German Res. Cntr. for Environmental Health (GmbH), Helmholtz Zentrum München, Oberschleissheim, Germany
Daniel Razansky earned his degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and completed further training in bio-optics at the Harvard Medical School. Since 2007 he serves on the Faculty of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Center Munich and as the Professor of Molecular Imaging Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. His research lies at the forefront of the rapidly evolving area of molecular imaging sciences. The focus is on tools that can broadly impact pre-clinical research and clinical practice by delivering information presently not attainable with existing state-of-the-art imaging modalities. In particular, new imaging paradigms based on biomedical optics, optoacoustics, ultrasound and their synergistic combinations are developed to enable multi-scale observations with unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution and penetration of several millimeters to centimeters into living intact organisms. Prof. Razansky has been the inventor of a number of new bio-imaging techniques, which have been successfully commercialized worldwide, among them the multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) and near-field radiofrequency tomography (NRT). He has authored and coauthored over 100 peer-review journal articles and holds 12 inventions in bio-imaging and bio-sensing disciplines. The major awards and recognitions include the German Innovation Price, the “Top 40 scientists under 40” list of Capital Magazine, the ERC Starting Grant, and Biovaria spin-off award. He also participates on a number of editorial boards of international journals published by the Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier, IEEE and AAPM and regularly serves as a Chair and Committee Member at international conferences organized by the OSA, WMIS, EMI and IFMBE.