1st MEDICIS-Promed ESRs General Training, Manchester

Europe/London
3rd floor seminar room (National Graphene Institute)

3rd floor seminar room

National Graphene Institute

The University of Manchester
Description

This event is the first General Training of the MEDICIS-Promed network. It will be dedicated to two topics:

  • Fundamentals of nuclear physics
  • Advanced materials

The training will be completed with transferrable skills and presentations on each work package by the ESRs.


MEDICIS-Promed is a Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network dedicated to the production and research around novel medical radioisotopes.


Event Organising Committee

  • Sabina Hawthornthwaite, University of Manchester
  • Charlotte Hooson-Sykes, University of Manchester
  • Thomas Cocolios, KU Leuven
  • Fiona Reid, University College London Consultants
  • Cristina Ferrari, CERN
Participants
  • Alice D'Onofrio
  • Andree Welker
  • Annie Ringvall Moberg
  • Cory Binnersley
  • Cristina Ferrari
  • Francesco Cicone
  • Jochen Ballof
  • Johanna Pitters
  • Kyungdon Choi
  • Lino Pereira
  • Maddalena Maietta
  • Marina Nazarova
  • Nhat-Tan Vuong
  • Roberto Formento Cavaier
  • SANJIB CHOWDHURY
  • Simon Thomas Stegemann
  • Tanjil Amin
  • Thierry Stora
  • Thomas Elias Cocolios
  • Tkhe Kyong Fam
  • VADIM GADELSHIN
  • Yisel Martinez Palenzuela
Local Support (Manchester)
    • Welcome 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
      • 1
        Welcome from the local host
        Speaker: Mrs Sabina Hawthornthwaite (The University of Manchester)
      • 2
        Welcome from the Training Office
        Speaker: Prof. Thomas Elias Cocolios (KU Leuven - IKS)
    • Work package overview: 1: Isotope mass separation 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The ESRs will present their work package to each other with 1 overview presentation and a series of fast-paced presentations.

      • 3
        Package overview

        Overview of the work package

        Speaker: Nhat-Tan Vuong (CERN)
      • 4
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk by an ESR

        Speaker: Mr Sanjib Chowdhury (IST, C2TN)
      • 5
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk by an ESR

        Speaker: Mrs Marina Nazarova (The University of Manchester)
      • 6
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk by an ESR

        Speaker: Mr Vadim Gadelshin (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
      • 7
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk by an ESR

        Speaker: Maddalena Maietta (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Transferrable skills: Investment 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      Development into transferrable skills that had been identified as most interesting following the MEDICIS-PROMED kick-off meeting in February 2016:
      INVESTMENT: how finance interacts with innovation
      INSTITUTIONS: some policy, regulatory and organisational environments around innovation
      INNOVATION: integration, partners and creating value

      Convener: Ms Fiona Reid
      • 8
        Transferrable skills:Investement
        Speaker: Ms Fiona Reid
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Advanced Materials: Part I 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The new, exciting field of 2D materials has seen exponential growth since the isolation of graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon atoms, at The University of Manchester in 2004. In this session on Advanced Materials the team of Nobel Prize winner Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov, based at The National Graphene Institute in Manchester, will provide an introduction to advanced materials such as graphene, tungsten disulphide and a range of other 2D materials. ESRs will gain an understanding of the world of 2D atomic materials, including their properties and characteristics, how 2D materials are produced, and their potential applications. The session will cover:
      1) Electronic and optical properties of graphene
      2) Mechanical properties of graphene
      3) Permeation properties of graphene membranes
      4) Methods to grow graphene
      5) Materials beyond graphene
      6) Van der Waals heterostructures: physics and applications

      Convener: Prof. Konstantin Novoselov
    • 2:50 PM
      Tea Break 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Advanced Materials: Part II 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The new, exciting field of 2D materials has seen exponential growth since the isolation of graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon atoms, at The University of Manchester in 2004. In this session on Advanced Materials the team of Nobel Prize winner Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov, based at The National Graphene Institute in Manchester, will provide an introduction to advanced materials such as graphene, tungsten disulphide and a range of other 2D materials. ESRs will gain an understanding of the world of 2D atomic materials, including their properties and characteristics, how 2D materials are produced, and their potential applications.

      Convener: Prof. Konstantin Novoselov
    • Work package overview: 2- PET-aided hadron therapy 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The ESRs will present their work package to each other with 1 overview presentation and a series of fast-paced presentations.

      • 9
        Package overview

        Overview of the work package

        Speaker: Johanna Pitters (CERN)
      • 10
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

        Speaker: Mr Tkhe Kyong FAM (EPFL)
      • 11
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

        Speaker: Kyung Don Choi
      • 12
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

        Speaker: Simon Thomas Stegemann (KU Leuven)
      • 13
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

    • 10:00 AM
      Coffee break 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Transferrable skills: Institutions 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      Development into transferrable skills that had been identified as most interesting following the MEDICIS-PROMED kick-off meeting in February 2016:
      INVESTMENT: how finance interacts with innovation
      INSTITUTIONS: some policy, regulatory and organisational environments around innovation
      INNOVATION: integration, partners and creating value

      Convener: Ms Fiona Reid
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Fundamentals of nuclear physics: Lectures Part 1 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The basics of radioactivity and the handling of radionuclides will be presented. This lecture and laboratory series is based upon the successful Nuclear Technology Education Consortium, a professional masters programme established in Manchester and lead by Prof. John Billowes.

