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Armin Giese

Chief Scientific Officer at MODAG GmbH

Location: Wendelsheim Germany

Prof. Armin Giese is chief scientific officer of MODAG. Previously, he was acting head of department at the Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research (ZNP) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and acting head of the German Reference Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DGNN). He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University College London, medical licenses from the University of Kiel and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Göttingen. Dr. Giese is a board-certified neuropathologist. He has published more than 150 scientific publications that have been cited more than 19,000 times. His scientific work focuses on the role of protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases. He developed new high-throughput methods for the detection of protein oligomers and for the screening of aggregation inhibitors based on single particle spectroscopy. He identified novel aggregation inhibitors such as anle138b and PET tracer candidates. He co-founded MODAG in 2013.

Associated Grants

  • A Phase I Retest Study of Imaging Tracer MODAG-005 in Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple System Atrophy and Healthy Volunteers


  • Pharmacokinetics, Food Effects, Safety and Tolerability of Aggregation Inhibitor Anle138b in Parkinson´s Disease


  • Preclinical Testing of a Novel Tracer for Imaging Alpha-synuclein Aggregates


  • Development of Selective Markers for Imaging Abnormal Protein Aggregates in Parkinson’s Disease


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