Contact

Prof. Dr. Peter Brust
Department Head
Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
p.brustAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4610
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4699

Dr. Winnie Deuther-Conrad
Department Head
Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
w.deuther-conradAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4613

Katrin Gerstner
Secretary Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Secretariat / Research Site Leipzig
k.gerstnerAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4601, 4600
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4699

Department of Neuroradiopharmaceuticals

The main research focus of the Department of Neuroradiopharmaceuticals is the development and evaluation of radiolabelled ligands (radiotracers) in order to investigate brain functions in living organism. The application of the radiotracers provides images of transport, metabolic and neurotransmission processes on the molecular level. The method used in humans to acquire such information is positron emission tomography (PET), the most sensitive and specific method available at present. Through integration of chemical/radiochemical, pharmaceutical/radiopharmaceutical, biochemical and radiopharmacological basic research, computational chemistry and with the aid of nuclear medicine diagnostic, a new approach in neuroscience will be made available. The foremost importance of this approach would be the monitoring of the therapy of brain diseases such as neurodegeneration or glioblastoma. An example for the whole process of radiotracer development from the idea to clinical use was documented in a video of Beilstein-TV.

For more than a decade, a close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Leipzig (in particular the Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Psychiatry and the Paul-Flechsig Institute of Brain Research) and with the Institute of Pharmacy in the field of radiotracer development for neuroimaging of brain diseases  exists. These research projects are integrated in the Top Level Research Areas Molecular and Cellular Communication and Brain Dynamics at the University of Leipzig. Further participation in external research projects includes the following fields: obesity, neuroinflammation, and functional imaging.


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Contact

Prof. Dr. Peter Brust
Department Head
Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
p.brustAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4610
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4699

Dr. Winnie Deuther-Conrad
Department Head
Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
w.deuther-conradAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4613

Katrin Gerstner
Secretary Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Secretariat / Research Site Leipzig
k.gerstnerAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4601, 4600
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4699