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The visualization of tissue structure and function by imaging plays an increasingly important role in biologic and medical research. In this respect magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers detailed and completely noninvasive insights into the body of animals and humans. MRI is therefore widely used in diagnostic imaging, but also emerges as an indispensable tool in biomedical research.

It is our primary aim to further develop and apply MRI methods that beyond a mere imaging of anatomy allow for even more detailed insights into the structure and physiology of animals and humans. Respective research projects range from novel acquisition and reconstruction techniques to advanced applications of MRI in the neurosciences.

Moreover, MRI methods allow us to link molecular and genetic information to function at the system level – mainly by investigations of genetically modified animals. Related translational research explores the potential for applications in human neurobiology or medicine.

Because our core competence combines MRI methodology with interdisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences, many of our goals are achieved through strategic collaborations.