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CiM Principal Investigator
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  • Forschungsgebiet B.3: Wie Leukozyten die Blut-Hirn-Schranke überwinden
  • Forschungsgebiet B.4: Die epidermale Barriere und ihre Bedeutung bei der Entstehung und Progression von Hautentzündungen
  • Forschungsgebiet C.3: Knochenmark-abgeleitete Zellen in der Atherosklerose
  • Projekt FF-2016-10: The diagnostic and prognostic value of FDG-PET-MRI and its correlation with cellular and biologic features in primary CNS lymphoma patients (Georg Lenz, Oliver Grauer, Werner Paulus, Michael Schäfers, Projektlaufzeit: 07/2016 - 06/2018)
  • Projekt FF-2015-04: Direkte Sichtbarmachung von Hypoxie im lebenden Gewebe durch vererbbare optische Sensoren (Friedemann Kiefer, Michael Schäfers, Projektlaufzeit: 07/2015 - 06/2017)
  • Projekt FF-2013-24: Monitoring molecular mechanisms of monocyte migration during inflammatory processes in vivo (Michael Schäfers, Johannes Roth, Projektlaufzeit 07/2013 - 06/2015)
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„Werden wir irgendwann Herzinfarkte vorhersehen können?“

Prof. Michael Schäfers ist fasziniert von den Möglichkeiten der Positronen-Emissions-Tomographie, mit der sich molekulare Vorgänge im Körperinneren sichtbar machen lassen. Mithilfe dieser Technik möchte er Entzündungsherde darstellen und so beispielsweise besser verstehen, wann es zu Herzinfarkten kommt. Zum Interview


  • Chen G, Gangadharmath UB, Kasi D, Kolb HC, Liu C, Sinha A, Szardenings AK, Walsh JC, Wang E, Yu C, Zhang W, Kopka K, Haufe G, Schäfers M, Hugenberg V, Wagner S, Hermann S, Breyholz H-J, Faust A. Compounds with matrix-metalloproteinase inhibitory activity and imaging agents thereof. EP 2644601; 02/10/2013.
  • Haufe G, Schilson S, Keul P, Levkau B, Schäfers M. New ligands for targeting of S1P receptors for in vivo imaging and treatment of diseases. EP 2559683; 20/02/2013. WO 2013/026765; 28/02/2013. EP 2744776; 25/06/2014.
  • Haufe G, Hermann S, Hugenberg V, Kolb H, Kopka K, Wagner S, Schäfers M. Compounds with matrix-metalloproteinase inhibitory activity. WO 2013/010573; 24/01/2013.
  • Behrends M, Breyholz H-J, Hermann S, Haufe G, Hugenberg V, Kolb H, Kopka K, Wagner S, Schäfers M. Compounds with matrix-metalloproteinase inhibitory activity. EP 2520573; 07/11/2012.
  • Bremer C, Höltke C, Kopka K, Schäfers M. A fluorescent photoprobe for the imaging of endothelin receptors. WO 2007/028599; 15/03/2007. EP 1931392; 18/06/2008.
  • Kopka K, Levkau B, Schäfers M. 5-Pyrrolidinylsulfonyl isatin derivatives. WO 2006/074799; 20/07/2006. EP 1841759; 10/10/2007.


