I am employed as a Senior University Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden ( www.fysik.su.se ). I am also a researcher at the Department of Oncology and Pathology at Karolinska Institutet. My office is located at the Karolinska University Hospital where I also give most of my lectures.
2014 Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University
2007 Ph.D.-degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technical University of Munich, Germany; academic distinction: magna cum laude
2004 – 2007 Ph.D. Student at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France
2001 Physics studies: M.Sc.-degree from Stockholm University
Currently, I am the main supervisor of two Ph.D. Students, Thomas Henry and Gracinda Mondlane. They are both studying how to use proton therapy more efficiently using new beam-scanning techniques but in different projects. Thomas is studying how proton-beam grids can be used to potentially reduce side effects after the treatment of large, bulky tumors. Gracinda is studing different approaches to treat moving targets in the gastro-intestinal tract. We are also collaborating with the future users of the Skandion proton-therapy clinic in Uppsala in different clinical projects.
I was earlier a co-supervisor of Danielle Anderson, a PhD student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She prepared a thesis on microbeam radiation therapy.
I am interested and involved in research related to applications of synchrotron radiation in medicine, in particular radiation therapy. I am a member of management committee for a EU-COST project called SYRA3 COST Action TD1205 "Innovative Methods in Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery
using Synchrotron Radiation". https://www.syra3.eu/