Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response

The 13th International Workshop on Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th September 2017

Education Centre (Dept 17), The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX

This international conference will bring together world experts to discuss recent progress in the use of microbeams to investigate the radiation biology underpinning particle therapy and understand the cellular response to radiation.

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Course Organisers

Professor Karen Kirkby
Richard Rose Chair for Proton Therapy Physics, The Christie & University of Manchester

Dr Mike Merchant
Lecturer in Proton Therapy Physics University of Manchester


  • Radiation biology of particle therapy
  • Cellular and tissue effects
  • Particle therapy research facilities including microbeam facility design & X-ray and Laser microbeams
  • Clinical translation from microprobe investigation

Topics to be covered

  • Single cell microbeam (particle) facilities/design and developments
  • Laser & X-ray microbeam facilities
  • Particle therapy research beamlines Irradiation & imaging techniques
  • Cellular and tissue effects
  • Cellular response: communication and dynamics
  • Diagnostics and analysis techniques
  • Clinical translation for particle therapy developments

Learning Outcomes

To increase knowledge about the latest research developments and techniques in the field of single cell irradiation and measurement of the single cell response to radiation

To raise awareness and highlight the clinical relevance of microprobe techniques for understanding fundamental radiobiological parameters for particle therapy

Target Audience

Academic researchers, medical physicists and clinicians


£210 (General admission)
£190 (Early bird - book before 14th July 2017)
£60 (Conference dinner)


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Further information

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