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News

2018

  • 05/18: Check out the first paper reporting combined SERRS-MSOT in vivo imaging.
  • 04/18: Moritz Kircher is one of four invited speakers at the 20th anniversary celebration of the “Cancer Imaging Program” of the NIH.
  • 03/18: Congratulations to Jiang Yang for being selected to join China’s prestigious 1000 Talents Plan!
  • 02/18: Congratulations to Chrysafis Andreou for securing the only tenure-track bioengineering faculty position in his native Cyprus!

2017

  • 11/17: Moritz Kircher new Editor-in-Chief of Nanotheranostics
  • 09/17: The MINT interest group hosts its first Spotlight Session at the 2017 WMIS in Philadelphia, themed “Theranostics”.
  • 07/17: Whole-Body PET and Intraoperative Raman Imaging, enabled by a new chelator-free radioisotope labeling method of silica-encapsulated SERRS nanoparticles. Check out Matt’s and Travis’ paper in Theranostics.
  • 07/17: Congratulations to Stefan and Matt for publishing years of work that went into developing our new generations of ultrasensitive SERRS nanoparticles in Nature Protocols.
  • 06/17: Check out the article by Matthew Wall in Advanced Materials, presenting a new method for surfactant-free synthesis of anisotropic gold nanoparticles. Congratulations for making the frontispiece!
  • 06/17: Check out the official article about the “Molecular Imaging in Nanotechnology and Theranostics” (MINT) Interest Group of the WMIS
  • 02/17: “Anton’s and Chrysafis’ Paper on Raman imaging of Ovarian Cancer using the new TAS3RS Method is featured on the cover of ACS Nano

2016

  • 09/16: The “Molecular Imaging in Nanotechnology and Theranostics” (MINT) Interest Group was officially inaugurated at WMIC.
  • 09/16: Congratulations to Volker Neuschmelting for being selected as one of the 3 Finalists for the “Young Investigator of the Year Award” at the 2016 World Molecular Imaging Conference.
  • 08/16: Congratulations to Stefan Harmsen, who is moving to Stanford University to build up his own group.
  • 06/16: Moritz Kircher elected as one of 3 Young Leaders by the International Society for Strategic Studes in Radiology (IS3R), as the only Radiologist from the United States.
  • 03/16: The lab says good-bye to Ruimin Huang, who will be moving to Shanghai to become full professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Congratulations, Ruimin!

2015

  • 09/15: Congratulations to Stefan Harmsen for being selected as one of the 3 Finalists for the “Young Investigator of the Year Award” at the 2015 World Molecular Imaging Conference.
  • 07/15: Stefan Harmsen, PhD is selected to give a prestigious “highlight talk” at the 2015 WMIC conference. 
  • 05/15: Dr. Kircher receives a 2015 “Pershing Square Sohn Prize” by the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance. 
  • 03/15: Welcome to Anton Oseledchyk, MD, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bonn, Germany, joining our group as a DFG-fellowship funded postdoctoral fellow.
  • 03/15: Welcome to Tapas Nayak, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin Madison, joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • 03/15: Welcome to Suchetan Pal, PhD, from Columbia University & Brookhaven National Labs, joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • 03/15: Stefan Harmsen, PhD’s paper on next generation SERRS-nanoparticles with attomolar sensitivity published in Nature Communications.
  • 01/15: Novel method for chelator-free labeling of silica nanoparticles with radioisotopes reported in Nano letters (collaboration with the Grimm Lab).
  • 01/15: Stefan Harmsen, PhD and Ruimin Huang, PhD’s paper “SERRS-nanostars for high precision cancer imaging” published on the cover of Science Translational Medicine

2014

  • 12/14: The article “Guiding brain tumor resection using surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles and a hand-held Raman scanner”, published in ACS Nano (cover, October 2014 issue) is featured as one of the “Top Stories of 2014” by the journal Biophotonics.
  • 12/14: Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD is a “2014 Fellow/Resident Poster Award Winner” at the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) for his work entitled “Precise Intraoperative Detection of Prostate Cancer and Complete Resection of Microscopic Residual Disease with Novel Serrs Nanostars”
  • 12/14: Welcome to Chrysafis Andreou, PhD, from the University of California Santa Barbara, joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • 10/14: Hazem Karabeber, MD’s paper selected as the October cover of ACS Nano.
  • 10/14: Pasquale Iacono, PhD’s paper featured as the frontispiece in Angewandte Chemie.
  • 09/14: Welcome to Hsiao-Ting “Charlene” Hsu, BS, MS, from the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College, joining our group as a research technician.
  • 09/14: Stefan Harmsen, PhD selected as one of six semifinalists for the “Young Investigator Award” at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC).
  • 07/14: Welcome to Volker Neuschmelting, MD, from the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cologne, Germany, joining our group as a DFG-fellowship funded postdoctoral fellow.
  • 07/14: Ruimin Huang, PhD is invited to give a special talk about “Ultra-Sensitive Raman Nanoparticles for Detection of Microscopic Cancer” in the Special Session “Optical Surgical Navigation Interest Group” at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC).
  • 07/14: All Kircher lab members who submitted abstracts to the World Molecular Imaging Conference (WMIC) – Stefan Harmsen, PhD, Ruimin Huang, PhD and Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD – receive travel awards and are selected for talks (based on top abstract scores).
  • 04/14: New method for remote control of apoptosis selected as the April cover of ACS Nano.
  • 01/14: Moritz Kircher, MD, PhD receives a “Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award” by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.