Heinz-Peter Schlemmer is Professor of Radiodiagnostic Oncology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg, Head of the Radiology Department, and Coordinator of the Research Program “Imaging and Radiooncology” at the German Cancer Research Center.
Professor Schlemmer is both a Physicist and Radiologist, and for many years has been actively involved in the development and clinical application of novel imaging technologies in oncology. During his career as a physicist he was engaged in basic research in nuclear magnetic resonance in physics and biophysics at the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg.
Following his academic studies in medicine and his residency in Radiology at several national and international University hospitals, his research has focused on the development and clinical applica-tions of novel MR methods in oncology. His particular research interests include morphological and functional MR imaging and spectroscopy at conventional 1.5 T up to ultra-high 7.0 T magnetic field strengths, dual-energy CT, PET/CT and PET/MRI.
His scientific interest is currently focused on particular tumour entities: prostate cancer, lung cancer, multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma. Clinical and scientific activities are performed in close cooperation within the Imaging and Radiooncology Research Program and Departments of Ra-diology, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiooncology at the University of Heidelberg Hospital, including joint support at the National Center for Tumour Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg.
The Department of Radiology at the DKFZ is partner within the National Consortium of Translational Oncology and therefore involved in coordinated research activities of several University partners in Germany. In addition, active collaborations exist with medical-technical and pharmaceutical industry partners for sustained development of novel imaging methods.