Members

prof. dr. Robert Jeraj, univ. dipl. fiz.

Head of Programme Group

Professor of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Professor of Physics, Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin

Research interests: medical physics, molecular imaging, oncology

doc. dr. Andrej Studen, univ. dipl. fiz.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Research interests: PET, DORA

dr. Barbara Šegedin, dr. med.

Specialist in Oncology with Radiotherapy, Oncology Institute

Research interests: brachytherapy, radiotherapy research

Barbara Vidergar-Kralj, dr. med.

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Oncology Institute

Research interests: thyroid cancer diagnostics and treatment research

dr. Božidar Casar, univ. dipl. fiz.

Specialist in Medical Physics, Institute of Oncology

Research interests: oncology

izr. prof. dr. Dimitrij Kuhelj,dr.med

Clinical Institute of Radiology

Research interests: radiology

Eva Rebec, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interest: differential diagnosis of parkinsonisms

Gašper Razdevšek, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: time-of-flight PET, PET reconstruction algorithms

dr. Jošt Stergar, mag. fiz.

Young Researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: biomedical optics

Katja Strašek, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: assessment of early response to immunotherapy, optimisation of treatment planning

doc. dr. Katja Zaletel, dr. med.

Head of the Department of Nuclear MedicineDepartment of Thyroid Diseases

Research interests: thyrology, diagnostics and treatment with open radiation sources

Luciano Rivetti, mag.

Researcher in the RAPTOR project, PhD student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: adaptive radiotherapy

Luka Jensterle, univ. dipl. inž. el.

Employee of the Department of Nuclear Medicine

Master’s student in Medical Physics

doc. dr. Luka Ležaić, dr. med.

Head, Department of Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Research interests: molecular imaging diagnostics in oncology, inflamatory/infectious processes, cardiology/vascular medicine; open source radiation therapy

izr. prof. dr. Maja Trošt, dr. med.

Specialist in Neurology, Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Research interests: metabolic brain patterns in neurodegenerative brain diseases and continuous treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders (deep brain stimulation and parenteral treatments for Parkinson’s disease)

dr. Marija Delić

Postdoc, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interest: optimization of treatment planning in immunotherapy.

dr. Martina Vrankar, dr. med.

Specialist in Radiotherapy and Oncology, Oncology Institute

Research interests: research in the field of lung cancer treatment

Matej Perovnik, dr. med.

Young Researcher, Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Research interests: network analysis of metabolic brain imaging, dementia diagnostics

doc. dr. Mateja Logar,dr.med

Head of the Covid-19 Advisory Group

Research interest: infectology

Matic Orehar, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: positron emission tomography, detector simulations

doc. dr. Matija Milanič, univ. dipl. fiz.

Programme Group Coordinator, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Software and Hardware Working GroupAssistant, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute, Complex Matter Section

Research interests: biomedical optics

dr. Matjaž Lukač, univ. dipl. fiz.

Fotona d.o.o. (Chairman of the Board), Jožef Stefan Institute (Scientific Associate)

Research interests: physics of laser sources, medical physics

doc. dr. Petra Kolenc, mag.farm.

Programme Group Coordinator at the University Clinical Centre Ljubljana (UKC Ljubljana)Specialist in Radiopharmacy, Department of Radiopharmacy, Department of Nuclear Medicine (KNM), UKC Ljubljana, Research Coordinator at KNM

Research interests: radiopharmaceuticals development, pre-clinical and clinical testing, translation

dr. Petra Tomše, univ. dipl. fiz.

Authorised expert in medical physics, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Research interest: metabolic brain patterns in neurodegenerative diseases

doc. dr. Primož Peterlin, univ. dipl. fiz.

Research interests: research in physics of radiotherapy

asist. dr. Rok Dolenec, univ. dipl. fiz.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Research interests: experimental physics, light detection

Sergei Diuzhenko, mag. med. fiz.

Cosylab d.d., researcher in the RAPTOR project, PhD student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: hadron therapy, radiobiology, Monte Carlo and TPS simulations

izr. prof. dr. Simona Gaberšček, dr. med.

Specialist in Internal and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre LjubljanaFaculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Tadej Tomanič, mag. med. fiz.

Young Researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: biomedical optics, medical image analysis

doc. dr. Urban Simončič, univ. dipl. fiz.

