HGS-HIRe Lecture Week on Biophysics - June 2013 - Castle Ebernburg


June 16-21, 2013


Tumor Therapy - Treatment Planning and Imaging Methods


Bram Stieltjes (DKFZ Heidelberg)
Fabian Zimmer (Uni Heidelberg)
Klemens Zink (Uni-Klinik Marburg)


Sascha Vogel / Gerhard Burau (HGS-HIRe)


  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
June 16 June 17 June 18 June 19 June 20 June 21
Individual Travel
to Castle Ebernburg
Lecture Zink I Lecture Zink II Lecture Stieltjes II Lecture Zimmer I Lecture Zink IV
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
Group Project Lecture Stieltjes I Group Project Lecture Zink III Lecture Zimmer II
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Finalizing Talks Group Project Social activity Talks Group Project and
15:30-16:00 Break Break Feedback Session
Finalizing Talks Talks Individual Travel
Checkin Group Project
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Introduction Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up

Participant Talks

Topics provided by K. Zink and F. Zimmer download >here (pdf)

  1. Talk: Maren Herrlitz; Partner: Victoria Zinyuk
    Fractionation schemes in particle therapy: normal fractionation, hypo- or hyper-fractionation? (Topic Zink 1: >talk (pptx))

  2. Talk: Florian Lauer; Partner: N.N.
    Uncertainties in calculating water equivalent ranges of protons and ions in human tissues (Topic Zink 4: >talk (pptx))

  3. Talk: Alex Ortner; Partner: Natasa Lalovic
    Online dose monitoring in particle therapy I: PET measurements (Topic Zink 5: >talk (pdf))

  4. Talk: Lucas Burigo; Partner: Aljona Groo
    Online dose monitoring in particle therapy II: prompt gamma emission (Compton camera) (Topic Zink 6: >talk (pdf))

  5. Talk: Francesco Collamati; Partner: Luca Piersanti
    Precision and uncertainties in particle therapy for moving targets (Topic Zink 7: >talk (pptx))

  6. Talk: Vladimir Lavrik; Partner: Andreas Maier
    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (Topic Zimmer 3: >talk (ppt))

  7. Talk: Kristjan Anderle; Partner: Sabine Luft
    BOLD (Blood-oxygenation-level-dependent) and fMRI (Topic Zimmer 4: >talk (pptx))

Practical Information


Checkin at the venue is on Sunday, June 16, in the late afternoon starting at 17:00.
The lecture week starts with an introduction session on Sunday evening at 19:30.
The scientific part of the lecture week will close on Friday afternoon around 16:00.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance so key pick up can be arranged.


The lecture week will be held at the castle Ebernburg >, D-55583 Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg.
Directions can be found here >.


Travel to the venue is on Sunday, June 16, in the afternoon. Please arrange for individual travel to the location. The train station is "Bad Münster am Stein". We encourage to use public transport or car pools. Directions can be found here >.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


It is possible to have vegetarian meals and lactose free food. Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance. Full board is included in the lecture week.

What to bring

Clothing: The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary. Please plan for an outdoor social activity (depending on weather).
Linen/towel/others: All rooms have linen and towels, no need to bring them. Please bring your soap and hair dryer (if needed).


Wireless internet access is available. Please bring your own laptop.


Each participant will contribute in a presentation. The topics will be arranged by the lecturers. So the presentation will not be on your own scientific work but will be connected to the topic of the lecture week. Presentation time is about 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion. Laptop and projector will be available. In addition a flip chart can be used.

Please note: Since there are quite a lot of late registrations this time, topics will be distributed at the beginning of the lecture week. Therefore, in deviation from the usual procedure, we have an extended 'Finalizing Talks' session on Monday and an additional slot for preparation of the talks on Tuesday. Furthermore, the presentation time has been shortened to 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks, etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the lecture week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.


  1. Kristjan Anderle
  2. Lucas Burigo
  3. Francesco Collamati
  4. Aljona Groo
  5. Maren Herrlitz
  6. Natasa Lalovic
  7. Florian Lauer
  8. Vladimir Lavrik
  9. Sabine Luft
  10. Andreas Maier
  11. Alex Ortner
  12. Luca Piersanti
  13. Victoria Zinyuk
  14. Bram Stieltjes
  15. Fabian Zimmer
  16. Klemens Zink
  17. Gerhard Burau
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