Henning Boecker
Prof. Dr. Henning Boecker
  • Klinik für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Universitätsklinik Bonn
Research topics
  • neurological and psychiatric diseases
  • brain imaging
Prof. Henning Boecker gained his expertise in multimodal functional and structural brain imaging at Forschungszentrum Jülich, at Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen, at PET Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospitals, London, and at Nuclear Medicine Clinic, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU Munich. His team employs modern imaging techniques, in particular magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, for understanding pathophysiological mechanisms underlying different neurological and psychiatric diseases, especially neurodegenerative diseases. Other research areas comprise mechanisms of innovative neuromodulatory therapies like deep brain stimulation and Mr-guided focused ultrasound, as well as mechanisms of neuroplasticity and prevention, with a focus on endurance sports. The research group cooperates tightly with the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS) and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).
Selected publications

Boecker H, Kleinschmidt A, Requardt M, Hanicke W, Merboldt KD, Frahm J (1994) Functional cooperativity of human cortical motor areas during self- paced simple finger movements. A high-resolution MRI study. Brain 117:1231-1239.

Boecker H, Wills AJ, Ceballos-Baumann A, Samuel M, Thompson PD, Findley LJ, Brooks DJ (1996) The effect of ethanol on alcohol-responsive essential tremor: a positron emission tomography study [see comments]. Ann Neurol 39:650-658.

Boecker H, Sprenger T, Spilker ME, Henriksen G, Koppenhoefer M, Wagner KJ, Valet M, Berthele A, Tolle TR (2008) The Runner's High: Opioidergic Mechanisms in the Human Brain. Cerebral Cortex Nov;18(11):2523-31.

Boecker H, Weindl A, Liedtke C, Miederer M, Sprenger T, Wagner KJ, Miederer I (2010) GABAergic Dysfunction in Cerebellar Pathways Characterizes Essential Tremor - A 11C-flumazenil PET Study. J Nucl Med 51:1030–1035.

Henning Boecker
Prof. Dr. Henning Boecker
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