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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. habil. med. Stefan Lyer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. habil. med. Stefan Lyer

Professorshop for AI-assissted nanomaterials. Deputy Head of SEON; Head of Oncology and Imaging Unit; Biologist

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


Education, Training and Academic Positions

Educational activity

  • Lecturer: FelasaB course at the Franz Penzoldt Center
  • 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 Erlangen/Nuremberg, organized by Prof. Schiebel
  • Lecturer: Lecture "Biomedical Applications in Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology" at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of FAU/Nuremberg
  • Supervision of seminar, bachelor and master theses of the Natural Science and Technical Faculty of the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg.
  • Supervision of PhD projects from the Medical and Technical Faculty of the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg

Scientific activity
General: Development and in vitro/in vivo application of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for medical applications in imaging, oncology, atherosclerosis and infectious diseases


  • Magnetic drug targeting in oncology.
  • Magnetic Drug Targeting in Arteriosclerosis
  • Integration of robotics into treatment procedures for magnetic drug targeting in the treatment of tumors and arteriosclerosis
  • Development of flow phantoms for the study of physical parameters in Magnetic Drug Targeting in preparation for the use of self-learning algorithms.
  • Alignment of simulations and experiments/flow tests for Magnetic Drug Targeting.
  • Combination of magnetic drug targeting and magnetic hyperthermia (DFG proposal submitted).
  • Magnetic resonance imaging in the field of oncology and arteriosclerosis
  • Imaging of liver tumors in MRI (funded by: Manfred Roth Foundation)
  • Ultrasound imaging of nanoparticles (DFG funding)
  • Comparison of imaging properties/biocompatibility of different commercial nanoparticles and SEON nanoparticles (funded by: Else Kröner-Freseniusstiftung)
  • Generation of cell lines in the field of ENT oncology
  • Sepsis diagnostics - and treatment (funded by: Dr. Robert-Pfleger Stiftung)
  • Method transfer for the approval of nanoparticles
  • In vitro diagnostics of diseases, e.g. SarsCov2 antibody status

Deputy Head of SEON
Head of Oncology and Imaging Unit
Safety Officer
S1 Project Manager
Biological Safety Officer - Radiation Clinic


Societas Physico-Medica Erlangensis
University Association Erlangen-Nuremberg e.V.
Ferrofluid Association Germany e.V.
German Platform NanoBiomedicine

2005 - Poster Award of the Falk Foundation at the International Meeting "Inflammatory Diseases of Barrier Organs", Kiel