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Martin Meyerspeer
Martin Meyerspeer, MSc, PhD

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. Meyerspeer, M. et al., 2016. Simultaneous and interleaved acquisition of NMR signals from different nuclei with a clinical MRI scanner. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 76(5), pp.1636-1641. Available at:
  2. Fiedler, G.B. et al., 2016. Skeletal muscle ATP synthesis and cellular H+ handling measured by localized 31P-MRS during exercise and recovery. Scientific Reports, 6(1). Available at:
  3. Niess, F. et al., 2016. Interleaved multivoxel31P MR spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 77(3), pp.921-927. Available at:
  4. Meyerspeer, M. et al., 2012. Comparing localized and nonlocalized dynamic 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy in exercising muscle at 7T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 68(6), pp.1713-1723. Available at:
  5. Meyerspeer, M. et al., 2007. Direct noninvasive quantification of lactate and high energy phosphates simultaneously in exercising human skeletal muscle by localized magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 57(4), pp.654-660. Available at: