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PD Dr. rer. nat. Dr. habil. med. Rainer Tietze

PD Dr. rer. nat. Dr. habil. med. Rainer Tietze

Deputy Head of SEON; Head of Synthesis Unit; Food Chemist

Sektion für Experimentelle Onkologie und Nanomedizin (SEON)
Glückstraße 10a
91054 Erlangen


Education, Training and Academic Positions

Educational activity

  • Lecturer: Lecture "Metallic Nanoparticles in Medicine" at the Faculty of Science of FAU, organized by Prof. Kryschi
  • Lecturer: Seminar series "Preparation for scientific work for physicians in the 2nd semester", at the medical faculty of FAU, organized by Prof. Schiebel
  • Lecturer: Lecture "Biomedical Applications in Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology" at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of FAU
  • Lecturer: "Nanomedicine in clinic and research", at the medical faculty of FAU
  • Supervision of doctoral and master theses of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Technology of FAU
  • Supervision of master theses of the medical faculty of FAU

Scientific activity
General: Development, synthesis, characterization of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for medical applications in drug delivery and diagnostics.


  • Magnetic drug targeting in oncology.
  • Magnetic Drug Targeting in Arteriosclerosis
  • Gene therapy using SPIONs (DFG funding with Tel-Aviv University in Israel)
  • Effect enhancement by SPIONs for radiotherapy
  • Pathogen extraction, sepsis diagnosis and treatment (funded by: Dr. Robert Pfleger Foundation)
  • Quantum sensing with SPIONs as histological imaging technique
  • In vitro diagnostics of diseases, e.g. SarsCov2 antibody status (funded by: Manfred Roth Foundation)

  • Deputy Head SEON
  • Head of the Synthesis Department of SEON
  • Safety Officer



  • Expert Committee Magnetic Methods in Medicine
  • Central Institute for Medical Technology (ZiMT)
  • Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS)

2009 - Young Scientist Award of the Society for Histochemistry Mieders, Austria