Message from the Program Director

KiesslingImaging Biology… Improving Therapy.

By understanding biology we can improve therapy. However, precision medicine needs accurate and reliable diagnosis. Thus, basic research, therapeutic drug development and exploration of diagnostic strategies should be closely linked.

This WMIS conference will cross borders: from non-invasive imaging to microscopy, from basic research to clinical studies, from academic research to commercialization and from classical research areas to new fields such as synthetic biology, point of care pathology and in vivo genome screens. Besides this exciting scientific and educational program we will offer amazing social events and there will be lots of time to meet colleagues and enjoy the city of New York.

Fabian Kiessling, Ph.D., WMIC 2016 Program Director

The WMIC brings together thousands of people from across the globe who represent the entire spectrum of Molecular Imaging and gather at WMIC for the purpose of exchanging ideas and fostering innovation. The scientific and educational sessions are replete with leaders in the field and young scientists alike, each of whom has made significant contributions to our understanding of biology, advanced technology innovation and/or evaluated new developments in the clinic. These sessions are complemented by thousands of abstracts that detail advances and highlight the latest developments in Molecular Imaging. Our industry exhibitors and sponsors showcase their innovations in the exhibition hall and in the lecture hall with advances that will refine our animal models, accelerate your research and improve clinical care. Each WMIC session is packed with innovative ideas and cutting edge research.

Molecular Imaging is a window into biology that enables discovery. We use these windows to investigate new biology and increase understanding, and the better we understand biological processes of living systems, with all of the contextual influences intact, the more effective our therapies will be in the clinic. Molecular Imaging lies at the heart of precision medicine and we will build on this notion with the theme of WMIC 2016, Imaging Biology… Improving Therapy. At the WMIC we strive to push the envelope on each end of this equation, from biochemistry to clinical care, and approach biological questions from all angles; probes to devices. WMIC is the event that showcases all of the innovations in Molecular Imaging and shows the utility of novel imaging strategies in clinical investigation and the study of disease.

Molecular Imaging as a field lies at the nexus of innovation in chemistry, hardware development, software innovation, biology and medicine, and the WMIC is where you will hear about the most exciting highlights and the most in-depth evaluation. You will not want to miss WMIC 2016 in New York!


Fabian Kiessling, Ph.D.
Program Director
World Molecular Imaging Congress 2016
RWTH University, Germany