About me

Hans-Jürgen Machulla  did his PhD thesis at the Research Center Jülich and the University in Cologne. Thereafter, he continued the research on reactions with Hot Atoms  Nitrogen-13 and Carbon-11 in Brookhaven National Laboratories  on Long Island, New York. In Germany thereafter,  conceptional and organizational set-up of the PET-Centers in  Jülich, Essen, Bad Oeynhausen/Bochum and Tübingen followed. At the Medical Faculty of the University Tübingen the Professor position for Radiopharmacy was sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation as the first Professor´s Chair in Europe. Additional funding by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the University Tübingen completed  the PET Center with the building  for housing the cyclotron,  radiochemistry labs, and the PET  scanner.

R&D focused on radiosynthetic procedures, biological and clinical evaluation of radioactively labeled compounds as tracers in applying  the Tracer Principle in international cooperation for which [18F]FLT was the first striking example.

Other activities were such as the recent ones  e.g. member of the Commission  for Radiopharmaceuticals of the Arzneibuch-Komission at BfArM in Bonn and Chair of the Group Compounding  and Radiopharmaceutical Preparation at Europ. Pharmacopoea (EDQM), Council of Europe, in Strasbourg.