Seminar Methods of Physics in Biology and Medicine

Seminar: Methods of Physics in Biology and Medicine

Sommersemester 2023

Tuesday, 18:00 (s.t.) – 19:30 h

[ Information on this Seminar in the Winter term 2022/23 can be found here ]

On 18.04.2023, there will be a meeting to discuss general questions (Vorbesprechung), no talk on this date.

You can already register for a subject as described below.

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

Two talks per date are allowed. However, we ask you to spread out, so that all free dates are occupied first, whenever possible.

Please make sure, that no one else has already chosen the desired talk.

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 (in case there is only one talk on the specific date, talks are allowed to be longer, if desired.)
  • 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. October 2023 (Please submit your report, the slides of your talk and your matriculation number [Matrikel-Nr.])

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




  1. Ultrasound imaging (US)
  2. Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  3. Physics of nuclear spin systems / Nuclear magnetism
  4. NMR imaging of tissue water protons (MRI)
  5. Fast MRI / Echo–planar imaging (EPI) / Advanced k–space–readout techniques
  6. Compressed–sensing MRI
  7. Diffusion-Weighted MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) (lesion detection, brain connectivity mapping)
  8. Perfusion imaging: MRI contrast agents, arterial spin labeling (ASL)
  9. Functional MRI (fMRI) for measuring brain activation
  10. X–nuclei imaging (17O, 23Na, 39K, 3He...)
  11. Hyperpolarization of nuclear spin systems
  12. Xenon-based molecular sensors
  13.  1D and 2D high–resolution NMR spectroscopy
  14. In vivo NMR spectroscopy (MRS)
  15. Monitoring energy metabolism in vivo with 31P NMR
  16. Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST)
  17. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  18. Positron emission tomography (PET)
  19. PET hybrid devices (PET/CT, MR/PET)
  20. Fluorescence imaging and immunofluorescence
  21. Bioluminescence imaging
  22. Phase contrast microscopy
  23. Stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED)
  24. Single–plane illumination microscopy (SPIM) / Light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFP)
  25. Thin light–sheet microscopy (TLSM)
  26. Spectral precision distance microscopy (SPDM)
  27. Hyperthermic therapy
  28. Simulations of hyperthermia therapy
  29. Auto–regulation / Feedback systems biology
  30. Systems biology and enzymatic systems
  31. Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter
  32. Radiobiology (effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems / cells)
  33. Radiation chemistry and radiation bio–chemistry
  34. Planning of radiotherapeutic treatments: 2D and 3D planning techniques, excluding IMRT
  35. Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  36. Image–guided radiotherapy (IGRT): Cone–Beam–CT (subject already reserved)
  37. Volumetric arc therapy (VMAT), Rapid Arc, Tomotherapy
  38. Physics of radiotherapy with protons, in particular eye treatments
  39. Radiotherapy with heavy ions (subject already reserved)
  40. Laser ion / proton acceleration
  41. Radionuclide therapy
  42. Brachytherapy
  43. Radio–immunotherapy
  44. MR–guided radiotherapy (MR–Linac / MR–cobalt therapy)
  45. Stereotactic body radiation (SBRT)
  46. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  47. Radiography with ions
  48. Photoacoustic imaging



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