CV und alle Publikationen von Michael Schäfers


Abdurrachim D, Nabben M, Hoerr V, Kuhlmann MT, Bovenkamp P, Ciapaite J, Geraets IME, Coumans W, Luiken JJFP, Glatz JFC, Schafers M, Nicolay K, Faber C, Hermann S, Prompers JJ. Diabetic db/db mice do not develop heart failure upon pressure overload: a longitudinal in vivo PET, MRI, and MRS study on cardiac metabolic, structural, and functional adaptations. Cardiovasc Res 2017;113: 1148-1160. Abstract
Hagerling R, Drees D, Scherzinger A, Dierkes C, Martin-Almedina S, Butz S, Gordon K, Schafers M, Hinrichs K, Ostergaard P, Vestweber D, Goerge T, Mansour S, Jiang X, Mortimer PS, Kiefer F. VIPAR, a quantitative approach to 3D histopathology applied to lymphatic malformations. JCI Insight 2017;2Abstract
Hugenberg V, Wagner S, Kopka K, Schafers M, Schuit RC, Windhorst AD, Hermann S. Radiolabeled Selective Matrix Metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13) Inhibitors: (Radio)Syntheses and in Vitro and First in Vivo Evaluation. J Med Chem 2017;60: 307-321. Abstract
Ortmeyer CP, Haufe G, Schwegmann K, Hermann S, Schafers M, Borgel F, Wunsch B, Wagner S, Hugenberg V. Synthesis and evaluation of a [18F]BODIPY-labeled caspase-inhibitor. Bioorg Med Chem 2017;25: 2167-2176. Abstract
Seifert R, Scherzinger A, Kiefer F, Hermann S, Jiang X, Schafers MA. Statistical Permutation-based Artery Mapping (SPAM): a novel approach to evaluate imaging signals in the vessel wall. BMC Med Imaging 2017;17: 36. Abstract
Zinnhardt B, Pigeon H, Theze B, Viel T, Wachsmuth L, Fricke IB, Schelhaas S, Honold L, Schwegmann K, Wagner S, Faust A, Faber C, Kuhlmann MT, Hermann S, Schafers M, Winkeler A, Jacobs AH. Combined PET Imaging of the Inflammatory Tumor Microenvironment Identifies Margins of Unique Radiotracer Uptake. Cancer Res 2017;77: 1831-1841. Abstract


Bettenworth D, Mucke MM, Schwegmann K, Faust A, Poremba C, Schafers M, Domagk D, Lenz P. Endoscopy-guided orthotopic implantation of colorectal cancer cells results in metastatic colorectal cancer in mice. Clin Exp Metastasis 2016;33: 551-562. Abstract
Beutel B, Daniliuc CG, Riemann B, Schafers M, Haufe G. Fluorinated matrix metalloproteinases inhibitors-Phosphonate based potential probes for positron emission tomography. Bioorg Med Chem 2016;24: 902-909. Abstract
Buther F, Vehren T, Schafers KP, Schafers M. Impact of Data-driven Respiratory Gating in Clinical PET. Radiology 2016: 152067. Abstract
Erapaneedi R, Belousov VV, Schafers M, Kiefer F. A novel family of fluorescent hypoxia sensors reveal strong heterogeneity in tumor hypoxia at the cellular level. Embo J 2016;35: 102-113. Abstract
Faust A, Hermann S, Schafers M, Holtke C. Optical imaging probes and their potential contribution to radiotracer development. Nuklearmedizin 2016;55: 51-62. Abstract
Galstyan A, Block D, Niemann S, Gruner MC, Abbruzzetti S, Oneto M, Daniliuc CG, Hermann S, Viappiani C, Schafers M, Loffler B, Strassert CA, Faust A. Labeling and Selective Inactivation of Gram-Positive Bacteria Employing Bimodal Photoprobes with Dual Readouts. Chemistry 2016;22: 5243-5252. Abstract
Galstyan A, Riehemann K, Schäfers M, Faust A. A combined experimental and computational study of the substituent effect on the photodynamic efficacy of amphiphilic Zn(ii)phthalocyanines. J. Mater. Chem. B 2016;4: 5683-5691. Abstract
