Herth Group

Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

Research Focus

  • Radioactive labeling strategies, especially for the PET nuclides carbon-11 and fluorine-18; combinatorial-like PET tracer development
  • Tool development to study CNS related pharmacological targets as GPCR´s, ion channels and enzymes (Neuroimaging)
  • Bioorthogonal chemistry: Applied radioactive, organic chemistry in living organisms
  • Functional selective PET imaging: Is conformational selection the key to biased agonism?
  • Nanoparticle imaging


Research projects



Radioactive materials are used  to study reaction mechanisms,  physiological and pathophysiological processes.

PET is a functional nuclear imaging technique to visualize and quantify biochemical processes in the living body. For example, tumor biology and neurochemical changes can be investigated.