WP8: Molecular Imaging

 

The Working Group Molecular Imaging aims to provide an integrated imaging infrastructure for both probe development and imaging technologies for molecular imaging in model animals, where advanced light microscopy and medical imaging strongly complement each other. It will develop strategies to provide access to optical tomography and multi-modal molecular imaging facilities as well as repositories of fluorescence based probes and probe development of radionuclide and MR imaging. The aim of the planned infrastructure is to allow biomedical researchers in Europe to carry out multi-tracer, multi-modal molecular imaging applications in model animals, and to identify emerging tissue-imaging technologies.
 
The goals are:
 
  • to define the needs of the scientific community with regard to access to molecular imaging technologies and probes.
  • to search for existing European infrastructure enabling molecular imaging technologies and probes.
  • to determine the bottlenecks for providing access to molecular imaging technologies and probes.
  • to explore the feasibility of providing access to molecular imaging technologies and probes.
  • to develop a plan for the implementation of European access to molecular imaging technologies and probes.
 
Work Package Chairs
 
Silvio Aime (Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy)
 
 
Andreas Jacobs (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany)
 
 
James Sharpe (Fundacio Privada Centre de Regulacio Genomica, Spain)
 
 
Carsten Schulz (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany)