Dr. Holger Stephan
Radionuclide Theragnostics
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3091
Fax: 13091, 3232

Latest Publication

K. Pombo-García, S. Weiss, K. Zarschler, C.-S. Ang, R. Hübner, J. Pufe, S. Meister, J. Seidel, J. Pietzsch, L. Spiccia, H. Stephan and B. Graham

Zwitterionic polymer-coated ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with low protein interaction and high biocompatibility

ChemNanoMat 2016, DOI:10.1002/cnma.201600233

Upcoming Events

NanoTracking Final Meeting

October 6-7 in Dresden!

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This project is funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association (VH-VI-422).

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Welcome to the Helmholtz Virtual Institute NanoTracking

The overall scientific goal of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute "Functional Nanomaterials for Multimodality Cancer Imaging" (NanoTracking) is directed towards the development of novel functionalized nanomaterials for application in the imaging of cancer via appropriate techniques, such as positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and fluorescence imaging. The major aims are to design tailor-made nanomaterials and to provide a deeper understanding of their interactions in vivo. The Virtual Institute is embedded in the cancer research environment of the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK), as well as European networks such as the FP7 Research Infrastructure for NanoSafety Assessment (QualityNano) coordinated by the University College Dublin principal group.

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The Helmholtz Virtual Institute NanoTracking is a collaboration of Principle Researchers, Associate Partners and the expertise of a Scientific Advisory Committee. More
Foto: Karina Pombo Garcia at "Falling Walls Lab", 2013 ©Copyright: HZDR

News / Events / Outreach activities

You'd like to know about the latest events? Every year, we organize several meetings and seminars to present our work. Stay informed! More
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Research Topics

The utilization of nanomaterials in medicine holds promising potential in emerging applications of diagnostic imaging as well as the prospect of new capabilities for delivering therapies tailored and targeted for specific diseases. More
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You can view all of the research papers that the NanoTracking team has published since the Kick-Off meeting here. More


Dr. Holger Stephan
Radionuclide Theragnostics
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3091
Fax: 13091, 3232