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Götz, Thomalla

Götz Thomalla is assistant medical director and head of the Clinical Stroke Imaging group at the Department of Neurology, University-Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
His research has been focused on the understanding of the pathophysiology of acute cerebral ischemia by MRI, the guidance of acute stroke treatment by multiparametric stroke-MRI, and the study of recovery from stroke using structural and functional MRI. He has coordinated numerous scientific studies of MRI in acute stroke, including studies on intravenous thrombolysis in MRI selected patients in an extended time window, the prediction of ‘malignant’ space-occupying middle cerebral artery infarction, and Wallerian degeneration of the pyramidal tract after stroke. He is coordinating investigator of the FP7 funded WAKE-UP trial, an investigator-initiated, European, randomised, double- blind, placebo-controlled trial of efficacy and safety of MRI-based thrombolysis in wake-up stroke. He is member of the steering committee of the Stroke Imaging Repository (STIR) and the Virtual Stroke Archives (VISTA) Imaging. In 2009 he has been awarded the “Adolf-Wallenberg-Preis” of the German Neurological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie) and the German Stroke Society (Deutsche Schlaganfallgesellschaft) for excellent research on cerebrovascular diseases.