If you are interested in taking part in the seminar please
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Please include last and first name, matriculation number, current semester, discipline (diploma, master, bachelor) including major, and a desired topic.
October 10th, 2008 will be the last withdrawal date to withdraw your registration. Not withdrawing before this date will result in a 5.0 grade for unacceptable or incomplete work.
A new set of technologies, collectively termed "molecular imaging", is providing biologists with exciting new opportunities to study noninvasively and repetitively the mechanisms underlying normal development and disease in small-animal models. Using these imaging technologies, researchers can now measure, in living animals, dynamic biological processes such as metabolic activity, cell proliferation, apoptosis, receptor occupancy, reporter gene expression, and antigen modulation.
H. Herschman: Molecular Imaging: Looking at Problems, Seeing Solutions, Science 2003 302:605-608.
This seminar will allow its participants to gain insights into the developments in the field of molecular imaging. Topics will focus on new imaging modalities, ranging from emerging optical imaging technologies towards more unconventional imaging modalities with applications in pharmacokinetics, drug development and cancer diagnostics.
The methods presented in this seminar are applicable in medical imaging. Every student will prepare a talk on the basis of the selected topics (see table below). A short problem statement of the topic as well as the basic references will be provided.