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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.

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

  • Other Work

    • Contributor 300 scientific papers.

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).

Interests

  • Other 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:
Peter Coenen

Dorothe Coenen