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Research Group "Leitgeb Lab, Med. Univ. Wien"
(Prof. Dr. Rainer Leitgeb)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Leitgeb
First name(s):Rainer
Title (leading):Prof. Dr.
Institution:Medical University of Vienna
Organizational unit:Leitgeb Lab
Street address:Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Postal code:1090
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
  • Optics (103021)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:07.10.2010
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
6 Persons
Dr. Branislav Grajciar (PostDoc)
N.N. (Post Doc)
DI Amardeep Singh (Doktorand)
MSc Cedric Blatter (Doktorand)
Tilman Schmoll (Doktorand)
Karine Frily (Diplomandin)
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Five most important publications:
  1. Tilman Schmoll, Christoph Kolbitsch, Rainer A.Leitgeb, "In vivo functional retinal optical coherence tomography", J. Biomed. Opt., Vol. 15, 041513 (2010)
  2. M. Villiger, J. Goulley, M. Friedrich, A. Grapin-Botton, P. Meda, T. Lasser, and R. A. Leitgeb, "In vivo imaging of pancreatic endocrine islets with extended focus Optical Coherence Microscopy," Diabetologia (2009).
  3. T. Schmoll, C. Kolbitsch, and R. A. Leitgeb, "Ultra-high-speed volumetric tomography of human retinal blood flow," Opt. Express 17, 4166-4176 (2009).
  4. A. H. Bachmann, M. Villiger, C. Blatter, T. Lasser. R. A. Leitgeb " Resonant Doppler flow imaging and optical vivisection of retinal blood vessels," Optics Express 15 (2) (2007); World News section in Laser Focus issue;
  5. R.A. Leitgeb, M. Villiger, et al., (2006) "Extended focus depth for Fourier domain optical coherence microscopy", Optics Letters 31 (16), pp. 2450-2452.
  • 2007 ARVO/Alcon:
    Early Career Clinician Scientist Research Award. 
    award as recognition for contributions to new FDOCT generation
  • 2009 Pascal Rol Award:
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • SNF:
    High Resolution Optical Coherence Microscopy
    Laufzeit: 2005-2008; Mittel: 240 kEuro
  • EU FP7:
    Laufzeit: 2007-2011; Mittel: 660 kEuro (Gesamtvolumen 5.8MEuro)
Commissioned projects:
  • Zeiss Meditec:
    Axial Eye Length Measurement
    Laufzeit: 2008; Mittel: 12 kEuro
  • Zeiss Meditec:
    Anterior Chamber Biometry
    Laufzeit: 2010; Mittel: 15 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • High Speed Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Quantitative Vascular Imaging
  • Retinal and Corneal Microscopy
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Advanced Microscopy Techniques (refractive coherent microscopy, non-linear Optics)
  • Biomedical Applications of functional OCT
  • in-vivo coherent microscopy
  • optofluidics
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. Robert Zawadzki, Optical Coherence Tomography Ray Tracing
  2. Adrian Bachmann, Phase-Locked Fourier Domain OCT
  3. Roland Michaely, Tomographie en Coherence Optique dans le domaine de Fourier appliquee aux tissues humains
  4. Martin Villiger, Extended Focus Optical Coherence Microscopy
Diploma and master theses:
4 theses
  1. Cedric Blatter, Combined OCT and Fluorescence Imaging
  2. Tilman Schmoll, Functional Coherent Imaging of the Human Retina
  3. Martin Villiger, Extended Focus Optical Coherence Microscopy
  4. Christoph Kolbitsch, Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography
International networking:
  • R.A. Leitgeb, Outgoing ETH Lausanne (2004-2007)
  • R.A.Leitgeb, Outgoing CNRS Besancon (FEMTO) (2009)
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