Biomedical Magnetic Resonance

The research of Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professor Franz Schilling aims at the development of novel methods in the area of biomedical magnetic resonance. He and his group characterize and validate imaging biomarkers to enable a comprehensive characterization of tissue by providing functional, physiological, metabolic, cellular, and molecular information beyond anatomical details. The research focus lies on the development of sensitive hyperpolarized molecules for imaging metabolism and pH as well as advanced diffusion MRI techniques. For this purpose, a multimodal approach is taken, utilizing high-sensitivity positron emission tomography (PET) tracers for simultaneous PET/MRI. Interdisciplinarity is an essential characteristic of this area of research, which combines the development of physical methods, the chemical characterization and synthesis of molecular sensors, and the investigation of biological and medical research questions.