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Lectures by laureate Dr. Edmond Sterpin in the frame of the Chair Roger Van Geen

17/10/2023 - 21/11/2023
KU LEUVEN Gasthuisberg audi 4 + SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol
Herestraat 49


Upon the initiative of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) grant the SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” to an eminent researcher in the domain of nuclear sciences and applications. The 2023 laureate is Edmond Sterpin. He is professor in medical physics, associated to both KU Leuven and UCLouvain. “Being awarded alongside prestigious laureates is a strong motivation to pursue my research efforts even further”, says a visibly touched Edmond Sterpin.

Prof. Dr. Edmond Sterpin

is Associate Professor in medical physics, at both KU Leuven (Department of Oncology) and UCLouvain (Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique). His main task is to coordinate the research efforts related to the inter university proton therapy center PARTICLE in Leuven. His main research interests are treatment modelling with Monte Carlo simulations, automatic planning with artificial intelligence, adaptive radiotherapy, in vivo proton range verification and reference dosimetry. More recently, he has been involved in projects related to arc proton therapy and flash radiotherapy.  Edmond’s academic education started by a master in engineering in physics obtained at Université Libre de Bruxelles (2003), followed by a specialization in medical physics at UCLouvain (2005). He has then completed a PhD thesis at UCLouvain under the supervision of Professor Vynckier (2008) and completed a 2 years postdoc at the University of Wisconsin (2010), under the supervision of Professor Mackie.


  • Inaugural lecture | Towards the first patient treated with online adaptive proton therapy: a first-person perspective over 20 years | October 17, 2023 | 15.00 h - 16.45 h, followed by a reception until 18.00 h | KU LEUVEN Gasthuisberg, auditorium 4 (ON4)
  • Lecture 2 | Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics: from basics to clinical applications | November 9, 2023 | 15.00 h - 17.00 h | SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol
  • Lecture 3 | The sword of proton therapy wielded with care and made sharp: management of range uncertainties | November 14, 2023 | 15.00 h - 17.00 h | SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol
  • Lecture 4 | Radiotherapy and proton therapy of the future: artificial intelligence and emerging technologies | November 21, 2023 | 15.00 h - 17.00 h | SCK CEN Lakehouse, Mol


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Registration is mandatory for organisational purposes, but is free of charge.

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Registration is mandatory for organisational purposes, but is free of charge.

The lectures can also be followed online. The link will be made available to the registered participants by e-mail the very latest one day before the date of the lecture. The link will also be published on the SCK CEN Academy website.

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