TM - Technology for Medicine

 

Topic

Translation of biohybrid systems through the structural interaction of doctors, natural scientists, and engineers

Research activities are already underway in two key research areas: "Biohybrid Lung Assist Systems" and "Research Platform Aachen for Animal Experimental Methods - ForsATeM“

Bioartificial lungs, diagnostics and research in small animal models, biohybrid systems

Research Goals

The aim is to promote interdisciplinary research between the Faculty of Medicine; the engineering faculties; and the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences in the field "Technologies for Medical Applications."

Professorships Involved

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences - Faculty 1

Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. (RO) Bernhard Blümich
MC

Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. (RO) Martin Möller
DWI

STCE - Computer Science 12 (Software and Tools for Computational Engineering)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Naumann
STCE

Central Institutions of Inorganic Chemistry (AC)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Simon
AC

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Faculty 4

Research Area Metrology and Quality Management (WZL)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt
WZL

Chair of Chemical Process Engineering and Institute of Chemical Engineering (AVT)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling
AVT

Faculty of Medicine - Faculty 10

Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapy Teaching and Research Area (HIA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. rer. medic. Stefan Barth
www.ame.hia.rwth-aachen.de

Rehabilitation and Prevention Technology Teaching and Research Area (HIA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Catherine Dißelhorst-Klug, Ph. D.
www.ame.hia.rwth-aachen.de

Chair of Experimental Molecular Imaging (UKA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Fabian Kießling
Experimental Molecular Imaging

Chair of Nuclear Medicine (UKA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Felix M. Mottaghy
Nuclear Medicine

Chair of Anaesthesiology (UKA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Rolf Rossaint
Anaesthesiology

Cardiovascular Technology Teaching and Research Area (HIA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Steinseifer
Cardiovascular Technology

Chair of Applied Medical Technology (HIA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schmitz-Rode
www.ame.hia.rwth-aachen.de

Animal Experimentation Teaching and Research Area (UKA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. René H. Tolba
UK Aachen

Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology (UKA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Uhlig
UK Aachen

Biophysics of Microscopy Teaching and Research Area (UKA)
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marc van Zandvoort
UK Aachen

Bridging Professorship - between Faculties 4 & 10:

Tissue Engineering and Textile Implants Teaching and Research Area
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Jockenhövel (HIA)
www.ame.hia.rwth-aachen.de

Existing Infrastructure

The institutes involved contributed to the infrastructure of I³TM; a research facility dedicated to these research topics has been approved and is currently being planned.

Projects

The I³TM Seed Fund Program funds projects that seek to develop highly innovative research ideas that promise to deliver scientific results of strong future relevance. The start-up funding is for a period of six to twelve months.

The I³TM Rotational Positions set out to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and national and international networking, by offering researchers the possibility to either work in a host institution and learn new techniques or to work in Aachen and establish new techniques here.

  • 19 interdisciplinary Seed Fund Projects funded since 11/2012 (7 ongoing, 3 ended on March 31, 2014, 9 ended in 2013)
  • 4 Rotational Positions funding (2 incoming and 2 outgoing researchers; all currently being funded)

Workshops

The I³TM Symposium annually takes place on the first Friday of October. The next symposium is on October 2, 2015.

Additional information about the topic, invited speakers, and registration, will be posted on the I³tm webpages.

Contact

I³TM Office

Dr. Nicole Finocchiaro

Nina Keusgen

Website

Integrated Interdisciplinary Institute of Technology for Medicine – I³TM