Dr. Vipul Gujrati
Chair of Biological Imaging, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich
Dr. Vipul Gujrati is a Research Group Leader at the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of Helmholtz Munich and the Chair of Biological Imaging at Technical University of Munich, Germany. Dr. Gujrati has been part of the IBMI since 2016, where he started his postdoctoral research career under the mentorship of Professor Vasilis Ntziachristos in the fields of Optoacoustic imaging and Theranostics, with a particular emphasis on nano agents for bio-imaging applications. For the last five years, Dr. Gujrati is mentoring graduate students and leading different projects including the European Commission’s H2020-funded research. Dr. Gujrati has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, specializing in Biomaterials and Synthetic materials for imaging and drug delivery applications. In addition, he has excellent technical skills developed during 12 years of experience in designing and characterizing nanomedicines, preclinical disease model development, and pharmacological screening of nanotherapeutics using in vitro and in vivo models. Dr. Gujrati’s work has led to advances in a range of areas, including biomaterials, cell therapy, drug & vaccine delivery, gene therapy, material science, biophotonics, and photoacoustic imaging. He received Scientific Excellence Award in 2019 from IBMI, HMGU, and the Best Thesis Award (Gold Medal) in 2014 from KAIST for his outstanding work demonstrating the applicability of bio-inspired nanomaterials for cancer imaging and therapy.
In the IBMI, Dr. Gujrati has been leading the Nanomaterials and Biomarkers team and his research is focused on the development of Smart Nanomedicines for imaging and therapy applications in diverse areas including Cancer, Immune, and Regenerative therapy. Lastly, Dr. Gujrati has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed high-tier publications with more than 1000 citations. (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=v9zeQRoAAAAJ&hl=en)