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Martin Meyerspeer
Assoc.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Martin Meyerspeer

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-0295-8218
T +43 1 40400 64610

Further Information


Biomedical Engineering; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Medical Physics

Research interests

Martin Meyerspeer holds a PhD in Physics and is specialised in in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. His main research interests are development of pulse sequences and protocols for multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy and NMR imaging at ultra-high field, data acquisition and processing. A special focus is dynamic and localized 31P MR spectroscopy of exercising muscle.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

MR pulse sequences at ultra-high magnetic field for ¹H and non-proton MR, particularly their combination in one pulse sequence, i.e. interleaved acquisition of of 1H- and X-nuclear MR data. Further, experience with design and construction of RF coils and with exercise of skeletal muscle in high-field MR scanners.


Selected publications

  1. Niess F, Roat S, Bogner W, Krššák M, Kemp, GJ, Schmid AI, Trattnig S, Moser, E, Zaitsev M, Meyerspeer M., 3D localized lactate detection in muscle tissue using double-quantum filtered ¹H MRS with adiabatic refocusing pulses at 7 T. Magn Reson Med. 2022 Mar;87(3):1174-1183. Available at:
  2. Meyerspeer, M. et al., ³¹P magnetic resonance spectroscopy in skeletal muscle: Experts’ consensus recommendations. NMR in Biomedicine 2020;e4246. Available at:
  3. Niess F, Schmid AI, Bogner W, Wolzt M, Carlier PG, Trattnig S, Moser E and Meyerspeer M. Interleaved ³¹P MRS/¹H ASL for analysis of metabolic and functional heterogeneity along human lower leg muscles at 7T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2019;83(6), 1909–1919. Available at:
  4. Meyerspeer M, Magill AW, Kuehne A, Gruetter R, Moser E and Schmid AI. Simultaneous and interleaved acquisition of NMR signals from different nuclei with a clinical MRI scanner. Magn Reson Med 2016;76(5):1636–1641. Available at:
  5. Meyerspeer M, Kemp GJ, Mlynárik V, Krššák M, Szendroedi J, Nowotny P, Roden M, Moser E. Direct noninvasive quantification of lactate and high energy phosphates simultaneously in exercising human skeletal muscle by localized magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med 2007;57(4):654–660. Available at: