Our diverse teams of engineers, physicists, computer-experts, biologists closely cooperate with clinicians to rapidly transfer novel solutions into clinical practice - for earlier diagnostics and precisely targeted therapies.
Cancer Diagnosis - Vasilis Ntziachristos
(Director of Bioengineering)
To tackle esophageal cancer, Vasilis’s lab develops new imaging techniques that will reduce the number of clinical biopsies and facilitate much earlier detection of this devastating cancer, enabling more efficient intervention; simply put – saving lives.
Major Depressive Disorders - Na Cai
Na’s team analyses large sets of clinical data to decipher genetic, environmental and metabolic contributors to the vast spectrum of diseases classified as ‘depression’. Her work promises to differentiate various subtypes of this disease spectrum and hence instruct novel and more effective treatments.
Diagnosing Ear Infections - Oliver Bruns
Oliver Bruns and his team advance imaging technologies to more precisly diagnose ear invections, preventing unnecessary surgery and reduce antibiotic prescription: in short - offer more safety for infants and parents.
Ageing & Chronic Diseases - Celia P. Martinez Jimenez
Celia and her colleagues deploy a variety of complex tools to precisely delineate the, often subtle, changes during the naturally occurring ageing process. Revealing new therapeutic markers that indicate disease onset or disease severity, will inform novel therapies, for instance along the large spectrum of liver diseases.
Organ Transplants - Matthias Meier
Matthias Meier directs a team of bio-engineers, physicists, computational and stem cell biologists that cooperate with physicians to develop laboratory-grown, functional organs as viable alternative for human organ transplantation.