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Webinar: From Quark-Gluon Plasma to Quantitative and Precision Molecular Imaging

As part of the Physics Student Seminar Series of the University of Chester, Dr Dimitra Darambara, leader of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging group at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will deliver a webinar with the title "From Quark-Gluon Plasma to Quantitative and Precision Molecular Imaging". Her talk is related to novel applications in medical physics and cancer research. The event is organised by 3rd-year student Georgia Tierney, under the supervision of senior lecturer, Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos, University of Chester. It is supported by the IOP Wales branch, and the IOP North Wales and Cheshire Centre.

Attendance is free for all and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. Please book your place using the top-right red box; the organisers will forward you the meeting details closer to the date of the event.

Short biography of the speaker

Dr Dimitra Darambara is a Senior Research Team Leader at the Joint Department of Physics, Division of Radiotherapy and Imaging of the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, where she established the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Instrumentation translational lab. Earlier in her career she held senior research positions at Yale University, CERN, UCL and University of Surrey always sponsored by prestigious personal research career development fellowships.

Her research interests focus on the conceptual design, development, system-level performance optimisation and realisation of emerging medical imaging techniques and innovative instrumentation for precision and quantitative molecular imaging and for the next generation of healthcare hardware in close collaboration with major healthcare manufacturers and radiation detectors and electronics industry.

She is a member of several international professional societies (IOP, IPEM, ESMI, and IEEE), she has had several expert advisory and reviewer roles in industry, governmental bodies, EC, UK Science Council and NHS and has also served on several high-level committees of the IOP Council and Professional Groups.

She is currently Member, Healthcare Policy and Biomedical Engineering Topic Group, Royal Academy of Engineering; elected Member, Nuclear & Medical Imaging Sciences Council, IEEE; immediate past  Chair, Board of Trustees of Mayneord-Philips Trust and immediate past Chair, IOP Medical Physics Group. She was the Chair of the 2019 IEEE Medical Imaging International Conference and the recipient of the 2019 Phillips Award of the IOP for her significant contributions to physics and for championing the Medical Physics discipline.

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University of Chester
20 Apr 2021 13:00 to 14:00
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