Gerwien H, Hermann S, Zhang X, Korpos E, Song J, Kopka K, Faust A, Wenning C, Gross CC, Honold L, Melzer N, Opdenakker G, Wiendl H, Schafers M, Sorokin L. Imaging matrix metalloproteinase activity in multiple sclerosis as a specific marker of leukocyte penetration of the blood-brain barrier. Sci Transl Med 2016;8: 364ra152. Abstract
Hermann S, Kuhlmann MT, Starsichova A, Eligehausen S, Schafers K, Stypmann J, Tiemann K, Levkau B, Schafers M. Imaging Reveals the Connection Between Spontaneous Coronary Plaque Ruptures, Atherothrombosis, and Myocardial Infarctions in HypoE/SRBI-/- Mice. J Nucl Med 2016;57: 1420-1427. Abstract
Hugenberg V, Hermann S, Galla F, Schafers M, Wunsch B, Kolb HC, Szardenings K, Lebedev A, Walsh JC, Mocharla VP, Gangadharmath UB, Kopka K, Wagner S. Radiolabeled hydroxamate-based matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors: How chemical modifications affect pharmacokinetics and metabolic stability. Nucl Med Biol 2016;43: 424-437. Abstract
Kalinin DV, Wagner S, Riemann B, Hermann S, Schmidt F, Becker-Pauly C, Rose-John S, Schafers M, Holl R. Novel Potent Proline-Based Metalloproteinase Inhibitors: Design, (Radio)Synthesis, and First in Vivo Evaluation as Radiotracers for Positron Emission Tomography. J Med Chem 2016;59: 9541-9559. Abstract
Rahbar K, Weckesser M, Huss S, Semjonow A, Breyholz H-J, Schrader AJ, Schafers M, Bogemann M. Correlation of Intraprostatic Tumor Extent with 68Ga-PSMA Distribution in Patients with Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med 2016;57: 563-567. Abstract
Reinartz G, Haverkamp U, Wullenkord R, Lehrich P, Kriz J, Buther F, Schafers K, Schafers M, Eich HT. 4D-Listmode-PET-CT and 4D-CT for optimizing PTV margins in gastric lymphoma : Determination of intra- and interfractional gastric motion. Strahlenther Onkol 2016;192: 322-332. Abstract
Schwegmann K, Bettenworth D, Hermann S, Faust A, Poremba C, Foell D, Schafers M, Domagk D, Lenz P. Detection of Early Murine Colorectal Cancer by MMP-2/-9-Guided Fluorescence Endoscopy. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2016;22: 82-91. Abstract
Vahle A-K, Hermann S, Schafers M, Wildner M, Kerem A, Ozturk E, Jure-Kunkel M, Franklin C, Lang S, Brandau S. Multimodal imaging analysis of an orthotopic head and neck cancer mouse model and application of anti-CD137 tumor immune therapy. Head Neck 2016;38: 542-549. Abstract
Vrachimis A, Honold L, Faust A, Hermann S, Schafers M. New molecular probes of vascular inflammation. Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2016;60: 194-204. Abstract
Vrachimis A, Stegger L, Wenning C, Noto B, Burg MC, Konnert JR, Allkemper T, Heindel W, Riemann B, Schafers M, Weckesser M. [(68)Ga]DOTATATE PET/MRI and [(18)F]FDG PET/CT are complementary and superior to diffusion-weighted MR imaging for radioactive-iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2016;43: 1765-1772. Abstract
Vrachimis A, Weckesser M, Schafers M, Stegger L. Imaging of differentiated thyroid carcinoma: (124)I-PET/MRI may not be superior to (124)I-PET/CT. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2016;43: 1183-1184. Abstract


Behrends M, Wagner S, Kopka K, Schober O, Schafers M, Kumbhar S, Waller M, Haufe G. New matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors based on gamma-fluorinated alpha-aminocarboxylic and alpha-aminohydroxamic acids. Bioorg Med Chem 2015;23: 3809-3818. Abstract
