Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Sektion für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Lottestraße 55
2ter Stock, Raum 209
22529 Hamburg
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Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
Institut für Biomedizinische Bildgebung
Gebäude E, Raum 4.044
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
21073 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 / 7410 56794
Fax: 040 / 7410 45811
E-Mail: t.knopp(at)
E-Mail: tobias.knopp(at)



  • Head of the Institute for Biomedical Imaging
  • Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging (IJMPI)

Consulting Hours

  • On appointment

Research Interests

  • Tomographic Imaging
  • Image Reconstruction
  • Signal- and Image Processing
  • Magnetic Particle Imaging

Curriculum Vitae

Tobias Knopp received his Diplom degree in computer science in 2007 and his PhD in 2010, both from the University of Lübeck with highest distinction. For his PHD on the tomographic imaging method Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) he was awarded with the Klee award from the DGBMT (VDE) in 2011. From 2010 until 2011 he led the MAPIT project at the University of Lübeck and published the first scientific book on MPI. In 2011 he joined Bruker Biospin to work on the first commercially available MPI system. From 2012 until 2014 he worked at Thorlabs in the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as a software developer. In 2014 he has been appointed as Professor for experimental Biomedical Imaging at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Hamburg University of Technology.


Title: Imaging and Moving Magnetic Beads with Magnetic Particle Imaging for targeted drug delivery. <em>ISBI 2018</em>
Written by: F. Griese, P. Ludewig, F. Thieben, N. Gdaniec, T. Knopp
in: <em>2018 IEEE 15th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2018)</em>. (2018).
Volume: Number:
on pages: 1293-1296
how published:
DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2018.8363808

Note: inproceedings

Abstract: Magnetic Particle Imaging has proven to resolve superparamagnetic nano-particles within 3D volumes with high sensitivity and with high temporal resolution. Lately, MPI was utilized to track, manipulate and navigate small ferromagnetic devices since the magnetic field topology for imaging is very suitable for generating magnetical forces. In this work, we demonstrate the ability to image and move micro-sized magnetic beads simultaneously with MPI. We are constantly switching between imaging and magnetic force mode to resolve the beads position and manipulate their movement. Beside imaging, the magnetic beads provide a flexible platform for carrying therapeutic substances which can be attached to the bead surface. In combination with force application and imaging this has the potential to provide a tool for automatic drug delivery, e.g. for specific tumor treatment and ischemic stroke dissolution.