Translational Molecular Imaging – from Bench to Bedside
Speaker:Prof. Ren-Shyan LIU
Professor and Director
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences
School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
National Yang-Ming University
Date & Time:11 Dec 2015 (Friday) 11:00 - 12:00
Venue:E11-1043
Organized by:Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Biomolecular imaging provides visualization in space and time of normal as well as abnormal cellular processes in living animal model or human subjects at a molecular or genetic level. The complementary instrumentation for biomolecular imaging both animals and patients provides a unique opportunity for translational research.

This talk will review methods for functional and molecular imaging, emphasizing radionuclide methods, especially PET, and translational studies in humans. Examples of Molecular imaging will be demonstrated to show how molecular imaging can (1) provide a platform for drug development, (2) a platform for cancer research and, (3) research for neurological disorders, and (4) demonstrate the gene expression in animal model of human disease. The goal is to provide an introduction to current molecular imaging methods, and their early application to humans, to help better direct the use of these new techniques for biomedical research

Biography

Dr. Liu received his M.D. from the National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan in 1977. He has been working in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital since 1977, and has been the Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine and National PET/Cyclotron Center from 1996 - 2003. He is currently the Professor and Director of the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Science and Engineering and the professor of the Division of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University. He was the past President of the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine, Taiwan and the founding President of Taiwanese Society for Molecular Imaging (TSMI) and immediate past President of Federation of Asian Society for Molecular Imaging (FASMI), and is currently the President of TSMI. His research interests include nuclear oncology, neuronuclear medicine, and molecular imaging. He has published 302 scientific papers in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.