      Conveners: Prof. Jonathan Billowes (university of manchester), Dr Kieran Flanagan (University of Manchester (GB))
    • 2:50 PM
      Tea break 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Fundamentals of nuclear physics: Lectures Part 2 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The basics of radioactivity and the handling of radionuclides will be presented. This lecture and laboratory series is based upon the successful Nuclear Technology Education Consortium, a professional masters programme established in Manchester and lead by Prof. John Billowes.

    • Work package overview: 3- Radiopharmaceuticals for ovarian cancer 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      The ESRs will present their work package to each other with 1 overview presentation and a series of fast-paced presentations.

      • 14
        Work package overview

        Overview of the work package

        Speaker: Dr Cicone Francesco (CHUV)
      • 15
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

        Speaker: Mrs Alice D'Onofrio (Instituto Superior Tecnico, C2TN)
      • 16
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

        Speaker: Roberto Formento Cavaier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 17
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

        Speaker: Annie Julia Ringvall-Moberg
      • 18
        3-min talk

        3-minute talk on an ESR topic

    • 10:00 AM
      Coffee break 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Transferrable skills: Innovation 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      Development into transferrable skills that had been identified as most interesting following the MEDICIS-PROMED kick-off meeting in February 2016:
      INVESTMENT: how finance interacts with innovation
      INSTITUTIONS: some policy, regulatory and organisational environments around innovation
      INNOVATION: integration, partners and creating value

      Convener: Ms Fiona Reid
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Fundamentals of nuclear physics: Practical session 2nd floor Nuclear Laboratory (Schuster Laboratory)

      2nd floor Nuclear Laboratory

      Schuster Laboratory

      The basics of radioactivity and the handling of radionuclides will be presented. This lecture and laboratory series is based upon the successful Nuclear Technology Education Consortium, a professional masters programme established in Manchester and lead by Prof. John Billowes.

      Conveners: Prof. Jonathan Billowes (university of manchester), Dr Kieran Flanagan (University of Manchester (GB))
    • Student presentations 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      Giving the opportunity to ESR and non-ESR to present their work to each other

      • 19
        PET scanning of ocular melanoma after proton therapy

        The Proton Therapy Facility at TRIUMF is in routine operation treating ocular tumours using 74 MeV protons extracted from the 500 MeV H- cyclotron. Proton therapy results in the activation of the irradiated tissue and provides an opportunity for in-vivo verification via the measurement of irradiation induced activity. The activity distribution resulting from these irradiation induced positron emitters is measurable through post-therapeutic positron emission tomography (PET) scans. The feasibility of using PET as a verification tool for eye treatment is being investigated in this project. A lucite target and a 3-D printed eye were irradiated with a pristine/raw Bragg Peak (RBP) and a Spread-out Bragg peak (SOBP). The isotopic activity inside the targets was calculated with Monte Carlo codes GEANT4 and FLUKA and validated with data from PET scanners taken 15 minutes after end of beam (EOB).

        Speaker: Tanjil Amin (University of Huddersfield)
      • 20
        ISOLTRAP the mass measurement tool of ISOLDE/CERN and its power to enhance the radio isotope production for medical purposes

        The ISOLDE facility at CERN provides a wide choice (>1000 different radioisotopes) of mass-separated ion beams. These serve a variety of disciplines, including radiochemistry, radiobiology and preclinical studies for nuclear medicine. Recently the quadruplet of terbium (Tb) isotopes covering all modalities of nuclear medicine gained considerable interest [1]. Neutron-deficient lanthanide isotopes such as 149,152,155Tb are produced at ISOLDE by 1.4 GeV proton induced spallation of tantalum foil targets. The radionuclides diffuse out of the 2000 °C hot target and are surface or laser ionized, accelerated to 30-60 keV and mass separated. Due to the chemical similarity of the lanthanides the separated beam is not mono-isotopic but also contains isobars of the selected mass plus sidebands of oxide ions 16 mass units less. Most of these are radioactive with different half-lifes and a wealth of gamma rays which renders difficult a quick on-line assessment of the beam composition by gamma ray spectrometry.
        We present a new tool for this purpose, the so called multi-reflection time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MR-ToF MS) [2] which is used at the high-resolution mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP [3]. With the support of the spectrometer it is possible to analyse the composition of the collected beam immediately and vary the production parameters in order to enhance even more the purity of the isotope of interest.

        References:
        [1] C. Müller et al., J. Nucl. Med. 53, 1951 (2012).
        [2] R.N. Wolf et al. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 349-350, 123–133 (2013).
        [3] S. Kreim et al. Nucl. Instrum. Methods B 317, 492–500 (2013).

        Speaker: Andree Welker (Technische Universitaet Dresden (DE))
      • 21
        TBA

        TBA

        Speaker: Yisel Martinez Palenzuela (KU Leuven (BE))
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Maximising Impact: Expert panel 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      Panel discussion with Manchester experts in creating impact from fundamental research, featuring Dr Alick Deacon (Technology Translation Fellow) and Dr Emma Nichols (Ogden Science Officer)

      Conveners: Dr Alick Deacon, Mr Dee-Ann Johnson, Dr Emma Nichols
    • 22
      Present and future work on graphene at CERN ISOLDE 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      This includes ongoing work on the interaction between graphene and adatoms/admolecules, future work on direct doping of graphene by substitution of C atoms with impurities etc.

      Speaker: Lino Miguel Da Costa Pereira (KU Leuven (BE))
    • Visit NGI 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester

      Visit of the facilities at the National Graphene Institute

    • 1:00 PM
      Lunch 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester
    • Graphene/2D group Seminar 3rd floor seminar room

      3rd floor seminar room

      National Graphene Institute

      The University of Manchester