b_282_160_16777215_00_images_institute_tuebingen_kybhead.jpgThe Magnetic Resonance Imaging Centre, headed by Prof. Klaus Scheffler, is part of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, which focuses research in the signal and information processing of the brain. One goal of our research is the development and application of MRI techniques for neuroscience. Of particular importance is the development of imaging hardware and sequences, as well as specialized contrast agents for brain research.


Research areas

• Hardware development for ultra-high-field MRI
• Development of MRI sequences and measurement techniques for ultra-high-field MRI
• Determine the possibilities and limitations of ultra-high field MRI
• Application of MRI techniques in neuroscience
• Development of novel MRI contrast agents


3T Siemens Prisma
9.4T Siemens whole-body scanner with 8-channel PTX
14.1T Bruker small animal scanner
RF coil laboratory
Chemical and biological laboratories


Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen

Prof. Klaus Scheffler
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Phone: +49 7071 601 701
Fax:     +49 7071 601 702