Local powerhouses join forces - a new project “Hyperquant” was recommended for funding! Quantum technologies, imaging, and virtual reality collaborate to improve diagnosis and personalized medicine!

In this application, the local powerhouses CAU, UKSH, MOIN CC, and GEOMAR join forces. The project is building on the outstanding local expertise in quantum physics, immersive visualization, preclinical and clinical studies to improve medical diagnostics. At the center of the project is hyperpolarized MRI, which allows observing metabolism non-invasively and in vivo. The technique may allow for detection pathologies and treatment response earlier than before.

At the end of December 2021, two of our colleagues have successfully defended their Ph. D works! Congratulations to:

  • Marya S. Pravdivtseva for receiving Dr.-Ing. with Summa Cum Laude for her thesis “MR flow imaging in patient-specific models for intracranial aneurysm treatment”!
  • Patricia Ulloa Almendras for becoming a Dr. rer. nat with her work on “Measurement biases in double diffusion encoding magnetic resonance imaging”!


We wish them good luck in their future scientific careers! 

Happy to announce that four members of the MOIN CC, SBMI team received the intramural grants funded by The Medical Faculty of Kiel University!

Congratulations to:


 Dr. Mariia Anikeeva: “Imaging lung function with hyperpolarized Xenon MRI”


Dr. Andrey N Pravdivtsev: “Synthesis and deuterium metabolic magnetic resonance imaging (DMI) for diagnostics”

Dr. Maryia Pravdivtseva together with Naomi Larsen from UKSH: “Stasis-induced inflammatory changes in intracranial aneurysm wall and lumen after aneurysm treatment”

Dr. Kolja Them: “ Hyperpolarized water


With great pleasure, we inform you that Timo Damm from our Intelligent Imaging Lab (IIL) was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the American Society for Bone Mineral Research's (ASBMR) annual meeting in San Diego, CA. His talk “Artificial intelligence-driven hip fracture prediction based on pelvic radiographs exceeds the performance of DXA: the “Study of Osteoporotic Fractures” (SOF)” had great success. It was a great work of all the IIL@SBMI team led by Prof. Claus-Christian Glüer!


A brand-new setup for Xenon-129 hyperpolarization has been delivered to Kiel by Prof. James Wild and Dr. Graham Norquay from POLARIS of the University of Sheffield, UK! 

Now it is placed at the Karl-Lennert-Krebscentrum Nord, of the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein in the close proximity o 3T Siemens MRI.

The first experiments will be done for the technical project SFB/TRR 287 BULK REACTION promoted to the pre-clinical and clinical application in the future. 


Dr. Kolja Them got an intramural research funding grant from the UKSH and the Medical faculty of the CAU Kiel.

The grant includes a position as well as funding for chemicals and equipment for the development of new methods for hyperpolarization based on polarization transfer via proton exchange. Kolja will use these methods to study the metabolism of cancer cells.

More information on the grant funding can be hound here:


The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded the research unit "miTarget: Das Mikrobiom als therapeutisches Target bei chronisch entzündlichen Darmerkrankungen" and the MOIN CC is part of it! More information: http://www.kls.uni-kiel.de/de/aktuelles/dfg-foerdert-neue-forschungsgruppe-mitarget-mit-sieben-millionen-euro

Prof. Höveners application for an extension of the DFG Research Training Group 2154 was funded!

Andrey Pravdivtsev was selected for the "KLS Postdoc award" 2018 in the category non-medical life sciences. He works on a topic that is part of PMI and Emmy Noether.

With her poster at the DGNR (Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neuroradiologie), Mariya Pravdivtseva won the first price from the „Verein für Hirnaneurysmaerkrankte“.

Prof. Dr. Jan-Bernd Hövener won the "best presentation award" at the ISMRM-DS Conference in Nürnberg.

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