Participation in “Cells in Motion”

  • Coordinator of the Cells in Motion Cluster of Excellence
  • Executive Board member of the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre
  • Spokesperson for the Multiscale Imaging Centre
  • Member of the Research and Careers Committee
  • Supervisor in the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Programme
  • Research interests: multimodal translational molecular imaging, development of targeted imaging probes, cardiovascular mouse models, hybrid imaging
  • Project FF-2017-17: Combining myeloid precursor immortalization, genome editing and genetic reporter systems for imaging of monocyte trafficking in inflammation and ischemia (Johannes Roth, Michael Schäfers; project time: 11/2017 - 12/2018)
  • Project 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, project time: 07/2016 - 10/2018)
  • Project FF-2015-04: Intravital direct visualization of hypoxia using a genetically encoded optical sensor (Friedemann Kiefer, Michael Schäfers, Project time: 07/2015 - 06/2017)
  • Project FF-2013-24: Monitoring molecular mechanisms of monocyte migration during inflammatory processes in vivo (Michael Schäfers, Johannes Roth, project time: 07/2013 - 06/2015)

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“Will we be able to predict heart attacks one day?” – an interview

Prof Michael Schäfers is fascinated by the possibilities offered by positron emission tomography, which enables to visualize molecular processes inside the body. With the help of this technology he would like to show inflammatory processes, e.g. to predict future heart attacks.

  • Patents in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”

    • Faust A, Hermann S, Roth J, Schäfers M, Vogl T. Quinolone-3-carboxamide compounds and their use in diagnosis. WO 2016067238 A1; publication date: 06/05/2016. PCT/IB2015/058348; publication date: 06/05/2016.
    • 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.
  • Papers in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”

    CV and all papers by Michael Schäfers

    2019

    Roll W, Markwardt NA, Masthoff M, Helfen A, Claussen J, Eisenblatter M, Hasenbach A, Hermann S, Karlas A, Wildgruber M, Ntziachristos V, Schafers M. Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Disorders: A Pilot Study. J Nucl Med 2019;60: 1461-1466. Abstract

    2018

    Axer A, Hermann S, Kehr G, Clases D, Karst U, Fischer-Riepe L, Roth J, Fobker M, Schafers M, Gilmour R, Faust A. Harnessing the Maltodextrin Transport Mechanism for Targeted Bacterial Imaging: Structural Requirements for Improved in vivo Stability in Tracer Design. ChemMedChem 2018;13: 241-250. Abstract
    Butsch V, Borgel F, Galla F, Schwegmann K, Hermann S, Schafers M, Riemann B, Wunsch B, Wagner S. Design, (Radio)Synthesis, and in Vitro and in Vivo Evaluation of Highly Selective and Potent Matrix Metalloproteinase 12 (MMP-12) Inhibitors as Radiotracers for Positron Emission Tomography. J Med Chem 2018;61: 4115-4134. Abstract
    Duffy MJ, Planas O, Faust A, Vogl T, Hermann S, Schäfers M, Nonell S, Strassert CA. Towards optimized naphthalocyanines as sonochromes for photoacoustic imaging in vivo. Photoacoustics 2018;9: 49-61. Abstract
    Gran S, Honold L, Fehler O, Zenker S, Eligehausen S, Kuhlmann MT, Geven E, den Bosch M van, van Lent P, Spiekermann C, Hermann S, Vogl T, Schäfers M, Roth J. Imaging, myeloid precursor immortalization, and genome editing for defining mechanisms of leukocyte recruitment_in vivo_. Theranostics 2018;8: 2407-2423. Abstract
    Heming M, Gran S, Jauch S-L, Fischer-Riepe L, Russo A, Klotz L, Hermann S, Schafers M, Roth J, Barczyk-Kahlert K. Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ Modulates the Response of Macrophages to Lipopolysaccharide and Glucocorticoids. Front Immunol 2018;9: 893. Abstract
    Hohn M, Chang M, Meisel JE, Frost E, Schwegmann K, Hermann S, Schäfers M, Riemann B, Haufe G, Breyholz HJ, Wagner S. Synthesis and preliminary in vitro and in vivo evaluation of thiirane-based slow binding MMP inhibitors as potential radiotracers for PET imaging. Chemistry Select 2018;3: 11729-11736. Abstract
    Hugenberg V, Behrends M, Wagner S, Hermann S, Schafers M, Kolb HC, Szardenings K, Walsh JC, Gomez LF, Kopka K, Haufe G. Synthesis, radiosynthesis, in vitro and first in vivo evaluation of a new matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor based on gamma-fluorinated alpha-sulfonylaminohydroxamic acid. EJNMMI Radiopharm Chem 2018;3: 10. Abstract
    Masthoff M, Helfen A, Claussen J, Roll W, Karlas A, Becker H, Gabriels G, Riess J, Heindel W, Schafers M, Ntziachristos V, Eisenblatter M, Gerth U, Wildgruber M. Multispectral optoacoustic tomography of systemic sclerosis. J Biophotonics 2018: e201800155. Abstract
    Seifert R, Kuhlmann MT, Eligehausen S, Kiefer F, Hermann S, Schafers M. Molecular imaging of MMP activity discriminates unstable from stable plaque phenotypes in shear-stress induced murine atherosclerosis. PLoS One 2018;13: e0204305. Abstract
    Voeller T, Faust A, Roth J, Schafers M, Vogl T, Hermann S. A Non-Peptidic S100A9 Specific Ligand for Optical Imaging of Phagocyte Activity In Vivo. Mol Imaging Biol 2018;20: 407-416. Abstract
    Vogl T, Stratis A, Wixler V, Voller T, Thurainayagam S, Jorch SK, Zenker S, Dreiling A, Chakraborty D, Frohling M, Paruzel P, Wehmeyer C, Hermann S, Papantonopoulou O, Geyer C, Loser K, Schafers M, Ludwig S, Stoll M, Leanderson T, Schultze JL, Konig S, Pap T, Roth J. Autoinhibitory regulation of S100A8/S100A9 alarmin activity locally restricts sterile inflammation. J Clin Invest 2018;128: 1852-1866. Abstract
    Zinnhardt B, Wiesmann M, Honold L, Barca C, Schäfers M, Kiliaan A, Jacobs AH. In vivo imaging biomarkers of neuroinflammation in the development and assessment of stroke therapies - towards clinical translation. Theranostics 2018;8: 2603-2620. Abstract
    Zumhagen S, Vrachimis A, Stegger L, Kies P, Wenning C, Ernsting M, Muller J, Seebohm G, Paul M, Schafers K, Stallmeyer B, Schafers M, Schulze-Bahr E. Impact of presynaptic sympathetic imbalance in long-QT syndrome by positron emission tomography. Heart 2018;104: 332-339. Abstract

    2017

    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

    2016

    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

    2015

    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

    2014

    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

    2013

    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

    2012

    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