young Scientists Intersociety Webinar 12 June

This is a collaborative event by The Controlled Release Society Young Scientist Committee (CRS YSC) the Young Scientist Committees of the European Society of Biomaterials (YSF-ESB) and the young ESMI Groups

  • WHEN? 12 June 2024 from 8.40am EST – 12.20pm EST (14.40h CEST – 18.20h CEST)
  • WHERE? online webinar
  • REGISTRATION: free of charge but obligatory via the CRS website
  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 25 May 2024 via this link
Keynote speakers
  • Molly Stevens, PhD (Professor at the Imperial College London / University of Oxford)
  • Roy van der Meel, PhD (Assistant Professor at TU/e Eindhoven University of Technology) 
  • Assaf Zinger, PhD (Assistant Professor at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)

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Besides three exceptional invited speakers, young scientists have the chance to present their work and network – do not miss this opportunity, submit your abstract, and register!

ESMI seeks Community Coordinator!

Ready for a change, looking for a fulfilling position in science management in a dynamic, supportive working environment? Then apply!

Community Coordinator @ ESMI (part-time)

These are the conditions
  • Permanent position (20h/week)
  • Optional hybrid work model with at least one day per week in the Cologne office
  • 30 days of annual leave
  • Intensive onboarding to ensure a quick adaptation to your role
Your main responsibilities include
  • Managing and developing the society’s Study Groups (SG) and young ESMI Groups
  • Coordinate regular meetings with leadership teams
  • Support / co-organization of SG and young ESMI events
  • Conducting webinars (preparation, execution, follow-up)
  • Conceptual work for the structural integration and development of the groups within the society
  • General support with management tasks including event/congress organization, board work, and public relations
What you bring
  • University degree (e.g. natural or communication sciences, (event) management)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programmes
  • Affinity to digital work
  • Fluent in English
  • Passion for scientific research, organization, and development
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships both online and offline
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in concept development and implementation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General willingness to travel
Additionally, we look for

A dedicated team player with adaptability and a positive attitude towards challenges. We need someone who is resilient and resourceful. Independence, reliability, and integrity are crucial.

What we offer
  • Meaningful work: active involvement in a dynamic and friendly non-profit organization with high scientific relevance
  • Integration into a qualified, dedicated, supportive, and cohesive team
  • Pleasant office atmosphere in Cologne
  • Adequate and fair compensation
  • Comprehensive opportunities for participation and co-creation
How to apply

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter via email to The recruitment process remains open until the position is filled. Preferred start date is as soon as possible, but no later than September 2024. For questions, please contact Doris Kracht via or ++49 (0)221 78966180.

Theranostics article is out!

“Theranostics a sure Cure for Cancer after 100 Years?”

This article is supported by the ESMI. A dedicated symposium was held at the 18th European Molecular Imaging Meeting in Salzburg where the authors met and the idea for this review article was inspired. Check it out:

Song, Y.; Zou, J.; Castellanos, E.A.; Matsuura, N.; Ronald, J.A.; Shuhendler, A.; Weber, W.A.; Gilad, A.A.; Müller, C.; Witney, T.H.; Chen, X. Theranostics – a sure cure for cancer after 100 years?. Theranostics 2024, 14 (6), 2464-2488. DOI: 10.7150/thno.96675.


Cancer has remained a formidable challenge in medicine and has claimed an enormous number of lives worldwide. Theranostics, combining diagnostic methods with personalized therapeutic approaches, shows huge potential to advance the battle against cancer. This review aims to provide an overview of theranostics in oncology: exploring its history, current advances, challenges, and prospects.
We present the fundamental evolution of theranostics from radiotherapeutics, cellular therapeutics, and nanotherapeutics, showcasing critical milestones in the last decade. From the early concept of targeted drug delivery to the emergence of personalized medicine, theranostics has benefited from advances in imaging technologies, molecular biology, and nanomedicine.
Furthermore, we emphasize pertinent illustrations showcasing that revolutionary strategies in cancer management enhance diagnostic accuracy and provide targeted therapies customized for individual patients, thereby facilitating the implementation of personalized medicine.
Finally, we describe future perspectives on current challenges, emerging topics, and advances in the field.

Council Elections 2022 are over!

THANKS for a very solid voter turnout of 55,7%. It was a tough and very close race – really every vote counted!

It is with great pleasure to welcome the below listed team as elected member of the society’s Council – CONGRATULATIONS!

Together with the Executive Committee, the elected Council members form the society’s Governing Board. The Board directs and monitors the activities of the ESMI and determines its future direction.

ESMI Council 2022-2024
  • Amnon Bar-Shir – Rehovot, Israel
  • Jolanda de Vries – Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Nick Devoogdt – Brussels, Belgium
  • Cornelius Faber – Münster, Germany
  • Jan Grimm – New York, USA
  • Uwe Himmelreich – Leuven, Belgium
  • Twan Lammers – Aachen, Germany
  • Dario Longo – Torino, Italy
  • André Martins – Tübingen, Germany
  • Laura Mezzanotte – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Vasilis Ntziachristos – Munich, Germany
  • Daniel Razansky – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Roger Schibli – Villingen/Zurich, Switzerland
  • Margret Schottelius – Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Mickael Tanter – Paris, France
  • Adriana Tavares – Edinburgh, UK
  • Nadja van Camp – Paris, France
  • Greetje Vande Velde – Leuven, Belgium
  • Chris Vanhove – Ghent, Belgium
  • Wolfgang Weber – Munich, Germany
  • Bettina Weigelin – Tübingen, Germany
  • Marlene Wiart – Lyon, France
  • Tim Witney – London, UK

A word on gender balance: the number of applications from women was significantly lower than that of male applicants, which is reflected in the final list of elected Council members.