21-23 March 2022 a successful conference was held in the great city of Munich, in the south of Germany. Researchers from various disciplines in the new field of image-guided precision radiotherapy for small animals came together. Various aspects of this developing field were highlighted: cancer biology, radiotherapy side effects, novel radiotherapy strategies such as Flash, synergy of radiation with drugs, development of novel irradiation technology, novel imaging methods, pre-clinical studies, translation strategies. Biologists, physicists, physicians and other scientists exchanged ideas on modern small animal pre-clinical radiation research. Manufacturers of modern animal irradiation and imaging equipment presented current and future developments of their products. 

Many interesting talks were given, however there were 3 talks that really stood out. These researchers were rewarded with the award for third, second and best young researcher talk.

Best young researcher talk

Irma Telarovic Radiotherapy treatment volume in a mouse model of radiation-induced lymphopenia

Second best young researcher talk

Nikko Brix – Local and systemic immune responses upon radiotherapy: Combined experiences from preclinical animal studies and the clinical IORT-MC trial

Third best young researcher talk

Stephanie May – Developing image-guided precision radiotherapy in preclinical liver cancer models

Winners of the best young researcher talk award with the organizers. Left to right: Kirsten Lauber, Guillaume Landry, Stephanie May, Nikko Brix, Frank Verhaegen, Irma Telarovic and Katia Parodi


  • Anthony Chalmers, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom – Keynote speaker
  • Giacomo Barbone,  Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • Pierre Montay-Gruel, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Ludwig Dubois, University Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Katia Parodi, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • Karl Butterworth, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom


  • Katia Parodi, Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Physics, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Kirsten Lauber & Guillaume Landry, Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Frank Verhaegen, MAASTRO and Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Paula Bartelds, Smart Scientific Solutions, Maastricht, the Netherlands


Ludwig Dubois (University Maastricht, Netherlands), Antje Dietrich (University Dresden, Germany), Erik Diffenderfer (University Pennsylvania, USA), Benjamin Frey (University Clinic Erlangen, Germany),  Gabriele Multhoff (Technical University Munich, Germany),  Amit Sawant  (University Washington, USA)


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