Heterogeneity, plasticity & dynamics in cancer cell, tumor and normal tissue responses to cancer radiotherapy
Our collaborative multidisciplinary approach represented by basic researchers, medical scientists and clinician scientists generates unique opportunities for creating synergies by enabling interactions and successful teamwork. With this strategy we expect a strong added value and a high potential for innovation in the emerging field of molecular personalization in radiation oncology.
In doing so, the program offers graduate students in the areas of biology, computational biology/bioinformatics and medicine the opportunity of obtaining a qualified multidisciplinary education and training in the basic, translational and clinical research aspects of the radiation sciences, precision medicine, and computational biology, as well as transferable professional and soft skills. Educational goal is to provide future basic and clinical scientists with the capability of addressing research questions related to radiation sciences in oncology in interdisciplinary research teams, to gain an understanding of biostatistics and data-driven or mechanistic computational modeling, and to establish a broad international network. Our comprehensive education will allow these scientists to advance the integration of biological insights from radiation sciences and precision cancer medicine into clinical concepts of radiation oncology in the future.