-Amyloid-   Ablagerungs- und rCBF-Dynamik - Bestimmung eines kausalen Zusammenhangs zwischen vaskulärer ß-Amyloidose und quantitativem rCBF-Verlust Multiparametrische in vivo PET/MR

     

  • Johannes Schwenck best conferral of a medical doctorate in the area of preclinical imaging In vivo Untersuchungen der molekularen Regulationsmechanismen der akuten und chronischen TNCB-spezifischen Kontaktallergiereaktion

     

  • Florian Maier for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    Longitudinal PET-MRI reveals β-amyloid deposition and rCBF dynamics and connects vascular amyloidosis to quantitative loss of perfusion. Nat Med. 2014 Dec; 20(12):1485-92.

Awardees 2014

On July 8, 2014, seven members of the laboratory were awarded for their excellent work in 2013.

  • Hans Wehrl For best conferral of a doctorate in the area of preclinical imaging
    Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der kombinierten PET/MR-Bildgebung in der onkologischen und neurologischen Grundlagenforschung.

  • Ilja Bezrukov for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    MR-based attenuation correction methods for improved PET quantification in lesions within bone and susceptibility artifact regions.
    Journal of Nuclear Medicine 54(10):1768-74, 2013

  • Kerstin Fuchs for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    In vivo imaging of cell proliferation enables the detection of the extent of experimental rheumatoid arthritis by 3'-deoxy-3'-18f-fluorothymidine and small-animal PET.
    Journal of Nuclear Medicine 54(1):151-8, 2013

  • Chih-Chieh Liu for best oral presentation in the area of imaging technology
    The stability of the PET detector efficiency under the influence of a magnetic field.
    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2013

  • Philipp Günthör for best oral presentation in the area of preclinical imaging
    In vivo PET-imaging of inflammation-induced hypoxia during experimental arthritis: Comparison of [18F]-Fluoromisonidazole ([18F]FMISO) and [18F]Fluoro-azomycin-β-deoxyriboside ([18F]β-FAZDR)
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2013, Georgia, USA

  • Florian Maier for best oral presentation in the area of preclinical imaging
    Multiparametrical PET/MRI reveals that both α-amyloid load and loss of perfusion in the brain of transgenic AD mice reach a plateau phase.
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2013, Georgia, USA

  • Anna-Maria Rolle for best oral presentation in the area of preclinical imaging
    Evaluation of a neutrophil granulocyte specific antibody for in vivo PET imaging of Aspergillus fumigatus infection.
    Annual Conference of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine 2013, Bremen, Germany

From left to right: Claus Claussen, Ms. Mack, Bernd Pichler, Christina Pfannenberg, Florian Maier, Ilja Bezrukov, Manfred Kneilling
Kerstin Fuchs, Anna-Maria Rolle, Philipp Günthör, Chih-Chieh Liu


Awardees 2013

On March 26, 2013, seven members of the laboratory were awarded for their excellent work in 2012.

  • Kristina Fischer For best conferral of a doctorate in the area of preclinical imaging
    Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der in-vivo-Quantifizierung des dopaminergen Systems in Ratten und Mäusen mittels Positronenemissionstomographie.

  • Kerstin Fuchs for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    Oxygen breathing affects 3'-deoxy-3'-18F-fluorothymidine uptake in mouse models of arthritis and cancer.
    Journal of Nuclear Medicine 53(5):823-30, 2012

  • Armin Kolb for best publication in the area of imaging techology
    Technical performance evaluation of a human brain PET/MRI system.
    European Radiology (8):1776-88, 2012

  • Chih-Chieh Liu for best oral presentation in the area of imaging technology
    The Performance Measurements of a Next Generation Dedicated Small Animal PET/MR Scanner.
    IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2012

  • Andreas Schmid for best oral presentation in the area of imaging technology
    Sequential PET/MRI using a 1T bench-top MRI scanner
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2012, Dublin, Ireland

  • Julia Schmitt for best oral presentation in the area of imaging technology
    In vivo and in vitro characterization of three radiolabeled anti-GD2 Antibodies to be used as Biomarker for Neuroblastoma Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy.
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2012, Dublin, Ireland

  • Hans Wehrl for best oral presentation in the area of imaging technology
    Simultaneous small animal PET/MR reveals different brain networks during stimulation and rest.
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2012, Dublin, Ireland

From left to right: Bernd Pichler, Ms. Mack, Chieh-Chih Liu, Julia Schmitt, Andreas Schmid,
Kerstin Fuchs, Hans Wehrl, Kristina Fischer, Armin Kolb, Adolf Leuze, Manfred Kneilling


Awardees 2012

In 2012, five members of the laboratory were awarded for their excellent work in 2011.

  • Kristina Fischer for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    Noninvasive nuclear imaging enables the in vivo quantification of striatal dopamine receptor expressin and raclopride affinity in mice.
    Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 52(7):1133-41, 2011

  • Christoph Grießinger for best oral presentation in the area of preclinical imaging
    Extracellular [64Cu]DOTA-antibody labeling of specific Th1 cells yields longer in vivo tracking and higher contrast compared to intracellular [64Cu]PTSM labeling in an animal model for airway hyperresponsiveness.
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2011, San Diego, USA

  • Damaris Kukuk for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    Assessment of PET tracer uptake in hormone-independent and hormone-dependent xenograft prostate cancer mouse models.
    Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 52(10):1654-63, 2011

  • Florian Maier for best oral presentation in the area of preclinical imaging
    Noninvasive assessment of anatomical and physiological alterations associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimers Disease with multiparametric PET/MR
    World Molecular Imaging Congress 2011, San Diego, USA

  • Hans Wehrl for best publication in the area of preclinical imaging
    Assessment of MR compatibility of a PET insert developed for simultaneous multiparametric PET/MR imaging on an animal system operating at 7 T.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 65(1):269-79, 2011

Awardees with Adolf Leuze accompanied by Ms. Mack, Dr. Manfred Kneilling (head of the selection commitee) and Prof. Bernd Pichler