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We are MIBE Speaker Series: Prof. Susanne Kossatz & Prof. Wolfgang Weber

At each event, two Principal Investigators (PIs) of MIBE will provide exciting insights into their research. After the talks, which take around 25 minutes each, there is plenty of time for networking.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Kossatz: From theranostics to multimodal targeted drug delivery in oncology
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weber: In-vivo imaging of transplanted cells with nuclear methods

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 4:15 pm – around 5:15 pm, afterwards networking
Place: MIBE lecture hall (room E.126), Boltzmannstraße 11, 85748 Garching and Zoom


On the topics of the talks

From theranostics to multimodal targeted drug delivery in oncology

Chemotherapy and external beam irradiation are the mainstays of cancer therapy. However, their efficacy is limited by their toxicity to normal cells, which leads to side effects and adverse events. Prof. Kossatz and her team are developing an approach to deliver cytotoxic payloads, such as chemotherapeutic drugs or beta-emitting radionuclides, specifically to biomarker-expressing tumor cells via small-molecule or peptidic conjugates. By protecting healthy cells from drug exposure, they intend to increase the therapeutic index of anti-cancer therapies. By using a multimodal approach, they can monitor and quantify drug delivery in vitro and in vivo via molecular imaging techniques.

Image: Thomas Einberger / Klinikum rechts der Isar


In-vivo imaging of transplanted cells with nuclear methods

There is enormous medical interest to image the viability, distribution, and number of adoptively transferred cells in humans. This represents a very challenging task because a very small number of cells must be detected against the background of a several orders of magnitude larger number of host cells. Nuclear medicine technologies, and specifically positron emission tomography (PET) provide the necessary sensitivity to meet this challenge. This presentation provides recent examples for PET based approaches to image transplanted cells in the field of oncology and cardiology.

Image: Michael Stobrawe / Klinikum rechts der Isar


Further information

Live stream
There will be a live stream for this event via zoom: https://tum-conf.zoom.us/j/612 2888 8412 Passcode: waMIBE

Recognition Qualification Program for Doctoral Candidates
If you're doing your doctorate within the field of biomedical engineering, regular participation in the speaker series can be counted towards subject-specific qualification in DocGS.
Registration form for doctoral candidates


Further talks in this series during the summer term 2024

The next We are MIBE talks will be taking place on the following Wednesdays at 4:15 pm:

  • June 5, 2024 Prof. Jürgen Ruland & Prof. Daniela Pfeiffer
  • July 10, 2024 Prof. Bernhard Hemmer & Prof. Werner Hemmert