Biology: 2024 Best Paper Award — Winners Announced

The MDPI Award Committee has selected the paper “Sexual Dimorphism in Extracellular Matrix Composition and Viscoelasticity of the Healthy and Inflamed Mouse Brain” as the winner of the Biology 2024 Best Paper Award. The award is selected by the award committee based on the overall evaluation of the originality and significance of the papers, citations, and downloads, 1 review and 2 articles were selected. The winner announcement has been formally released here.

Congratulations to all the authors, especially to Clara, Anna, Rafaela and Carmen!

Measuring tissue rigidity could improve MS monitoring

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center have new findings on brain stiffness as a marker of neuroinflammation in multiple sclerosis to report. In this section, they answer questions about their research findings. Source Silva RV et al. Cortical matrix remodeling as a hallmark of relapsing-remitting neuroinflammation in MR elastography and quantitative MRI. Acta…


New DFG research group on MRE in cancer (FOR5628)

How do tumors and metastases develop? What makes them resistant to treatment? We want to investigate these questions with a new research group at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin using multifrequency magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). The project is being funded for four years by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Article published: “Changes in Tissue Fluidity Predict Tumor Aggressiveness In Vivo” – congratulations to the authors!

Frank Sauer, Steffen Grosser, Mehrgan Shahryari, Alexander Hayn, Jing Guo, Jürgen Braun, Susanne Briest, Benjamin Wolf, Bahriye Aktas, Lars-Christian Horn, Ingolf Sack, Josef A. Käs;   First published: 08 August 2023; And as a spotlight on the charité-research-site:


Introductory courses and BIOQIC Day 2023

The first PhD students of the third and last BIOQIC cohort have started.Their introductory courses are scheduled for the week of July 3-7. Like previous times, the PhD students will learn about the basics of imaging and the methods used in our graduate program. Our annual BIOQIC day(s) will be held this year together with…


PhD positions available from April 2023 in Research Training Group BIOQIC

PhD positions (TVöD E13, 65%) are still available from April 2023. A first Assessment Center was held on December 2, 2022, a second one will take place on February 10, 2023. The project descriptions are found below: hD Project title Supervisors Availability PhD 1 Interpretability in cardiac parameter mapping Steidl , Schäffter,  Schulz-Menger Not available…


Summary and overview of the first ISMRM workshop on magnetic resonance elastography, August 25–26, 2022, Berlin, Germany

An ISMRM workshop on MR elastography was held at Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin on August 25–26, 2022. As an exclusively in-person event, 65 participants from 9 countries attended the workshop despite COVID-19–related restrictions. The topics of the workshop covered cellular and microtissue mechanical interactions, the development of MR elastography driver technology, approaches to inverse problems, clinical applications,…