Graduate School of Bioengineering

Prof. Dr. Axel Haase


Biomedical Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Multimodality Imaging
Metabolic MR Imaging


Axel Haase was born and educated in Hof (State of Bavaria) in 1952. He studied physics at the Universities of Erlangen and Giessen and received his diploma in 1977. He was awarded Dr.rer.nat. at the University of Giessen in 1980. From 1978 until 1989 he was working as a scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. In 1982 he spend one year as a postdoc at the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Oxford. Axel Haase qualified as professor (Habilitation) for biophysical chemistry at the University of Frankfurt. Since 1989 he holds a Chair of Experimental Physics (Biophysics) at the University of Wuerzburg. He is past President of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine (ESMRMB) and was President of the University of Wuerzburg from 2003 until September 2009. In October 2009 he was delegated to TUM and became Carl von Linde Senior Fellow at TUM-IAS. Axel Haase is the director of the Institute of Medical Engineering (Zentralinstitut für Medizintechnik) at TUM.


Axel Haase´s research interests focus on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). He has developed many MRI techniques and was co-inventor of FLASH MRI, a patent for fast MRI granted to the Max Planck Society. He has applied many innovative MRI and MR spectroscopy methods to biomedicine, including cardiac and neurological studies. His current research projects are in the field of MR metabolic mapping using the hyperpolarised 13C method. He is also working in the field of PET-MRI technology.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

A Haase, J Frahm, D Matthaei, W Hanicke, K.-D Merboldt, “FLASH imaging. Rapid NMR imaging using low flip-angle pulses”, J Magn Reson, 67, 258-266 (1986)

A Haase, “Snapshot FLASH MRI – Applications to T1, T2, and chemical shift imaging”, Magn Reson Med, 13, 77-89 (1990)

J Ruff, F Wiesmann, K H Hiller, S Voll, M von Kienlin, W R Bauer, E Rommel, S Neubauer, A Haase, „Magnetic Resonance microimaging for noninvasive quantification of myocardial function and mass in the mouse“, Magn Reson Med 40, 43-48 (1998)

M A Griswold, P M Jakob, M Nittka, J W Godlfarb, Haase A, “Partially parallel imaging with localized sensitivities (PILS)”, Magn Reson Med, 44, 602-609 (2000)

Janich MA, Menzel MI, Wiesinger F, Weidl E, Khegai O, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Glaser SJ, Haase A, Schulte RF, Schwaiger M, “Effects of pyruvate dose on in vivo metabolism and quantification of hyperpolarized 13C spectra”, NMR in Biomedicine, 25, 142 – 151 (2012)


DFG FOR 917: Nanoparticle-based targeting of gene- and cell-based therapies
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SFB 824: Bildgebung zur Selektion, Überwachung und Individualisierung der Krebstherapie
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SFB 824: Bildgebung zur Selektion, Überwachung und Individualisierung der Krebstherapie
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1982 Liebig Fellow of the “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie”, Germany

1987 Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG

1989 European Magnetic Resonance Tomography Award

1990 Annual Award of the “European Workshop on Magnetic Resonance in Medicine”

1991 Gold Medal Award of the “International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)”, San Francisco, USA

Since 2001 Fellow of the “Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften”, Munich

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