Emanuel Christ

Prof. Dr. med.
Emanuel Christ, PhD

Position(s)
Head of Interdisciplinary Endocrinology

Institution
University Hospital Basel

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Research Group Emanuel Christ

 

Research Focus

Endocrinology, Metabolism & Divelopmental Disorders

Area of Research

Functional imaging with MR spectroscopy in the area of lipid metabolism with focus on hormones and physical activity. Functional imaging with nuclear medicine tracers for the localisation of neuroendocrine tumors. Localisation and therapy of advanced medullary thyroid carcinoma using new tracers.


Approved Research Projects

  • Uninterrupted grants of the Swiss National Foundation since 2003 in the field of molecular imaging using MR-spectroscopy and receptor imaging in the field of neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Eurogrant FP7 (Grant agreement No 602812); 2014 – 2018: “Betacure” in vivo imaging of beta cells
  • Industry sponsored projects

    Collaborations

    National Collaborations
    - University Hospital of Zurich (common NET-tumorboard)
    - Kantonsspital Aarau: collaboration (postgraduate training, NET-tumorboards)
    - Kantonsspital Lucerne (postgraduate training, NET-tumorboards)
    - SWISSNet: all center for neuroendocrine tumors in Switzerland (University Hospitals)

    International Collaborations
    - ERCUSYN: European Registry for Cushing's disease (Susan Webb, Barcelona, Antoine Tabarin, Bordeaux)
    - German acromegaly registry (Prof. Schmid, Prof. Schöfl)
    - Contact with many tertiary referral centers throughout Europe (Oxford, Royal Free London, Wurzburg, Munich, Paris-Bicêtre, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon) in the context of GLP-1 receptor imaging in insulinomas.
    - Martha Korbonits, London, St. Barth. (MAFA mutation)


    Ongoing Research Projects

    Molecular imaging in patients with MEN-1(pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors) using 68Ga-Exendin-PET/CT and 68Ga-DOTATOC

    Proof of principle study investigating a new tracer (mini-gastrin) as a diagnostic tool in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma.

    SWISSNet: Registry of neuroendocrine tumors in Switzerland

    Research Team

    Dr. med. Christof Rottenburger

    Senior Registrar

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    Prof. Dr. med. Damian Wild, PhD

    Head of Nuclear Medicine

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    Curriculum Vitae

    Dr. med. Kwadwo Antwi

    Research Fellow

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    Luca Valente

    MD-Student

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    Dr. med. Guillaume Nicolas

    Senior Registrar

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    Natascha Müller

    Master Student

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