Professor Dr. Ambros J. Beer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Ulm University Hospital in Ulm, Germany since 2014.
He graduated from medical school at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 1999 and completed his PhD thesis in the same year at the Institute for Radiation Biology. He then undertook specialist clinical training in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Technische Universität München (TUM, university of applied sciences at Munich) at the Klinikum rechts der Isar and completed his board exams in Radiology in 2006 and Nuclear Medicine in 2009. Since 2007 he was assistant professor for nuclear medicine at the Department of Nuclear Medicine at TUM (Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger) and worked there as consultant from 2009 – 2014. In 2014 he moved to Ulm as chair and director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Ulm University Hospital.
His main research area is multimodality imaging including PET/CT and PET/MRI for non-invasive characterisation of tissue biology by multiparametric imaging, with the aim of improving non-invasive evaluation of disease characteristics in oncology, neurology or inflammatory diseases. With the start of his training, he was interested in the use of modern imaging and visualization techniques, like virtual MR-endoscopy. After the installation of PET/CT in 2003, his research focused increasingly on molecular imaging using PET, especially angiogenesis imaging and imaging of the integrin αVβ3. After the introduction of the worldwide first whole-body hybrid PET/MR scanner at TUM in 2010 he did extensive research on this exciting novel hybrid imaging technique. Now at Ulm University, the research on multiparametric imaging preclinically and clinically continues, with a focus on oncology and also on imaging in neurodegenerative diseases.
He received several awards, like the First Place Award “Outstanding Clinical Investigations” of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine in 2005, contributed to numerous scientific and clinical papers and is recipient of several grants for his research.