Ulli Köster, PhD, is a research scientist at the international research centre Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble. He studied physics with radiochemistry  at TU Munich and earned his PhD on production, separation and spectroscopy of radioactive isotopes.

He was then a CERN Fellow at the on-line isotope separator facility ISOLDE at CERN, in Geneva. From 2001 to 2005 he was coordinator of the EU RTD project TARGISOL on optimization of ISOL targets.

Since 2006 he has worked at ILL, the institute that operates the European high flux reactor for neutron research. In particular he coordinates the production of radioisotopes for medical applications (177Lu, 188W, 161Tb, 47Sc, etc.) at ILL.

Ulli Köster is also an Associate Professor (Chair “European Large Research Infrastructures”) at Université Grenoble Alpes, spokesperson of the IS528 Collaboration at CERN that promotes novel diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides for the development of innovative radiopharmaceuticals, convener of the NuPECC working group on radioisotope production, and coordinator of RITMI (RadioIsotopes for Therapy and Molecular Imaging) in the EU project ENSAR2.

Ulli Köster is a recognized European expert for production of innovative radionuclides for nuclear medicine. His expertise goes over radionuclide production and covers their use in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine.