Research interests

  • Medical imaging
  • Tumor detection
  • Imaging for materials characterisation
  • Phase-contrast radiography and tomography


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    Gomes, Amanda L. S.; Becker-Kerber, Bruno; Osés, Gabriel L.; Prado, Gustavo; Becker Kerber, Pedro; de Barros, Gabriel E. B.; Galante, Douglas; Rangel, Elidiane; Bidola, Pidassa; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Rizzutto, Márcia A.; Pacheco, Mírian L. A. F.: Paleometry as a key tool to deal with paleobiological and astrobiological issues: some contributions and reflections on the Brazilian fossil record. International Journal of Astrobiology, 2019, 1-15 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Gustschin, N.; Gustschin, A.; Epple, F. M.; Allner, S.; Achterhold, K.; Herzen, J.; Pfeiffer, F.: Signal-to-thickness calibration and pixel-wise interpolation for beam-hardening artefact reduction in microCT. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 125 (3), 2019, 38003 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Herzen, Julia; Karampinos, Dimitrios C.; Foehr, Peter; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Viermetz, Manuel; Burgkart, Rainer; Baum, Thomas; Lohoefer, Fabian; Wildgruber, Moritz; Schilling, Franz; Willner, Marian; Marschner, Mathias; Noël, Peter B.; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Jungmann, Pia M.: 3D grating-based X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography for high-resolution quantitative assessment of cartilage: An experimental feasibility study with 3T MRI, 7T MRI and biomechanical correlation. PLOS ONE 14 (2), 2019, e0212106 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Bidola, Pidassa; Martins de Souza e Silva, Juliana; Achterhold, Klaus; Munkhbaatar, Enkhtsetseg; Jost, Philipp J.; Meinhardt, Anna-Lena; Taphorn, Kirsten; Zdora, Marie-Christine; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: A step towards valid detection and quantification of lung cancer volume in experimental mice with contrast agent-based X-ray microtomography. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019, 1325 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Hellerhoff, Karin; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Sztrókay-Gaul, Anikó; Grandl, Susanne; Auweter, Sigrid; Willner, Marian; Marschner, Mathias; Mayr, Doris; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Assessment of intraductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) using grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT at conventional X-ray sources: An experimental ex-vivo study. PLOS ONE 14 (1), 2019, e0210291 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Müller, Mark; Kimm, Melanie A.; Ferstl, Simone; Allner, Sebastian; Achterhold, Klaus; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Busse, Madleen: Nucleus-specific X-ray stain for 3D virtual histology. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 17855 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Kulpe, Stephanie; Dierolf, Martin; Braig, Eva; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Rummeny, Ernst; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: K-edge subtraction imaging for coronary angiography with a compact synchrotron X-ray source. PLOS ONE 13 (12), 2018, e0208446 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Braig, Eva; Böhm, Jessica; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Mechlem, Korbinian; Allner, Sebastian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Noël, Peter; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Direct quantitative material decomposition employing grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 16394 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Viermetz, Manuel; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: High resolution laboratory grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Sztrόkay-Gaul, Anikό; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Heck, Lisa; Burger, Karin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Wilkens, Jan J.; Auweter, Sigrid D.; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose-compatible grating-based phase-contrast mammography on mastectomy specimens using a compact synchrotron source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 15700 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Short biography

2018 Assistant Professorship Research Group Physics in Biomedical Imaging, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
2014 - 2017 Research Scientist, Chair of Biomedical Physics, Physics Department, Techincal University of Munich (Germany)
2014 - 2015Interim Professor (W2) in Medical Physics, Technical University of Dortmund (Germany)
2012 - 2014 Scientist at the Institute of Materials Research of the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG, Geesthacht, Germany)
2010Postdoctoral scientist at the Chair of Biomedical Physics E17 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (Garching, Germany)
2008Visiting scientist at Paul Scherrer Institut (Villigen, Switzerland)
2006 - 2010PhD thesis at Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (Geesthacht, Germany) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Hamburg, Germany)
2001 - 2006 Student at the University of Hamburg (Germany)
1980 Born in Swerdlowsk (Russia)