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Jens Frahm

Director of "Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH"

Biomedical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

  • 1974 Diploma in Physics, Univ. of Göttingen

  • 1977 Doctorate in Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Göttingen

  • 1977-1982 Postdoctoral Researcher, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry

  • 1982-1992 Head, Independent Research Group ‘Biomedizinische NMR’ (BMFT grant)

  • since 1993 Director, Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH (not-for-profit, based on group’s patents)

  • 1994 Habilitation, Faculty of Chemistry, Univ. of Göttingen

  • since 1997 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Univ. of Göttingen

Major Research Interests:

Jens Frahm

  • Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): noninvasive studies of structure and function at the system level, animals and humans

  • Methodology: non-Cartesian MRI, parallel MRI, numerical reconstruction techniques, real-time MRI, contrast agents (nanoparticles)

  • Human neuroscience: functional neuroimaging, neuro-feedback, fiber tractography

  • Animal studies: models of human brain disorders, nonhuman primates, genetically modified mice

Biomedizinische NMR
Forschungs GmbH am
Max-Planck-Institut für
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen

phone: +49-551-201 1721
fax: +49-551-201 1307

Further Information:

Selected Recent Publications:

Boretius S, Kasper L, Tammer R, Michaelis T, Frahm J (2009). MRI of cellular layers in mouse brain in vivo. Neuroimage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage. 2009.05.095

Boretius S, Michaelis T, Tammer R, Tonchev A, Ashery-Padan R, Frahm J, Stoykova A (2009). In vivo MRI of altered brain anatomy and fiber connectivity in adult Pax6 deficient mice. Cerebr. Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhp057

Lütcke H, Frahm J (2008). Lateralized anterior cingulate function during error processing and conflict monitoring revealed by high-resolution functional MRI. Cerebr. Cortex 18, 508-515

Schweizer R, Voit D, Frahm J (2008). Finger representations in human primary somatosensory cortex as revealed by high-resolution functional MRI of tactile stimulation. Neuroimage 42, 28-35

Hofer S, Merboldt KD, Tammer R, Frahm J (2008). Rhesus monkey and human share a similar topography of the corpus callosum as revealed by diffusion tensor MRI in vivo. Cerebr. Cortex 18, 1079-1084

Uecker M, Hohage T, Block KT, Frahm J (2008). Image reconstruction by regularized nonlinear inversion  Applications to parallel imaging. Magn. Reson. Med. 60, 674-682

Block KT, Uecker M, Frahm J (2007). Undersampled radial MRI with multiple coils. Iterative image reconstruction using a total variation constraint. Magn. Reson. Med. 57, 1086-1098

Hofer S, Frahm J (2006). Topography of the human corpus callosum revisited  Comprehensive fiber tractography using magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging. NeuroImage 32, 989-994