Programme Group Coordinator at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Research and Education Working GroupAssistant at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Researcher at the Department of Reactor Physics F8, Jožef Stefan Institute

Research interests: kinetic analysis of PET and DCE MRI images

Žan Klaneček, mag. med. fiz.

Young Researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interest: application of machine learning methods for medical image analysis

Živa Drakulić Gorše, dr. med.

Young researcher, Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Research interests: parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, brain imaging, linguistics

Students

Matjaž Šubic

Student of Medical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interest: contour propagation for adaptive particle therapy

Sonja Markovič

Student of Medical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interest: differences due to contour uncertainty in dose parameters

International collaborators

dr. Ali Deatsch

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics

Research interests: diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, adverse neurological effects of chemotherapy, and healthy aging pathways

Brayden Scott, mag.

PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics

Research interests: automated assessment and prediction of therapeutic response in metastatic malignancies

Daniel Huff, mag.

PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics

Research interests: response to immunotherapy, toxicity monitoring, image segmentation

dr. Mauro Namías

Head of the Medical Physics Department at the Nuclear Diagnostic Center Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research interests: image deciphering, image reconstruction, correlation of brain metabolism and treatment outcomes

Victor Santoro-Fernandes, mag.

PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics

Research interests: development of algorithms for lesion-level assessment of response to therapy and selective intervention in patients with metastatic cancer

Alumni

dr. Damijan Valentinuzzi, mag. med. fiz., mag. art.

Researcher at the Jožef Stefan Institute, F8 – Reactor Physics Section

Research interests: modelling tumour response to immunotherapy, radiomic analysis, clinical studies in oncology

dr. Doroteja Novak, mag. farm.

Young researcher at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, UKC Ljubljana

Research interest: development of radiopharmaceuticals

Maruša Turk, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: modelling treatment resistance of bone metastases, QTBI of bone metastases

dr. Nina Verdel, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Complex Materials Section

Research interest: biomedical optics

dr. Peter Ferjančič, mag. med. fiz.

PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics

Research areas: a probabilistic approach to uncertainties in radiotherapy

Ana Marin, M.Sc.

Young Researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: biomedical optics

Luka Rogelj, mag. med. fiz.

Young Researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: development of algorithms for image processing and analysis

Associate Members

izr. prof. dr. Boris Majaron, univ. dipl. fiz.

Department of Complex Materials, Jožef Stefan Institute

Research interest: laser methods in medicine

doc. dr. Damijan Škrk, univ. dipl. fiz.

Associate Professor of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana Republic of Slovenia Radiation Protection Administration – Head

izr. prof. dr. Igor Serša, univ. dipl. fiz.

Condensed Matter Section F5, Jožef Stefan Institute

Head of the MRI Research Laboratory

asist. razisk. Matija Kuclar, mag. fizike

Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychopathology, University Psychiatric Clinic Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Research interests: application of transcranial magnetic stimulation in mental disorders, analysis and classification of electroencephalographic data according to psychopathological symptoms

prof. dr. Peter Križan, univ. dipl. fiz.

Coordinator of the Medical Physics study programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Research Councillor, Experimental Basic Particle Physics Section F9, Jožef Stefan Institute, Head of the Belle II experiment, Tsukuba, Japan (2009-2013), Technical Coordinator (since 2015)

Research interests: experimental basic particle physics, development of detection methods

prof. dr. Primož Strojan, dr. med.

Programme Group Coordinator, Institute of Oncology Specialist in Radiotherapy and Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Full Professor, Faculty of Medicine

Research interests: head and neck oncology research

asist. dr. Tadej Kanduč

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interests: numerical mathematics, conjugates, isogeometric analysis, FEM, BEM, parallel computing

Taja Ložar

Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Research interests: oncology, tumour biology, cancer epidemiology and prevention

Tomaž Rus, dr. med.

Specialist in Neurology, Neurology Clinic, UKC Ljubljana; PhD student in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Research interests: network analysis and other advanced analyses of metabolic brain imaging, diagnostics of neurodegenerative diseases

Pablo PhD

Member of the Software and Hardware Working GroupGraphic Node

Research interests: computationally intensive programmes in medical physics and parallel computing

Merlin PhD

Member of the LabKey Software and Hardware Working Group

Research interests: computationally intensive programmes in medical physics and parallel computing