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Main Research Interests

Heart

On the basis of existing excellence in cardiovascular molecular imaging at the University of Münster and huge diagnostic challenges being present in the cardiovascular field (e.g. molecular imaging of atherosclerotic plaques), EIMI focuses its scientific work on the development of new molecular imaging approaches to study molecular processes in vessels and the heart. Moreover, other major disease areas of our society such as inflammation, neurodegeneration and oncology will be tackled.

Successful molecular imaging can only be achieved by an interdisciplinary effort involving medicine, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and physics to grow the molecular imaging technology in all of its aspects and challenges.

Brain

These are amongst the identification of suitable molecular targets, the development of target-affine imaging probes and their validation, the optimization of imaging devices over preclinical studies to clinical studies and application in diagnostic algorithms.

History of the Institute

In 2007, the University of Münster has founded the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI) supported by a public-private-partnership between the University and Siemens Medical Solutions. EIMI is a central academic institution of the University of Münster working in the field of developing, validating and applying different molecular imaging technologies.

EIMI is structured into two major areas of work, one being Target Biology & Chemistry, the other Technology & Imaging. In 2008, Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfers was appointed as Chair of the EIMI. His previous experience is focused on cardiovascular molecular imaging applications. In 2009, Prof. Dr. Andreas Jacobs was appointed as second Chair of the EIMI. His previous experience is focused on molecular neuroimaging.

EIMI is based on strong inter-faculty and interdisciplinary links between basic researchers and medical imaging scientist involving the faculties of medicine, chemistry and pharmacy, mathematics and computer sciences and physics. In as such the EIMI provides a broad spectrum of expertise from medicine, natural and computer sciences.


Contact

European Institute for Molecular Imaging - EIMI
Waldeyerstraße 15 D-48149 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-49300
Fax: +49 251 83-49313
eimi@uni-muenster.de

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