EMIM Young Investigator Award 2020

Sabina Marciano got awarded for her innovative research with the Young Investigator Award at the 2020 vEMIM conference.

Title: Imaging In Vivo CRISPR/Cas9 Neuronal Gene Editing in the Adult Rat Brain

Her work pioneers the combinatorial use of molecular brain imaging and in vivo CRISPR/SaCas9 to gain concurrent and complementary information of the changes in receptors, transporters and neurotransmitters at early to late stages of disease. Further, it holds the potential to study the direct link between regional genetic mutations, protein expression and the brain connectome, evaluating gene editing effects beyond the targeted brain circuitry.

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EMIM Award for best Presentation 2020

Dr. Bettina Weigelin, group leader of the Multiscale Immunoimaging group, was awarded with a presentation award at the vEMIM conference 2020.

Title: MMP-independent cancer cell invasion guided by tissue microchannels


Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) 2020

Dr. André Martins 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.André Martins' team is interested in understanding 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 various diseases.Martins' team is also working in the development of the next generation of non-invasive metabolic sensors for biomedical imaging, for example, biomarkers of metabolism in cancer senescence, diabetes, stroke or inflammation, and immunology.

With the funding of 1.65 million euros from the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Martins plans to focus research on metabolic tumor heterogeneity. The tumor microenvironment is a heterogeneous space composed of different cells, metabolites, and molecules that can confer evolutionary advantages to the tumor. The aberrant metabolism of cancer cells leads to alterations in the local tumor microenvironment.

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Dr. Wilhelm Friedrich Fischer Foundation Award 2020

On 24th January 2020, the Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen granted the award of the Dr. Wilhelm Friedrich Fischer Foundation to Dr. Johannes Schwenck for the following Paper:

"Intention-to-Treat Analysis of 68Ga-PSMA and 11C-Choline PET/CT Versus CT for Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery" (J Nucl Med. 2019 Oct;60(10):1359-1365)

The prize was awarded at the Research Colloquium of the Faculty of Medicine and has the purpose to promote young scientists in the area of radiological research.


Georg-von-Hevesy-Award 2013

On the 20th April 2013, the German Association of Nuclear Medicine (DGN) granted the Georg-von-Hevesy-Award to Dr. Kristina Fischer for her publication

"In vivo quantification of dopamine transporters in mice with unilateral 6-OHDA lesions using [(11)C]methylphenidate and PET" in the Journal "Neuroimage" (Neuroimage. 59(3):2413-22, 2012).

The prize was awarded at the 51. Annual Meeting in Bremen and has the purpose to promote young scientists in the area of clinical and/or experimental nuclear medicine. With this award, the DGN honors the pioneer in the area of nuclear medicine Georg von Hevesy who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1943. He received the prize for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes.

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Prof. Dr. J. Kotzerke with awardee Dr. Kristina Fischer


DGN Promotion Prize 2013

On the 20th April 2013, the German Association of Nuclear Medicine (DGN) granted the prize for special achievements in the area of imaging to Hans Wehrl. He gained the prize for his excellent work in the area of PET/MR imaging.
With this prize, the DGN awards young scientists whose work significantly improved nuclear medicine imaging.

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Prof. Dr. J. Kotzerke with awardee Hans Wehrl