Hans-Jürgen Wester

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

1994 …2024

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Prof. Wester’s (*1962) research focuses on the development of targeted radiolabelled probes and therapeutics (radiopharmaceuticals) for molecular imaging and targeted radioligand therapy. He has developed several methodological procedures and radiopharmaceuticals for oncological, neurological and cardiovascular investigations and therapies that have found broad application in clinical investigations and therapies.

After studying chemistry at the University of Cologne, he carried out his doctoral research at the Research Center Juelich, received his doctoral degree in Nuclear Chemistry/Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry (1995). After joining the Dept. of Nuclear Medicine at the Klinikum r.d. Isar, TUM, he served as a research assistant in 2000 and associate professor in the School of Medicine in 2004. Since 2010, Prof. Wester is Full Professor and holds the Chair of Pharmaceutical Radiochemistry (Department of Chemistry and School of Medicine). He has declined numerous appointments at foreign universities (e.g. University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Pennsylvania (USA), Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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