In the field of imaging numerous prizes and awards could be raised in 2015.

Particular emphasis must be :

Young Investigator Award ( YIA ) of the Controlled Release Society ( CRS ) to Prof. Twan Lammers

Family Klee Foundation Prize of the German Association of Biomedical Engineering ( DGBMT ) to Ms. Marianne Mertens

Graduation Prize of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine ( DEGUM ) to Mr. Patrick Koczera


The national and international visibility of the focus area imaging is ensured through numerous publications in high-ranking journals .

Following is a selection of scientific highlights from 2015 :

Kunjachan S, Ehling J, Storm G, Kiessling F, and Lammers T. Noninvasive Imaging of Nanomedicines and Nanotheranostics: Principles, Progress, and Prospects. Chem Rev. 2015;115(19):10907‑37.

Talelli M, Barz M, Rijcken CJ, Kiessling F, Hennink WE, and Lammers T. Core-Crosslinked Polymeric Micelles: Principles, Preparation, Biomedical Applications and Clinical Translation. Nano Today. 2015;10(1):93‑117.

Torres-Rendon JG, Femmer T, De Laporte L, Tigges T, Rahimi K, Gremse F, Zafarnia S, Lederle W, Ifuku S, Wessling M, Hardy JG, and Walther A. Bioactive gyroid scaffolds formed by sacrificial templating of nanocellulose and nanochitin hydrogels as instructive platforms for biomimetic tissue engineering. Adv Mater Weinheim. 2015;27(19):2989‑95.

Lammers T, Koczera P, Fokong S, Gremse F, Ehling J, Vogt M, Pich A, Storm G, van Zandvoort M, and Kiessling F. Theranostic USPIO-Loaded Microbubbles for Mediating and Monitoring Blood-Brain Barrier Permeation. Adv Funct Mater. 2015;25(1):36‑43. (IF: 11.8)

Lobatto ME, Calcagno C, Millon A, Senders ML, Fay F, Robson PM, Ramachandran S, Binderup T, Paridaans MPM, Sensarn S, Rogalla S, Gordon RE, Cardoso L, Storm G, Metselaar JM, Contag CH, Stroes ESG, Fayad ZA, and Mulder WJM. Atherosclerotic plaque targeting mechanism of long-circulating nanoparticles established by multimodal imaging. ACS Nano. 2015;9(2):1837‑47. (IF: 12.8)

Cubero FJ, Zhao G, Nevzorova YA, Hatting M, Al Masaoudi M, Verdier J, Peng J, Schaefer FM, Hermanns N, Boekschoten MV, Grouls C, Gassler N, Kiessling F, Muller M, Davis RJ, Liedtke C, and Trautwein C. Haematopoietic cell-derived Jnk1 is crucial for chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis in an experimental model of liver injury.
J Hepatol. 2015;62(1):140‑9. (IF: 11.3)