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Dr. Ali Ertürk

Director at the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Affiliation

Helmholtz Munich, Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM)

Contact

Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Ingolstaedter Landstr. 1
D-85764 Neuherberg

Phone: +49 89 318 74-3234

Website: Twitter

Research Focus

We develop technologies to solve some of the major bottlenecks around science by developing novel imaging technologies. Our general approach to science is to combine biomedical research with artificial intelligence (AI), and nanotechnology. We also use engineering to develop tools to implement our technologies directly in the medical system.


Three major research area in our institute are:

Neuroscience
Studying the role of skull-meninges connections we recently found (Cai...Ertürk, 2019, Nature Neuroscience)
Mapping the human brain using SHANEL transparency that we developed (Zhao...Ertürk, 2019, bioRxiv)

Cancer
Implementing DeepMACT method we developed to develop better cancer treatments (Pan...Ertürk, Cell, 2019)

Tissue Engineering
Generating large-scale human tissue and organs using 3D-bioprinting technologies based on the cellular maps we can generate using our DISCO and SHANEL clearing technologies


Primary Technique(s)
: Tissue clearing, tissue engineering, 3D-Bioprinting, light-sheet microscopy, machine learning, deep learning, gene editing, DNA nanotechnology, neuroscience, cancer, human brain mapping


Key publications:

  • Pan C, Schoppe O…Ertürk A. Cell. Deep learning reveals cancer metastasis and therapeutic antibody targeting in whole body. (cover of December 2019 issue)
  • Cai R, Pan C…Ertürk A. Nature Neuroscience. Panoptic imaging of transparent mice reveals whole-body neuronal connectivity and skull-meninges connections (cover of February 2019 Issue)
  • Pan, C., Cai, R…Ertürk, A. Nature Methods. Shrinkage-mediated imaging of entire organs and organisms using uDISCO. (Cover of October 2016 issue)