Chair: Heidi Lyng, Biologist, Oslo University Hospital, Institute for Cancer Research (NO) 

Kerstin Borgmann, Biologist, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (DE) 

Ananya Choudhury, Radiation Oncologist, The University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (UK) 

Ludwig Dubois, Biologist, Maastricht University (NL) 

Franziska Eckert, Radiation Oncologist, Medical University of Vienna (AUT) 

Ester Hammond, Biologist, University of Oxford (UK) 

Monica Mangoni, Biologist, University of Florence (IT) 

François Paris, Biologist, National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm (FR) 

Brita Singers Sørensen, Biologist, Aarhus University (DK) 

Paul Span, Biologist, Radboud University Medical Center (NL) 

Young Committee Observer: Bartłomiej Tomasik, Radiation Oncologist, Medical University of Gdańsk (PL) 


Past Chairs: 

Rob Coppes, Biologist, University Medical Center Groningen (NL)

The Biology Committee (BC) provides various activities at the educational and research level to foster and promote basic, preclinical and translational / clinical biology within European radiation oncology. To fulfil this aim, the BC activities are focused on:

  • Promoting international exchange of knowledge and experience and supporting international as well as national activities to establish graduate and postgraduate training programmes in the field of radiation research in general, especially in basic and clinical radiation biology/oncology;
  • Serving as advisory committee to the Scientific Committee at the annual ESTRO meeting and responsibility for appointing a biologist to the Programme Committee of this meeting;
  • Providing topics for pre-meeting activities and biology sessions at the annual ESTRO meeting;
  • Appointing a member of the Biology Committee to become member of the ESTRO Education Council;
  • Advising the ESTRO Education Council in establishing new teaching courses and appointing new course directors;
  • The Biology Committee meets twice a year: at the ESTRO office and at the annual conference.