UWA Medical Physics Blog

Yearly Archives: 2020

Biophysics is generally about the study of structure, dynamics, interactions and function of biological systems in terms of physics principles, while Medical Physics is about the application of physics in medicine, including development of medical imaging modalities, using radiation to cure cancer, and investigation the interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and organs of humanRead more…

 

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In the ocean of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forrest Research Foundation is an island of opportunity, offering 3-year post-doctoral fellowships to the world’s truly exceptional early career researchers. Forrest post-doctoral fellows are more than just intellectually brilliant. They are adventurous, curious, open to ideas from anywhere. They embrace unusual approaches to problem-solvingRead more…

 

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Congratulations to Thomas Klein on being awarded the ‘Master of Physics Medical Physics Prize’ and ‘Muriel and Colin Ramm Prize and Medal’ to recognise his outstanding academic achievements in 2019. More information on this prize can be found here. We wish Thomas a successful PhD journey. Find out more about the program in our website (Courses, Projects,Read more…

 

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On this page we are introducing another high achiever UWA graduate, Mr. Brendon Wright. Brendon started his Master of Medical Physics at UWA in 2017. His research project was on “Investigation into the stability of On-Board Imaging during gantry rotation using advanced image processing methods” supervised by Dr. Pejman Rowshanfarzad, Dr. Ghulam Mubashar Hassan, Mr.Read more…

 

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We are pleased to announce that James Hunt, one of our postgraduate students, has been awarded CERN Summer School Scholarship.James’s application to CERN was successful among thousands of applicants across the globe. Unfortunately, he can not physically attend the course due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, CERN has made resources available online and James can gainRead more…

 

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Congratulations to one of our successful graduate Mr. Mario Djukelic who has joined the ICRP Mentorship Programme as a member of ICRP Task Group 116. This task group will provide guidance on radiological protection aspects in the use of imaging (e.g., cone beam CT, fluoroscopy) in radiotherapy. We wish Mario all the best. Find outRead more…

 

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On the 25th of February, our Medical Physics PhD student, Thomas Klein, presented his research project plan on “Ultra-high Dose-rate FLASH Radiotherapy: Advantages, Feasibility and Considerations.” at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The clinical benefit associated with the implementation of FLASH radiotherapy is expected to be immediate and of significant benefit to the patient outcome. AsRead more…

 

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On the 14th of February four of our Medical Physics masters students, Nathaniel Barry, Dane Lynch, Jake Kendrick, Brani Rusanov, organized a workshop on “Machine Learning in Radiotherapy” at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The presentation outlined various applications of machine learning along the external beam radiotherapy workflow from creating synthetic CT datasets from MRI imagesRead more…

 

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We are so pleased to announce that Thomas Klein – one of our PhD candidates – was awarded the Hackett Postgraduate Research Scholarship this year. The Hackett Postgraduate Research Scholarships are funded by the Hackett Bequest, established by Sir John Winthrop Hackett, the first Chancellor and a generous benefactor to the University of Western Australia. They are annually awarded by the Scholarships Committee to the top-rankedRead more…

 

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Congratulations to Adj/Prof. Martin Ebert, a UWA medical physicist who was awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship will use medical imaging to gain insight into why cancer progresses and why it becomes resistant to treatment. For his Fulbright Future Scholarship, Martin will be looking at techniques associated with image processing and machine learning to advance molecularRead more…

 

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There is an opportunity to attend the CERN Summer School in Geneva in 2020. The Minderoo Foundation, working with the Forrest Research Foundation, will provide financial support to CERN to enable up to ten Western Australian students to attend the CERN Summer School in Geneva, June-August 2020: link This opportunity is open to top-performing HonoursRead more…

 

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