Scientific Vita

Prof. Dr.

Vasily Ntziachristos

Academic Education and University Degrees

Ph.D. degree, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA.
M.Sc. degree - Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA.
1995 - 1996
Visiting Scholar - Medical School, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA.
1994 - 1995
Research Fellow - NMR-Center, Medical School/Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
1988 - 1993
Diploma, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki Greece.


2007 - present
Professor (C4/W3) & Chair of Biological Imaging, Technische Universität München, Germany Director, Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
2002 - 2007
Assistant Professor. Director, Laboratory for Bio-optics and Molecular Imaging (LBMI), Harvard University, School of Medicine & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, USA.
2001 - 2002
Instructor, Harvard University & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, USA.
1996 - 2000
Research Assistant, Department of Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA.
Taruttis A, van Dam GM, Ntziachristos V. 2015. Mesoscopic and Macroscopic Optoacoustic Imaging of Cancer. Cancer Research 75: 1548-59
Taruttis A, Ntziachristos V. 2015. Advances in real-time multispectral optoacoustic tomography. Nature Photonics 9:219-227. Review.
Beziere N, Lozano N, Nunes A, Salichs J, Queiros D, Kostarelos K, Ntziachristos V. 2014. Dynamic imaging of PEGylated indocyanine green (ICG) liposomes within the tumor microenvironment using multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT). Biomaterials 37C: 415- 424.
Stritzker J, Kirscher L, Scadeng M, Deliolanis NC, Morscher S, Symvoulidis P, Schaefer K, Zhang Q, Buckel L, Hess M, Donat U, Bradley WG, Ntziachristos V, Szalay AA. 2013. Vaccinia virus- mediated melanin production allows MR and optoacoustic deep tissue imaging and laser-induced thermotherapy of cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110: 3316-3320.
Scheuer W, van Dam GM, Dobosz M, Schwaiger M, Ntziachristos V. 2012. Drug-based optical agents: infiltrating clinics at lower risk. Sci Transl Med 4:11
Ntziachristos V, Razansky D. 2010. Molecular imaging by means of multi-spectral opto-acoustic tomography (MSOT). ACR Chemical Review 110: 2783-2794.
Razansky D, Vinegoni C, Distel M, Ma R, Perrimon N, Koster RW, Ntziachristos V. 2009. Multispectral opto-acoustic tomography of deep-seated fluorescent proteins in vivo. Nature Photonics 3: 412-417.
Ntziachristos V, Ripoll J, Wang L, Weissleder R. 2005. Looking and listening to light: the revolution of photonic imaging. Nat Biotech 23: 313-320.
Zacharakis G, Kambara H, Shih H, Ripoll J, Grimm J, Saeki Y, Weissleder R, Ntziachristos V. 2005. Volumetric tomography of fluorescent proteins through small animals in-vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 102:18252-18257.
Weissleder R, Ntziachristos V. 2003. Shedding light onto live molecular targets. Nat Med 9: 123- 128.
Institute for Biological Imaging
Technische Universität München
Ismaningerstrasse 21
81675 München