Members

Prof. Robert Jeraj, Ph.D.

Principal investigator

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

 

Ana Marin, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: biomedical optics

 

Asst. Prof. Andrej Studen, Ph.D.

Assistant, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

 

Barbara Šegedin, M.D., Ph.D.

Oncology with radiotherapy specialist, Institute of Oncology

Research Interests: brachytherapy, radiotherapy

 

Barbara Vidergar-Kralj, M.D.

Internal medicine specialists, Institute of Oncology

Research Interests: diagnostics and therapy of thyroid cancer

 

Božidar Casar, Ph.D.

Medical Physics Expert, Institute of Oncology

 

 

Doroteja Novak, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Department of nuclear medicine, University Medical Center Ljubljana

Research interests: radiopharmaceuticals development

 

Rok Dolenec, Ph.D.

Assistant, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Research Interest: Experimental physics, photon detectors

Eva Rebec, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: differential diagnosis of Parkinsonism

 

Gašper Razdevšek, mag. med. fiz.

Young researcher, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

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

 

Jošt Stergar, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: biomedical optics

 

Asst. Prof. Katja Zaletel, M.D., Ph.D.

Head of Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Department for Thyroid Diseases

Research interest: tyrology, diagnostics and treatment with exposed radiation sources

Luka Jensterle, M.Sc.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Student of Medical physics

 

Luka Ležaič, M.D., Ph.D.

Head, Department of Nuclear Medical Imaging, Clinic of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Ljubljana

Research interests: molecular imaging in the field of oncology, inflammatory / infectious processes, cardiology / vascular medicine; open source radiation therapy

Luka Rogelj, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: Development of image processing/analysis algorithms

 

Živa Drakulić M.D.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: Development of image processing/analysis algorithms

 

Tadej Tomanič, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research interest: Biomedical optics, analysis of medical images

 

Assoc. Prof. Maja Trošt, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology specialist, Division of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

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

 

Martina Vrankar, M.D., Ph.D.

Radiotherapy and oncology specialist, Institute of Oncology

Research Interests: treatment of lung cancer

 

Maruša Turk, M.Sc

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: modeling drug resistance in metastatic prostate cancer, QTBI of bone metastases

 

Matej Perovnik, M.D.

Young researcher, Division of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Research interests: metabolic brain network analysis, diagnosis of dementias

 

Asst. Prof. Matija Milanič, Ph.D.

Assistant, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Researcher at “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Department of Complex Matter

Research Interests: biomedical optics

 

Matjaž Lukač, Ph.D.

Fotona, d.o.o. (Chairman of the Board), Jožef Stefan Institute (Research Fellow)

Research Interests: physics of laser sources, medical physics

 

Petra Kolenc, Ph.D.

Radiopharmacy specialist, Department of nuclear medicine (KNM), Univeristy Medical Center Ljubljana, Research coordinator at KNM

Research Interests: Radiopharmaceuticals development, pre-clinical and clinical studies, translation

 

Petra Tomše, Ph.D.

Medical physicist, PhD student of biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

 

Asst. Prof. Primož Peterlin, Ph.D.

Research Interests: physics of radiotherapy

 

Assoc. Prof. Simona Gaberšček, M.D., Ph.D.

Internal and nuclear medicine specialist, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

 

Asst. Prof. Urban Simončič, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Research group at “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Research and education work group

Assistant, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Researcher at “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Department of Nuclear Physics

Research Interests: kinetic analysis of PET and DCE MRI images

 

Žan Klaneček, M.Sc.

Young researcher at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: DORA

 

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

doc. dr. Mateja Logar,dr.med

Students

Jan Štefanič

Student of medical physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: DORA

 

Luka Premoša

Student of medical physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: DORA

 

Ivana Marinovič

Študentka medicinske fizike, Fakulteta za matematiko in fiziko

 

Jaka Olenik

Student of Techniques of Measurement in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: Developing LED illumination for hiperspectral system

 

Rok Valenčič

Student of physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Research Interests: Spectral image analysis with Boltzmann tranport equation

 

International collaborators

Ali Deatsch, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Medical Physics

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

 

 

Peter Ferjancic, M. Sc.

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

Research interests: probabilistic approach to uncertainties in radiotherapy

 

 

Daniel Huff, M. Sc..

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

Research interests: immunotherapy response, toxicity monitoring, image segmentation

Victor Santoro-Fernandes, M. Sc.

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

Research interests: Algorithm development to allow for lesion-level treatment response assessment and selective intervention in metastatic cancer patients

Brayden Schott, M.Sc.

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

Research interests: Automated therapeutic response assessment and prediction in metastatic malignancies

 

 

Luciano Rivetti, M. Sc.

PhD student at University of Cuyo, Department of Medicine

Research interests: Automatic AI lesion and organ segmentation for disease longitudinal assessment

Mauro Namías, PhD

Head of medical physics at Nuclear Diagnostic Center Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research interests: quantitative harmonization in nuclear medicine imaging (PET/SPECT), image denoising, image reconstruction, correlation of brain metabolism and therapy outcomes

 

 

Former members

Nina Verdel, Ph.D.

Young researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute

Research Interests: biomedical optics

 

Damijan Valentinuzzi, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Logistics and social activities work group

Raziskovalec na Inštitutu Jožef Stefan, F8 – odsek za reaktorsko fiziko

Researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute, Department of Nuclear Physics

Research Interests: modelling tumour response to immunotherapy, radiomics analyses, clinical studies in oncology

 

Associate Members

Assoc. Prof. Boris Majaron, Ph.D.

Researcher at “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Department of Complex Matter

Research Interests: laser methods in medicine

 

Asst. Prof. Damijan Škrk, Ph.D.

Member of Research group

Asst. Prof., Faculty of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Slovenian Radiation Protection Administration – director

 

Assoc. Prof. Igor Serša, Ph.D.

Researcher at “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Department of Condensed Matter

Leader of Laboratory for MRI researchers

 

Peter Ferjančič, B.Sc.

Member of Research group

Student of medical physics at University of Wisconsin

 

Prof. Peter Križan, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Medical physics study programme on Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Researcher at “Jožef Stefan” Institute, Department of Experimental Particle Physics, leader of Bell II experiment, Tsukuba, Japan (2009-2013), technical coordinator (since 2015)

Research Interests: experimental particle physics, development of detection methods

 

Prof. Primož Strojan, M.D., Ph.D.

Coordinator of Research group at Institute of Oncology

Radiotherapy and oncology specialist, Institute of Oncology, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Research Interests: head and neck oncology

 

Taja Ložar

Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

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

 

Tomaž Rus, M.D.

Neurology Resident, Division of Neurology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana; PhD student of neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Research Interests: metabolic brain network analysis, advanced analysis of metabolic images, neurodegenerative research

 

Pablo, Ph.D.

Software and hardware work group

Graphic node

Research Interests: advanced computations in medical physics and parallel computing

 

Merlin, Ph.D.

Software and hardware work group

LabKey specialist

Research Interests: advanced computations in medical physics and parallel computing