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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Jakob Wilkens

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Associate Professorship of Medical Radiation Physics (Prof. Wilkens)
Job Titles
  • Professorship on Medical Radiation Physics (TUM School of Medicine)
  • Professor associated with the Physics Department

Courses and Dates

Title and Module Assignment
Biomedical Physics 2
eLearning course
Assigned to modules:
VO 2 Pfeiffer, F. Wilkens, J.
Assisstants: Schaff, F.

Lecture Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
This course is not assigned to a module.
VO 2 Bartzsch, S. Kessel, C. Wilkens, J.
Exercise to Biomedical Physics 2
Assigned to modules:
UE 2 Schaff, F. Wilkens, J.
Responsible/Coordination: Pfeiffer, F.
Thu, 14:00–16:00, PH HS2
Practical Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
This course is not assigned to a module.
PR 1 Wilkens, J.
Seminar Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
This course is not assigned to a module.
SE 1 Wilkens, J.

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Nanodosimetrie in der Bestrahlungsplanung für die Ionentherapie
Radiation therapy for cancer patients with ions (for example carbon) is biologically more effective compared to conventional therapy with photons. However, reasons for the higher effectiveness are not yet fully understood. Nanodosimetry is a promising technique for discovering the underlying mechanisms of the higher potential to kill tumor cells. Nanodosimetry counts ionizations in volumes of the size of a DNA segment. The distribution of ionization cluster sizes might explain the occurrence of DNA damage and contribute to the understanding of biological effectiveness. In the case of carbon ion therapy, several fragments are present and cells are exposed to a mixed radiation field. Therefore, the nanodosimetric track structure characteristics have to be determined for each fragment species. In this work, you will perform Monte Carlo simulations of clinical setups and track structure simulations for the nanodosimetric characteristics of the clinical beam (TOPAS). The overall goal is the implementation of the nanodosimetric results in a research treatment planning system and the investigation of calculated treatments plans regarding their distribution of nanodosimetric parameters. Character of thesis work: 100 % computational. You will closely work together with your supervisor at Klinikum rechts der Isar. Contact: Frauke Alexander,, 089-4140-9428
suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Supervisor: Jan Jakob Wilkens
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