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Bioengineering Center Biological and Medical Imaging

We invent innovative imaging and sensing technologies and drive their clinical translation by developing bioengineering solutions for the life sciences and medicine to benefit patients and society.

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of Helmholtz Munich, Germany, is a multi-disciplinary academic research structure strongly integrated with the Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich. 

Research Groups

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Biomarkers

In the Biomarkers Group, we study preclinical models of disease with label-free MSOT imaging to develop working pipelines for in vivo detection and quantification of biomarkers, such as lipid content, blood perfusion, and tissue oxygenation.

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Cell Engineering

The research group for Molecular Engineering focuses on enabling this rich variety of tools for opto-acoustic (OA) imaging. OA is an emerging methodology bridging light excitation and ultrasound detection towards deep tissue imaging.

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Clinical Bioengineering

The Laboratory for Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography researches (multi-spectral) optoacoustic imaging technology geared towards clinical applications.

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Computation and Machine Learning

At the group for mathematical modelling and inverse problems of IBMI, we design innovative algorithms for biomedical imaging modalities based on sophisticated mathematical models.

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Fluorescence Imaging

The Laboratory develops advanced fluorescence imaging methods for pre-clinical and clinical imaging, leading in 2011 to the first clinical translation of a targeted fluorescent agent for optical molecular imaging of patients.

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Mechanobiology

Our group’s primary research interest is to understand the mechanobiology of the airway epithelium.

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Optoacoustic Endoscopy

The Laboratory for Optoacoustic Endoscopy researches (multi-spectral) optoacoustic imaging technology geared towards clinical applications.

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Optoacoustic Mesoscopy

Our group conceives, designs and develops multispectral optoacoustic technology that allows performing non-invasive anatomical, functional and molecular optical imaging of the skin in the clinics.

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Sensors

Our research innovates hybrid methods combining thermoacoustic, optoacoustic and fluorescence imaging.

Helmholtz Munich | Daphne Cabianca

Translational Optoacoustics

Our group focuses on developing technology and applications on the combination of optical and optoacoustic microscopy in order to deliver contrast and imaging abilities not available in optical microscopes today.

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Biology Core Facility

The group „Core Facilities“ is centered around provision and development of cell lines and animal models for optoacoustic imaging.

Our Management Team at IBMI

Dr. Andre C. Stiel

Group Leader

Dr. Vipul Gujrati

Postdoctoral fellow

Angelos Karlas, MD; Dipl-Ing.

Group Leader; Clinical Translation Manager

Dr. Dimitris Gorpas

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Miguel Angel Rafael Pleitez

Affiliated Professor

Dr. Hailong He

Group Leader

Dr. Philipp Köhler

Project manager

Dr. Doris Bengel

Laboratory manager

Our Scientists at IBMI

Dr. Mikhail Mazurenka

Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Hailong He

Group Leader

Yuanhui Huang

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Andre C. Stiel

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Miguel Angel Rafael Pleitez

Affiliated Professor

Dr. Dimitris Gorpas

Group Leader

Qutaiba Mustafa

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Vipul Gujrati

Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Juan Pablo Fuenzalida Werner

Visiting Scientist

Zak Ali

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Christian Zakian

Group leader

Kanuj Mishra

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Nian Liu

Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Antonia Longo

Alumni (Ph.D. Student), Guest

Nikolina-Alexia Fasoula

Ph.D. Student

Jan Kukacka

Ph.D. Student - Machine Learning and Image Analysis for Biomedical Imaging

Suhanyaa Nitkunanantharajah

Ph.D. Student - Machine Learning and Data Analysis for Optoacoustic Sensing

Nurettin Okan Ülgen

Ph.D. Student

Mariia Stankevych

Ph.D. Student

Tao Yuan

Ph.D. Student

Francesca Gasparin

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Nasire Uluc

Postdoctoral fellow

Christoph Dehner

Ph.D. Student - Image Reconstruction and Processing

Philipp Rauschendorfer

Ph.D. Student

Anna Tenditnaya

Ph.D. Student

Delin Li

Ph.D. Student

Tai Anh La

Ph.D. Student

Ivo Lipkowitsch

Ph.D. Student

Maria Begona Rojas Lopez

Ph.D. Student - System Characterization and Data Analysis

Elena Kriukova

Ph.D. Student

Linda Hädrich

Ph.D. Student

Maximilian Bader

Ph.D. Student - Modeling and System Characterization

Lorenzo Zinna

Ph.D. Student

Ludwig Englert

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Yishu Huang

Guest Scientist

Lukas Platz

Ph.D. Student - Probabilistic Reconstruction and System Characterization

Simon Schneider

Visiting Scientist

Dr. Osman Sayginer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ádám Apró

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Klaudia Winkler

Technician

Simon Göllner

Ph.D. Student

Claudia Hofmann

HiWi

Caique de Oliveira Kobayashi

HiWi

Jiakun Yu

Internship

Ge Zhang

HiWi

Dr. Davide Di Giuseppe

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Nikita Kuldyushev

Postdoctoral Fellow

Leonard Reidiess

HiWi

Azeem Mohammed

Ph.D. Student

Philipp Haim

Ph.D. Student - Probabilistic Reconstruction and Fluence Modeling

Myeongseop Kim

Ph.D. Student

Sarah Franceschin

Ph.D. Student - Tissue Characterization and Data Analysis in Optoaoustics

Manuel Gehmeyr

Ph.D. Student - Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis for Optoacoustic Sensing

Sarkis Ter Martirosyan

Ph.D. Student - Data-driven Optoacoustics for Metabolism

Dr. Thi Bich Tram Do

Postdoctoral fellow - Inverse Problems in Optoacoustics

Constantin Berger

Ph.D. Student - Computational Modeling for Metabolic Sensing and Imaging

Dr. Chadi Abdel Sattar Ibrahim

Physician scientist - Clinical Epidemiology
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