Biomedical Physics

Prof. Franz Pfeiffer

Research Field

Our interdisciplinary research portfolio is focused on the translation of modern x-ray physics concepts to biomedical sciences and clinical applications. We are particularly interested in advancing conceptually new approaches for biomedical x-ray imaging and therapy, and work on new kinds of x-ray sources, contrast modalities, and images processing algorithms. Our activities range from fundamental research using state-of-the-art, large-scale x-ray synchrotron and laser facilities to applied research and technology transfer projects aiming at the creation of improved biomedical device technology for clinical use. From a medical perspective, our work currently targets early cancer and osteoporosis diagnostics.


James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 89 289 12552
Fax: +49 89 289 12548

Members of the Research Group




Course with Participations of Group Members

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Advanced Algorithms for reconstruction of phase-contrast computed tomography
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Franz Pfeiffer
Synchrotron-based high-resolution micro-CT investigation of staining methods for tissue samples
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Franz Pfeiffer


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.