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Heinz H. Coenen

Heinz H. Coenen, German nuclear chemical and radiopharmaceutical researcher, educator. Achievements include first to radio-fluorination and iodination methods; development of radioisotopes for medical use (E.G. Iodine-120, 124: Bromine-75, 76); patents for radiofluorination methods for pharmacuticals. Recipient Mallinckrodt Promotion award, DGN, 1990.

Background

  • Coenen, Heinz H. was born on July 19, 1949 in Juechen, Germany. Son of Peter and Maria Katharina Coenen.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Chemistry, University Cologne, Germany, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cologne, Germany, 1979.

    Career

    • Science co-worker Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, 1979—1981, science group leader, 1982—1991, director, Institute Neuroscis. and Medicine, since 1996. Assistant professor George Washington School Medicine, Washington, 1981—1982, University Essen, Germany, 1991—1996. Professor University Cologne, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include first to radio-fluorination and iodination methods. Development of radioisotopes for medical use (E.G. Iodine-120, 124: Bromine-75, 76). Patents for radiofluorination methods for pharmacuticals.

    Works

    • Contributor 300 scientific papers.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of European Association Nuclear Medicine, Fachgruppe Radiopharmazie DPhG (board director 1999—2010), Fachgruppe Nuklearchemie GDCh 1994—2002, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Nuklearmedizin (radiopharmaceutical board member 1988-1998), Society Nuclear Medicine, Society Radiopharm. Sciences (president since 2005).

    Personality

    Interests

    Volleyball, reading, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Gerda Erdwey, June 2, 1976. Children: Dorothe, Peter.
    • father: Peter Coenen
    • mother: Maria Katharina Coenen
    • spouse: Gerda Erdwey
    • children: Dorothe Coenen
    • Peter Coenen
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    Born July 19, 1949
    (age 68)
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    • 1974
      University Cologne
    • 1979
      University Cologne
    • 1979 - 1981
      Science co-worker, Forschungszentrum Juelich
      Germany
    • 1981 - 1982
      assistant, professor George Washington School Medicine
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1996
      assistant, professor George Washington School Medicine
      Germany
    • 1996
      professor, University Cologne

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