Academic profiles (in alphabetical order)
Dr Samuel Blake (University of Sydney)
Sam is a postdoctoral research associate at the ACRF Image-X Institute, University of Sydney. The focus of his PhD research was in the design and optimisation of water-equivalent flat panel x-ray detectors for radiotherapy dosimetry, for which Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations were used extensively. He has particular expertise in using Geant4’s electromagnetic and optical physics modules to model scintillation detectors and optical fibres. Currently, his research interests include using Monte Carlo simulations to improve the quality of low-dose cone beam CT images.
Dr David Bolst (CMRP, University of Wollongong)
David Bolst is a Research Fellow at the Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong. His main focus of interest is Geant4 simulations in hadron therapy, in particular microdosimetry and benchmarking/validation of physics models in Geant4 for medical physics applications.
Dr Jeremy Brown (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Jeremy Brown is Dutch Research Council (NWO) VENI Fellow with the Department of Radiation Science and Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is a member of the Geant4 Electromagnetic Physics Working Group and serves as the radiobiological data activity representative on the Geant4-DNA steering committee. His research activities include the development of physics models for Geant4, mechanistic simulation of DNA damage induction from ionising radiation in single and complex cellular systems, and the design/development of next generation technology for medical imaging and proton/heavy ion radiotherapy.
Dr Dean Cutajar (CMRP, University of Wollongong)
Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong. He has completed a PhD in radiation detectors for brachytherapy dosimetry, with a strong focus on Monte Carlo Simulation (EGS, Geant4). Dean is lecturer in Monte Carlo methods at the School of Physics, University of Wollongong. He has strong interest in brachytherapy and Monte Carlo codes for medical physics applications.
Academic at the School of Physics , University of Wollongong, member of the Geant4 Collaboration since 2002, currently Coordinator of the Geant4 Advanced Examples Group and of the Geant4 Medical Physics Benchmarking Group. She is member of the Low Energy Physics Group and Geant4-DNA Group as well. Expert of Geant4 applications in dosimetry, microdosimetry, nanodosimetry. Coordinator of the Geant4-based research of the Centre For Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP). Lecturer at Geant4 schools and seminars worldwide.
Dr Sebastien Incerti (CENBG, CNRS/IN2P3, France)
Sebastien Incerti serves as Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France, and the National Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3), Paris, France. He is involved in the development of the open source Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit for the simulation of particle‐matter interactions. As such, he has been the Coordinator of the Low Energy Electromagnetic Physics Working Group of the Geant4 Collaboration and the leader of the Geant4-DNA project since 2008.
Dr Ioanna Kyriakou (Ioannina University, Greece)
International, leading expert in the development of physics models describing particle interactions in targets with nano-scale dimensions, of interest for biomedical and microelectronics applications. She contributes extensively to extend and improve the functionality of the Geant4-DNA for radiobiological applications.
Expert of applications of Geant4 in nanomedicine, including nanoparticles such as gold to boost radiotherapy.
us on the use of gold nanoparticle to improve treatment outcomes. Comparison with experimental data led to the development of new models of biological response to these advanced exposures to better explain the nanoscale impact of these agents.
Following this, I have worked in a number of posts in both QUB and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, applying these techniques in a range of systems, including models of intercellular signalling, normal tissue complication, and intrinsic radiosensitivity.
Dr Brad Oborn (CMRP, University of Wollongong)
Postodoctoral Fellow of the Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong. He is a collaborating partner and and active steering boad member of the Australian MRI-linac Program. Dr Oborn is currently modelling various aspects of MRI-linac integration and MRI-guided proton therapy concepts using both Geant4 and finite element simulations codes. He is an expert on the use of Geant4 for the modelling of beam lines and magnetic fields.
Dr Dousatsu Sakata (NIRS, Japan)
Expert of Geant4 for radiobiology applications, including nanomedicine.