Project of the Month
January 2019
SNSF Sinergia PHOR (PHOtonuclear Reactions)
Breakthrough Research in Radionuclides for Theranostics

In the SNSF funded Sinergia project PHOR, photonuclear reactions will be investigated to produce radionuclides suitable for targeted tumor therapy, such as 225Ac.

This research is carried out in the groups of Prof. Dr. Andreas Türler (DCB), PD Dr. Saverio Braccini (LHEP) and Dr. Christian Kottler (METAS).


  • C. Kratochwil, F. Bruchertseifer, F. L. Giesel, M. Weis, F. A. Verburg, F. Mottaghy, K. Kopka, C. Apostolidis, U. Haberkorn, A. Morgenstern;
    "225Ac-PSMA-617 for PSMA-Targeted α-Radiation Therapy of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer"
    J. Nucl. Med., 2016, 57(12), 1941-1944; doi:10.2967/jnumed.116.178673.
  • Media Release of the University of Bern;
    "Fünf neue Sinergia-Projekte in Bern"