Seminar Methods of Physics in Biology and Medicine

Seminar: Methods of Physics in Biology and Medicine

Wintersemester 2021/22

Tuesday, 18:00 (s.t.) –19:30 h

The seminar will take place online using

Meeting-ID: 880 5293 6406
Kenncode: 79128213

On 19.10.2021, there will be a meeting to discuss general questions (Vorbesprechung).


Please choose the desired topic from the list below and register via the following link:

Please enter your name and the number of the topic you want to choose. Please also select the desired date.

E.g. Max Mustermann (11.)

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To receive 6 credit points: talk, written report and regular attendance are required.

• duration of talk: 40 min + 5 min questions
• computer with microphone needed, the presenting person will be required to share the screen with the slides to be shown
written report: overview of the presented topic, maximum 10 pages, to be handed in until 01. April 2022

Prof. Peter Bachert ( , Prof. Joao Seco (, Dr. Tristan Kuder (





Topic of talk



Vorbesprechung / Planning


Julian Voits (topic 15)

Positron emission tomography (PET)



Lennart Heinz (14)







Michael Schenk (10)

1D and 2D highresolution NMR spectroscopy


Emely Weichert (36)

Physics of radiotherapy with protons, in particular eye treatments



Moritz Hornung (30)


 David Ridinger (24)


Radiobiology (effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems / cells)

Spectral precision distance microscopy (SPDM)



Justyna Platek (13)

Markel Fix (33)


Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) 

Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) 


Tobias Krebs (2)

 Yanting Xu (42)


Magnetoencephalography (MEG) 

MR–guided radiotherapy (MRLinac / MRcobalt therapy)



Beatrice Geiger (17)

 Leon Marx (6)


Fluorescence imaging and immunofluorescence 

Compressed–sensing MRI



Jana Felz (8)


Marc Buckmakowski (37)


X–nuclei imaging (17O, 23Na, 39K, hyperpolarized 3He, ¼)


Radiotherapy with heavy ions


Florian Kehrein (45)

Christoph Bender (16)


Radiography with ions 

PET hybrid devices (PET/CT, MR/PET)




Jonas Uhrig (1)

Mark Arndt (20) 

Ultrasound imaging (US)

Stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED)




Oskar Weinfurter (18)

Selina Bulut (22)


Bioluminescence imaging

Light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFP)




Jakob Kreft (34)


Image–guided radiotherapy (IGRT): Cone–Beam–CT






1. Ultrasound imaging (US)

 2. Magnetoencephalography (MEG)


 3. Physics of nuclear spin systems / Nuclear magnetism

 4. NMR imaging of tissue water protons (MRI) (topic already reserved)

5. Fast MRI / Echo–planar imaging (EPI) / Advanced k–space–readout techniques

 6. Compressed–sensing MRI 

7. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

8.  X–nuclei imaging (17O, 23Na, 39K, 3He...)

 9. Hyperpolarization of nuclear spin systems


10. 1D and 2D highresolution NMR spectroscopy

11. In vivo NMR spectroscopy (MRS)

12. Monitoring energy metabolism in vivo with 31P NMR

13. Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST)


 14. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)

15. Positron emission tomography (PET)

16. PET hybrid devices (PET/CT, MR/PET)


17. Fluorescence imaging and immunofluorescence

18. Bioluminescence imaging

 19. Phase contrast microscopy

20. Stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED)

21. Singleplane illumination microscopy (SPIM)

22. Light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFP)

23. Thin light–sheet microscopy (TLSM)

24. Spectral precision distance microscopy (SPDM)


25. Hyperthermic therapy

26. Simulations of hyperthermia therapy


27. Auto–regulation / Feedback systems biology

28. Systems biology and enzymatic systems


29. Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter

30. Radiobiology (effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems / cells)

31. Radiation chemistry and radiation bio–chemistry


32. Planning of radiotherapeutic treatments: 2D and 3D planning techniques, excluding IMRT

33. Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)

34. Image–guided radiotherapy (IGRT): Cone–Beam–CT

35. Volumetric arc therapy (VMAT), Rapid Arc, Tomotherapy

36. Physics of radiotherapy with protons, in particular eye treatments

37. Radiotherapy with heavy ions

38. Laser ion / proton acceleration

39. Radionuclide therapy

40. Brachytherapy

41. Radio–immunotherapy

42. MR–guided radiotherapy (MRLinac / MRcobalt therapy)

43. Stereotactic body radiation (SBRT)

44. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

45. Radiography with ions


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