Faust A, Voller T, Busch F, Schafers M, Roth J, Hermann S, Vogl T. Development and evaluation of a non-peptidic ligand for the molecular imaging of inflammatory processes using S100A9 (MRP14) as a novel target. Chem Commun (Camb) 2015;51: 15637-15640. Abstract
Junker A, Kokornaczyk AK, Zweemer AJM, Frehland B, Schepmann D, Yamaguchi J, Itami K, Faust A, Hermann S, Wagner S, Schafers M, Koch M, Weiss C, Heitman LH, Kopka K, Wunsch B. Synthesis, binding affinity and structure-activity relationships of novel, selective and dual targeting CCR2 and CCR5 receptor antagonists. Org Biomol Chem 2015;13: 2407-2422. Abstract
Limpachayaporn P, Schafers M, Haufe G. Isatin sulfonamides: potent caspases-3 and -7 inhibitors, and promising PET and SPECT radiotracers for apoptosis imaging. Future Med Chem 2015;7: 1173-1196. Abstract
Reilmann R, Lippross V, Holzner E, Gigengack F, Bohlen S, Kugel H, Deppe M, Osada N, Lucke M, Riess O, Nguyen HP, Von Horsten S, Schafers K, Schafers M, Jacobs AH, Hermann S. FDG muPET Fails to Detect a Disease-Specific Phenotype in Rats Transgenic for Huntington's Disease - A 15 Months Follow-up Study. J Huntingtons Dis 2015;4: 37-47. Abstract
Santschi N, Wagner S, Daniliuc C, Hermann S, Schafers M, Gilmour R. Synthesis of 2-[(18) F]Fluoro-2-deoxyisosorbide 5-mononitrate and Assessment of Its in vivo Biodistribution as Determined by Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET). ChemMedChem 2015;10: 1724-1732. Abstract
Schilson SS, Keul P, Shaikh RS, Schafers M, Levkau B, Haufe G. Synthesis of new ligands for targeting the S1P1 receptor. Bioorg Med Chem 2015;23: 1011-1026. Abstract
Schliemann C, Gutbrodt KL, Kerkhoff A, Pohlen M, Wiebe S, Silling G, Angenendt L, Kessler T, Mesters RM, Giovannoni L, Schafers M, Altvater B, Rossig C, Grunewald I, Wardelmann E, Kohler G, Neri D, Stelljes M, Berdel WE. Targeting interleukin-2 to the bone marrow stroma for therapy of acute myeloid leukemia relapsing after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer Immunol Res 2015;3: 547-556. Abstract
Shaikh RS, Keul P, Schäfers M, Levkau B, Haufe G. New fluorinated agonists for targeting the sphingosin-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1). Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2015;25: 5048-5051. Abstract
Shaikh RS, Schilson SS, Wagner S, Hermann S, Keul P, Levkau B, Schafers M, Haufe G. Synthesis and evaluation of fluorinated fingolimod (FTY720) analogues for sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor molecular imaging by positron emission tomography. J Med Chem 2015;58: 3471-3484. Abstract
Song J, Wu C, Korpos E, Zhang X, Agrawal SM, Wang Y, Faber C, Schafers M, Korner H, Opdenakker G, Hallmann R, Sorokin L. Focal MMP-2 and MMP-9 Activity at the Blood-Brain Barrier Promotes Chemokine-Induced Leukocyte Migration. Cell Rep 2015;10: 1040-1054. Abstract
Waldmann CM, Hermann S, Faust A, Riemann B, Schober O, Schafers M, Haufe G, Kopka K. Novel fluorine-18 labeled 5-(1-pyrrolidinylsulfonyl)-7-azaisatin derivatives as potential PET tracers for in vivo imaging of activated caspases in apoptosis. Bioorg Med Chem 2015;23: 5734-5739. Abstract
Wenning C, Vrachimis A, Dell Aquila A, Penning A, Stypmann J, Schafers M. Inhomogeneous myocardial stress perfusion in SPECT studies predicts future allograft dysfunction in heart transplant recipients. EJNMMI Res 2015;5: 51. Abstract
Zinnhardt B, Viel T, Wachsmuth L, Vrachimis A, Wagner S, Breyholz H-J, Faust A, Hermann S, Kopka K, Faber C, Dolle F, Pappata S, Planas AM, Tavitian B, Schafers M, Sorokin LM, Kuhlmann MT, Jacobs AH. Multimodal imaging reveals temporal and spatial microglia and matrix metalloproteinase activity after experimental stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2015;35: 1711-1721. Abstract


Alsibai W, Hahnenkamp A, Eisenblatter M, Riemann B, Schafers M, Bremer C, Haufe G, Holtke C. Fluorescent Non-peptidic RGD Mimetics with High Selectivity for alphaVbeta3 vs alphaIIbbeta3 Integrin Receptor: Novel Probes for in Vivo Optical Imaging. J Med Chem 2014;57: 9971-9982. Abstract
Limpachayaporn P, Wagner S, Kopka K, Schober O, Schafers M, Haufe G. Synthesis of 7-halogenated isatin sulfonamides: nonradioactive counterparts of caspase-3/-7 inhibitor-based potential radiopharmaceuticals for molecular imaging of apoptosis. J Med Chem 2014;57: 9383-9395. Abstract
Paul M, Kies P, Schafers M, Schulze-Bahr E. Cardiac sympathetic innervation in a patient with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm 2014;11: 1490-1491. Abstract
Persigehl T, Ring J, Bremer C, Heindel W, Holtmeier R, Stypmann J, Claesener M, Hermann S, Schafers M, Zerbst C, Schliemann C, Mesters RM, Berdel WE, Schwoppe C. Non-invasive monitoring of tumor-vessel infarction by retargeted truncated tissue factor tTF-NGR using multi-modal imaging. Angiogenesis 2014;17: 235-246. Abstract
Prasad VP, Wagner S, Keul P, Hermann S, Levkau B, Schafers M, Haufe G. Synthesis of fluorinated analogues of sphingosine-1-phosphate antagonists as potential radiotracers for molecular imaging using positron emission tomography. Bioorg Med Chem 2014;22: 5168-5181. Abstract
Schäfers KP, Bolwin K, Büther F, Hermann S, Jacobs AH, Kösters T, Kuhlmann M, Schäfers M, Viel T. High-Resolution Small Animal Imaging. In: Comprehensive Biomedical Physics 2014;Elsevier, Oxford: 181-211. Abstract
Schelhaas S, Wachsmuth L, Viel T, Honess DJ, Heinzmann K, Smith D-M, Hermann S, Wagner S, Kuhlmann MT, Muller-Tidow C, Kopka K, Schober O, Schafers M, Schneider R, Aboagye EO, Griffiths J, Faber C, Jacobs AH. Variability of Proliferation and Diffusion in Different Lung Cancer Models as Measured by 3'-Deoxy-3'-18F-Fluorothymidine PET and Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging. J Nucl Med 2014;55: 983-988. Abstract
Vogl T, Eisenblatter M, Voller T, Zenker S, Hermann S, van Lent P, Faust A, Geyer C, Petersen B, Roebrock K, Schafers M, Bremer C, Roth J. Alarmin S100A8/S100A9 as a biomarker for molecular imaging of local inflammatory activity. Nat Commun 2014;5: 4593. Abstract
Wenning C, Kloth C, Kuhlmann MT, Jacobs AH, Schober O, Hermann S, Schafers MA. Serial F-18-FDG PET/CT distinguishes inflamed from stable plaque phenotypes in shear-stress induced murine atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis 2014;234: 276-282. Abstract


Bettenworth D, Reuter S, Hermann S, Weckesser M, Kerstiens L, Stratis A, Nowacki TM, Ross M, Lenze F, Edemir B, Maaser C, Pap T, Koschmieder S, Heidemann J, Schäfers M, Lugering A. Translational 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging to Monitor Lesion Activity in Intestinal Inflammation. J Nucl Med 2013;54: 748-755. Abstract
Buther F, Ernst I, Hamill J, Eich HT, Schober O, Schafers M, Schafers KP. External radioactive markers for PET data-driven respiratory gating in positron emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2013;40: 602-614. Abstract
Grabner A, Kentrup D, Edemir B, Sirin Y, Pavenstadt H, Schlatter E, Schober O, Schafers M, Schnockel U, Reuter S. PET with 18F-FDG-labeled T lymphocytes for diagnosis of acute rat renal allograft rejection. J Nucl Med 2013;54: 1147-1153. Abstract
Grabner A, Kentrup D, Schnockel U, Gabriels G, Schroter R, Pavenstadt H, Schober O, Schlatter E, Schafers M, Reuter S. Non-invasive imaging of acute allograft rejection after rat renal transplantation using 18F-FDG PET. J Vis Exp 2013: e4240. Abstract
Hahnenkamp A, Schäfers M, Bremer C, Höltke C. Design and Synthesis of Small-Molecule Fluorescent Photoprobes Targeted to Aminopeptdase N (APN/CD13) for Optical Imaging of Angiogenesis. Bioconjug Chem 2013;24: 1027-1038. Abstract
Limpachayaporn P, Riemann B, Kopka K, Schober O, Schäfers M, Haufe G. Influence of 4- or 5-substituents on the pyrrolidine ring of 5-[1-(2-methoxymethylpyrrolidinyl)sulfonyl]isatin derivatives on their inhibitory activities towards caspases-3 and -7. Eur J Med Chem 2013;64C: 562-578. Abstract
Limpachayaporn P, Schäfers M, Schober O, Kopka K, Haufe G. Synthesis of new fluorinated, 2-substituted 5-pyrrolidinylsulfonyl isatin derivatives as caspase-3 and caspase-7 inhibitors: Nonradioactive counterparts of putative PET-compatible apoptosis imaging agents. Bioorg Med Chem 2013;21: 2025-2036. Abstract
Limpachayaporn P, Wagner S, Kopka K, Hermann S, Schäfers M, Haufe G. Synthesis, 18F-radiolabeling, and in vivo biodistribution studies of N-fluorohydroxybutyl isatin sulfonamides using positron emission tomography. J Med Chem 2013;56: 4509-4520. Abstract
Stegger L, Schülke C, Wenning C, Rahbar K, Kies P, Schober O, Schäfers M. Cardiac PET/MRI. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep 2013: 1-10. Abstract
Steingräber AK, Schelhaas S, Faust A, Jacobs AH, Schäfers M, Goerge T. Molecular imaging reveals time course of MMP activity in acute cutaneous vasculitis in vivo. Exp Dermatol 2013;22: 730-735. Abstract
Viel T, Schelhaas S, Wagner S, Wachsmuth L, Schwegmann K, Kuhlmann M, Faber C, Kopka K, Schafers M, Jacobs AH. Early assessment of the efficacy of temozolomide chemotherapy in experimental glioblastoma using [18F]FLT-PET imaging. PLoS One 2013;8: e67911. Abstract
Wenning C, Rahbar K, Vrachimis A, Schober O, Schäfers M, Stegger L. Myocardial perfusion imaging and coronary calcium scoring with a two-slice SPECT/CT system: can the attenuation map be calculated from the calcium scoring CT scan?. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2013;40: 1069-1076. Abstract


Claesener M, Breyholz H-J, Hermann S, Faust A, Wagner S, Schober O, Schäfers M, Kopka K. Efficient synthesis of a fluorine-18 labeled biotin derivative. Nucl Med Biol 2012;39: 1189-1194. Abstract
Schrigten D, Breyholz HJ, Wagner S, Hermann S, Schober O, Schäfers M, Haufe G, Kopka K. A new generation of radiofluorinated pyrimidine-2,4,6-triones as MMP-targeted radiotracers for positron emission tomography. J Med Chem 2012: 223-232. Abstract