Brain Tumor: Visualization and Elimination
The research focus is on the identification of brain tumor cells during open brain surgery in order to augment surgical resection.
Non-invasive physical techniques such as RAMAN spectroscopy or photoacustics are used to detect tumor bearing cells. With the aid of targeted Nanoparticles the signaling is augmented. Studies are performed on cell cultures and in vivo model of glioblastoma multiforme.
Group leader Prof. Dr. med. Robert Thomas
In collaboration with:
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz: Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Uwe Pieles
Institut für Angewandte Physik: Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Martin Frenz
Unversitätsspital Basel: Prof. Dr. med. Luigi Mariani
Novocure Matam Center, Haifa: Dr. Moshe Giladi
Institut für Pathologie, Universität Bern: Prof. Dr. Erik Vassella