TUM

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Project Description

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos and his research team at TUM are leaders in optoacoustics and have pioneered many of the breakthroughs that make optoacoustics possible. MSOT (multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography) is a particular area of excellence and has important capabilities in detecting otherwise-undetectable physiological and molecular processes. TUM, ICFO and NUIG-TOMI represent the photonics and nanotech core of the project.

The TUM combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students. The TUM mission is to provide solutions to major societal challenges, including:

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment & Climate
  • Information & Communications
  • Mobility & Infrastructure.

The Institute of Biological Imaging at TUM focus on innovative optical and optoacoustic methods for visualisation of living biological tissue in pre-clinical and clinical settings.

TUM in STARSTEM

TUM will provide expertise on both Optoacoustic Imaging (OAI) and on data analysis and preparation for clinical trial. In particular, this includes key project work on bio-distribution of therapeutic cells, as well as data infrastructure, data models and database specification, as well as MRI/MSOT algorithms. TUM provides inputs on the dissemination of project results as well as subsequent exploitation of our findings and outputs.

TEAM

PROF. VASILIS NTZIACHRISTOS
PROF. VASILIS NTZIACHRISTOSChair of Biological Imaging, TUM
World leading expert in optical imaging technologies focusing on advancing optical and opto-acoustic imaging techniques for biomedical discovery with a strong drive toward clinical translation.
DR. VIPUL GUJRATI
DR. VIPUL GUJRATIPostdoctoral researcher at TUM
Developing biological and synthetic nanostructures suitable for biomedical imaging, photothermal and photodynamic therapy, and drug-delivery applications.