Master program Radiation Biology

Why Radiation Biology?

 

Mankind has always been exposed to ionizing radiation from natural sources, for example cosmic radiation arriving at the surface of the earth and radioactive radon gas produced by the radioactive decay of uranium in subterranean rock formations. Our modern lifestyle has brought with it additional sources of radiation exposures, with the largest increases coming from essential medical diagnostic and therapy technologies such as computer tomography and from radiotherapy for treating cancer. As cancer survivorship increases, and patients can live for more than 50 years after radiation therapy, we are seeing a small but significant increase in common chronic diseases associated with the earlier radiation treatment which cured the patient.

 

Aims of radiation biology

Limits on the exposure to radiation are designed to avoid unnecessary damage to health. These limits need to be continually assessed in the light of new scientific discoveries. Limits that are set too low may create unacceptable morbidity for individuals. If limits are set too high and opportunities for medical and societal benefits for society may be missed. Only through understanding the interaction between ionizing radiation and normal or diseased human tissues and organs can the benefits and the health risks from using radiation be balanced.

 

The Master degree course in radiation biology is an interdisciplinary study covering all the relevant aspects of radiation and includes molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, radiation-induced early and late morbidities epidemiology, radiation physics, dosimetry and radiation protection. The medical uses of radiation, as well as the broad societal and political implications of radiation, will be at the forefront of our teaching. In the last decade radiation biology has undergone a shift away from biophysical models of radiation interaction with DNA, and is now more closely allied with molecular studies of cellular regulation and cell-cell interaction. These exciting new areas will be highlighted in teaching and research work.

 

 

   

Structure and Modules

Flyer Radiation Biology: general information about scope and structure of the program

Course Structure Radiation BiologyCourse structure of the program

Module Radiation Biology Modulbeschreibung (dt.)

Modules Radiation BiologyModule description (engl.)

 

Application

Applying for a Master's Program at TUM

Online Application at TUM

Application and Admission for International Students: General information for international students

Mandatory Health Insurance: General information on health insurance

Application starts on January 1

Deadline for application is May 31

Please note that you must send the required documents in paper by the deadline via post

 

Aptitude Assessment and Regulations 

Aptitude AssessmentIn this document you find information about the qualification assessment

FPSO dt.Fachprüfungs- und Studienordnung für den Masterstudiengang Radiation Biology

FPSO engl. Academic and Examination Regulations for the Master's Degree Program Radiation Biology

 

Course Directors

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stephanie E. Combs
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Director, Institute of Innovative Radiotherapy (iRT)
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Tel: +49 89 4140 4500, -4501, -4502
stephanie.combs@tum.de                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Univ.-Prof. Mike Atkinson
Professor and Chair of Radiation Biology
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Director, Institute of Radiation Biology
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Tel: +49 89 3187 2983
atkinson@helmholtz-muenchen.de

Programme Coordinator

Carmen Kessel, M.A., M.A.(LIS)
Coordinator of the MSc Radiation Biology
Department of Radiation Oncology
Tel: +49 89 4140 9243 

mscradbiol.med@tum.de                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Cooperation Partner

Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology
Neuherbergstr. 11
80937 Munich

Expert Lecturers

Dr. Natasa Anastasov
PI Personalized Radiation Therapy, Institute of Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
natasa.anastasov@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Dr. Omid Azimzadeh
Scientist Radiation Proteomics, Institute of Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
omid.azimzadeh@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Dr. Christina Beinke
Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology, Munich
ChristinaBeinke@bundeswehr.org

 

Prof. Dr. Jochen Graw
Group leader, Institute of Developmental Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München
graw@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

PD Dr. Daniel Habermehl
Vice head of the department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
daniel.habermehl@tum.de

 

Dr. med Dipl. chem Gregor Habl

Attending physician at the Department of Radiooncolgy, Technichal University of Munich (TUM)

gregor.habl@tum.de

 

Dr. Simone Mörtl
PI Clinical Radiobiology, Institute of Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
moertl@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Multhoff
Professor and Chair of Experimental Radiation Oncology and Radiation Biology, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
gabriele.multhoff@tum.de

 

Dr. Mona Mustafa
Attending physician at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
mona.mustafa@mri.tum.de

 

PD. Dr. Frauke Neff
Senior scientist, Group leader at the Institute of Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
frauke.neff@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Dr. Michael Rosemann
PI Radiation Carcinogenesis, Institute of Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
rosemann@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Prof. Dr. Harry Scherthan
Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology, Munich
harryscherthan@bundeswehr.org

 

PD Dr. Thomas Schmid
PI Radiation Biology at the Institute of Innovative Radiotherapy (iRT) Helmholtz Zentrum München
t.e.schmid@tum.de

 

Dr. Soile Tapio
PI Radiation Proteomics, Institute of Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München
soile.tapio@helmholtz-muenchen.de

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Rüdiger Trott
Advisor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich
Professor of Radiation Biology

 

Prof.Dr. med. Peter Vaupel, M.A. / Univ. Harvard
Strategy Advisor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich
Professor of Tumor Pathophysiology
peter.vaupel@tum.de

 

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wester
Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Radiochemistry, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
h.j.wester@tum.de

 

Prof. Dr. Jan Wilkens
Professor of Medical Radiation Physics, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
wilkens@tum.de

 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wurst
Professor and Chair of Developmental Genetics, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Director, Institute of Developmental Genetics (IDG) Helmholtz Zentrum München
wurst@helmholtz-muenchen.de