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59017-01 - Seminar: Selected research topics in Biomedical Engineering - Medically Relevant Experiments with Synchrotron Radiation 2 CP

Semester fall semester 2020
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Bert Müller (, Assessor)
Georg Schulz (
Content Medically relevant experiments with synchrotron radiation
Learning objectives X rays have been used for medical imaging since Röntgen's fascinating discovery in 1895. The first radiographs appeared less than a month after his famous paper on X rays. Conventional X-ray sources integrated into the CT machines of today’s hospitals still rely on the same principles. Synchrotron radiation was discovered more than 50 years after the discovery of X rays, offering unique flux/brilliance, polarization and pulsed time structure. Therefore, dedicated experiments such as phase contrast imaging, microbeam therapy and spatially resolved small-angle X-ray scattering can be performed at synchrotron radiation facilities. Within this seminar series, beamline scientists and users will introduce the unique options for synchrotron radiation-based experiments and report on a variety of medically relevant approaches to diagnose and treat diseases. These approaches are focused on the three-dimensional imaging of soft and hard tissues in health and disease down to the molecular scale. The participants are invited to discuss future collaborations with the speaker’s teams from Sweden, France, UK, and Germany with the aim to characterize their objects of interest with world-leading instrumentation.


Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval irregular
Date 16.09.2020 – 02.12.2020
Time See details
Date Time Room
Wednesday 16.09.2020 14.15-17.00 ZLF, Grosser Hörsaal
Wednesday 23.09.2020 13.30-17.00 ZLF, Grosser Hörsaal
Wednesday 30.09.2020 13.30-17.00 ZLF, Grosser Hörsaal
Wednesday 18.11.2020 13.30-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Wednesday 02.12.2020 13.30-17.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Modules Doctorate Biomedical Engineering: Recommendations (PhD subject Biomedical Engineering)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details paper presentation
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: teaching staff
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty Faculty of Medicine
Offered by Departement Biomedical Engineering (DBE)