Group Leaders

Dr. med. Moritz Palmowski
May 2008 – Jan 2012

Dr. rer. nat. Jessica Gätjens
Nov 2008 – Mar 2010

Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten Riebold
Aug 2008 – Nov 2008


Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Josef Ehling
May 2010 – Mar 2016

Dr. rer. nat. Zhe Liu
May 2009 – Dec 2011

Dr. med. Karin Palmowski
Sep 2011 – Dec 2012

Dr. med. Christoph Grouls
Feb 2009 – Aug 2011

Dr. rer. nat. Michael Hodenius
Jan 2009 – Feb 2010

PhD students

Carina Hage
Jul 2015 – Aug 2019

Marcel Straub
Feb 2013 – Mar 2018

Dr. rer. nat. Lia Appold
A polymeric microbubble platform for ultrasound mediated drug delivery
Feb 2014 – June 2017

Susanne Golombek
May 2012 – Aug 2017

Sara Zafarnia
June 2012 – Apr 2016

Dr. rer. nat. Yoanna Tsvetkova
Jun 2012 – Jun 2017

Dr. rer. medic. Sarah Baetke
Apr 2013 – Apr 2017

Dr. rer. nat. Larissa Yokota Rizzo
Apr 2012 – Apr 2017

Dr. rer. nat. Wa’el Al Rawashdeh
Nov 2009 – Jun 2016

Dr. rer. nat. Felix Fuge
Oct 2009 – Feb 2015

Dr. rer. nat. Zhuojun Wu
Non-linear optical microscopy in clinical translation: imaging of postinterventional endothelial regeneration
Mar 2011 – Jul 2015

Dr. rer. medic. Stanley Fokong
Polymeric microbubbles for ultrasound molecular imaging and triggered drug delivery
Jan 2010 – Mar 2015

Dr. rer. nat. Jakob Wehner
Apr 2012 – Sep 2015

Dr. rer. nat. Marianne Mertens
Theranostic Tissue Engineering: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biohybrid Vascular Grafts
Jan 2010 – Feb 2014

Benjamin Goldschmidt
Jan 2011 – Dec 2014

Yannick Berker
Jan 2011 – Aug 2014

Dr. rer. medic. Sijumon Kunjachan
Nanomedicines for Overcoming Multidrug Resistance and Image-Guided Drug Delivery to Tumors
Feb 2010 – Dec 2013

Dr. rer. medic. Lotfi Abou-Elkacem
Non-invasive imaging techniques for the sensitive and accurate analysis of tumor growth and therapy
response in subcutaneous and orthotopic tumors

Apr 2009 – Jul 2013

Dr. rer. medic. Jessica Bzyl
Establishment of functional and molecular ultrasound imaging with novel, clinically translatable
contrast agents for assessing the angiogenic status of two differently aggressive breast cancer xenografts

Mar 2009 – Dec 2012

Dr. rer. nat. Jabadurai Jayapaul
Fluorescent Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Molecular MR and Optical Imaging
Jan 2009 – Jul 2012

Master, Diploma, Medical and Bachelor students

Dr. med. Tatjana Opacic
Automated Generation of Reliable Blood Velocity Parameter Maps from Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Data
Oct 2014 – May 2018

Dr. med. Saskia Stillfried
June 2014 – Aug 2017

Dr. med. Adelina Baleanu-Curaj
Molecular ultrasound imaging – a powerful toll for the diagnosis of endothelial dysfunction and arterial inflammation
Dec 2014 – Nov 2017

Dr. med. Igor Spivak
Low-dose molecular ultrasound imaging with E-selectin-targeted PBCA microbubbles
Oct 2012 – Sep 2016

Dr. med. Daniel Truhn
Mar 2010 – Dec 2012

M.Sc. Eileen Arnold
Migration potential of breast cancer cell lines and metastasis targeting with nanoparticles
Feb 2015 – Jan 2016

M.Sc. Balázs Bence Harsányi
Receive-Chain Characterization and Optimization of a Magnetic Particle Imaging Scanner
June 2014 – April 2015

M.Sc. Verena Kettelhack
PET simulations
June 2014 – March 2015

M.Sc. Anikó Szajkó
Reconstruction of USPIO concentration maps
June 2014 – March 2015

M.Sc. Aida Javan
Wechselwirkung von nicht-kleinzelligen Bronchialkarzinom-Zellen (NSCLC) mit Endothelzellen: “Die Rolle des Hepotocyte Growth Factors (HGF)
May 2013 – Sept 2014

M.Sc. Christoph Böhnke
Loading and targeting of PBCA microbubbles for theranostic applications
May 2013 – Nov 2013

M.Sc. Marius Stärk
Simulation of Vessel Growth in Tumorous Tissue in Comparison with Real Tumors Using Image Features
Apr 2013 – Oct 2013

M.Sc. Jing Yu
Voxel-wise Kinetic Compartment Modeling and Parameter Estimation with Recursive Initialization
Apr 2012 – Apr 2013

M.Sc. BME. Fabian Kern
19F-MRI for Assessing Biomedical Implants or Cell Tracking
Mar 2012 – Mar 2013

M.Sc. Arne Berneking
Characterization of sensitivity encoded Silicon Photomultiplier for high resolution simultaneous PET/MR Imaging
Feb 2012 – Dec 2012

M.Sc. Yongping Li
Monitoring Breast Cancer Treatment Effects using Molecular Ultrasound Imaging
Apr 2012 – Sep 2012

M.Sc. BME. Deniz Ali Bölükbaş
Monitoring tissue engineered implants using magnetic resonance imaging
Apr 2011 – Jun 2012

M.Sc. BME. Jochen Franke
MR-based attenuation correction in hybrid PET-MR systems:
A multi-tissue classification by using ultrashort TE (UTE) MR sequences

Jun 2010 – Dec 2010

M.Sc. BME. Mohammed Farouk Maaliki
Analysis of tumor growth, vascularization and MMP-activity in skin SCC
by non-invasive imaging modalities (FMT and ultrasound)

Apr 2009 – Dec 2009

B. Sc. Gerrit Gerhard Verlande
Influence of non-invasive imaging on 4T1 tumor physiology and brains in Balb/c mice
Aug 2019 – Jan 2020

B.Sc. Julia Quach
Ultrasound-mediated gene delivery via lipoplex and PBCA-based polymeric microbubbles
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019

B.Sc. Vedangi Kulkarni
Developmental tranmetallation studies of Gafofluorine P as contrast agent for PET imaging
May 2017 – Aug 2017

B.Sc. Can Ergen
Etablierung und Vergleich von Methoden zur voxelbasierten kinetischen Modellierung von PET-Daten
Jun 2012 – Mar 2013

Exchange students

PhD, Master, Diploma, Medical and Bachelor students

M.Sc. Thatchanamoorthy Purnshatman
PhD student from the University of Technology in Malaysia
Oct 2014 – May 2015


Birgit Mardak
Feb 2012 – May 2018

Mara Novak
Feb 2009 – Oct 2011

Natascha Mertens
April 2009 – Sep 2011