IFIB Researchers receive Eberle Innovation Prize


Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Robert Feil und Dr. Susanne Feil (Interfakultäres Institut für Biochemie) as well as Prof. Dr. Bernd Pichler (Werner Siemens Imaging Center) on receiving the Eberle Innovation Award for Tübingen Research!

The Dr. K. H. Eberle Stiftung awarded a prize for innovative research at the University of Tübingen for the first time. (from left) Dr. Georg Freiherr von Schönau, Dr. Alexandra Zoller, Prof. Dr. Bernd Pichler, Prof. Dr. Bernd Engler, Dr. Peter Unmüßig, Hansjörg Abt, Prof. Dr. Peter Grathwohl, Thomas Schwind. (Unfortunately, Prof. Dr. Robert Feil and Dr. Susanne Feil could not be present because of a research visit to Australia.) Picture: Universität Tübingen/Friedhelm Albrecht

The prize is awarded to scientists whose work addresses important future problems and has significant innovation potential. The awardees have developed a non-invasive method to track specific cell populations by positron emission tomography (PET) in living mice, which could help to reduce and refine animal experiments in the future. Their work has been published in the journal Nature Communications.

Eberle Innovation Award Press Release (German)


Original Publication:

Thunemann M, Schörg BF, Feil S, Lin Y, Voelkl J, Golla M, Vachaviolos A, Kohlhofer U, Quintanilla-Martinez L, Olbrich M, Ehrlichmann W, Reischl G, Griessinger CM, Langer HF, Gawaz M, Lang F, Schäfers M, Kneilling M, Pichler BJ, Feil R. Cre/lox-assisted non-invasive in vivo tracking of specific cell populations by positron emission tomography. Nat Commun. 2017;8:444.

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Prof. Dr. Robert Feil
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry
Phone  +49 7071 29-73350


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